WiiWare deals out Battle Poker, Final Fantasy

Although this week's update is noticeably thinner than the one seven days ago, players can still download a trio of new Wii games and one DSi update starting today. Headlining Nintendo's lineup is one iteration of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles franchise, My Life as a Darklord. In this tower...

Although this week's update is noticeably thinner than the one seven days ago, players can still download a trio of new Wii games and one DSi update starting today. Headlining Nintendo's lineup is one iteration of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles franchise, My Life as a Darklord. In this tower defense game by Square Enix, players take control of the Darklord's daughter as she places a menagerie of monsters and an array of traps to repel waves of invaders. The game costs 1,000 Wii points ($10).

Also available this week is Battle Poker, a family-friendly card game coming out of Left Field Productions. Up to four participants race against the clock to make the strongest five-card hand possible. In order to get the best hand, players must hone their Wii Remote skills to grab essential cards before anyone else. This E-rated game costs 800 Wii points ($8 ).

Another family-friendly party game rounds out the WiiWare update, Cosmonaut Games' 5 Spots Party. One to four gamers look at pictures that seem similar at first glance but contain small differences, and the one who spots the largest number of inconsistencies wins the challenge. True to its title, 5 Spots Party will cost $5, or 500 points.

Nintendo's puzzle game Art Style: ZENGAGE is the only DSi update. The game features sliding cells that are matched with beads on the board. Participants progress through more than 100 stages by matching all the squares and beads, and the game gets harder as new challenges are added. Art Style: ZENGAGE costs 500 DSi points ($5).

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22 comments
lyoko411
lyoko411

they dont put it on xbla becuase crystal chronicles is for nintendo only, square made it that way

azureblade89
azureblade89

Put the FF game on XBLA and you'll make a fortune, this game is cool..but honestly my wii collects dust till Mario Kart sounds fun.

skullboy950
skullboy950

Enough of the damn card games! Geez!

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

and yeah icehearted it does look like a pair of giant breasts on that thing

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

so by putting the name ff on crap do they honestly think it will sell? it looks cute though but definately not something i would waste my money on

Padrepride
Padrepride

how come tales of monkey island is still not out????

swyg
swyg

SE may put out a lot of games that have "Final Fantasy" in the title, but they are definitely good games. They just don't have much luck selling other titles anywhere else (besides DQ in Japan obviously) with the exception of KH. It would have been nice to see TWEWY sell at least a million, then we might actually see a sequel. But since it didn't, you can't really blame SE for constantly putting out titles with FF in the title.

lyoko411
lyoko411

CRYSTAL CHRONICLES IS THE BEST!!!!

NAWAF005
NAWAF005

doesnt look bad ( for a Wii game)

Icehearted
Icehearted

Is anyone else confused by that image? The, whatever it is, in the background for example, loos like a giant pair... of.... you know what, never mind. I read about this someplace earlier, and they clocked the total cost of this game, DLC and all, at something like $63. I honestly don't see why anyone would pay through the nose for this.

TruthOpinionSpk
TruthOpinionSpk

FF Dissidia is NOT a Final Fantasy the likes of which we have always loved. You must be a troll, 'cause final fantasy love has nothing to do with freaking sequels or alternate perspectives, or overtly bicurious pretty boy villains and merged timelines/character lineups. Little character cameos and appearances are fine, but Square might as well have died the day they put previous FF characters into freaking Kingdom Hearts. I'm sure they COULD make a good game about a villain, but Crystal Chronicles is a horrible spinoff. They should save the concept for the flagship.

almightybob14
almightybob14

My Life as a Darklord actually looks pretty good, though I'm guessing it's mostly because of the nostalgia factor.

GenkaiSIX
GenkaiSIX

Final Fantasy My Life as a Darklord looks so fun.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

this is probaly trying to get little kids into the final fantasy franchise!! but thunderhorse u should already know we are getting the great stuff from them,,, ff13, ffV13, dissidia, ff13agito, all r gonna be top notch ff games like we have always loved an rememberd!!!!!!

thunderhorse55
thunderhorse55

get back to the real Final Fantasy game for crying out loud! what happened to the great stuff we all used to know and love? even the DS remakes were awesome. "my life as a king/darklord," pssh. thats just crap. "final fantasy 4:the after years." ugh, i dont even respect the name of final fantasy anymore, cus they just dont respect the game anymore

NuKkU
NuKkU

i thought that FF game already came out?

CVM_123
CVM_123

how many more final fantasy games are coming??? 0_o

xaos
xaos

I feel like Squeenix is experimenting to see if they can get people to buy asolutely ANYTHING if they put the words "Final Fantasy" on it

philonious_matt
philonious_matt

Although this week's update is noticeably thinner than the one seven days ago, players can still download a trio of new Wii games and one DSi update starting today. Headlining Nintendo's lineup is one iteration of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles franchise, My Life as a Darklord. In this tower defense game by Square Enix, players take control of the Darklord's daughter as she places a menagerie of monsters and an array of traps to repel waves of invaders. The game costs 1,000 Wii points ($10).

Also available this week is Battle Poker, a family-friendly card game coming out of Left Field Productions. Up to four participants race against the clock to make the strongest five-card hand possible. In order to get the best hand, players must hone their Wii Remote skills to grab essential cards before anyone else. This E-rated game costs 800 Wii points ($8 ).

Another family-friendly party game rounds out the WiiWare update, Cosmonaut Games' 5 Spots Party. One to four gamers look at pictures that seem similar at first glance but contain small differences, and the one who spots the largest number of inconsistencies wins the challenge. True to its title, 5 Spots Party will cost $5, or 500 points.

Nintendo's puzzle game Art Style: ZENGAGE is the only DSi update. The game features sliding cells that are matched with beads on the board. Participants progress through more than 100 stages by matching all the squares and beads, and the game gets harder as new challenges are added. Art Style: ZENGAGE costs 500 DSi points ($5).

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