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  1. This week's Nintendo Download brings with it a number of pretty interesting new things. First up, there's a Splatoon demo out on the eShop. You'll be able to jump online and participate in 4 on 4 turf battles, but you can only do so during May 8-9 during specific times indicated below. ● Friday, May 8, 8-9 p.m. PT ● Saturday, May 9, 4-5 a.m. PT ● Saturday, May 9, Noon-1 p.m. PT Next up is High Strangeness, a new indie RPG title that blends 8-bit and 16-bit worlds together as you traverse two different worlds in order to solve a mystery. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is also out on the 3DS eShop now; you can check out Jonathan's review for the game here. Spoiler alert: he liked it a lot. Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is available for pre-purchase (and thus pre-loading) and also has a nifty demo; check it out if you're interested. Mega Man & Bass is the first "Mega May" game from Capcom to appear this month. It was one of the last games in the original Mega Man line before 9 and 10 came out some years back. Metal Marines is a Bandai Namco SNES Virtual Console real-time strategy game in which you lead the Metal Marines on raids against Zorgeuf and his empire. Discounts SteamWorld Dig on Wii U and 3DS is 55% off (reduced to $4.49 each) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21. Check out our review for the Wii U version here. Angry Birds: Star Wars on Wii U and 3DS is 50% off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11. Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director's Cut are 50% off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21. Additionally, if you already own one of the two, you'll get another 20% off on the other. Puddle is 75% off (reduced from $7.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14. Also new Trine Enchanted Edition Demo (Wii U) Zen Pinball New DLC (Wii U) Bloo Kid 2 (3DS) Johnny Dynamite (3DS) The Legend of Dark Witch Demo (3DS)
  2. Big news for Donkey Kong Country fans as Nintendo revealed that that series would be coming to the Wii U eShop in Europe this week starting with Donkey Kong Country and then following with Donkey Kong Country 2 the week after and the third game a week after that. Also coming to the 3DS eShop is the Donkey Kong Land trilogy, which will follow a similar order of release. While Donkey Kong Land 2 and 3 are largely based off of the latter two Country games, Donkey Kong Land is wholly original, though inspired by some environments in Donkey Kong Country. As a promo, Nintendo of Europe is offering 33% off Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U to anyone who purchases at least one of the Donkey Kong Country games. Similarly, fans will also get 33% off Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D if they purchase one of the Donkey Kong Land games as well. Fans may remember that the Donkey Kong Country games were infamously pulled from the Wii Shop Channel in 2012 with almost no prior notice or explanation. To this date, there is still no official explanation for what happened, though speculation rests on legal issues and red tape between Nintendo and Microsoft, which currently owns Donkey Kong Country developer Rare and may have certain rights to the series. While both trilogies are only confirmed for release on Wii U and 3DS eShop in Europe at this time, it's likely that we will eventually hear about the announcement for North America as well, sooner versus later. Source: IGN Would you be interested in playing any of the Donkey Kong Country or Donkey Kong Land games again?
  3. Jason Clement

    Super Smashing Sale - Week 2's Selection

    Last week, the Super Smashing Sale kicked off with sales on eShop games based on select characters from the series. Week one consisted mostly of the Mario series along with Yoshi and Little Mac, but this week things expand to the realm of Zelda, F-Zero, Fire Emblem, Mega Man, Kid Icarus, and Sonic. Here are the deals you can expect to see on games based on each highlighted Smash character in Week 2: Link, Sheik, Toon Link, Zelda The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - $29.99 $39.99 (3DS) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - $4.99 $7.99 (Wii U) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages - $3.99 $5.99 (3DS) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - $3.99 $5.99 (3DS) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - $4.99 $7.99 (Wii U) Captain Falcon F-Zero - $5.99 7.99 (Wii U) Lucina, Marth, Ike, Robin Fire Emblem: Awakening - $29.99 $39.99 (3DS) Mega Man Mega Man - $3.49 $4.99 (3DS) Mega Man 2 - $3.49 $4.99 (3DS) Mega Man X - $4.99 $7.99 (Wii U) Mega Man X2 - $4.99 $7.99 (Wii U) Pit, Palutena Kid Icarus: Uprising - $24.99 $34.99 (3DS) Kid Icarus - $3.49 $4.99 (Wii U) Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog - $3.49 $4.99 (3DS) Source: Nintendo Are you looking to buy any of these games this week?
  4. In honor of of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo is having a sale where you can get select games starring the different Smash characters up to 33% off. The sale will last until Oct. 2, with each week focused on a new set of fighters and thus games that are based on them. This week will start off with Mario, Bowser, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, Little Mac, and Rosalina. Here are the games corresponding to each- Mario, Bowser, Peach, Luigi Super Mario Bros. 2 - $3.49 $4.99 (on both Wii U and 3DS) Super Mario Bros. 3 - $3.49 $4.99 (on both Wii U and 3DS) New Super Mario Bros. U - $39.99 $59.99 Super Mario 3D Land - $19.99 $29.99 Yoshi Yoshi's New Island - $29.99 $39.99 Little Mac Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream - $3.49 $4.99 Rosalina Super Mario 3D World - $39.99 $59.99 Remember, this is for eShop only; it doesn't translate over to retail. Next week is slated to focus on the characters from The Legend of Zelda, Fire Emblem, Kid Icarus, F-Zero, Mega Man, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Source: Nintendo Will you be buying any of the games from the Smashing Sale this week?
  5. This week's eShop update brings two more GBA Virtual Console games to the fore - Golden Sun ($7.99) and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity ($6.99). Golden Sun was one of the most lauded original RPGs to hit the GBA, focusing on four youths who are adepts (people who are able to use psynergy; the game's version of magic) who stumble upon a plot that could ultimately lead to the world's destruction. F-Zero: Maximum Velocity was one of the GBA's launch games but was a pretty decent title nonetheless. It combined the polygonal vehicle models of the N64's F-Zero X with the Mode-7 technology of the original F-Zero for SNES, though the tracks here are all-new. Also, Super Mario Bros. 3 makes its long-awaited debut on both Wii U and 3DS eShop as well! Other additions to the eShop including the following: Wii U eShop LEGO The Hobbit (available 4/22) Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure My First Songs 3DS eShop Bit Boy!! ARCADE Smash Cat Heroes Sales Classic Games Overload - 50% off until 9am PT on May 1 Price Reductions (starting April 21) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - $39.99 (down from $59.99) ZombiU - $29.99 (down from $59.99) Will you be buying anything on the eShop this week?
  6. Jason Clement

    Two New GBA Games Arrive on Wii U eShop Today

    Last week was the long awaited launch of GBA virtual console games appearing on the Wii U eShop, and this week continues with the release of two more GBA titles: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$. Both titles were actually released on 3DS as 3DS Ambassador rewards back in 2011, so it looks as if Nintendo is releasing those games first before moving on to others. With these two new titles, that brings the current count of GBA VC titles on Wii U to 5, along with the likes of Metroid Fusion, Advance Wars, and Mario & Luigi: SuperStar Saga, which arrived last week. Nintendo has also announced that Super Mario Bros. 3 will be arriving on both Wii U and 3DS eShops next week. As for other eShop releases, see the list below. 3DS eShop LEGO The Hobbit Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (releases April 15) Mach Rider (NES VC) Atlantic Quest Governor of Poker Boxzle Wii U eShop My Exotic Farm Sales Ducktales Remastered - 50% off until April 17 Will you be buying anything on the 3DS or Wii U eShop this week?
  7. Jason Clement

    Review: BLOK DROP U

    Developer: RCMADIAX Publisher: RCMADIAX Platforms: Wii U Release Date: March 6, 2014 Rating: E for Everyone BLOK DROP U is a unique Wii U title for two reasons: 1) It's the very first HTML5-based game to arrive on the platform, and 2) unlike many other games on the Wii U eShop, it's played primarily with the Gamepad screen in mind (though you can view it on the TV as well), utilizing the touchscreen solely to control the gameplay. Simple both in its aesthetic and execution, this physics-based puzzle game by Michael Aschenbrenner (the one man team behind developer RCMADIAX) is almost exactly the opposite of what Jenga is; instead of building up a tower of blocks and hoping one piece doesn't cause it to fall apart, you're tasked with deconstructing a structure made of gray blocks, with the ultimate goal being to safely secure the one red block at the top on flat ground. Of course, this is easier said than done. For starters, the red block is always placed over a pit in the middle of the screen, with only the block(s) it's sitting on (and any below it) preventing it from tumbling into the abyss below. Thus, you're required to manipulate the flow and direction of how the blocks fall by carefully selecting which blocks to remove and when you remove them (by tapping them on the Gamepad screen). Things get even more difficult when moving saws are thrown into the mix, which not only reduce the amount of safe flat ground the red box can land on but also destroy other boxes that might otherwise redirect the red box so that it lands on safer ground. Finally, blue bounce blocks, which act like trampolines, add a chaotic variable into play. If you thought avoiding saws would be tough, these bouncy blocks can often cause your projected block falling trajectory to become a wild, random ride, and it's actually a lot of fun to see how many ways you can use them to guide the red block to safety. But while there is a certain skill and finesse that you'll come to achieve throughout the course of the levels, it often comes down to trial and error in trying to figure out different ways of manipulating the way blocks fall in order to achieve your goal in each level. Though it's remarkably entertaining and addictive while it lasts, BLOK DROP U's biggest downside is that it's extremely short. It only took me about an hour to breeze through all 30 levels, most of which can be solved in seconds if you have a knack for precision and physics, and there isn't much replay value either (no scores or times to beat and so forth). Fortunately, Aschenbrenner has stated that he does have plans to release an additional 20 free levels in Q2 2014 and 30 more in Q4 2014, bringing the total number to 80 levels overall. Still, it's only $2, so if you're a big puzzle fan and are looking for a fun, yet short diversion and would like to support an indie developer who is dedicated to bringing exclusive games to Wii U, you may want to give it a shot. Pros + Simple, addictive puzzle gameplay + Some challenging levels near the end Cons - Music becomes repetitive rather quickly - Extremely short, can be finished in an hour or under Overall Score: 6.5 out of 10 Decent Blok Drop U has a great premise and mechanic, but it ends before it really starts to get going. Still, it's worth checking out if you're a fan of physics-based puzzle games and are wanting something new to play. A downloadable code was provided by the publisher for this review.
  8. We already know a few games that are coming to 3DS and Wii U early on this year, but things are looking a little dry for the latter with only Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 being the only first-party titles confirmed as coming out before June. Fortunately, Nintendo is looking to fill in some of the gaps with a number of indie titles coming soon to the eShop. For Wii U, some of the biggest indie releases include Fuzzy Wuzzy Games' timed exclusive Armillo (about a rolling armadillo creature), Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails, Wooden Sen'Sey, QUBE Director's Cut, Teslagrad, and more. A number of high profile indie titles are headed to 3DS as well, including Retro City Rampage: DX, Siesta Fiesta, Moon Chronicles, Treasurenauts, and WayForward's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. Two games are also coming to both platforms - 1001 Spikes and Shovel Knight. Check out the full list below! Coming to Wii U eShop Wooden Sen'Sey - February Ittle Dew - Feb/March (check out our review of the PC version) Ballpoint Universe - March 18 Armillo - March 24 Shovel Knight - March 31 Nihilumbra - March Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails - March Squids Odyssey - March 1001 Spikes - Q1 Monkey Pirates - Q1 Teslagrad - March/April QUBE Director's Cut - April Assault Android Cactus - Q2 Coming to 3DS eShop Retro City Rampage: DX - February 6 Shovel Knight - March 31 Siesta Fiesta - March Moon Chronicles - March Treasurenauts - May Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Q1 1001 Spikes - Q1 This isn't all of the games coming either; Nintendo mentions that this just a "taste" of what's coming and adds that more games are added every week and that titles and launch timing are subject to change. Source: Press Release Are you looking forward to any of these titles at all?
  9. Jason Clement

    A Legend Releases on the Wii U eShop Today

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has long been considered the best Zelda title by many, and today it's finally being made available for download on the Wii U eShop. As a reminder, the Wii U version provides off-screen play functionality on the Gamepad, letting you play away from the TV (or when it's in use by someone else). Also available is the classic arcade game Mario Bros. on the 3DS eShop, which is also the very first game to feature both Mario and Luigi together. Other 3DS eShop releases include Teyon's Castle Clout 3D as well as Arc Style: Solitaire and Touch Battle Tank 2 3D. Additionally, a special Super Indie Sale is going on right now where if you buy one featured title, you can get the rest for 60% off their normal price. The five participating titles are: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Toki Tori 2+ Bit.Trip Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  10. This week's eShop update might be the most significant for a while. It's not every day that you have new Mario and Zelda games releasing at the same time, but that's exactly what makes Friday, November 22nd so special. Both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will go live on the Wii U and 3DS eShops respectively at 12 'o clock sharp tonight, so get your wallets ready. Also, Mario Party: Island Tour is releasing for the 3DS as well; if you enjoy the Mario Party series and have friends with 3DS's and love local multiplayer, it might be worth checking out. Toki Tori 2 developer Two Tribes' EDGE is also out on the Wii U eShop. It's an isometric 3D puzzler with an old-school retro vibe to it, and only $1.99 to boot. Have you been enjoying Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies lately? Then you may want to check out the DLC case that was released today - Turnabout Reclaimed. The wacky case has you defending a killer whale and serves as a preface to Dual Destinies itself. Another noteworthy title you may want to look into is Ynnis Interactive's The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths. It's an action adventure puzzle game based on the anime of the same name, and the art style is pretty nifty. And this week's sales focus on Mega Man game, with Mega Man 1-4 being 30% off on both the 3DS and Wii U eShops. Check out the full list of games below- Wii U eShop Super Mario 3D World (available 11/22 at midnight) - $59.99 EDGE - $1.99 The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths - $14.99 Brawl Brothers (VC) - $7.99 Coaster Crazy Deluxe - $9.99 3DS eShop The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (available 11/22 at midnight) - $39.99 Mario Party: Island Tour (available 11/22 at midnight) - $39.99 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Duel Destinies DLC: Turnabout Reclaimed City Connection (VC) - $4.99 Christmas Wonderland 3 - $7.99 Ohno Odyssey - $5.99 Jewel Match 3 - $6.99 DSiware Hands On! Tangrams Sales Mega Man 1 (3DS and Wii U eShops) - $3.49 $5.00 Mega Man 2 (3DS and Wii U eShops) - $3.49 $5.00 Mega Man 3 (3DS and Wii U eShops) - $3.49 $5.00 Mega Man 4 (3DS and Wii U eShops) - $3.49 $5.00 Are you buying anything on the eShop this week?
  11. Today's Nintendo Download update brings with it quite a few games, from some bigger releases to more niche ones and even a few classic games to boot. First off, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 is probably the biggest release of the week. If you've played the previous Mario and Sonic Olympic games, you mostly know what to expect here, though this is the series' first foray onto the Wii U. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW makes its way to the Wii U and 3DS eShops on Tuesday of next week. Multiplayer dungeon-crawling gameplay abounds in that one, and you can expect plenty of references and characters from the show as well. On the classic gaming side, River City Ransom makes its way to 3DS in all its classic brawling glory while Uncharted Waters: New Horizons sets sail on the Wii U. Also of note is the release of XSEED's all-girl brawler Senran Kagura Burst on the 3DS eShop, and a limited time sale on select Zelda titles in order to prepare players for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds next week. Check out the full list of games below- Wii U eShop Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (available 11/15) Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW (available 11/19) Zumba Fitness World Party (available11/19) Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (VC) Barbie Dreamhouse Party (available 11/19) Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Sonic Lost World Demo Version 3DS eShop Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW (available 11/19) Senran Kagura Burst River City Ransom (VC) Sonic Lost World Demo Version Barbie Dreamhouse Party (available 11/19) Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Frozen Olaf's Quest Girl's Fashion Shoot Secret Mysteries in New York World Conqueror 3D Word Wizard 3D Wiiware Deer Drive Legends Sales The Legend of Zelda (3DS VC) - $3.49 $4.99 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (3DS VC)- $3.99 $5.99 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (3DS VC) - $3.49 $4.99 The Legend of Zelda (Wii U VC) - $3.49 $4.99 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U VC) - $3.49 $4.99 Are you buying anything on the eShop this week?
  12. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 10/3/13

    Very slim pickings when it comes to new original content on the eShop this week. Probably the biggest game making its debut today is PICROSS e3, and no, it's not related to the annual video game trade show. The game's biggest new feature is a mode called Mega Picross, which has Mega Numbers that span two rows. Aside from that, you're getting another solid Picross game with 150 all new puzzles. There's also a multiplayer racing game on the Wii U eshop called TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition, which combines "fast and exciting racing action with new features." Aside from that, there's a few sales, including one where if you buy Final Fight 1, 2, or 3 on the Virtual Console, you'll get 50% off another fighting game, like Street Fighter II 'Turbo: Hyper Fighting and others. Check out the full list of new content below: Wii U eShop Just Dance 2014 (available Oct. 8) TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition - $7.99 3DS eShop PICROSS e3 - $5.99 Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure Family Bowling 3D - $4.99 Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 - $7.99 Happy Circus Witch & Hero (demo) DSiware Jewel Quest 5 - The Sleepless Star - $7.99 Sales Final Fight Promo - Buy either Final Fight 1, 2, or 3, and get 50% off another virtual console fighting game (Wii U eShop) Little Inferno - 50% off until Oct. 9 - $4.99
  13. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 9/12/13

    This week's eShop offerings are a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, you've got The Wonderful 101 arriving on Sunday, and a few decent Virtual Console games in the way of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Tecmo Bowl. There's also a demo for Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl hitting the 3DS eShop on Sept. 16 if you're craving some first-person RPG action, and don't forget - you can carry your demo progress over to the real game when it launches. Also, Toki Tori 2 is receiving the extra content Steam users got with the release of Toki Tori 2+, meaning that current owners of the Wii U version of the game will get that content for free, while new buyers of the game will automatically get it with their download. In this new version, you find an expanded soundtrack, additional puzzles, landmarks, and more; not bad at all! However, there is virtually nothing of note when it comes to new games this week. There are a few sales on some decent 3DS games like Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo and Bike Rider DX, but other than that, you'll have to wait till next week to see what the eShop brings. Check out the full list of games below. Wii U eShop The Wonderful 101 (arriving on Sept. 15) - $59.99 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (VC) - $4.99 Toki Tori 2+ (free update to current owners) - $8.99 3DS eShop Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenum Girl Demo (available Sept. 16) Tecmo Bowl (VC) - $4.99 DSiware Letter Challenge - $2.99 Tales to Enjoy! Little Red Riding Hood - $1.99 Tales to Enjoy! Puss in Boots - $1.99 Sales Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo - $3.99 $7.99 (starting Sept. 13 until Oct. 2) Bike Rider DX - $2.99 $5.99 (until Oct. 10)
  14. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 9/5/13

    Today is an interesting day for the eShop. Nothing is quite new, per se, but there are a number of older games making their way onto the shop for the first time. The biggest indie game making an appearance today is Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream, which originally debuted on PC just about a year ago and had progressive releases on console platforms since then. Check it out if you're hankering for a great new platformer on the Wii U. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings some old-school beat 'em up action to the screen in HD while Sonic Generations makes its way to the 3DS eShop for the first time. And last but not least, Capcom is releasing the cult classic SNES RPG Breath of Fire II on the Wii U eShop. Check out the full list of game releases below. Wii U Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - $14.99 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara - $14.99 Breath of Fire II (VC) - $7.99 Spot the Differences: Party! - $5.00 3DS Sonic Generations - $29.99 Summer Carnival '92 RECCA (VC) - $4.99 Boulder Dash - XL 3D - $4.99 Darts Up 3D - $2.99 DSiware Jewel Adventures Are you buying any new eShop games today?
  15. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 8/29/13

    Today's eShop update is one of the smallest updates in a while, but fortunately the fact that the games that are releasing are pretty good games just about makes up for it. The biggest title releasing is Rayman Legends, the highly anticipated sequel to Rayman Origins that was originally supposed to launch earlier this year in February but was famously delayed due to initial poor sales projection and so that they could do a multiplatform release at the same time. Fortunately, early reviews make it sound as if the game is entirely worth the wait; it'll be available for download from the Wii U eShop next Tuesday (Sept. 3). Next up is Pokemon Rumble U, which, if you're familiar with the Rumble franchise, incorporates the use of toy pokemon as you battle your way through and collect stronger toy pokemon throughout the game. This is also the first Wii U game to have NFC functionality, which will be used with a few specially sold Pokemon Rumble figures you can buy in-stores. Finally, the NES classic The Legend of Zelda makes its way to the Wii U eShop, and Wario Land 3 makes its way to the 3DS eShop. No introduction is necessary for the former, and the latter is widely considered to be the best game in the Wario Land series by many fans. It's a good day to be a Virtual Console fan! Finally, there's a great sale going on for Aksys' and Gaijin Game's Bit.Trip Saga, which will go on sale for just $4.99 on Sept. 1 until 9 AM PT on Sept. 11. Needless to say, if you haven't played it already, this is a fantastic value as it collects 6 games in one, and each have pretty extensive replay value. Unless you're totally against buying eShop games altogether, this one comes highly recommended, especially at that low price. The summary of games released is below: Wii U eShop Pokemon Rumble U - $18 The Legend of Zelda (VC) - $4.99 Rayman Legends (releases on 9/3) - $59.99 3DS eShop Wario Land 3 (VC) - $4.99 Sales Bit.Trip Saga (3DS eShop) - $14.99 - $4.99 (from 9/1-9/11) Are you buying any of these new eShop games?
  16. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 8/1/13

    This week's eShop update is marginally better than the last, with some big titles finally landing. The most notable is Cloudberry Kingdom, with a unique premise in which every level is completely randomized and the difficulty can match any need (casual or hardcore). Pikmin 3 is also another big heavy-hitter arriving soon, though it doesn't land on the eShop until Sunday (8/4). The game has been receiving rave reviews from other outlets so far, so keep an eye out for our official review in the near future. Hulu Plus is also finally out, for those who like streaming TV shows. If you don't have an account, you can visit www.huluplus.com/WiiU2months. Kirby's Dream Land 2 also hits the 3DS eShop this week, and Harvest Moon (SNES) makes its way to the Wii U eShop for some farming fun. For anyone who hasn't experienced the latter series in any way, the original SNES version of Harvest Moon is probably the cheapest entry at the moment and a great introduction to the series. Check out the full list of new games below: Wii U eShop Pikmin 3 (available 8/4) - $59.99 Cloudberry Kingdom - $9.99 Disney's Planes (available 8/6) - $49.99 Harvest Moon (SNES VC) - $7.99 Hulu Plus app 3DS eShop Kirby's Dream Land 2 (GB VC) - $3.99 Disney's Planes (available 8/6) - $39.99 Bike Rider DX - $5.99 My Farm 3D - $7.99 Family Kart 3D - $4.99 DSiware No new releases
  17. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 7/25/13

    Today's Nintendo Download update is pretty slim pickings. First off, the only VC game releasing on Wii U this week is Kid Icarus. Over on 3DS, there's a quirky little arcade shooter called Chain Blaster in which you control a tiny anti-virus ship attempted to eradicate a computer virus that's taken over the world's super computer and prepared all nuclear weapons for launch. In addition, there's Jupiter's Picross e2, which is releasing just a month or so after Picross e landed on the eShop. Hopefully next week will bring a bigger update, especially for Wii U since it was on a role for a few weeks with two or more Virtual Console games every time. Check out the full list of games below- Wii U eShop Kid Icarus (VC) - $4.99 3DS eShop Chain Blaster - $6.99 Picross e2 - $5.99 Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D - $29.95 DSiware Cute Witch! Runner - 200 pts ($1.99)
  18. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 7/18/13

    Another Thursday, another Nintendo Download update; however, this week's update isn't just any old update. You might have heard that a little game called Earthbound was released on the Wii U eShop today. Fans have been waiting for the cult RPG to hit the VC ever since the service was announced with the Wii, but the game famously never appeared on it until now. In addition, the WayForward's GBC platformer classic Shantae finally makes its way to the 3DS eShop along with the next installment in Level-5's Guild 02 series, Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. Check out the full list of games below- Wii U eShop Earthbound (SNES VC) The Smurfs 2 (available 7/23) 3DS eShop Shantae Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale Robot Rescue 3D Undead Bowling (Full game and Demo) The "DENPA" Men 2: Beyond the Waves Demo DSiware No new titles Sales Puddle (Wii U eShop) - $4.49 until 9am PT on Aug 1
  19. Good news for those anticipating WayForward and Capcom's upcoming remake of retro classic Ducktales in HD; the game finally has a release date, and it's coming soon! Ducktales: Remastered is scheduled for release on August 13 as a digital download on PSN, Wii U eShop, and PC, with the XBLA version launching on September 11. Also, Capcom has announced plans to release a boxed PS3 version on August 20 (complete with a download code and an exclusive Disney collector's pin), which will retail for $19.99. And to help celebrate the news of Ducktales: Remastered, Capcom also released the first part of the game's "Duckumentary" that details the creative process of developing the game (with new episodes to come every other week until the game's launch). You can check out the video below. Are you excited for Ducktales: Remastered's release? If so, which version will you buy?
  20. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download - Featured Games (7/4/13)

    Despite the pomp and circumstance of July 4, it's a bit more of a quiet day on the eShop since the only notable releases are the SNES flight simulator Pilotwings and a few more Game Gear titles like Sonic Drift 2 and the Castlevania-inspired Vampire Master of Darkness. Fortunately, there are a few notable sales this week. If you missed out the first time around, Wayforward is dropping the price on Mighty Switch Force and its Wii U counterpart, Mighty Switch Force: Hyperdrive Edition until July 11. Ignition Entertainment is also joining in on the sales fun starting July 8 with new low prices for the 3DS version of Order Up! and Planet Crashers until July 22. Check out the full list of games and prices below. Wii U eShop Pilotwings (SNES VC) 3DS eShop Sonic Drift 2 (Game Gear VC) Vampire Master of Darkness (Game Gear VC) G-LOC Air Battle (Game Gear VC) Deer Hunting King Fishdom H20: A Hidden Odyssey 3DS Demos CRAZY CONSTRUCTION DSiware No new titles Sales Mighty Switch Force (3DS eShop) - $3.99 (until 9 a.m. PT on July 11) Mighty Switch Force: Hyperdrive Edition (Wii U eShop) - $6.67 (until 9 a.m. PT on July 11) Order Up! (3DS eShop) - $4.99 (starting 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22) Planet Crashers (3DS eShop) - $4.99 (starting 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22) Are you buying any games on the eShop today?
  21. E3 may still be going on but that doesn't mean the eShop is taking a break! One of the biggest releases this week is that of retro-inspired 12-bit platformer Mutant Mudds Deluxe (from Renegade Kid) on the Wii U eShop. On the 3DS eShop, there's a slew of new content including WayForward's Mighty Switch Force 2, a new Picross title called PICROSS-e (from the developers of The World Ends With You, no less). Nintendo and SEGA are also making good on their promise to bring more Game Gear titles to the eShop by releasing Sonic the Hedgehog, Columns, Dr. Robitnik's Mean Bean Machine, and Shining Force: Sword of Hajya. Check out the full list of games below: Wii U eShop Mutant Mudds Deluxe - $9.99 3DS eShop Mighty Switch Force 2 - $5.99 PICROSS-e - $5.99 Big Bass Arcade: No Limit - $6.99 Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear VC) - $4.99 Columns (Game Gear VC) - $3.99 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Game Gear VC) $2.99 Shining Force: Sword of Hajya (Game Gear VC) $3.99 DSiware No new announcements
  22. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 5/6/13

    Today's eShop update is a bit bare, but there's at least one notable release on the schedule, which is the much anticipated Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Unfortunately, the game doesn't release until Sunday, but the good news is that it will be available for download from the 3DS eShop at 12am sharp that day. Aside from that, NES classic Spelunker joins the Wii U Virtual Console library and Yoshi is slated to do so as well next Wednesday as it succeeds Super Metroid as the next game in the 30 for 30 promotion. And finally, a few older Wii U titles receive some price-drops. Check out the full list of releases below: Wii U eShop Spelunker (VC) Yoshi (VC; available 5/12 for $0.30) 3DS eShop Animal Crossing: New Leaf (available 5/9) DSiware Nothing this week Wii Virtual Console Sengoku 3 Sales Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U eShop) - $9.99 Permanent Price Drops Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Wii U eShop) - $29.99
  23. It seems that Kirby is the theme of the day in today's Nintendo Download update as three classic Kirby games have arrived on the Wii U eShop: Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Course, and Kirby's Dreamland 3. All three represent the entirety of Kirby's efforts on the SNES, with the exception of Kirby's Avalanche, which was a modified version of Super Puyo Puyo for North American audiences. Also, Nintendo is running a promotion where if you buy two of the Kirby games, you get the third free. The promotion ends on May 30 at 9am PST, so you have a week to decide if you want to go for it. Aside from that, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D makes its way to the 3DS eShop tomorrow (May 24th), as well as NARUTO Powerful Shippuden, which previously saw a retail release back in March. Finally, there's Groove Heaven, which is a new original rhythm game for the eShop. Check out the full list of games below: Wii U eShop Kirby Super Star (VC) Kirby's Dream Course (VC) Kirby's Dreamland 3 (VC) 3DS eShop Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (available 5/24) NARUTO Powerful Shippuden Groove Heaven DSiware No new titles Sales The "Denpa" Men: They Came By Wave - 20% off
  24. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 5/16/13

    This week's Nintendo eShop update sees a plethora of games coming to the platform, with many being oldies but goodies. Perhaps the biggest is the release of The Starship Damrey (for 3DS eShop), a horror game in set in space, and one of the Guild 02 releases from Level-5 that Nintendo announced in a previous Nintendo Direct. In addition, the full version of Resident Evil: Revelations hits the Wii U eShop next Tuesday as does a late release for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and a slew of new Virtual Console titles are available for Wii U, Wii, and 3DS. For Wii U, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Super Metroid are now available for purchase, with the latter being only $0.30 thanks to the 30 for 30 promotion Nintendo is still running. Also, the King of Fighters '99 makes its way to the Wii Shop Channel; it almost seems as if D4Enterprise is the only publisher keeping the Wii Virtual Console alive with new releases nowadays. 3DS eShop notables include a few new VC releases such as Harvest Moon (GBC) and a surprise appearance of Mega Man 5, which many didn't expect to see so soon. Check out the full list of games below: Wii U eShop Resident Evil Revelations (coming 5/21) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (coming 5/21) Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (VC) Super Metroid (VC) - $0.30!! 3DS eShop The Starship Damrey Harvest Moon (VC) Mega Man 5 Bowling Bonanza 3D Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! DSiware California Super Sports Wii Virtual Console The King of Fighters '99 Sales Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U VC) - Buy Super Mario World, get 50% off SMB2 Bit.Trip Presents...Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - 25% off until May 30
  25. Jason Clement

    Nintendo Download: Featured Games 4/25/13

    Today's Nintendo Download update is a small one. Only five different titles to account for this time, with arguably the most interesting being the 3DS eShop release of Mega Man 4 and the Wii U eShop release of the Rayman Legends Challenges App. The latter is what Ubisoft promised to Wii U fans as an apology of sorts after Rayman Legends was famously delayed from its original exclusive Wii U release in late February to a multiplatform release in September. In any case, the challenges app features daily and weekly challenges that can played either in single player or through co-op with another. Check out the full list of games below: Wii U eShop Rayman Legends Challenges App 3DS eShop Mega Man 4 (VC) CRAZY CONSTRUCTION Color Commando DSiware No releases Wii Virtual Console SENGOKU