Weekly VC Update

by: Sean Colleli -
It's that time again--time to check the Wii Shop Channel.  This week we get Elevator Action from the NES, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts for the SNES, and Sword of Vermilion for the Genesis.
Wii-kly Update: Three New Classic Games Announced for Wii Shop Channel
 
    Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii(TM) video 
game system's Wii Shop Channel.  The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time.  
Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday.  Wii owners with a
high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points(TM) to download the 
games.  Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail 
outlets.  This week's new games are:
 
    Elevator Action (NES(R), 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): This is a 
multidirectional, scroll-type spy-action game that is a blast from the past.  
Control a spy and sneak alone into a building to steal the secret papers 
hidden there.  Use a pistol, kicks, an elevator and even the lights to take 
out the building's guards.  The gun-fighting action is full of thrills.  
Players will need speed and timing to get on the elevators, move between 
floors, steal the secret papers and escape from the basement parking lot.
 
    Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts(TM) (Super NES(R), 1 player, 800 Wii Points): The 
third game in the legendary Ghosts 'n Goblins series of video games, Super 
Ghouls 'n Ghosts follows Arthur in another quest to rescue the princess, his 
fair maiden and damsel in distress at large.  Players take control of Arthur 
and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more.  Discover 
what glory awaits those brave enough to take on the armies of Super Ghouls 'n 
Ghosts.
 
    Sword of Vermilion(TM) (Sega Genesis, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Sword of 
Vermilion is about the role of Erik's son, who takes on a quest of revenge to 
defeat Tsarkon and free the world of Vermilion from evil.  In the town of 
Excalabria, the people went about their business and tended to the fields. One 
day, vicious fighting broke out everywhere as the army of Cartahena, led by 
the wizard-king Tsarkon, swarmed all over the town.  The townsmen were 
overwhelmed.  The castle of King Erik V collapsed.  Erik summoned his bravest, 
strongest and most faithful warrior, Blade, and gave him his infant son and an 
ancient family heirloom, the ring of wisdom.  He ordered Blade to save himself 
and the child while the castle burned.  Blade traveled to a small village 
named Wyclif, where he settled down and raised the child as his own son. 
Eighteen years later, the son of Erik begins his quest.  Save the world of 
Vermilion and fulfill the prophecy of the Malaga fortune-tellers!
 
    The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo's Online 
Press Room at press.nintendo.com.  For more information about Wii, please 
visit wii.com
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