Wii Virtual Console Retro Goodness Revealed for Q1 2007

Owners of Nintendo's Wii console are in for a retro treat at the start of 2007, with 36 new Virtual Console titles spanning Nintendo's twenty-year history available to download in Q1. Gamers will be able to turn back the clock and enjoy titles which made their debut on the NES, SNES, N64, SEGA Mega Drive and Turbografx (PC Engine).

Using the Wii's Wii Shop Channel, gamers are able to download retro games to Wii's Virtual Console. Once selected these games are saved to the Wii internal flash memory and added to the console's Wii Channel Menu allowing them to be easily accessed at any time. The Virtual Console games that will be added to the Wii Shop Channel in Q1 include 20 Nintendo titles, 7 Turbografx (PC Engine) games and 9 classic SEGA Mega Drive games. New Virtual Console titles will be added throughout 2007 creating a constantly growing library of games.

Fans of Nintendo's classic titles will be delighted by games from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo (SNES) and Nintendo 64 (N64), including Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Street Fighter II: World Warrior (CAPCOM), Super Probotector and Super Mario World.

SEGA is treating its fans with the release of a host of popular games including Streets of Rage, Bio-Hazard Battle, Bonanza Bros. and Comix Zone. Hudson will also be entertaining gamers with a selection of its best titles from Turbografx (PC Engine) including Soldier Blade, Double Dungeons and New Adventure Island.

Wii owners can download Virtual Console games using Wii Points. Wii Points can either be purchased online via the Wii Shop Channel using a credit card or users can purchase Wii Points by buying a Wii Points card in retail stores. These points can then be redeemed against Virtual Console games via the Wii Shop Channel.

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