WiiWare updated with Pokémon, bubbles and Final Fantasy add-ons

The good folks down at Nintendo have updated WiiWare with three treats this week - whether any of them take your fancy or not is up to you.

Firstly, My Pokémon Ranch sees Pokémon and Miis interacting with each other for the first time. Doesn't sound like there is actually too much to do in the game, apart from look around the ranch and the Pokémon you have in it and take pictures. Although, Nintendo promise - "the more Pokémon and Miis that you bring to your Ranch, the more fun it becomes!" I think we'll be the judge of that.

If you have Nintendo DS Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version Game Cards you can link them up with the game and deposit the Pokémon you've caught to your Ranch. In fact, you can deposit a maximum of 1,000 Pokémon from up to eight different Game Cards. If you're the Pokémon type, all the fun on the farm can be yours for 1,000 Wii Points.

Next up is Pop and it's all about, well, popping bubbles. Each bubble is worth both points and time so the tip is to fill up your timer first then focus on scoring high. Popping bubbles of the same colour helps you score high, so keep that in mind bubble poppers.

There are badges for completing certain objectives, online high-score tables and WiiConnect24 messages so you can keep up with your friends' progress and boast about your own. Fancy that? Get your hands on it for 700 Wii Points.

Finally available this week is some new add-on content for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King via Nintendo Wi-Fi.

Simply select "Purchase Add-on Content" from either the main game menu or the in-game castle menu, and choose from the following:

Infinity Spire (300 Wii Points) adds Infinity Spire dungeons to the game; Library (200 Wii Points) adds a dungeon containing many large elementite to help develop your kingdom; Castle Renovation (100 Wii Points) adds a jukebox and the ability to change adventurers' names to the castle; New Royal Outfit 2 (100 Wii Points) adds a new costume for the king; and finally New Chancellor Outfit 2 (100 Wii Points) adds a new costume for Chime.

All are available on WiiWare now.