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Wiikly Update for 12/10/07 (US)

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by mym6, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. mym6

    mym6 WiiChat Member

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    I've included the full text here, there is quite a bit. As others have already said, Pokemon Snap is included.

    Get ready to celebrate the arrival of a bunch of fun new features on the Wii™ Shop Channel. This week marks the debut of the first Pokémon® game for the Virtual Console: Pokémon Snap™, which originally was a hit on Nintendo® 64. This Pokémon photographic adventure comes with a special Wii bonus: It now includes a special feature that allows players to post pictures they take in the game to their Wii Message Board and send them to friends with whom they've traded Friends Codes.

    And let's not ignore the other sure-to-please titles: Ghosts'n Goblins and BASEBALL STARS 2. These three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. But wait – there's more!

    Later in the day on Monday, Nintendo will make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. If some people on your gift list have visions of classic video games dancing in their heads, you're in luck. Starting this week, Wii Shop Channel patrons can use a new Gifting feature to send games to other Wii owners with whom they've traded Friend Codes. It's an easy and inexpensive way to give your fellow Nintendo buffs the gift of a classic game—no wrapping paper required. And don't worry about duplication. If your friend already has the game you're trying to give, you'll get a simple message and be bumped back into the catalog to continue shopping.

    Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week's new games are:

    Pokémon Snap (Nintendo 64, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): As one of the most unique games in a renowned series, Pokémon Snap was the first truly 3-D Pokémon game and introduced the phenomenon to the Nintendo 64. Travel to Pokémon Island and meet Professor Oak to begin a safari, taking the best possible photographs of 63 different Pokémon as they exist in the wild, undisturbed by humans. This is not as easy as it sounds—the island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Plus, some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won't pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items. After you're done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he'll judge it based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokémon captured.

    Ghosts'n Goblins (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone—Mild Animated Violence, 500 Wii Points): Ghosts'n Goblins was a popular arcade game before it made the leap to the NES in 1986. Like later games in the series, Ghosts'n Goblins presents quite a challenge to players brave enough to take on the role of Arthur and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue the kidnapped princess. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their strengths to deal with the situation at hand. Pass through the six gates that stand between you and Astaroth, and teach him a lesson in chivalry he'll never forget. Demonstrating a high level of technical prowess for a game of its era, Ghosts'n Goblins presents a unique and unforgettable universe. The stage for adventure is set. Are you up to the test?

    BASEBALL STARS 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): Lace up your cleats and step onto the diamond with the pros of BASEBALL STARS 2. You'll find everything you'd expect in a classic game of baseball, but with an arcade feel and intense action that distinguish it from the pack. Pick one of six unique teams from cities around the world, then get ready for nine innings of excitement, whether you're taking on the computer in a 15-game tournament or squaring off against a friend. There are two modes of game play, so even the most inexperienced player can compete at the major-league level (with a little computer-aided fielding). Watch as the game develops through split-screen views and close-up shots worthy of any highlight film, and see if you can catch the numerous over-the-top animations of the large and detailed player models. Think you have what it takes to win the pennant?
     
  2. David the Gnome

    David the Gnome Gnomes!

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    Now that's a pretty sweet update.
     
  3. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    please tell me pokemon snap does NOT have its own friend code?!
     
  4. laderer5

    laderer5 Wii > Xbox360 +PS3

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    It the friend codes for your wii. Not the game. Like you can take pcitrues of the game and then send them to your wii message board then send it to a friend.
     
  5. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    alright thats cool. might get this if i have an abundance of wii points. thinking of gifting my buddy link to the past though. i dunno.
     
  6. sirgrim

    sirgrim Casually Hardcore

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    Hooray for Ghosts'n Goblins. I like this version better than the one we have.
     
  7. Kenji510

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    Sweet update and some cool games too... also the new gift feature thing too for the wii shop channel.:cool:
     
  8. Bigjake52

    Bigjake52 Wii fan Boy till the end

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    Nothing good but i'm going to give my frend Paper mario
     
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    I'm disapointed in this week's releases. I was hoping for rolling thunder 2.
     
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    They needed a decent baseball game and this is a great one so I'm pretty happy. Tomorrow I'm going to pick up some Wii points to get this one.
     
  11. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Sounds good.

    Good to see that Ninty got the gift function released in time for the holidays, its sure to rake in a pile of cash.
     
  12. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    It's ok. I'm expecting one killer game before X-mas. I don't care what it is, it just better be really good. Like Blackthorne.
     
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    Is ghost and goblins something like ghouls and ghosts ? :confused:
     
  14. Kenji510

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    You know what we need the most... we need the "Everybody Nintendo Channel" and hopefully and do hopefully we get it this month, ill be so happy and excited!!
     
  15. Napalmbrain

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    Yes, it's the previous game in the series.
     

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