Rayman, Stress Relief, and Street Fighting Offered This week

The latest Nintendo DSiWare™ releases include the original Rayman® – perfect for prolonging your jubilant mood or providing a respite from the season’s hustle and bustle. Also offered up this week is: Ball Fighter, a puzzle game in which you take aim and blast groups of dropping spheres to create matches and clear the board; Pop Island, an action-packed capture-the-flag type game; Players must defend their base against enemy attacks by controlling a machine gun tower designed to eradicate enemy waves in ARMY DEFENDER; And finally, myNotebook (red) allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi system and jot down your thoughts.

In need of stress relief? This week’s new WiiWare™ games include Stop Stress: A Day of Fury, which offers a truly unusual way for players to unwind. In My Dolphin, You are a dolphin trainer. Use the magical stick (Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers) to perform in lifelike dolphin shows. MAGNETIS is all about attraction. Connect the magnets to create electric explosions. While our heroine Follie is traveling to meet her auntie with a cargo of mystical Flowerworks seeds, her ship is pulled off course and crash-lands in a particularly dull area of the planet Elilia. Flowerworks includes Adventure, FreePlay and Tutorial game modes, with three difficulty settings in a 20-hour adventure. Sounds fun.

And Virtual Console™ fans now have two more classic titles to liven up their game libraries: the Super NES™ gem Street Fighter® Alpha 2 and the legendary SEGA arcade title Shinobi.

All told, you’ll find 11 new games added to the already stellar selection on the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop. Whether you’re browsing for yourself or a loved one, don’t forget that you can also use the Wii Shop Channel to download five free game demos and try before you buy.