Just one more day to wait

We've just received word from Frontier that their follow-up to the critically-acclaimed LostWinds, subtitled Winter of the Melodias, will become the 100th game to launch on the WiiWare service when it hits on October 9th.

Here's the official press release letting you know all about the upcoming windy goodness.

David Braben, Frontier’s Chairman and Founder, said: “We launched the original LostWinds game on WiiWare with much anticipation, as it was such an exciting and new way to access games. We are now thrilled to be able to mark the 100th game launch on WiiWare with LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias.”

The eagerly awaited follow-up to last year’s best selling, award-winning WiiWare launch title once again puts the power of the wind in the palm of your hand, as you experience Toku and Enril’s new adventure to save Toku’s mother, lift an ancient curse and thwart the evil Balasar. The elemental powers of Enril the Wind Spirit are used to protect and guide the young boy Toku - power his jumps and glides, suspend and smash new enemies, and explore all-new expanses of the stunningly presented, magical land of Mistralis.

Players can instantly transform Mistralis between Summer and Winter, harnessing the brilliance of nature: frozen Winter ponds and waterfalls become deep, teeming Summer pools and chambers in which to dive and unlock secrets, enemies can be frozen or doused, and the very air itself used to form snowballs or moisture-laden clouds.

Other amazing new abilities include the cyclone, which can be used to transport Toku, smash powerful enemies and even drill through the rock of Mistralis’ diverse, richly interactive Chilling Peaks and Melodia City areas.

With production values to match the very best Wii disc titles, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias will be available to download directly to the living rooms of millions of families in Europe exclusively via Nintendo’s WiiWare service.

Jolly good news, we say - the first title was most enjoyable, and the follow-up sounds even better. We'll have a full review of LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias shortly after its launch on October 9th.

If in doubt about buying this, why not read Darren's interview with Frontier's David Braben? The great man - David Braben, not Dazza! - had lots to say which might convince you to take the plunge.