WiiWare now live in the US

Monday, 12th May 2008 15:47 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wii download service WiiWare’s now launched in the US, Joystiq reports.

The channel offers 40Mb-ish games for various amounts of Wii Points, the one we’re hankering after most being Frontier’s LostWinds. You can find the full line-up after the link.

WiiWare has already launched in Japan and hits Europe on May 20.

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (Square Enix, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,500 Wii Points): FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King takes a legendary franchise and launches it into the realm of simulation gaming. Players are challenged to rebuild a kingdom, leading its young king on a path of discovery through an adventure bristling with mystery and intrigue.
  • LostWinds (Frontier Development, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): A fresh, enchanting platform adventure that puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand – from raging tornados to the gentlest breeze. You’ll wield your Wii Remote™ controller to power Toku’s jumps and glides, suspend and smash enemies, meet friends and solve puzzles using LostWinds’ novel, intuitive and playful control system.
  • Defend your Castle (XGen Studios, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone – Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): Defend your Castle takes place on a grassy plain surrounded by invaders. You are the commander of your castle, and it is your duty to fling the invading enemies sky-high, watching them plummet to their demise. As you progress, add powerful spells and upgrades to your arsenal for repelling the attacks. How long can you hold them off?
  • Pop (Nnooo, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 700 Wii Points): Pop bubbles to score points and stop the timer from running out. Pop can be enjoyed by anyone – casual gamers can simply play to pop bubbles and keep the game moving, whereas advanced players will need to pick their shots rapidly and accurately and generate combos to maximize their score.
  • V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack (High Voltage Software®, Inc., 1-4 players, Rated T for Teen – Simulated Gambling, 700 Wii Points): V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack re-creates the casino experience, with fully animated players and a realistic Las Vegas dealer. Single players can increase their bankrolls, while multiple players can engage in a head-to-head mini-blackjack tournament.
  • TV Show King (Gameloft, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): TV Show King transforms your living room into a real TV quiz show studio where you’ll face the challenge of answering more than 3,000 questions across six different categories. Compete against family and friends and use your Wii Remote controller in original ways to make it to the finals to see who can win the greatest amount of cash in one final, deciding duel.



  1. Blerk

    How much storage does the Wii have built in again?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Killerbee


    And yes, I can see that rapidly filling up if the quantity and quality of these Wiiware games at 40MB a pop is any good.

    If Nintendo would offer a firmware download to let us use SD cards as a seamless extension of the internal storage I’d feel much, much happier. Personally I wouldn’t be all that enamoured at having to plug a big ugly external HDD into a USB port…

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Tiger Walts

    How many bytes do you get out of a cheese toastie?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Wait, you mean you *can’t* just put them onto SD cards? :-o

    I thought you could!

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Killerbee

    You can put Virtual Console games onto an SD Card, but you can’t *play* them from the card. You have to copy them back to the internal storage. That’s what I mean about it not being “seamless”.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk


    #6 7 years ago
  7. Killerbee

    Quite. :)

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Tonka

    God I hate Joystique. Stop linking them. They are a bunch of snotty twats.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    If they has the infos they’s getting the links. Linking for the win.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Tonka

    Any news on how the twoplayer works for LostWinds? Is it one guy with a remote and one with a nunchuck?

    It’s going to be good to see some reviews of it

    #10 7 years ago
  11. patlike

    Still seen nothing. I could do with playing it, actually. I’ll drop them a line.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Zumi

    Lost Winds is great. It’s very chilled out, and the controls are sublime, although I’ve only played for about 30 minutes so far.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Hero of Canton

    What Zumi said. Also, Defend Your Castle is ace for the few quid it costs. Pop’s not bad, either – a little repetitive perhaps, but enjoyable enough.

    #13 7 years ago

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