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Posted by: Chuck at 8/20/2007 10:23 AM
Nintendo has another good week for Metroid fans as they are releasing Super Metroid (800 points) on the VC this week.  Joining Super Metroid are Shinobi III (800 points), and Neutopia (600 points).  Kudos for Nintendo for using the VC releases to help build up steam for the release of Metroid 3 at the end of the month.


Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Added to Wii Shop Channel

You’ve longed for it, you’ve begged for it and now it’s finally here.
Nintendo’s Month of Metroid continues with today’s release of the ultra-
classic Super Metroid® for the Super NES®. It’s one of the many teasers to
whet your appetite in advance of the Aug. 27 release of Metroid® Prime 3:
Corruption for Wii™. You have a full week to dive into Super Metroid and
explore the other great new games added to the Wii Shop Channel: Shinobi III:
Return of the Ninja Master™ and Neutopia.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. 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:

Super Metroid (Super NES, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Violence, 800
Wii Points): The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain,
have stolen the last Metroid from a research station, and once again Mother
Brain threatens the safety of the galaxy. Samus Aran must don her awesome
array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within
the cave-riddled planet Zebes. Super Metroid features excellent graphics, with
a huge variety of enemies and worlds to explore. The side-view action will be
familiar to many players, only now there are new weapons and items, including
the Grappling Beam, which allows Samus to swing across large chasms, and the
X-Ray Scope, which reveals secret passages.

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E10+
for Everyone 10 and Older – Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points):
In this thrilling sequel to The Revenge of Shinobi, Joe Musashi finds that Neo
Zeed – the crime syndicate he believed he had wiped out two years earlier – is
indeed still alive and well. The return of Neo Zeed and its leader, the
mysterious Shadow Master, forces Musashi to return from exile and confront the
growing evil. As the Shinobi, the master of long-forgotten Oboro Ninjitsu
martial arts, Musashi must utilize all his powers to overcome his various
enemies. Thanks to his considerable combat skills and special Ninjitsu moves,
only the Shinobi can thwart Neo Zeed and vanquish the Shadow Master.

Neutopia (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy
Violence, 600 Wii Points): In this action role-playing game, you take control
of a brave boy who sets off on a journey to rescue the kidnapped princess and
reclaim the eight medallions that were stolen by the evil demon, Dirth. You’ll
need to rely on your magic compass and information you’ve gathered to find
entrances to labyrinths and defeat the bosses in them. Solve puzzles, avoid
traps, move blocks and destroy walls to uncover secret rooms in the
labyrinths. Carefully use your map to uncover hidden treasure and powerful
equipment. Travel the land, underground, sea and sky on your quest to recover
the medallions. With a save function, the right difficulty level and a system
that doesn’t include experience points, this is truly an RPG that anyone can
enjoy.