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Nintendo Wii VC Monday: Going Commando Edition
One classic game now available for download.
By Andrew Joy 02/09/2009 09:09:24 PST

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Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS

When Capcom released Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last year, it had been nearly two decades since MERCS, the last entry in the series and standalone sequel to the 80’s classic Commando.  While there is, unfortunately, no WiiWare version of Commando 3 yet, run-and-gun fans can now enjoy the second game in the franchise as it was the lone Virtual Console title included in today’s Wii Shop Channel update.  A port of the SEGA Genesis version, MERCS features two modes: one where you play as a single, multi-faceted soldier, and another that lets you play through a variety of combatants, each with their own special weapon.  As part of the counter-terrorism team Wolf Force, you’ll head to the fictional African country of Zutula to rescue your kidnapped president.  Wolf of the Battlefield: MERCS can be downloaded for 800 Wii Points.  The official description can be found below:

Wolf of the Battlefield™: MERCS (SEGA GENESIS, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Mild Violence, 800 Wii Points): Following a rash of terrorism outbreaks and increasing opposition from guerilla fighters, the U.S. government has decided to hire a group of professional mercenaries to undergo secret missions, battling through enemy lines to go where no ordinary soldier would dare to go. Based on the popular arcade game, the SEGA GENESIS version of MERCS lets you play as a MERC and also adds an original mode, allowing players to choose from five different characters. Take no prisoners as you shoot, drive jeeps and tanks, and clash against huge bosses to accomplish your mission.

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