Konami announces Gradius ReBirth now available on WiiWare
Take Aim for the Top Online Leaderboards Score in this Instant Classic Arcade-Style Shooter
El Segundo, Calif. – March 16, 2009 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today that Gradius ReBirth™, the latest entry into the Gradius game franchise, is now available for download on WiiWare™. Making its original debut in arcades in 1985, the Gradius franchise is reborn in this latest addition to the arcade classic franchise. Gradius ReBirth enables players to blast their way through many levels full of alien space ships and other space creatures in this action packed side scrolling shooter.
Gradius ReBirth features a robust arsenal of upgradable space-aged weaponry that will aid players in their challenging missions to defeat the alien hordes. Watch out for the epic boss battles as they will test your shooting skills in classic, retro arcade style. Players will be able to post their high scores to worldwide leaderboards and see where they rank against all the other Gradius ReBirth players.
Rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB, Gradius ReBirth is now available for download on WiiWare at an MSRP of 1000 Wii Points™. Wii Points can be purchased through the Wii Shop Channel. Users will need a high-speed Internet connection to access the Wii Shop Channel. For assets and never-before-seen gameplay footage, please visit: http://www.konami.com/downloads/.
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