USA WiiWare Update: Potpourrii and Strong Bad Episode 2

Two new WiiWare games are up in the Wii shop later today. A cheeky little puzzler by the name of Potpourrii and the second in the Strong Bad episodic series, Strong Badia The Free.

Everyone will pretty much have a good idea of what to expect with the new Strong Bad game, generally you will only be buying this if you enjoyed the first game Homestar Ruiner. If you liked the first one then this is a safe bet. Watch out for our review which will be revealed at 9am Pacific time (5pm GMT) today.

What about the mysterious Potpourii though? If in doubt about buying before our review goes up in the next few days, you might find our exclusive interview with Abstraction Games quite useful to get a flavour of what this puzzler is all about.

Here’s the press release:

Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free (Telltale Games, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older - Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Use of Alcohol, 1,000 Wii Points): Strong Badia the Free is the second of five monthly episodes starring Strong Bad - the self-proclaimed “coolest person ever” - and the rest of the cast from the popular Homestar Runner Web cartoons. When Strong Bad fails to obey the King of Town’s totally unfair e-mail tax, he’s placed under house arrest. Once freed from his wrongful imprisonment, Strong Bad goes on a mission to unite the local warring factions under the Strong Badian flag. Is Free Country USA ready for such an awesome ruler? Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free also has the Videlectrix arcade classic “Math Kickers Featuring the Algebros,” plus all-new achievements, collectibles, costumes and Teen Girl Squad comics. You can even use Strong Bad’s Lappy to send e-mails and pictures to your Wii Friends. So what are you waiting for? Fire up Strong Badia the Free and get ready to kick some doughy King of Town butt.

Potpourrii (Abstraction Games, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): In the puzzle game Potpourrii, everything revolves around the seasons. For centuries, the seasons have followed a set pattern. But then things start to go awry in the forest. Suddenly it's snowing while the sun shines and flowers bloom while leaves are falling. Then a strange purple goo appears. The leprechauns are stunned. Even worse, the magic oak of life loses its power. It all turns out to be the fault of an evil wizard. You must help the leprechauns defeat him and restore natural order. To do this, you need to collect seasonal spirits. Pick them up with the spirit cannon, shoot them at the center of the screen, group them and make them disappear. But watch out - they get faster and faster. In short: Potpourrii is a puzzle game that keeps you hooked with its colorful visuals, beautiful effects and easy-to-use controls using the Wii Remote controller. Play alone or with a second player, and even use your Mii character.

In the crazy world of the Virtual Console the sublime Mega Man 2 is up for grabs. There are no prizes for guessing what game might be released on WiiWare next week!!