Nintendo Downloads: Tales of Monkey Island Hits Wii

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 27, 2009 5:56am PDT Swashbuckling is a popular theme in this week's batch of downloadable releases for the Wii and DSi, with the first episode of Telltale Games' classic adventure revival Tales of Monkey Island arriving alongside platforming action from The Three Musketeers.

Nintendo DSi

  • Sudoku Student

Tales of Monkey Island, tales of 17th century Paris.

Nintendo Wii

  • Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1
  • The Three Musketeers: One for All!
  • HB Arcade Cards

Further details follow on all titles, which will be available from 9am PST.

WiiWare

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (Developer: Telltale Games; Price: 1,000 Wii Points)

Join Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, in this first chapter of an epic five-part saga, filled with humor, romance and piratey swashbuckling. When a showdown with the demon pirate LeChuck goes up in flames, Guybrush gets marooned on a strange island. How will he escape? Where is Guybrush's beloved wife, Elaine? And what's up with the voodoo pox spreading through the isles? Jump into Tales of Monkey Island today to find out!

The Three Musketeers: One for All! (Developer: Legendo; Price: 900 Wii Points)

The Three Musketeers have been imprisoned by the treacherous Count Xavier and his sinister lieutenant, Count Orsini! Well, almost - take on the role of Porthos, famed member of the Musketeers, to save the day in this swashbuckling platform adventure inspired by the classic novel. Swing the Wii Remote to launch blistering sword attacks on your foes, avoid fiendish traps and discover hidden collectables. Packed with frenetic fencing, heroic leaps and fun puzzles, this is one adventure no aspiring hero will want to miss.

HB Arcade Cards (Developer: HB Studios; Price: 500 Wii Points)

HB Arcade Cards is a great collection of fun and easy-to-play card games. The collection of games included in this title includes: Rummy, Hearts, Euchre, Canasta, Cribbage and the always-classic Solitaire. Each game comes with an interactive tutorial to show you the rules and basic game play. You'll need to be clever to outsmart your opponents, and you can even team up with a computer partner to play Euchre and Cribbage. You can play HB Arcade Cards using a Mii character from your Wii console, or play with one of our four new characters. HB Arcade Cards has lots of style and flare, and will keep you coming back for more. Remember, it's never the same game twice.

Nintendo DSiWare

Sudoku Student (Developer: Hudson Soft; Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

Sudoku Student brings you the first Nintendo DSiWare sudoku experience with all the features you'd expect. For "students" of sudoku who are just getting their feet wet, Sudoku Student comes with a full tutorial. Once you've completed the tutorial, jump into simple and easy-going sudoku puzzles. Designed for entry- to beginner-level players, you'll find just the right amount of challenge to keep you hooked.

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