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NintendoWare Weekly: Fluidity, Commando, SonSon


Finally, this WiiWare game has arrived -- one we've been reading about for months, that will allow us to experience a common natural phenomenon in a new way. We're talking, of course, about Fireplacing (formerly My Fireplace). Oh, also, Fluidity is out. If you download them together, will they cancel each other out?

Meanwhile, on Virtual Console, Capcom surprises us with a pair of games that weren't supposed to be out until next year!

Gallery: Fluidity (12/6/10) | 10 Photos

Gallery: Fireplacing (WiiWare) | 7 Photos


  • Fluidity (Nintendo, 1 player, 1,200 Wii Points): As a sentient pool of water, save the encyclopedia Aquaticus from the evil ink that has spilled into it. Or, if you'd prefer, tilt the controller to move some water to solve puzzles.
  • Demo: Fluidity (Nintendo, 1 player, free): Like Fluidity, but shorter, and free.
  • Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenas (Zallag, 1-4 players, 600 Wii Points): Take part in paintball challenges, a hot-potato like game and other "crazy" events -- while driving a car.
  • Fireplacing (Korner Entertainment, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): "There are fireplaces for every occasion," according to Nintendo's press release.
Virtual Console
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando (Arcade, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): Super Joe destroys the enemy army in this top-down shooter.
  • SonSon (Arcade, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): An odd side-scroller in which you jump between different levels of platforms to shoot and avoid enemies. It's based on the Monkey King stories -- just like Enslaved!
  • Dairojo! Samurai Defenders (Abylight, 1-2 players, 800 DSi Points): A tower defense game set in feudal Japan.
  • Space Ace (Digital Leisure, 1 player, 800 DSi Points): It's the same kind of limited FMV gameplay you love (or don't) from Dragon's Lair, but ... in space!
  • Rytmik Rock Edition (Cinemax, 1 player, 200 DSi Points): A version of the DSiWare music composition software containing "rock" samples.

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