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VC update

Posted by: Sean Colleli at 2/27/2007 8:08 PM
I'm sure you've heard that The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is now available on the Virtual Console, but a couple other games went up this week too.  Link is joined by Biohazard Battle for the Genesis and Chew Man Fu for the TG-16.  Check them out but the network is sure to be slow from all the people downloading Zelda.


Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
 
    Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii(TM) video 
game system's Wii Shop Channel.  The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  
Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday.  Wii owners with a
high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points(TM) to download the 
games.  Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail 
outlets.  This week's new games are:
 
    The Legend of Zelda(R): Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64(R), 1 player,
1,000 Wii Points):  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis 
of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce and the tale of the 
first exploits of Princess Zelda(TM) and the heroic adventurer Link.  Vibrant, 
real-time 3-D graphics transport players into the fantasy world of Hyrule.  
The quest takes them through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts.  
Players swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback 
across rolling hills and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to 
the finish to put an end to their adventures.  With immersive graphics, a 
sweeping story line, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles and a touch 
of humor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic 
challenges ever.
 
    Bio-Hazard Battle(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points):  An 
army of biogenetic mutants has gone haywire, terrorizing the world and putting 
the future of the planet in jeopardy.  In Bio-Hazard Battle, players must take 
on the mutant menace and restore order and harmony to the planet Avaron before 
it's too late.  Through eight levels of intense action, they'll be up against 
some of the nastiest, most vile creatures they've ever seen, including things 
like mega amoebas, nuclear crabs, electroworms and gut-grabbing insects.  They 
have four different Bioship fightercraft to choose from, each with unique 
handling capabilities and weapons systems.  Hop into a fightercraft and save 
Avaron from certain doom in Bio-Hazard Battle.
 
    Chew Man Fu (TurboGrafx16, 1-2 players, 600 Wii Points):  A novel
action-puzzle game set in the sacred towers taken over by the evil sorcerer, 
Chew Man Fu.  It's up to an apprentice female monk to free the towers and lift 
Chew's curse to bring peace and fried rice back to the land once ruled by the 
Egg Roll Dynasty.  The rules are simple.  The objective is to clear each round 
by pushing or pulling four colored orbs onto their matching colored tiles.  
Beware the sorcerer's minions in the tower who stand in the way.  Players kick 
the orbs to take enemies out or to break down walls.  They must overcome the 
obstacles and place the orbs on their respective tiles.  Chew Man Fu also 
features the two-player Kick Ball minigame, as well as an Edit Mode for 
creating unique stages.  The fun is endless.
 
    The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo's Online 
Press Room at press.nintendo.com.  For more information about Wii, please 
visit wii.com