New Wario and Kirby Games Ship Out 9/22/08

FAN-FAVORITE NINTENDO CHARACTERS WARIO AND KIRBY GET SOME TIME TO SHINE

Wii and Nintendo DS Fans Get Two Great New Games on the Same Day

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 22, 2008 – Today, two popular Nintendo characters launch their new video games on a rare dual-launch day. Conniving Warioâ„¢ appears in Wario Landâ„¢: Shake It! for the Wiiâ„¢ console, while “super tuff pink puff” Kirbyâ„¢ arrives in Kirby Super Starâ„¢ Ultra for Nintendo DSâ„¢. Both characters have millions of fans, and each game plays to the strengths of its lead character.

Wario Land: Shake It! looks like a hand-drawn cartoon that players can control. It’s a classic-style side-scrolling game in which players navigate Wario through a series of enemies and hazards. The game features motion controls: Players shake the Wii Remoteâ„¢ controller to help Wario shake down his enemies, free coins from treasure bags and even cause earthquakes. Wario’s narcissistic personality is on full display as he sets out to get his hands on the Bottomless Coin Sack.

What Wario is to greed, Kirby is to kindness. But the little pink powerhouse is not to be trifled with. Fans know that Kirby has the ability to inhale enemies and copy their abilities, a trait used to progress through the game and defeat anyone who gets in the way.Kirby Super Star Ultra for the Nintendo DS updates the beloved Super NES™ classic including new graphics, new adventures and new challenges. In local wireless mode, up to four Nintendo DS owners can compete, even if they only have one game card.

“Nintendo has one of the largest stables of beloved video game characters on the planet,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Kirby and Wario’s new games will give veteran players challenges to enjoy while introducing novice players to these iconic video game personalities.”

For more information about Wario Land: Shake It!, visit www.WarioLandShakeIt.com. For more information about Kirby Super Star Ultra, visit www.KirbyKirbyKirby.com. Both games are rated E for Everyone.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wiiâ„¢ and Nintendo DSâ„¢ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment Systemâ„¢, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.7 billion video games and more than 470 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii and Nintendo DS, as well as the Game Boyâ„¢, Game Boy Advance, Super NESâ„¢, Nintendo 64â„¢ and Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Marioâ„¢, Donkey Kongâ„¢, Metroidâ„¢, Zeldaâ„¢ and Pokémonâ„¢. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.nintendo.com.

[Nintendo PR]

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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  • DarkWish

    These games DO come out tomorrow. Today is the shipping date. Nintendo always uses the shipping date in their press releases. Of course, you may get lucky and find them earlier. Hopefully I can find Kirby Super Star Ultra soon. I’d love to write up some quick impressions on it.

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  • Surgical Precision

    D***… Finally all this greatness is coming out & I’m without money or time to do anything about it…

    Oh well… Maybe this next week…

    But what to get… I LOVED Kirby Super Star… I got the game new for $10 back in the later days of the SNES and it constantly fought Chrono Trigger for that little space atop my SNES…

    But I’ve been about as hyped up for the new Wario as I have been for Mega Man…

    Any suggestions?… (Mind you I probably won’t be able to read them until a week from now after I get back from cleaning up my grandparents old place)

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