Gradius ReBirth blasts onto WiiWare next week

By Spencer . August 29, 2008 . 1:30pm


Konami hasn’t said much about Gradius ReBirth, but it’s one of next week’s three WiiWare titles in Japan. Midnight Bowling (aka Hamaru Bowling) and Strongest Silver Star Reversi are the other two sold for 1,000 Wii Points ($10) and 500 Wii Points ($5) respectively. The sparse description makes it sound like Gradius ReBirth is, in fact, Gradius with a fresh coat of paint and some mysterious Nintendo Wi-Fi connective feature. I presume this will be used for online leader boards. Gradius ReBirth supports four control schemes: a lone remote, a remote/nunchuck combo, the classic controller, and a Gamecube pad. While we’re digging around for more information before Gradius ReBirth debuts on September 2nd check out some of more screenshots.










Images courtesy of Konami.

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  • North America better get this.

  • EvilAkito

    Call me a wuss, but I hope that they’ve balanced the difficulty a bit to make things easier. I can sometimes manage to get through the NES version, but the arcade version rapes me, and it’s looking like this version has a lot in common with the arcade version. Hopefully the game is programmed from scratch and not just emulated.

    Personally, I’d like the ability to continue. It would also be nice if they made the collision box a bit smaller and gave you the ability to respawn an grab your options again, like in Gradius V.

  • Carmen

    The photographs remind me an awful lot of Gaiden

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