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Wii Virtual Console Releases for August 27, 2007

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It’s only appropriate that during a week where we get Breath of Fire II, Nintendo dubs the week as Sequel Week on the Virtual Console. And on top of that, they’ve given Wii owners three great sequels to select from. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the games available this week.

And just what’s available? Well, take a look:

Super C (NES, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone – Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): In this action-packed sequel to the popular Contra, players have little time to think. Experience run-and-gun game play at its best as you take control of Mad Dog or Scorpion and once again battle the forces of Red Falcon. Stages feature a combination of perspectives (side scrolling, top down, etc.) and intense battles against huge bosses. Use a variety of powerful weapons and tap into your killer instinct to survive the deadly waves of enemies. And if you’re scared, recruit a friend to help you. Because if your trigger finger lacks stamina, then Earth will lack a future!

Breath of Fire II (Super NES, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Violence, 800 Wii Points): Featuring a wide range of characters and personalities and a vast, endless world to explore, Breath of Fire II is the sequel to the original smash-hit role-playing game. In a world set 500 years after the previous installment, in a frontier village known as Gate, the father and sister of a young boy known as Ryu are suddenly abducted. Strangely, all the villagers appear to have completely forgotten everything about the incident, and Ryu has instantly become an orphan. At a church, Ryu meets Bow, another orphan in a similar predicament, and they slip away from town together to begin their adventure. Take advantage of the multiple game-play viewpoints found in the game (such as the quarter-view perspective during battles that made the original game so popular) to use exciting abilities like shaman fusing and dragon transformations and help these two heroes complete their mission.

Ghouls ‘n Ghosts (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is the sequel to the popular action game Ghosts ‘n Goblins, originally released in the arcades and later ported to the Genesis. One full-moon night, three years after the battle with Astaroth, a ray of light shoots through Princess Prin Prin, and her soul is stolen right in front of Arthur’s eyes. To save his bride’s soul, Arthur the knight must battle all manner of evil undead creatures with a variety of weapons, powerful magic, and new actions.

Super C is making its worldwide Virtual Console debut. Breath of Fire II debuted on the Japanese Virtual Console at the end of June and earlier this month on the European Virtual Console. Ghouls ‘n Ghosts debuted on the Japanese Virtual Console at the end of July.

All three sequels can be downloaded starting at 12 p.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific on the Wii Shop Channel.

Check back next week for the latest Virtual Console news and releases!

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