Uncharted Waters, Equilibrio Hit Wii Shop Channel

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This week marks the launch of Nintendo DSi, the third iteration of the nation’s top-selling portable video game system. Along with it comes the grand opening of the Nintendo DSi Shop, an online store where players can redeem Nintendo DSi Points for a wide variety of games and applications, including Nintendo DSiWare titles. Just as the WiiWare service does for Wii owners, the Nintendo DSiWare service delivers an ever-growing library of cool new downloadable content for Nintendo DSi users, with new games added on Mondays. You can view the previously announced DSiWare releases by clicking this link.

For this first edition of Nintendo Download, we’re pleased to highlight the latest additions to both the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel. You’ll find six Nintendo DSiWare titles to choose from, including a free Web browser that lets Nintendo DSi owners access the Internet with a swipe of the stylus. Wii users, meanwhile, will see a fun new WiiWare game that’s compatible with the Wii Balance Board, plus a classic exploration game for the Virtual Console.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All Nintendo Points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. This week’s new games are:

EQUILIBRIO (DK-GAMES, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): In EQUILIBRIO, you must finish a series of levels by moving a ball toward an exit. To move the ball, hold the Wii Remote controller horizontally and turn it to tilt the playfield. You can also play using the Wii Balance Board (sold separately with Wii Fit). The ball is fragile, so don’t let it fall too far, and be sure to avoid deadly obstacles such as spikes and acid pools. The difficulty of the game adjusts according to your skill. Will you be tough enough to complete all 64 levels?

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Super NES, 1 player, 800 Wii Points): Uncharted Waters: New Horizons is a game set in the Age of Discovery, the golden era of European global exploration during the early 16th century. There are six different characters to choose from, all with different backgrounds and different motivations. Once you’ve chosen a character to play, you’re free to sail the world’s oceans as you wish, visiting a variety of exotic ports and making thrilling new discoveries.