Let Independence Day Settle With New Nintendo Downloads

on July 5, 2010 8:55 PM

Let Independence Day Settle With New Nintendo Downloads

The sounds of Independence Day may be finally over, but the day of new releases has arrived. Nintendo fans now have some new arrivals to look forward to for Wii and Nintendo DSi systems. The fast-paced action air combat title, Pearl Harbor 1941: Red Sun Rising, and the dark adventure, Soul of Darkness are just a few of the games to be expected on the WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare services. For a full list of new arrivals, please click “read more.”

WiiWare

Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising
Publisher: Legendo Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points
Description: Pearl Harbor Trilogy – 1941: Red Sun Rising is the first title in a trilogy of air-combat action games for the WiiWare service. Take off from aircraft carrier decks and historic military bases as you conduct covert strikes, engage in furious dogfights and fly search-and-destroy missions. Pilot the most prolific fighter, bomber and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the World War II Pacific Theatre. Featuring two campaigns spanning the early years of the Pacific War, you can play as the United States Naval Air Force or the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force. You can also choose to practice your combat skills in the Avenging Ace or Survival dogfight modes.

Cruise Party
Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Simulated Gambling
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Welcome aboard! Here you’ll find four fabulous games to satisfy your appetite for gambling: Slot Machines, Roulette, Black Jack and “Video” Poker. Once on deck, you will be able to choose between Competition mode and Quick Play mode. If you beat a record, you’ll have to enter your name in order to appear in the high scores table. Beware of bankruptcy!

Nintendo DSiWare

QuickPick Farmer
Publisher: Dancing Dots
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: It’s time to shear your sheep, but a wolf named George is prowling around your farm, and he’s hungry. Hurry up and put the wool in the barns for safekeeping. Use the stylus to round up identical sheep, shear them, collect the balls of wool and catapult them into the barns. If George is getting too close to your flock, fire a ball right at his muzzle to chase him away and gain some time. Experience 30 crazy levels, a nonstop mode, striped sheep, spotted sheep and a goofy wolf. Test your powers of observation, your reflexes and your tactics in the wacky world of QuickPick Farmer.

Soul of Darkness
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Enter a fascinating gothic world as the mysterious and powerful Kale. Try to save your beloved’s life and soul by freeing her from an evil vampire’s clutches. Explore dark woods, caves, huge castles and impressive cathedrals under the full moon’s light. Master and upgrade your sword and spear, and learn how to control your powers. Use the Fire and the Ice or transform into your enemies to overcome the numerous obstacles in your way. Face and defeat foes such as werewolves, succubae, gargoyles and zombies. Exclusive camera features let you use your environment to gain power-ups and upgrades. Good or evil – be the sole master of your destiny!

SteamWorld Tower Defense
Publisher: Image & Form
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Welcome to Cowbot County, home of the robotic master race of SteamWorld! As the sheriff, you must stop the human invaders in their mad hunt for gold. Build attack robots next to the roads they roam, then watch the invaders go down. Use your robots’ special skills to your advantage in this original tower defense variation where strategy and execution are equally important. There’s an Easy mode for rookies, but everyone will find a unique challenge in the great Western reaches.

101 Shark Pets
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Choose from more than 101 baby sharks or simply adopt them all. Discover their personalities as you feed, clean and care for your new pets. Bring out each pet’s talents by training sharks in a variety of fun and wacky activities. Enter your shark into pet shows and earn money to buy exciting upgrades, including toys, food, clothes and accessories. The more tricks you teach and the more games you play, the more fun you’ll have!

Hello Flowerz
Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Welcome to Hello Flowerz, the gardening game where you have fun with flowers. Sow your favorite flowers and look after them every day, helping them grow into healthy, beautiful flowers. Use your flowers to create wonderful bouquets and enter them in regular competitions. Landscape your own gardens, transplant flowers and arrange various items. Put on your gloves, grab your tools and start showing off your flowers!

Flips: The Folk of the Faraway Tree
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Jo, Bessie and Fanny have a visit from their snooty friend Connie. Connie won’t believe in the Faraway Tree and the magical people who live there: Moon-face, Silky the fairy and Saucepan Man. There’s only one way to prove her wrong. Together the children climb the tree and visit some of the lands at the top of it, such as the Land of Secrets and the Land of Treats. And after a few adventures, Connie learns to be a nicer person altogether!

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.

 /  Staff Writer
Marked until death with the words "Gamer" across my back (literally) with Duck Hunt pistols across my shoulder blades. Tyler enjoys good beer, open-world games and is also a singer/songwriter.