Game designer Jay van Hutten and developer Moragami have teamed up to work on Pazuru for Nintendo 3DS. The game is described as an easy-to-learn but hard-to-master action-puzzler. It revolves around a ninja named Pazuru, who is challenged to use his acrobatic skills to twist, bounce and toggle his way to collect all of his lost stars in as few actions as possible. Pazuru will launch on March 26th in Europe via the Nintendo eShop, with a North American release to follow.
The season pass for Renegade Kid‘s Moon Chronicles is now 50 percent off the original price. The pass, which was initially listed for $9, can now be purchased for $4.50. It enables players to conclude Major Kane’s cosmic adventure with Episodes 2, 3 and 4. Each episode can also be purchased separately, but the season pass contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price.
Nintendo has confirmed that the digital version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is too big for the microSD card included with the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. Those looking to download the game from the Nintendo eShop will need a microSD card that’s 8GB or larger. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will launch in North America on April 10th and in Europe on April 2nd.
In the latest Nintendo Minute, hosts Kit and Krysta visit San Francisco to chat with several indie developers about their upcoming games for the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The titles featured in the episode include Never Alone from E-Line Media, Runbow from 13AM Games, Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games, Don’t Starve from Klei Entertainment and Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games. In addition, Kit and Krysta pit the developers against each other in Mario Kart 8 Time Trials.
Elliot Quest from PlayEveryWare is set to launch on March 19th in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U for $12.99. Inspired by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Mega Man, Elliot Quest is an 8-bit adventure game where the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he’s transformed into a demon. Set in an open world, it includes five dungeons and 16 bosses. Players can also find ways to unlock multiple endings.
Rainy Night Creations has confirmed that it is planning to bring its upcoming 3D platformer, FreezeME, to Wii U. Designed to resemble platformers from the Nintendo 64 era, the game’s main distinguishing mechanic is that its protagonist can take pictures and temporarily freeze enemies and objects. Its plot follows a character known as “R” on the trail of her best friend, “M,” who has been kidnapped by an evil cat whose aim is to create a world without dogs. FreezeME is scheduled to launch in the summer.
Want to know which games are available for you to download from the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop this week in the United States? Well, read on. The big game is Code Name: STEAM which has had mixed reviews from critics and has an average score of 75 on Metacritic, which isn’t too bad. You can also get your hands on the beautiful Trine Enchanted Edition. Here’s what’s available.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Command a strike team of unexpected heroes – assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself – to defend Earth against an alien invasion. Harness the power of steam to scout, surprise and annihilate enemies in this star-spangled blend of turn-based strategy and action game play. Only you can outwit and outgun this otherworldly threat. Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will be available on March 13. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- 3D Out Run – 3D Out Run is the much-loved 1986 driving game designed by Yu Suzuki, remastered and enhanced for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Trine Enchanted Edition – Trine Enchanted Edition is the origin story of the three unlikely heroes of Trine: Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief. Spellbound by the magical object Trine, the heroes must join forces to overcome obstacles and puzzles in an interactive physics-based world, battle the undead and their minions and restore balance to the kingdom. BuyTrine Enchanted Edition and receive 20 percent off of Trine 2: Director’s Cut (and vice versa) in the Trine Series Fan Discount. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- F-Zero – GP Legend – Get your adrenaline pumping and race plasma-powered machines against the galaxy’s most elite racers in the Game Boy Advance iteration of this classic racing series! Compete in the Grand Prix or Story modes, climb the standings and unlock additional modes and characters.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- To celebrate 25 years as an independent game developer, WayForward is discounting fan-favorite games such as Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force 2 (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) for up to 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 19.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.
- Shin Megami Tensei IV is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 23.
- Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and other games from ATLUS are on sale from 9 a.m. PT on March 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
- Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
- Luv Me Buddies Wonderland is 40 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $14.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
- Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 9.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- NES: Balloon Fighter
- Pokémon: Mega Rayquaza
- Pokémon Friends
- Pokémon: Hanafuda
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on March 9.
Also new this week:
- Don’t Touch Anything Red (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- My Style Studio: Notebook (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- 50 PINCH BARRAGE!! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Monster Combine TD (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Music On: Electric Guitar (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Shanghai Mahjong (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)