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Super Star Wars heads to the Wii!

Posted by: Jake at 8/10/2009 11:49 AM
Today LucasArts has announced that the three Super Star Wars games, Super Star Wars, Super Emprie Strikes Back, and Super Return of the Jedi, will be released for the Wii via the Wii Vitural Platform! Looks like LucasArts has figured out exactly what we've been wanting; To play our favorite classic Star Wars games on our home consoles and computers again! And it looks like LucasArts is leaving no stone unturned. Now all that's left is Dark Forces and TIE Fighter...



The Force is Strong with This One: Star Wars Content Blasts onto Wii Console

Multiple LucasArts Super Nintendo Games Head to Virtual Console

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fans of Star Wars® and classic
Nintendo games will want to keep an eye on their Wii™ Shop Channel for
the next month. Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts
favorites for Virtual Console™, starting today with Super Star Wars®.
In the coming weeks, both Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back®
and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi® will be added to the Virtual
Console lineup. All three Super Star Wars games were originally
released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ and will be
available at 800 Wii Points™ each.

The arrival of the first three games will be accompanied by additional
Star Wars-themed content on other Wii channels throughout the week.
The Check Mii Out Channel will invite people to submit their best Mii™
character renditions of classic Star Wars characters. On the Everybody
Votes Channel, users can cast their votes to help settle old debates,
such as the proper order to watch the six Star Wars films, and who
fired first – Han Solo or Greedo?

“Our expanded partnership with LucasArts brings the Star Wars and
Nintendo universes together,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of
America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “These three
Super Star Wars games represent fantastic additions to the growing
Virtual Console library, and the exclusive Star Wars content on the
other Wii Menu channels is sure to have people from different
generations having fun and interacting with one another.”

“Virtual Console on Wii is a great way to make these games available
to our fans again, and it’s an awesome opportunity to expose our
classic console titles to an entirely new audience,” said Darrell
Rodriguez, president of LucasArts.

Additional classic LucasArts games for Virtual Console will be
announced in the future.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

For more information about Nintendo and the Wii Shop Channel, visit
www.Nintendo.com and www.WiiShopChannel.com.

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entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and
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About LucasArts: LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment
Company Ltd., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems,
computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as
on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by
George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a
state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

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