Dead Mage Reveals Shadow Blade: Reload For Wii U

Dead Mage has revealed that it’s bringing Shadow Blade: Reload to Wii U. The action-platforming side-scroller features a campaign where players will venture through seven chapters and follow a comic book-style story. It also contains a challenge mode that puts your ninja skills to the test. In addition, the game includes a level editor that lets users create their own levels and share them with their friends.

US Nintendo Downloads: The Donkey Kong Country Series Arrives On Virtual Console

I know you’ve been waiting for them so I’m pleased to say that the Donkey Kong Country games are heading to North America today on the Wii U Virtual Console and the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Rare’s acclaimed 2D platforming titles join IronFall, the thrilling third-person shooter for the Nintendo 3DS eshop. Here’s all the games you can download this week in the United States.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Titan Attacks! – The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Donkey Kong Land – Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool’s clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.
    • Donkey Kong Land 2 – K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.
    • Donkey Kong Land III – Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won’t stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they’ll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.
    • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
    • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount. Visit for more information.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • 3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
    • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Donkey Kong
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter’s Seal - Available Feb. 28
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever – Available Feb. 28

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Choice Provisions Confirms Woah Dave! Deluxe For Wii U

Choice Provisions, the studio formerly known as Gaijin Games, has confirmed its plans to bring Woah Dave! Deluxe to Wii U. Woah Dave! Deluxe is described as a massive update to the original Woah Dave!. It features two new levels, new characters, boss battles, new enemy types, rideable UFOs, new tunes and a classic mode. The original Woah Dave! was released last year on Nintendo 3DS.

Here’s The Launch Trailer For Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Capcom has released the launch trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which is available now for Nintendo 3DS. Those who purchase the digital version of the role-playing game via the Nintendo eShop through March 15 will receive a bonus download code for a free “MH4U Gore & Seregios” theme that can be used to customize the 3DS system’s HOME Menu background.

Here’s The Accolades Trailer For Kirby And The Rainbow Curse

Nintendo has released the accolades trailer for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is available now for Wii U. The game finds players controlling Kirby by using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. In addition, compatible amiibo can be used once a day per stage to power up Kirby with special abilities.

Three New Kirby Home Menu Themes Roll On To European 3DS eShop This Friday

Nintendo of Europe will offer three new Kirby themes for your 3DS home menu screen later this week. Available on Friday, February 27, fans of the pink puffball can celebrate his unique style with three different themes; including Craft Paper Kirby, Kirby Sweet Gourmet Race and Smiling Kirby. As per, all of the backgrounds – which you can view above – are priced at €1.99 / £1.79 each. Though Europe has yet to take on Kirby’s latest adventure with the GamePad’s canvas and stylus in hand with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, we’ll just have to wait patiently and celebrate with 3DS home themes instead.

IronFall: Invasion Hits Nintendo 3DS eShop Next Week In North America

IronFall: Invasion is set to launch on February 26th in North America through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The third-person shooter is divided into two modes, which can be tried for free and purchased separately. Its campaign mode is a single-player adventure that has players travel from various locations over 11 levels. Meanwhile, its multiplayer mode allows up to six players to join locally or online for competitive battles in six different arenas. IronFall: Invasion was released earlier this month in Europe.