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Wario Land: Shake It! Continues To Impress

Wario Those of us in North America must wait until the end of September to play Wario Land: Shake It! for the Nintendo Wii, but considering that Japan gets the game at the end of this month, Nintendo has gone ahead and opened the game's promotional website and offered up some new video clips of both the gameplay and the animated scenes that drive the story along.  Now, you could muddle through the interface and hope to stumble upon the videos, or you could just leave it to fans to plaster the clips on YouTube complete with translations for the Japanese subtitles.  So, what is Captain Syrup planning this time, and how does the Shay King (groan) figure into things?  And moreover, why is Wario sleeping in his car?

The animated story clip is intriguing (was that a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time musical snippet I heard when the damsel in distress was revealed?), but it's the gameplay clip that impresses most of all.  It looks like there's a lot of personality in this game, what with the smooth character animations and unmistakable Wario grumbling.  I'm eager to find out if the hype matches up with the final result.

(via NeoGAF forums)