Wild West Guns, Sonic, Splatterhouse Arrive on Wii Shop Channel

Nintendo today issued details on several new titles coming to the Wii's downloadable gaming service, with one original WiiWare title and two Virtual Console classics arriving on the system's Wii Shop Channel.

The games are available as of 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST today.


  • Wild West Guns (Gameloft) / 1000 Wii Points ($10)

Virtual Console

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, Sega Master System) / 500 Wii Points ($5)
  • Splatterhouse 2 (Namco, Sega Genesis) / 800 Wii Points ($8)

Read on for more details as provided by Nintendo.

Wild West Guns
1000 Wii Points ($10)
1-2 players

Draw your revolver to see if you're the fastest gun in the West. Adjust your speed and precision as targets or enemies appear in front of you. Point and shoot to earn more points. You can aim at anything, so be sure to explore the environment for elements that will earn you more shooting points. Identify your enemies among the characters you encounter, but don't shoot at innocent citizens. Take part in an Old West-style train attack, or challenge your skills in a variety of increasingly difficult shooting challenges in other beautiful, classic and lively Western environments. As you progress through challenges, you'll earn medals and rewards, making for nonstop, addictive action. Play in a two-player multiplayer mode where you and your partner can combine points, or play against each other to find out who's the fastest gun in the West.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Master System)
500 Wii Points ($5)
1 player

Based on the original Sega Genesis version, Sonic The Hedgehog was re-created as the first Sonic game for the Sega Master System. Not just a straight port, this version includes new stages, bosses, some different zones and a level map. The most noticeable difference, however, is that the Chaos Emeralds have to be found within certain stages other than the Special Stages. Dash through six Zones (including special zones that were only available for the Sega Master System version) and face Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) at the end of every Zone.

Splatterhouse 2 (Sega Genesis)
800 Wii Points ($8)
1 player

Splatterhouse 2 is the sequel to Splatterhouse, released only on the Sega Genesis. A few months after escaping from the first mansion in Splatterhouse, the main character, Rick, once again encounters the Terror Mask and must use its powers to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Rick will need to punch, slash, smash and even chainsaw his way through a haunted mansion against unspeakable horrors and terrifying bosses to make it out alive.