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 Written by John Scalzo  on February 15, 2010

News: Along with a ton of other DSiWare and WiiWare games.

A WiiWare remake of Phoenix Wright's second DS adventure, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All, will be added to the Wii Shop Channel today with a price of 1,000 Wii Points ($10). Also available this week will be the final entry in Sonic the Hedgehog's Genesis adventures, Sonic & Knuckles. The Virtual Console release will make use of the original game's "Lock-On Technology" to also add Knuckles to Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 (if you own them that is).

The games will be joined by a variety of other WiiWare and DSiWare releases, such as...

  • Art of Balance (WiiWare) - A physics-based puzzler that focuses on stacking objects.
  • Real Soccer 2010 (DSiWare) - A soccer sequel for the DSi.
  • Prehistorik Man (DSiWare) - A prehisoric platformer.
  • Scrabble Classic (DSiWare) - Scrabble for the DSi.

    More information on all of these games can be found below.


    Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Justice For All
    Publisher: Capcom
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
    Price: 1,000 Wii Points
    Phoenix Wright is back as the second game in the popular Ace Attorney hand-held franchise comes to the WiiWare service. As Phoenix Wright, you'll play through four shocking new cases in first-person perspective. The game features two unique game play modes. In Investigations Mode, you'll survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence. You'll then present findings, listen to testimonials and examine witnesses in Court Mode. Justice For All also includes a new "Psyche-Lock" feature that allows Phoenix to use a line of questioning to reveal inconsistencies in witness testimony.

    Art of Balance
    Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia
    Players: 1-2
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Price: 800 Wii Points
    Grab your Wii Remote controller and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler, featuring 100 levels that challenge not only your skills but also your imagination. The game is easy to pick up and hard to put away. Play alone or invite a friend to grab a second Wii Remote controller and drop in at any point for co-op play. There's even a dedicated two-player split-screen "versus" mode for extra fun.

    WarMen Tactics
    Publisher: Calaris
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Violence
    Price: 800 Wii Points
    In the year 2013, civil unrest across the globe has prompted world leaders to merge the police and military into a single force called the Department of Control. This force is opposed by a resistance made up of former military members who refused to join the Department. Marco is one of them, and the game tells his story. Join Marco as he is deployed on a mission to destroy scrambler devices placed around the city. Created to reflect the realities of urban warfare, the game requires players to take cover behind walls and other obstacles as they strive to defeat enemies and advance to the next post.

    Virtual Console

    Sonic & Knuckles
    Original Platform: Sega Genesis
    Publisher: Sega
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Price: 800 Wii Points
    Sonic, the world's fastest hedgehog, continues his adventures in this fourth installment of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. This time, he buddies up with his former enemy, Knuckles the Echidna, in order to defeat the evil Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik). At the end of Sonic The Hedgehog 3, Dr. Eggman's ultimate orbital weapon for global domination, the Death Egg, was badly damaged in an epic battle with Sonic. The Death Egg, losing power rapidly, hurtled back down to the planet below and crash-landed on the mysterious Angel Island again. Now Sonic and Knuckles must put a stop to Dr. Eggman once and for all before Eggman and his no-goodniks find the secret to Angel Island's floating power, the Master Emerald. This game features Lock-On Technology, which allows you to play as Knuckles in other Sonic titles available for the Virtual Console, including Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Sonic The Hedgehog 3, as long as these titles are part of your Virtual Console library.

    Nintendo DSiWare

    Publisher: Nintendo
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
    Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
    Meet Spotto, a plucky duck on a mission. Ill-behaved ghosts have kidnapped Chikkie Wowwow, President Wowwow's daughter. Spotto, being the world's foremost Bombirdier, must follow these ghosts to a haunted house and use his trusty bombs to blast the baddies. Take control of Spotto, adjusting his aim with the stylus and trying to toss bombs into the ghosts' mouths in 50 "explosive" stages. Along the way, you'll avoid obstacles (or use them to your advantage), find powerful Super Bombs to inflict even more damage and even encounter a frighteningly large ghost or two. With multiple modes of play and numerous solutions for successfully blasting ghosts to pieces, this is one haunted house you'll want to visit often.

    Spaceball: Revolution
    Publisher: Virtual Toys
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
    Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
    Spaceball: Revolution will put your intelligence and skill to the test as you solve puzzles in a futuristic environment. Copy the figures that appear on the top screen, using energy balls that make the boxes correctly change color. It won't be an easy task. Different obstacles will be thrown into your path, challenging you to polish your aim and think rapidly. Fifteen different levels are waiting for you in Spaceball: Revolution. Are you up to the challenge?

    Scrabble Classic
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Players: 1-4
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
    Scrabble, one of the world's most popular board games, is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity, both online and in the real world. Scrabble for the Nintendo DSiWare service allows you to play this exciting game in both Single Player and Multi-Player modes.

    Real Soccer 2010
    Publisher: Gameloft
    Players: 1-4
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
    Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
    Real Soccer is back for the most exciting season yet. Choose from more teams than ever before and compete in new stadiums around the world. Lead your team to victory on the field and make tactical decisions as the coach.

    Prehistorik Man
    Publisher: Interplay
    Players: 1
    ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
    Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
    Life is hard for Sam the Prehistorik Man. With three-and-a-half hours of work each week, there's barely time to fit in all the sleeping, eating and cave-painting that needs to be done. When greedy dinosaurs guzzle his village's winter food source, Sam gets mad. Armed with his best club and his powerful hunter's voice, Sam needs your help to proceed through 22 levels of food-gathering and dinosaur-bashing. With fast-paced action, hundreds of secret areas, weapons and unlikely vehicles to find, you'll need to be smart. Well?smarter than Sam, anyway.

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