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What’s New on the Wii/DSi Shop Channel for February 14, 2011

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and for those of you in love with games, Nintendo’s got a few new games to look at this week. Nothing in particular stands out as AMAZING, but there could easily be a hidden gem or two here, depending on your tastes.

This week’s games are as follows:

On DSiWare this week, we have Treasure Hunter X (Agetec, Inc., 1 player, 200 DSi Points), Oscar in Toyland 2 (Virtual Playground, 1 player, 500 DSi Points) and Panda Craze (TikGames, LLC, 1 player, 500 DSi Points). Treasure Hunter X has you playing as a treasure hunter to collect treasures (well, duh) in order to win the heart of the woman he loves. How appropriate for today, no? Meanwhile, Oscar in Toyland 2 is not just a sequel to the first game in the series, but features more platforming action in brand-new worlds. Finally, Panda Craze puts you in the shoes of Tik-Ling the panda, who has to collect the magical lanterns in each puzzle-platforming level in order to help her get home to the bamboo forests.

WiiWare has but one lonely full game this week, Pucca’s Kisses Game (Bigben Interactive, 1 player, 500 Wii Points). There are also demos of previous releases Chronos Twins DX (EnjoyUp Games, 1 player) and Chick Chick Boom (tons of bits, 1-2 players). Pucca’s Kisses Game follows Pucca, who has one dream in her life: kissing her ninja love Garu, who doesn’t really have any desire for the same kind of thing. And so, she pursues him across forests and mountains and everything else, all while avoiding enemies and other pratfalls in her path. Seems like a simple, if very cute little game.

The Virtual Console gets no love this week. But it’s okay: we love you always, classic games, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Pucca’s Kisses Game and the two demos are available for download off the Wii Shop Channel, while Treasure Hunter X, Oscar in Toyland 2 and Panda Craze are available for download off the DSi Shop Channel.

Check back next week for the latest round of digital releases for the Wii and DSi. Until then, happy gaming!

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