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Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess Join Nintendo Selects in Europe

by Pedro Hernandez - August 17, 2011, 2:40 pm EDT
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European fans who missed out on these games the first time can experience them for a reduced price.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy will be joining the Nintendo Selects line in Europe this September, Nintendo announced today.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was released for both the Wii and Gamecube in 2006, while Super Mario Galaxy made its debut on November of 2007. Both games mark the first time each Nintendo franchise appeared on the Wii. The games will be available at an entry-level price.

Both games are already available in North America under the Nintendo Selects line.

[EU] Classic Zelda and Mario Games Available at Crowd-Pleasing Prices

Nintendo Selects The Legend of Zelda(tm): Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy for Wii

Nintendo is offering two of its most popular Wii titles, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy at an entry level price as part of its acclaimed *Nintendo Selects range from 16th September. Packed with action, adventure and platform fun, both games will provide plenty of fun at a value price **.

This year Nintendo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda video game series and in celebration of this has selected The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to join its Nintendo Selects range. Originally released to great acclaim in 2006 as a launch title for Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is in keeping with the tradition of The Legend of Zelda series, the heroic Link is once again on a quest through the land of Hyrule. Dark forces have stolen the light from the land and replaced it with a mysterious darkness known as Twilight. The young Link has been chosen by the gods to help free Hyrule and return the light to the land by defeating the King of Darkness. With the powers given to him by the gods, Link can travel within the darkness by transforming into a wolf where actions in the Twilight affect the light world.

To make your way past fearsome monsters, through the bleak Twilight and numerous dank dungeons on your way to restoring light to the land, players use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as each of Link's hands. This means you can be wielding Link's sword in one hand and his shield in the other, slash with the Wii Remote as you would with a real sword in your hand to battle enemies. The game features many hours of epic playtime and cinematic cut-scenes that will leave you engrossed in the storyline. Fans or newcomers to The Legend of Zelda series of games should keep an eye out as additional 25th anniversary activities will be announced throughout 2011.

Originally released in 2007, Super Mario Galaxy sees Mario take to the stars in his first ever dedicated space outing on Wii with glorious graphics capturing the galactic scale of the levels. Exploring numerous galaxies each with their own distinct colourful environments, Mario must battle ingenious monsters, master new moves and pick-up brand new power-ups, such as the stripy mushroom that transforms you into Bee Mario allowing you to hover in the air. The player can utilise these new skills to rescue Princess Peach who has been kidnapped by Bowser. By completing each galaxy, Mario is awarded a Power Star which allows him to visit further galaxies and continue on his mission.

Players control Mario with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk utilising motion controls and the pointer to interact with outer space. The Spin Move is new in Super Mario Galaxy, simply wave the Wii Remote to make Mario spin, to stun enemies or interact with objects on each level. Using the Spin Move whilst in mid-air will also propel Mario further into the air allowing for valuable extra time to avoid obstacles. The Co-Star mode allows a second player to get involved in the fun. Using a second Wii Remote, players can position a yellow pointer on the screen that can either help or hinder Mario on his mission. Either hold down enemies if you are feeling cooperative or if you are feeling mischievous then you can get in the way of Mario at a crucial moment.

Nintendo Selects The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy go on sale on 16th September at a price that will provide an ideal opportunity to experience two of the most popular games ever to be released on Wii.

*Nintendo Selects range for Wii offers classic titles at an entry level price*. The range now includes - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Strickers Charged Football, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing : Let's go to the City and Wario Ware : Smooth Moves

**The final price to consumers of all Nintendo products is determined by the retailer, and therefore may vary between retailers. However, Nintendo can confirm that it is reducing the trade price of these selected software titles.

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