Facepalm Games have announced today that their unique PC space-puzzler game The Swapper will be coming to the Wii U eShop this November. The development studio have made sure that they’ve put the Wii U GamePad to good use as the game features a touch-only mode and intuitive control-stick options. The game will cost around £10 and £12 in the United Kingdom.
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Frozenbyte, the developers behind the well-received Trine series, has announced that Trine Enchanted Edition will be coming to Wii U. The game is a rebuild of the original Trine video game utilising Trine 2’s gorgeous engine. The game is also coming to the PlayStation 4.
A recent listing on the PEGI website shows that Mega Man 7 will be coming to the Wii U eShop at some point in the future. The game hasn’t been officially announced for Wii U, but as it’s already been rated for the eShop it shouldn’t be too far away.
Wondering which games are available for download this week on the Nintendo eShop? Well wonder no more. There’s a scattering of indie games on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U that you can download including Siesta Fiesta and Wooden Sen’SeY. Here’s what’s available this week in the United States.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Siesta Fiesta – Siesta Fiesta combines various elements of classic arcade game play – from brick-breaker to modern-day platformer – to create a truly unique adventure. Use the ball-like Siesta to smash Piñata Blocks, activate power-ups, battle bosses and trigger a host of wacky contraptions. Siesta Fiesta is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Wooden Sen’SeY – Jump and grapple your way through exotic worlds, dodging obstacles such as fire, collapsing platforms, pits and whirring metal blades. If you want a real challenge, speed through 30 hair-tearing levels as quickly as possible in Time Attack mode and try to beat the developers’ times in each stage. Clickhere to watch the latest trailer for Wooden Sen’SeY.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Ufouria: The Saga – Join Bop-Louie as he searches for his three friends to help him escape an unknown world. But it won’t be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in your way back to Ufouria. Click here to watch the trailer for Ufouria: The Saga.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
- Blaster Master – Jason, in search of his pet frog named Fred, has fallen down a manhole into a world of danger. Mutant-sized creatures he never imagined await him at every turn. In order to survive, Jason must pair up with an armored combat vehicle codenamed SOPHIA. It’s panic or perish as you blast through an endless maze of tunnels, seeking secret passages for an escape.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Trine 2: Director’s Cut is 60 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $7.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 12 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Joindots Game Sale – 3D Game Collection, Gardenscapes, Jewel Match 3 and more Joindots games are on sale until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 14 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Poker Dice Solitaire Future – Poker Dice Solitaire Future is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 6 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Chubbins is being reduced to $3.99 from $5.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Atlus seem to enjoy holding various sales as their titles are generally discounted on the North American Nintendo 3DS eShop. This week you can get Devil Survivor Overclocked for $14.99, Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers for $14.99, Shin Megami Tensei IV for $24.99, and finally, Code of Princess for $14.99.
A reader has been in touch to say that the development team over at Duaik are currently in talks to bring indie platformer Aritana and the Harpy’s Feather to the Wii U eShop. The game is currently greenlit for Steam. Here’s the intriguing puzzle platformer’s description.
“Aritana is a platform game which the main aspect of its mechanics is the possibility of changing your stance. This stances define attributes such Speed, Jump Force, Attacks and Special Abilities. The player must choose between these stances to overcome obstacles and fight the Spirits of the Forest in a quick, intuitive and fun gameplay mechanic. “
“Aritana will learn new moves and abilities throughout the game and combo movements will help him fight the forest spirits. Meanwhile, Mapinguari will chase him constantly, forcing battles that require concentration and mastery of all skills learned.”
“With the help of the Shaman’s Staff and the benefits of each stance, Aritana will be able to search for the Lost Artifacts and gain access to the Spirit World. This place is a labyrinth that holds pieces of medicinal leaves which, when collected in large quantity, can increase the player’s maximum health.”
“The game follows the old platformer style and brings a high difficulty for those who are careless. Mastering different attacks and avoiding enviroment traps are key elements for the game.”
Nintendo UK has announced a new option which allows users to purchase digital eShop cards via PayPal. Available for European Wii U, 3DS, DSi and Wii systems, owners can either purchase an eShop card to the value of £/€15, £/€25 and £/€50 for their use, or gift the funds to another.
For those who live in the UK, remember to purchase your chosen eShop card in GBP from PayPal. On the other hand, those in Europe can purchase their eShop card through the German website at the moment. All cards purchased with Euro currency will work in other European countries, since it is not specific to Germany. You can find out more about the terms and conditions at PayPal’s digital gifts website, here.
If you’re looking for some bang for your buck then The Letter probably isn’t what you’re looking for. NintenDaan recently downloaded a copy and found out that the game can be beaten within six minutes. This is not typically something you expect from your everyday game. You can watch the game in the video, above.
Wondering which games you’ll be able to download on your Nintendo platforms this week? Well Nintendo of America has revealed precisely what’s available. The big new release is ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red which is available to download on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. You can check out all the games, below.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – The latest installment of the Unlimited series brings Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on a new adventure with new characters. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades. ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red is available now on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch the latest trailer.
- Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- Bases Loaded – Bases Loaded, the classic NES baseball game with an arcade feel, is now available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Select one of 12 teams, set your lineup from 30 players (each with different strengths) and then play a single game or try to win the pennant. Step up to the plate and find out why this is one of the most-loved baseball games on the NES.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Swords & Soldiers 3D – Rewrite history as you take control of various factions in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on July 31, Swords & Soldiers 3D is available at the discounted price of $3.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai – To celebrate the launch of the Nintendo eShop demo, Shin’en is offering the full version of Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai at the discounted price of $4.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 24.
- Witch & Hero – Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on July 31, Witch & Hero is 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- I’ve Got to Run! – For a limited time, I’ve Got to Run! is 40 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This offer is valid from 9 a.m. PT on July 11 until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.
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Here’s this week’s digital content for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in the United States. The big game this week is the well-received Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the games you can get your hands on this week on the Nintendo eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS and Wii U
- Shovel Knight – Play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest: to defeat the evil Enchantress and search for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade, a multipurpose weapon with techniques that have been lost to the ages. Exclusively on Wii U, read in-game messages from other players or write messages of your own with Miiverse integration using the Digger’s Diary. Participate in battles between two Shovel Knights in the Nintendo 3DS exclusive StreetPass Battle Arena, a crazy battle game in which anything can happen. Click here to watch the newest trailer.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Try All Five Sports: New 48-hour Wii Sports Club Free Trial –Baseball and Boxing are available today at 6 p.m. PT on the Nintendo eShop version of Wii Sports Club! To celebrate, we’re offering all five sports in a new 48-hour trial offer from 6 p.m. PT on June 26 until 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2014. This offer is in addition to the 24-hour trial offer for first-time users of the digital version of Wii Sports Club. *Note: once game play is initiated, your trial will be available for the next 48 hours.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS and Wii U
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – Now available on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, take on the role of Trevor Belmont, forefather of Simon, and battle Dracula in a time long before the events of the first two Castlevania games. In addition to his trusty whip, Trevor has the ability to transform into one of three different companion spirits that he meets at various points in his quest: Syfa, a young vampire hunter capable of powerful magic; Grant, a ferocious pirate who can climb on walls; and Alucard, forgotten son of Dracula who can shoot fireballs and transform into a bat. Lead on with bravery as you overcome 17 levels of never-ending horror. Click here to watch the trailer for Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Ubisoft Summer Game Sale – Select Ubisoft Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are on sale in the Nintendo eShop at up to 75 percent off. This offer is valid until 9 a.m. PT on July 7.
- ATLUS Games – ATLUS is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Code of Princess and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked. Check them out now! This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 7.
- Urban Trial Freestyle – Race through a wide range of urban environments in this fresh take on the action-bike-racer genre. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on July 10, Urban Trial Freestyle is 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Nordic Games – For a limited time, select games from Nordic Games are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, includingDarksiders II. Visit the Nintendo eShop for full details. This offer is available until 9 a.m. PT on July 8.
- Disney’s Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – For a limited time, Disney’s Frozen: Olaf’s Quest is available at the discounted price of $19.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 31.
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