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The Force is retro, Star Wars comes to Wii
A bevy of retro Star Wars content is coming to the Nintendo Wii, starting with a trio of old SNES titles based on the original trilogy, AKA "the good one."
Posted August 10, 2009
By ANDREW WEBSTER, EVERGEEK MEDIA
 
The Force is strong with the Wii, as Nintendo and LucasArts have announced plans to bring a whole lot of Star Wars to Nintendo's little white console.

Things kick off today with the release of the classic Super Nintendo game, Super Star Wars, available on the Wii's Virtual Console download service.

The next few weeks will see its sequels, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi hit the service as well. Each of the three games will run gamers 800 Wii Points, or $8.

"Virtual Console on Wii is a great way to make these games available to our fans again," said Darrell Rodriguez, President of LucasArts. "It's an awesome opportunity to expose our classic console titles to an entirely new audience," which is industry-speak for "make easy money out of old games."

To help hype/celebrate the new retro games launch, Stars Wars will also be popping up on the Check Mii Out channel, where players can compete to create their best renditions of popular Star Wars characters. The Everybody Votes Channel, meanwhile, will help fans confirm or deny revisionist history by voting on questions like "who shot first: Han or Greedo?"
 
 
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