Category Archives: eShop

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SteamWorld Dig Developer Announces SteamWorld Heist For Wii U, Nintendo 3DS

Image & Form has introduced the next entry in its SteamWorld series, SteamWorld Heist, a turn-based strategy title set in space. Taking place some time after SteamWorld Dig, the newly-announced game focuses on the captain of a team of ragtag robots that explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world. SteamWorld Heist is in development for multiple platforms, and it “will definitely come” to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It is scheduled to launch during spring next year.

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Shin’en Reveals New Art Of Balance Wii U Trailer For eShop

Grab your Wii U GamePad and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler. Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That’s why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls ‘Art of Balance‘ is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

Play alone or invite friends to drop in at any time for co-op play. We
even added split-screen and online multiplayer for extra fun. Seeking an even bigger challenge? Then try out the new endurance mode and drive your score ever higher. Art of Balance brings the ultimate “just one more puzzle” experience to your Wii U.

Thanks, LordOcidax

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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has announced which games you’ll be able to download this week from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. One of the biggest releases this week is Teslagrad for the Wii U. The game is a 2D puzzle based platformer that you can see in the video above.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Teslagrad – Put your sense of logic to the test and cleverly manipulate the world around you using electricity and magnetism. Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer with more than 100 beautifully hand-drawn environments to explore as you journey into (and beyond) Tesla Tower. Take up the mantle of the Teslamancer in your quest to reveal a great injustice and overthrow a tyrant. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Adventure Island – The evil Witch Doctor has kidnapped Tina, the true love of Master Higgins. To save her, you must safely guide Master Higgins through eight perilous stages. Use weapons and other useful items scattered across Adventure Island to defend yourself against enemies. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • The Keep – Enter the Keep as an unsung hero on a quest to destroy the nefarious wizard Watrys in this dungeon crawler featuring real-time combat, a unique rune magic system, exploration and puzzle solving. The game will awaken memories of why dungeons are so much fun to explore while you fight, hunt for hidden treasures and avoid deadly traps. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop Sales
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is launching soon, so it’s the perfect time to get to know the fighters. Now through Oct. 2, save up to 38 percent on select games starring Super Smash Bros. characters with the Super Smashing Sale. This week features characters like Zelda and Pit.
    • For a limited time, save 50 percent on select Just Dance games in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, including Just Dance 2014. This offer ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 14.
    • Unepic is 20 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 1 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Bit Boy!! Arcade is 38 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 24 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    • Parking Star 3D is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    • Select games from Rising Star Games, including Beyblade: Evolution and Girls’ Fashion Shoot, are being discounted up to 75 percent. This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 25 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Coming soon:

  • Legend of the River King 2 – Sept. 18 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Wild Guns – Sept. 18 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Mario Golf: Advance Tour – Sept. 25 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

Also new this week:

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Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS Demo Hits The Japanese eShop

A demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now available to download via the Japanese Nintendo eShop. The demo requires 1,016 blocks of free space and features a roster of 36 characters, including the recently-announced Shulk. The full fighting game launches in Japan this Saturday, September 13th, followed by a Western debut on October 3rd. Nintendo has yet to confirm whether a demo will be make its way outside of Japan.

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EnjoyUp Games Bringing Arcade Combat Title Rock Zombie To The Wii U eShop

EnjoyUp Games together with Quaternion Studio has revealed the arcade-combat title Rock Zombie will be hitting the Wii U eShop. Previously released on PC and iOS, Rock Zombie lets you take control of three female characters from a rock band, while you bash the living – or semi-living – daylights out of zombie hordes with your handy guitar. Broken strings aside, make sure you check out some of the gameplay above, along with what’s featured in the game from the press release below. Details of a release date and pricing are yet to be confirmed.

What would happen if a concert of a female rock band was invaded by a horde of zombies? The answer to that question can be found in this videogame which combines both, classic gameplay from the Arcade Golden Age with modern 3D graphics.

Features

20 levels filled with addictive action where you will fight all kinds of enemies, ride motorbikes, drive cars and much more.

  • A terrifying story told through 300 comic strips inserted between the action sections of the game.

  • Three awesome characters to choose from: Zoe, Sasha, and Crystal.

  • A wide range of weapons, costumes and concept art, and loads of unlockable collectible material at the Zombie Museum.

  • An OST that combines Hard Rock, Nu Metal and Alt Rock that will immerse you into a really dark and rainy urban atmosphere.

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Spikey Walls Hitting North American eShop On September 18

Independent developer RCMADIAX has announced Spikey Walls will be released for the North American eShop on September 18. The Flappy Bird clone title was unveiled last month as a purely addictive experience for the Wii U, making use of the GamePad’s buttons, rather than touch-screen tapping. For those who are unfamiliar with the title’s simplistic gameplay, you can check out the video above. Though not free, Spikey Walls will only set you back $0.99.

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Armillo Patch Fixes Frame Rate And Completion Issues

Fuzzy Wuzzy Games has released a new patch for Armillo. Out now in North America, the latest v1.1 update improves the frame rate of the puzzle-platformer and fixes completion issues that prevented players from seeing everything the game has to offer. The developer is also planning to unleash the patch in Europe. Armillo is available for purchase on Wii U through the Nintendo eShop.