If you are looking for some bargains this afternoon then you may want to check out the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. The special event is Ubisoft’s Summer Sale and is up and running until August 3rd. You can get your hands on dramatically reduced titles such as the fantastic Child of Light and also platforming fun in Rayman Legends. You can view all the different games that are on offer in the extensive list below.
Child of Light ($3.75 from $14.99)
ZombiU ($14.99 from $19.99)
Rayman Legends ($19.99 from $39.99)
Assassin’s Creed III and IV ($14.99 from $19.99)
Cloudberry Kingdom ($2.49 from $9.99)
Splinter Cell Blacklist ($14.99 from $19.99)
Just Dance 2015 ($19.99 from $39.99)
Rabbids Land ($12.49 from $49.99)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, ESPN Sports Connection ($12.49 from $49.99)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth ($7.49 from $29.99)
Starwhal: Just the Tip is likely one of the most easily recognizable games in the indie scene. Likely the only “multiplayer space narwhal game,” the title has been critically acclaimed throughout its multi-system release. However, regardless if you’ve played the zany jousting game before, you are going to want to pick up the Wii U version for the exclusive mode: Blastopus. In Blastopus, a fifth player with the GamePad can be added to the action. This rogue agent will be the Blastopus, tasked with annhilating the other narwhals with bombs using the touch screen. Check out the video (below) for a better idea. While developer Breakfall has mentioned they are almost done with the Wii U version, there is still no official release date, just speculation of a late summer release.
While the gaming community anxiously awaits a good new Sonic game, Japanese gamers will be able to download the classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 3D form on Nintendo 3DS next week. In order to celebrate, SEGA released a trailer (below) showing off the game and introducing co-op play. When playing in co-op, other friends who also have a copy of the eShop title can join along as Tails and help take down Dr. Robotnik. The Western release of the game is confirmed, with no official date set.
Indiecade 2014 finalist, Nova-111, will be heading to Wii U this September, according to Curve Digital and developer Funktronic Labs. The turn-based, real-time strategy game has been seen throughout several panels to date, generally garnering critical acclaim. According to the press release, the story is as follows:
Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed adventure that lets you utilise both real-time decisions and turn-based strategy to fight enemies and solve puzzles. Pilot your trusty orange vessel through mysterious and foreign planets, navigating mind-warping puzzles and engaging in strategic battles with bizarre astrobiological creatures. It’s all based in a twisted environment where the turn-based world and the real-time world collide – can you fix space-time and rescue the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe’s Greatest Science Experiment?
The game seems to utilize turn-based, real-time strategy in space to solve puzzles. While I’m not sure how this works, you can make your own guesses with the screenshots below.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time was known to be coming to Wii U Virtual Console — however, now we know the Nintendo DS RPG classic will be arriving this Thursday, July 16th in Europe. The price will match other Nintendo DS games that have been released for Wii U Virtual Console, specifically €9.99 / £8.99. Nintendo DS games have, of course, been available on Wii U Virtual Console since the April 1st Nintendo Direct. Partners in Time released in North America on Virtual Console on June 25, 2015.
Famous Gamous sure knows how to hit you in the nostalgia — their flagship title, KEYTARI, lets players on the Wii U craft 8-bit tunes. In KEYTARI, players will be able to use a digital keyboard displayed on their GamePad to experiment with retro-crafted chiptune rifts. The game/application will be available this Thursday, exclusively on the Wii U eShop. Check out the trailer below:
Splatoon has proved to be a popular Wii U hit for Nintendo. The ink based shooter has performed well in the United States, the UK, and Japan, based on the official sales data we have received. We have learned today that it is currently the highest-selling Wii U eShop game of all-time in Japan, beating the likes of Dragon Quest X,Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2. The news was announced via Nintendo’s official Japanese website which has a dedicated section for Wii U eShop charts and states that Splatoon is now the all-time best-seller.