You Can Now Celebrate As The Bizarre Meme Run Is Now On Wii U eShop

Forget games such as Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8, Meme Run is probably the most anticipated game of the year for many. The game is so bizarre that’s it’s hard to describe, but if you love your random internet memes then you’re in for a treat. You can watch the hyper active trailer for the game above and then decide whether the game is for you, or whether it’s going to scar you for life.

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Wii U Launches On Christmas Day In The US

WayForward has finally confirmed that Shantae and the Pirates Curse for the Wii U will be launching on Christmas Day in the United States and will only set you back $20. Clearly a lot of you will be visiting the Wii U eShop on Christmas Day and giving the game a spin. Hopefully it lives up to expectations.

• HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates
• Off-TV play
• Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support
• Unlockable Pirate-Mode
• Multiple endings
• Epic original soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman

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

Well it’s Thursday again so that can only mean it’s time to find out which games are available to download for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. Leading the way is the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy for the Nintendo 3DS. The game includes beautifully remastered versions of all three original entries in the Ace Attorney series. There’s also Harvest Moon 3 Game Boy Colour for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Here’s the games you can get this week on the eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright in his quest for justice in beautifully remastered versions of all three original entries in the Ace Attorney series. Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence and questioning witnesses. Find the contradictions in witnesses’ testimony to expose the truth! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All andPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – 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. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Harvest Moon 3 GBC – A friend has requested your help to rebuild his family farm on a remote island. As you go through the daily tasks of growing vegetables, caring for animals and fishing, maybe you’ll find a companion to share your new farming life.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Crash ’n the Boys Street Challenge – Take control of one of four high school teams, all with different characters to play, as you make your way through five wild sporting events. Power through the 400-meter Hurdles, Hammer Throw, Swimming, Rooftop Jumping and Judo. Can you lead your high school to the top of the Street Challenge? Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Photo Challenge
    • Join the fans in the Super Smash Bros. community on Miiverse by posting a snapshot from the game based on the theme “Eat!” After the challenge ends on Dec. 16, Mr. Sakurai and the game’s developers will select and announce a handful of their favorite images.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS andWii U starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 22.
    • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Planes Fire & Rescue and many more games from Little Orbit are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Woah Dave! is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $0.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 2.
    • Rage of the Gladiator, Monster Shooter and more fun games from Gamelion are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.
    • Steel Empire is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $15.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 15.
    • Darts Up 3D and Soccer Up 3D from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.

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Tetris Is Being Removed From The eShop

Reports are coming in via Twitter that Tetris is being removed from the eShop by the end of the year. Nintendo has yet to offer an explanation as to why this is, but it could have something to do with Tetris Ultimate which was recently released courtesy of Ubisoft.

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

Wondering which games you’ll be able to download this week from the eShop? Well thankfully Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games will be available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The Swapper and Disney Infinity 2.0 are the big games on the Wii U while there’s a Sonic Boom demo to download on the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s all the games you can download this week on the eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Sportsball – In this fun local multiplayer game that entertains a room full of friends, up to four players take the reins of exotic birds that flap, tackle and dunk balls into the net for points and glory. Play against your friends in more than seven game modes, or customize options to create your own. Call up all your buddies, hop on your birds and play Sportsball! Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • The Swapper – In this atmospheric sci-fi puzzle game set on abandoned space station, solve puzzles by creating clones using the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) – Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition) allows you to conquer a game universe with endless opportunities to create stories and action-filled adventures featuring new Super Heroes, characters and powers. Enjoy up to four players in online multiplayer, use your Wii U GamePad controller to create your own worlds in the Toy Box, activate missions or unlock toys in Play Sets. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario Advance – Play the Game Boy Advance remake of two NES classics, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros., offering hours of running, jumping, lifting and POW action.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal – Free Demo Version – Try it before you buy it. Download the free demo version of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Sonic must team up with Tails, Knuckles and new friend Sticks to rescue Amy from the clutches of Lyric and his robot army. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. The full version of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal launches exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 11.
    • nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever, nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog, nintendogs + cats: Toy Poodle – The fun of thenintendogs games returns, with multiple breeds to choose from, accessories for your puppies and kittens to wear, and the ability to let your puppies and kittens train and compete in different challenges and activities. Plus, get a free nintendogs + cats theme for your Nintendo 3DS system when you buy one of the nintendogs + cats games in the Nintendo eShop. You’ll find the download code for the free theme on your Nintendo eShop receipt. See the game information page for offer details. Download codes are available while supplies last and expire on Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Pokémon Puzzle Challenge – Journey to Johto for the ultimate puzzle challenge! With the help of many favorite Pokémon, you will take on Gym Leaders like Jasmine, Pryce and Falkner on a quest to become the Pokémon Puzzle Champion. Use lightning-fast reflexes to form chains and combos that will help clear all the challenges that await you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Plus, you’ll get a code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version with your purchase of thePokémon Puzzle Challenge game. You’ll find the free demo code on your Nintendo eShop receipt. Download codes are available while supplies last and expire on May 31, 2015.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • PIKMIN Short Movies – Watch the colorful antics of Pikmin as they jump into three short movies: The Night Juicer, Treasure in a Bottleand Occupational Hazards. Directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the three shorts are available in HD for Wii U and in 3D for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Get all three in one pack in the Nintendo eShop. You can also download a free demo of the Pikmin 3 game in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. You will be able to transfer your data to the full game if you decide to buy.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Siesta Fiesta is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.

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Despite An Increase In Digital Sales, Retail Is Still The Majority Of Sales For Nintendo

Digital purchasing has seem a massive boom over recent years with consumers opting to purchase their games direct from their console rather than purchasing them from stores, due to convenience. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the majority of software sales for Nintendo are physical copies especially for those game which have a large file size like Bayonetta 2. Interestingly, Fils-Aime pointed out that Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS had extremely high digital sales presumably due to its small file size. Here’s what Reggis Fils-Aime had to say.

“Retail still is the majority of the business for us. But what’s interesting is, game by game and at different points in time, you see a different consumer reaction. Smash Bros. for 3DS, consumers wanted that game immediately. They didn’t even want to spend the time to get in their car and drive to retail to get it, so our digital percent for that game is quite high — about 20 percent of the games sold here in the U.S. were digital, which is a pretty significant piece. Compare that to Bayonetta 2. That’s a huge game, and could take up a large part of the memory in the 32-gig Wii U. That’s a game with a digital percent on the lower side, today about 10 percent or so. Our mentality is, we want the consumer to have the choice based on what makes sense for you, what makes sense for the type of game it is.”