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New/Old SW Content Heads To The Wii

Posted By Mike on September 8, 2009



REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fans of Star Wars and classic Nintendo games will want to keep an eye on their Wii Shop Channel for the next month. Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts favorites for Virtual Console, starting today with Super Star Wars. In the coming weeks, both Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be added to the Virtual Console lineup. All three Super Star Wars games were originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and will be available at 800 Wii Points each.

The arrival of the first three games will be accompanied by additional Star Wars-themed content on other Wii channels throughout the week. The Check Mii Out Channel will invite people to submit their best Mii character renditions of classic Star Wars characters. On the Everybody Votes Channel, users can cast their votes to help settle old debates, such as the proper order to watch the six Star Wars films, and who fired first Han Solo or Greedo?

Our expanded partnership with LucasArts brings the Star Wars and Nintendo universes together, said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of Americaļ executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. These three Super Star Wars games represent fantastic additions to the growing Virtual Console library, and the exclusive Star Wars content on the other Wii Menu channels is sure to have people from different generations having fun and interacting with one another.

Virtual Console on Wii is a great way to make these games available to our fans again, and its an awesome opportunity to expose our classic console titles to an entirely new audience, said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts.

Additional classic LucasArts games for Virtual Console will be announced in the future.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

For more information about Nintendo and the Wii Shop Channel, visit www.Nintendo.com and www.WiiShopChannel.com.


About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.Nintendo.com.

About LucasArts: LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, and STAR WARS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. 2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & or TM as indicated. All rights reserved.




UPDATE: Destructoid reports that Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is now available for download!



UPDATE #2: Rounding out the trilogy, Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is now also available through the Wii Virtual Console.

Source: Destructoid


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