Altered Beast, Arkanoid Plus! Driift onto Wii

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Nintendo to release its latest Wii and DSi wares. The former platform will get a trio of new titles, including DRiiFT Mania, Konami's top-down multiplayer WiiWare racer. Joining it is Arkanoid Plus!, a new version of Taito's classic block-destruction game...

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Nintendo to release its latest Wii and DSi wares. The former platform will get a trio of new titles, including DRiiFT Mania, Konami's top-down multiplayer WiiWare racer. Joining it is Arkanoid Plus!, a new version of Taito's classic block-destruction game with 61 levels and numerous tweaks made via WiiWare. The former game is 800 Wii points ($8 ), with the latter costing 600 Wii points ($6).

Over on the Virtual Console front, the Sega arcade classic Altered Beast will rise from its grave for 1,000 Wii points ($10). (The Sega Genesis version was released on the VC in 2006.) The side-scroller casts players as an ancient warrior resurrected by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter, Athena. On the way to his goal, the player must collect Spirit Ball power-ups, which turn him into the powerful monster of the title.

DSi offerings this week include Art Academy: Second Semester, a first-party, 800-DSi point ($8 ) "portable art course." Besides offering information about the great Impressionists, the title will let players create their own artwork--complete with moving objects--with a variety of tools.

For the less artistically minded, Square Enix is releasing Dragon Quest Wars for the DSi for 500 DSi points ($5). The title takes creatures from the Dragon Quest role-playing game series and transposes them into a grid-based strategy title. It will have both single-player and wireless multiplayer, the latter supporting both local and online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

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18 comments
KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Wise from your gwave... Okay, you can stop now... what's that? you're not gonna stop? and now your selling for almost twice your original price? Never give up...

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Wise from your gwave... Okay, you can stop now... what's that? you're not gonna stop? and now your selling for almost twice your original price? Never give up...

atopp399
atopp399

Come on where is Earthbound already?

atopp399
atopp399

Come on where is Earthbound already?

90xGrad
90xGrad

altered beast? just let it die.....please.

90xGrad
90xGrad

altered beast? just let it die.....please.

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Altered Beast? AGAIN?!!! It was already on the Master System, Genesis, Plug and Play, and multiple collections. GEEZ!!!!!!!!

VirtualTofu
VirtualTofu

Altered Beast? AGAIN?!!! It was already on the Master System, Genesis, Plug and Play, and multiple collections. GEEZ!!!!!!!!

probabilityzer0
probabilityzer0

dude!!! i cant believe they brought back Altered Beast back from the grave lol i still have my old old old sega version lol

probabilityzer0
probabilityzer0

dude!!! i cant believe they brought back Altered Beast back from the grave lol i still have my old old old sega version lol

Kirbichu
Kirbichu

Finally, something GOOD on DSiWare. Not one of those stupid "Express" games.

Kirbichu
Kirbichu

Finally, something GOOD on DSiWare. Not one of those stupid "Express" games.

Neosonic23
Neosonic23

What Wii Releasing Arcade Titles? Bring in The Simpsons Arcade and u have my purchase!

Neosonic23
Neosonic23

What Wii Releasing Arcade Titles? Bring in The Simpsons Arcade and u have my purchase!

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Nintendo to release its latest Wii and DSi wares. The former platform will get a trio of new titles, including DRiiFT Mania, Konami's top-down multiplayer WiiWare racer. Joining it is Arkanoid Plus!, a new version of Taito's classic block-destruction game with 61 levels and numerous tweaks made via WiiWare. The former game is 800 Wii points ($8 ), with the latter costing 600 Wii points ($6).

Over on the Virtual Console front, the Sega arcade classic Altered Beast will rise from its grave for 1,000 Wii points ($10). (The Sega Genesis version was released on the VC in 2006.) The side-scroller casts players as an ancient warrior resurrected by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter, Athena. On the way to his goal, the player must collect Spirit Ball power-ups, which turn him into the powerful monster of the title.

DSi offerings this week include Art Academy: Second Semester, a first-party, 800-DSi point ($8 ) "portable art course." Besides offering information about the great Impressionists, the title will let players create their own artwork--complete with moving objects--with a variety of tools.

For the less artistically minded, Square Enix is releasing Dragon Quest Wars for the DSi for 500 DSi points ($5). The title takes creatures from the Dragon Quest role-playing game series and transposes them into a grid-based strategy title. It will have both single-player and wireless multiplayer, the latter supporting both local and online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

If it's Monday, then it must be time for Nintendo to release its latest Wii and DSi wares. The former platform will get a trio of new titles, including DRiiFT Mania, Konami's top-down multiplayer WiiWare racer. Joining it is Arkanoid Plus!, a new version of Taito's classic block-destruction game with 61 levels and numerous tweaks made via WiiWare. The former game is 800 Wii points ($8 ), with the latter costing 600 Wii points ($6).

Over on the Virtual Console front, the Sega arcade classic Altered Beast will rise from its grave for 1,000 Wii points ($10). (The Sega Genesis version was released on the VC in 2006.) The side-scroller casts players as an ancient warrior resurrected by the god Zeus to rescue his daughter, Athena. On the way to his goal, the player must collect Spirit Ball power-ups, which turn him into the powerful monster of the title.

DSi offerings this week include Art Academy: Second Semester, a first-party, 800-DSi point ($8 ) "portable art course." Besides offering information about the great Impressionists, the title will let players create their own artwork--complete with moving objects--with a variety of tools.

For the less artistically minded, Square Enix is releasing Dragon Quest Wars for the DSi for 500 DSi points ($5). The title takes creatures from the Dragon Quest role-playing game series and transposes them into a grid-based strategy title. It will have both single-player and wireless multiplayer, the latter supporting both local and online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.