This surprisingly thin week reveals three new WiiWare titles and a mere single DSiWare offering.
This week in Nintendo Downloads brings us another week devoid of a single Virtual Console offering. Three new titles have been added for WiiWare alongside a single DSiWare title.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 is the first entry in the Tales of Monkey Island WiiWare and PC series. Players will join Guybrush Threepwood and Mighty Pirate in this humor and romance filled offering. A showdown with demon pirate LeChuck leaves Guybush on a strange island. Players must help him find his wife Elaine, solve the mystery of the spread of voodoo pox, and escape the island. Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).
The Three Musketeers: One for All! is the second title of the week. Players take control of famed member of the Musketeers, Porthos to save the Three Musketeers from the evil Count Xavier and his lieutenant, Count Orsini. Players will perform puzzles, fence, and platform all while collecting items in order to save the legendary crew. The Three Musketeers: One for All! is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 900 Wii Points ($9).
This week's final WiiWare offering will allow players to take part in a variety of classic card games. HB Arcade Cards offers Rummy, Hearts, Euchre, Canasta, Cribbage, and Solitaire, each with an interactive tutorial to show players the rules and basic gameplay. Players can use their Mii character and can play with a computer partner in both Euchre and Cribbage. HB Arcade Cards is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points ($5).
The only DSiWare offering of the week comes from Hudson Entertainment. Sudoku Student offers players simple, easy-going sudoku puzzles designed for entry-to beginner-level players. Sudoku Student is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now in the DSi Shop for 200 Wii Points ($2).
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: MONKEY ISLAND AND MUSKETEERS, CARD GAMES AND SUDOKU
July 27, 2009
Three WiiWare™ games anchor this week's Nintendo Download. Gamers can buckle their swashes with both the first installment of a five-part Tales of Monkey Island series and a Three Musketeers platform adventure. Meanwhile, fans of card games will enjoy a half dozen classic options in HB Arcade Cards. On the Nintendo DSiWare™ side, beginners can learn the basics of sudoku with Sudoku Student.
Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
Publisher: Telltale Games
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Join Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, in this first chapter of an epic five-part saga, filled with humor, romance and piratey swashbuckling. When a showdown with the demon pirate LeChuck goes up in flames, Guybrush gets marooned on a strange island. How will he escape? Where is Guybrush's beloved wife, Elaine? And what's up with the voodoo pox spreading through the isles? Jump into Tales of Monkey Island today to find out!
The Three Musketeers: One for All!
Publisher: Legendo Entertainment
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: The Three Musketeers have been imprisoned by the treacherous Count Xavier and his sinister lieutenant, Count Orsini! Well, almost - take on the role of Porthos, famed member of the Musketeers, to save the day in this swashbuckling platform adventure inspired by the classic novel. Swing the Wii Remote™ to launch blistering sword attacks on your foes, avoid fiendish traps and discover hidden collectables. Packed with frenetic fencing, heroic leaps and fun puzzles, this is one adventure no aspiring hero will want to miss.
HB Arcade Cards
Publisher: HB Studios Multimedia
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: HB Arcade Cards is a great collection of fun and easy-to-play card games. The collection of games included in this title includes: Rummy, Hearts, Euchre, Canasta, Cribbage and the always-classic Solitaire. Each game comes with an interactive tutorial to show you the rules and basic game play. You'll need to be clever to outsmart your opponents, and you can even team up with a computer partner to play Euchre and Cribbage. You can play HB Arcade Cards using a Mii™ character from your Wii™ console, or play with one of our four new characters. HB Arcade Cards has lots of style and flare, and will keep you coming back for more. Remember, it's never the same game twice.
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Sudoku Student brings you the first Nintendo DSiWare sudoku experience with all the features you'd expect. For "students" of sudoku who are just getting their feet wet, Sudoku Student comes with a full tutorial. Once you've completed the tutorial, jump into simple and easy-going sudoku puzzles. Designed for entry- to beginner-level players, you'll find just the right amount of challenge to keep you hooked.
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop™ and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.