Freedom Planet Gets A New Release Date For Wii U

freedom_planet_release_dateIndie developer GalaxyTrail has announced that Freedom Planet is now scheduled to release on August 13 in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The game was initially set to launch yesterday, August 3. Those who played the preview version of the game during the Nindies@Home program in June will get 15 percent off the price at launch. Freedom Planet pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

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Just Dance 2016 Demo Has 99 Uses On Wii U

If you downloaded the demo version of Just Dance 2016 on Wii U, you may have noticed that it has a total of 99 uses. Granted it’s not an unlimited amount of uses, but it sure is a significant number compared to most of the other demos in the Nintendo eShop. The Just Dance 2016 demo can be downloaded for free and it’s compatible with with the Just Dance Controller smartphone application, which allows you to play without any Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus controllers.

Here’s The Nintendo Downloads For The US

It is Thursday which means it is time to find out what is available to download on the Nintendo eShop in the United States. There aren’t too many new releases this week, but Badlands Game of the Year Edition is available and features more than 15 hours of single-player levels. As promised there’s three Kirby games available on the Wii U Virtual Console these are, Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii). Here’s what’s available for download this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Fly through the award-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • New Splatoon Update – On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
    • Just Dance 2016 – Demo Version – Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Elliot Quest is 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 13.
    • High Strangeness is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 3 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 9.
    • 99MovesAbyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Activities:

  • Miiverse has an entire new look and new features! – With a new Screen Shot Album and Play Journal features, there is a lot to explore! Get ready to have more fun than ever sharing tips, drawings and comments on Miiverse. Check out https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement for all the fun details.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Sink or Swim” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Sink or Swim” tournament runs July 31 through Aug. 9. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

Source: Nintendo PR

Crunchyroll App On Wii U Is Now Available To Everyone

The Crunchyroll application on Wii U is now available to all members of the video streaming service. Free members can now enjoy the same freemium experience offered on Crunchyroll’s other apps and website. Users can also upgrade to a premium account that gives them access to high-definition content with no ads. The Crunchyroll app can be downloaded for free from the Nintendo eShop.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you will be able to download from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week. The big game is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth which has been a long time coming for Nintendo 3DS owners. Just a reminder that the game is only playable on the New Nintendo 3DS. If you are a fan of WayForward’s games then you will be pleased to know that both Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force! 2 are currently on sale. Here’s the games you can get this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • 3D Streets of Rage 2 – The sequel to the original rumbler is back and re-mastered in 3D. Slam the asphalt with bigger, better and totally devastating attacks. Use secret weapons to bash your way through gangs of bikers to rescue your friend and defeat Mr. X. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and New Nintendo3DS XL
    • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – Rebirth is a remake and expansion of The Binding of Isaac – now with new playable characters, enemies and bosses, and more than 110 new items. Available on both Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS XL, this totally retooled and greatly expanded version of the game also features new graphics rendered in a semi-16-bit style.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DK Jungle Climber – King K. Rool is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong to swing into action. This Nintendo DS platformer uses a simple control scheme that makes the game fun and easy to play – players of all skill levels can swing and climb to new heights.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) from Wayforward are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on July 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 2.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Midnight is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 6.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
    • BOXBOY!: Qbby & Friends by Starlight

Also new this week:

Funky Physics Is Coming Exclusively To Wii U

Indie developer Petite Games is working on a new Wii U exclusive called Funky Physics. The physics-based puzzle game is expected to release sometime this year as a downloadable title via the Nintendo eShop. Gameplay details have yet to be revealed. Some of Petite Games’ previous projects include Toon Tanks, Midnight, Super Destronaut and Land it Rocket.

Badland: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U Next Week

Badland: Game of the Year Edition is coming soon to Wii U. Frogmind’s upcoming side-scrolling action-adventure title will be available on the Nintendo eShop from July 30 in both North America and Europe. The game includes more than 15 hours of play, 100 levels of single-player story content, and 100 co-op and 27 multiplayer death-match stages in an up-to-four-person local multiplayer mode.