USA WiiWare Update: Bomberman Blast And Art Style: Orbient

Good news for North America this week as Bomberman Blast is finally up for grabs. The gameplay probably doesn’t need much an introduction, but if you are curious to know how the WiiWare version stacks up then you can check out our Bomberman Blast review from when it came out in Europe a few weeks ago.

A game which does require a bit of an introduction is Nintendo’s Art Style: Orbient. This is the first time this has come on to our radar so we have no idea how cool it will be. For the low asking price of 600 Wii points should we be suspicious? Stay tuned for our full review.

Both games will be available in the Wii Shop from 9am Pacific time today. For more details see the press release below:

Art Style: Orbient (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 600 Wii Points): Explore the universe like never before in Art Style: Orbient. Take control of gravity and anti-gravity and carefully maneuver your small star through 50 stages set in multiple galaxies. Collide with other stars to absorb them and make your own star expand in size, or capture the stars in your orbit and have them become your satellites. Space isn’t empty, though, and you’ll have to avoid bumping into obstacles or getting pulled into a black hole. If you feel like relaxing while still being challenged, this is the game for you. Its combination of simple controls, atmospheric sound and unique environment make for an experience unlike any other.

Bomberman Blast (Hudson Entertainment, 1-8 players, Rated E for Everyone - Mild Cartoon Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): A brand new addition to the Bomberman series is available on WiiWare. Up to eight players can battle online simultaneously via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Simple controls make this a great game for family and friends to enjoy anytime. You can trigger new items by shaking the Wii Remote controller, creating new levels of Bomberman excitement. You can even take the intensity up another notch by adding your own Mii caricatures to the mix. Battle results can be recorded on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking, so you can see how you stack up against others around the globe. This title will prove to be a blast for everyone--from those who’ve never touched a Bomberman game to the Bomberman masters.

On the Virtual Console the awesome Super Turrican 2 is up today also. It’s well worth a look if you liked the other games in the series.