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Wii Shop Channel Update 8/25/08 (NA)

Wii Shop Channel Update 8/25/08 (NA)

by Hassan AhmedAugust 25, 2008

Sorry for the confusion, it seems hattrick accidentally posted the one from last year. Anyways, it’s one WiiWare and two Virtual Console titles this week as usual. And in case you were wondering, next week will see the release of the 250th game on the Wii Shop Channel. Here’s the press release for this week:


Aug. 18, 2008 – Hollywood packs its share of excitement, but video games can deliver just as many mind-blowing thrills as the biggest summer blockbuster. For proof, look no further than this week’s powerhouse additions to the Wii Shop Channel. With a mesmerizing new WiiWare title and two action-packed classics for the Virtual Console, you’ll find captivating visuals, memorable characters and richly interactive tales that impress on screens of all sizes. With or without popcorn, the fun is yours to savor.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time 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:


Helix (Ghostfire Games, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Helix is one of the most innovative music-rhythm games ever designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles, back fists, hooks and more. Be mesmerized by the eye-popping background visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music. Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 songs to play and three difficulty levels. Try to unlock all of the songs. This game is great for getting exercise plus having fun. No buttons are required, so it’s easy for anyone to pick up but difficult for even the best players to master.

Virtual Console

Ys Book I & II (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Ys Book I & II chronicles the first adventures of Adol Christin, a young, red-haired swordsman on a quest to unlock the secrets of an ancient kingdom. As Adol, you search the island of Esteria, gathering clues to unravel the mystery of Ys. Fight monsters that lurk in caves and towers with physical or magical attacks, and use your brain to make your way through dangerous areas filled with traps. In Ys Book I & II, the first titles in the Ys series were put together as a single TurboGrafx CD-ROM. They awed players with their gripping story lines accompanied by fully orchestrated soundtracks, wonderful voice acting and amazing special effects. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience this wonderful piece of gaming history.

SAMURAI SHODOWN 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Blood, Language, Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points): First released in 1994, this fighting game follows 15 samurai in their individual quests. The rage system, which was popular in the first game, has been further enhanced. Not only does attack power rise when the gauge is full, but the player can also use a special technique that can break the opponent’s weapon and force the opponent to fight unarmed. The game also allows for more movement techniques such as back-stepping, rushing forward and ducking, allowing for even more strategies. A fun and important detail of this game: One of the new characters, Cham Cham, was voiced by voice actress Reiko Chiba, an idol in the gaming community.

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About The Author
Hassan Ahmed
In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan's philosophy is very simple: "fun". He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan's focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009. Hassan has been blogging for NintendoFuse since June 2008, and he enjoys being a part of this wonderful community. He hopes to provide you with the latest and greatest Nintendo news and rumors, as well as hands-on impressions, with as much detail as possible to benefit the fans and readers.
  • August 25, 2008 at 9:32 am

    haha sorry about that. it was late last night… 🙂 (I thought those were already on there, but my brain was too fried to realize why I thought that.) Thanks for watching out!

  • August 25, 2008 at 11:11 am

    @hattrick: lol no problem. Just so you know, the press release never comes out that early. It’s usually up on the site at like 9 am eastern time, 3 hours before the games are up on the shop channel.

  • August 25, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I have found it earlier than that before, through some searching. I guess I just didn’t search hard enough last night.

  • DarkWish
    August 25, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    @hattrick: That’s how it used to be. But that changed weeks ago since the PR people got caught and so they aren’t allowed to leak it earlier. It officially goes up at around 9 am eastern time (maybe an hour or two earlier at most). Those other places you got it from before no longer post it early because they got caught.

  • August 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    well, that makes sense then…

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