USA WiiWare Update: Midnight Pool

This week’s WiiWare release took us by surprise – we knew that Midnight Pool was coming out eventually, but had no idea it would be this soon - very little has been seen or heard about this game. What we do know is that it’s based on Gameloft’s mobile phone version, which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your opinion of mobile phone games!

If you’re a fan of hitting shiny balls with long sticks then this game should hold considerable appeal to you, and at a mere 800 Wii points this may be worth a go even if you’re not.

Here’s the press release:

Take a trip across America to make your dreams come true in a pool tournament worth millions. Visit the most colorful bars and meet seven of the coolest players on the circuit, from country music star Travis to Alison the biologist and John the sheriff. Learn the tricks of the trade through tutorials along the way, while advanced players can take on challenges to show off their trick-shot abilities. Keep things interesting with three sets of rules.

Alison the biologist? Gameloft wins the award for most bizarre videogame character ever! As always, you might want to wait for our official review before touching this one!

Elsewhere, Mega Man finally makes his North American debut on the Virtual Console, and is accompanided by the rather excellent Neo Turf Masters.