Category Archives: eShop


Thorium Wars: Attack Of The Skyfighter Launches August 28 For 3DS eShop

Big John Games is gearing up to release its air fighter title, Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter, on the 3DS eShop next week. Arriving only in North America for the moment, while details of the European release are marked out, the sequel to the 2009 DSiWare title will bring players back into the Thorion war and feature a choice of three Skyfighter air crafts to pilot in a heated battle to save humanity.

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter will also introduce players to three difficulty settings before taking on a mission, as well as numerous opportunities to earn combat medals in levels. There’s also a special boost manoeuvre enabling accurate dodging and an all-new charged shot mode for when players find themselves in a sticky situation.

Developed by 3PM Games, the sequel will arrive on the 3DS eShop on August 28 for North America, priced at $7.99. Check out the trailer above to see some of the air combat in action.


SteamWorld Dig’s Wii U Release Officially Confirmed For August 28, Contains New Features

Image & Form has officially confirmed the Wii U version of SteamWorld Dig will release on August 28. Dubbed as a platform mining adventure, SteamWorld Dig enjoyed considerable success on Nintendo’s 3DS eShop when it released last year. Arriving with a number of new features, Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig comes to the Wii U for the Americas, Europe and Australia in just over two weeks time.

The developer’s official statement confirmed the platformer will run at a smooth 60 FPS and sport fantastic HD, 1080p graphics. SteamWorld Dig will also support off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad, as well as offer alternative support for the Wii U Pro Controller. Other features included in the game are:

  • Eye candy: Animated character portraits, bloom filter, tweaks and polish
  • Customizable screen interface and controls
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian
  • Clutter-free HD graphics. The map and other interface elements are now displayed on the Wii U GamePad
  • Possible Easter egg

Did you purchase the 3DS version, and will you be double-dipping for the Wii U version? Let us know in the comments below.


Euro eShop: Free Tomodachi Life Demo Available From August 21

Nintendo of Europe has revealed exactly which new games can be downloaded digitally in the eShop this week. Earlier this year, Nintendo of Europe and America gave out exclusive demo codes to Club Nintendo members in order to promote Tomodachi Life before its release. But to sustain its popularity, a free eShop demo was available to download for North America back in July. For European 3DS owners, a free eShop demo will arrive this Thursday, August 21, for the quirky life simulation game, so those who haven’t jumped into the game so far will be able to do so.

Also arriving in the eShop come Thursday is Mega Man IV for the Virtual Console, along with a variety of temporary discounts, including the Ubisoft sale which continues until August 28. Check out the list below and see if anything tickles your fancy this week.


  • Tomodachi Life Demo – Free
  • Bit Boy!! ARCADE Demo (Bplus) – Free
  • Mega Man 4 (GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59

3DS Temporary Discounts

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival – €19.95/£17.99 (usually €39.95/£34.99) until September 5
  • Nano Assault EX – €7.49/£6.35 (usually €9.99/£8.49) until September 11
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D – €5.99/£5.39 (usually €7.99/£7.19) until September 18
  • Van Helsing Sniper ZX100 – €2.69/£2.69 (usually €6.66/£6.66) until September 24

Wii U

  • Adventures of Lolo (NES VC) – €4.99/£3.49
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Arc System Works, NES VC) – €4.99 / £3.49

Wii U Temporary Discounts

  • Nano Assault Neo – €7.49/£6.70 (usually €9.99/£8.99) until September 11
  • Chasing Aurora – €3.49/£2.99 (usually €6.99/£5.99) until September 11




Dreamfall Chapters Studio Says It Would Love To Make A Wii U Game

Red Thread Games has revealed that it is interested in making a Wii U game, and that it “would love” to create one. Through a post on Twitter, the developer said its team has some ideas cooking up for a project that would be suitable for Nintendo’s home console. The studio recently confirmed that its upcoming episodic adventure title, Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, will not be released on Wii U.


Gunvolt For Nintendo 3DS eShop North American Release Date And Pricing Announced

The team behind Gunvolt has announced via Twitter that the game will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Friday, August 29th. The 2D action packed action title will be priced up at $14.99.


RCMADIAX Announces Flappy Bird Spin-Off “Spikey Walls” For Wii U eShop

Blok Drop U developer RCMADIAX has announced its new Wii U eShop game after last night’s Twitter tease. The new project, named Spikey Walls, is a spin-off from the hit mobile app Flappy Bird – which saw insane success on smart phones in a short space of time. According to the indie developer, Spikey Walls will use the GamePad’s buttons rather than the touch screen for a truly addictive experience, plus it features an adorable character with an extra grumpy face to spur you on to high-score victory.

RCMADIAX aims to release Spikey Walls in late September or October, a date pending in relation to Nintendo of America’s testing process, and will be available for $0.99 on the Wii U eShop. For more information, check out the press release below.

The new title is called SPIKEY WALLS, and many of you will recognize it as a popular spin-off of the famous “Flappy Bird” games that are dominating the mobile app stores these days. SPIKEY WALLS uses the state-of-the-art precision of the Wii U GamePad’s physical buttons versus the lag of a mobile devices touch screen. You will enjoy hours of fun trying to score the highest and brag on Miiverse when you’re finished each session. To make it easier to keep track of your highest attempt, RCMADIAX developed an in-house, state-of-the-art, “HIGHSCORE” tracker you can see right on the title screen. “WOW”!


Euro eShop: Ubisoft Summer Sale Begins From August 14

If you’re looking to catch a bargain in the European eShop this week, Ubisoft’s summer sale might just catch your eye. From Thursday, August 14, Ubisoft titles such as Assassin’s Creed III and Black Flag, along with Rayman Legends and the gorgeous Child of Light are reduced in price until August 28.

But if you’d rather wander in nostalgia zones, the Wii U Virtual Console promotion is still in effect. If you own NES Remix or its sequel, you can grab specific virtual titles at discounted prices such as: Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Balloon Fight.

Aside from sales and promotions, the only new titles to grace the eShop this week are Game Boy title Mega Man III for the virtual console and Me and My Pets 3D. You can check out the full list below, along with their normal and sale prices.


  • Me and My Pets 3D – €29.99/£24.99
  • Mega Man III (GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59

3DS Special Temporary Discount:

  • Hotel Transylvania – €12.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99 / £17.99)

Wii U Special Temporary Discounts:

  • Assassin’s Creed III – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99 / £19.99)
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually  €19.99 / £15.99)
  • Rabbids Land – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Rayman Legends – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£23.99)
  • The Smurfs 2 – €19.99/£15.99 until August 28 (usually €39.99/£31.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually  €29.99 / £19.99)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft) – €9.99/£7.99  until August 28 (usually €19.99/£15.99)
  • Just Dance 2014 – €14.99/£9.99 until August 28 (usually €29.99/£19.99)
  • Child of Light – €9.99/£7.99 until August 28 (usually €14.99/£11.99)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – €8.99/£7.79 until August 21 (usually €14.99 / £12.99)
  • Gravity Badgers – €3.49/£3.49 until August 28 (usually €4.99/£4.99)

Wii U Virtual Console Promotion (only if you own NES Remix 1 or 2)
All usually €4.99 / £3.49:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 – €3.49/£2.44 until August 21
  • Donkey Kong 3 – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Metroid – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • NES Open Tournament Golf – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Balloon FIght – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Pinball – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21
  • Wrecking Crew – €2.49/£1.74 until August 21

RCMADIAX Revealing “Super-Secret” Wii U Project Today

RCMADIAX has teased that it is working on a “super-secret” project for Wii U. The unannounced title will be revealed later today, August 11. The upcoming reveal may be of a new application for the Nintendo eShop, according to a tweet made by the developer. RCMADIAX has several Wii U exclusives in the works. Its physics-based puzzle game, Blok Drop Ulaunched earlier this year on the console.


Dan Adelman Wanted Grim Fandango On Wii U

Former Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has mentioned that he really wanted to get the classic Grim Fandango to come to the Wii U, however his efforts were unsuccessful. A remake of Grim Fandango is currently in the works for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

“Grim Fandango,” he reminisced. “I mentioned the idea of an HD remake to Tim Schafer about 7-8 years ago. I was so jealous that PlayStation got that. Curse you, Adam Boyes!”