Starting today with Super Star Wars on the Virtual Console, Nintendo and Lucas Arts have teamed up to bring a lot of Star Wars to your Wii.Â All month, classic SNES Star Wars titles will be showing up in the Wii Shop Channel, plus fun Star Wars content over on the Everybody Votes and Check Mii Out channels.Â Let’s all hope they ask the question: did Han shoot first?Â Or maybe we’ll see the N64 game Shadows Of The Empire show up!Â There’s even talk that more LucasArts games will be coming to the Virtual Console.
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Multiple LucasArts Super Nintendo Games Head to Virtual Console
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fans of Star WarsÂ® and classic Nintendo games will want to keep an eye on their Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel for the next month. Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts favorites for Virtual Consoleâ„¢, starting today with Super Star WarsÂ®. In the coming weeks, both Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackÂ® and Super Star Wars: Return of the JediÂ® will be added to the Virtual Console lineup. All three Super Star Wars games were originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment Systemâ„¢ and will be available at 800 Wii Pointsâ„¢ each.
The arrival of the first three games will be accompanied by additional Star Wars-themed content on other Wii channels throughout the week. The Check Mii Out Channel will invite people to submit their best Miiâ„¢ character renditions of classic Star Wars characters. On the Everybody Votes Channel, users can cast their votes to help settle old debates, such as the proper order to watch the six Star Wars films, and who fired first â€“ Han Solo or Greedo?
â€œOur expanded partnership with LucasArts brings the Star Wars and Nintendo universes together,â€ said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. â€œThese three Super Star Wars games represent fantastic additions to the growing Virtual Console library, and the exclusive Star Wars content on the other Wii Menu channels is sure to have people from different generations having fun and interacting with one another.â€
â€œVirtual Console on Wii is a great way to make these games available to our fans again, and itâ€™s an awesome opportunity to expose our classic console titles to an entirely new audience,â€ said Darrell Rodriguez, president of LucasArts.
Additional classic LucasArts games for Virtual Console will be announced in the future.