WiiWare Launches With Six Titles

Wii DVD slots across North America glowed blue this morning heralding the official launch of six WiiWare titles.

The WiiWare rumors reported by GamePro over the weekend were confirmed this morning as Nintendo announced the immediate availability of six new downloadable titles.

The titles range form the comparatively pricey and DLC-heavy Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As King from Square Enix ($15, plus DLC), to the Internet flash game favorite Defend Your Castle from XGen Studios for 500 Wii Points ($5).

There were also a few critically acclaimed "sleeper hits" to be found in the six-game WiiWare mix this morning. Aside from the Final Fantasy title, Lost Winds from Frontier Development was well met by critics in early previews, and made the launch window with a $10 price tag. The innovative title has the player controlling the on screen character with wind, using the Wii remote pointer.

Rounding out the confirmed WiiWare launch list is Pop, from Nnooo ($7); V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack, from High Voltage Software ($7); and TV Show King, a trivia game from Gameloft for $10.

In a press release, Nintendo said the release process for WiiWare games will mimic that of the Wii Virtual Console games, and see games released on Mondays. Nintendo suspended its weekly Virtual Console release this week to focus its attention (and marketing) on WiiWare.

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