Euro eShop: Punch-Out!!, Metroid And Discounts For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Games Available From Thursday

Nintendo of Europe has detailed exactly which games you can get your hands on in this week’s list of downloadable games. From Thursday, March 12, fans can grab Punch-Out!! – the next Wii title in Nintendo’s line-up – at €19.99 / £17.99 and Metroid: Zero Mission for the Wii U virtual console at €6.99 / £6.29.

There’s also a neat 25 per cent off (or more) sale on select WayForward games on the Wii U and 3DS, all in aid of the Shantae studio’s 25th Anniversary. Plus, if you’ve yet to get involved with Phoenix Wright and his law-based shenanigans, Capcom has both the Ace Attorney Trilogy and Dual Destinies on sale. Prices for all of Thursday’s new games and sales in the European eShop can be viewed below.

Wii U

  • The Fall – €9.99 / £6.99
  • Punch-Out!! – €19.99 / £17.99
  • Metroid Zero Mission (on Wii U virtual console) – €6.99 / £6.29

Wii U eShop Discounts until March 19

  • Mighty Switch Force!™ Hyper Drive Edition – €2.49 / £2.24 (usually €9.99 / £8.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 – €1.25 / £1.25 (usually €5.00 / £5.00)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – €12.74 / £11.99 (usually €16.99 / £15.99)

3DS eShop Discounts until March 26

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (CAPCOM) – €13.99/£11.19 (usually €24.99/£19.99)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (CAPCOM) – €22.49/£18.74 (usually€29.99/£24.99)
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) – €4.99/£4.49 (usually  €9.99/£8.99)
  • Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) – €5.99/£4.49 (usually €7.99/£5.99)
  • Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) – €5.99/£4.49 (usually €7.99/£5.99)

3DS eShop Discounts until March 19

  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 – €1.25 / £1.25 (usually €5.00 / £5.00)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – €12.74 / £11.99 (usually €16.99 / £15.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! – €1.49 / £1.34 (usually €5.99 / £5.39)
  • 3D Altered Beast – (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Ecco the Dolphin – (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Galaxy Force (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Streets of Rage (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Super Hang On (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • 3D Space Harrier (SEGA) – €2.49/£2.24 (usually €4.99/£4.49)
  • Hello Kitty Happy Happy Family (Bigben Interactive) – €19.99/£16.99 (usually €34.99/£29.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

  • Undead Bowling (Joindots) – £4.99 (was £5.99)
  • Crazy Construction (Joindots) – €6.99/£4.99 (was €19.99/£5.99)
  • Atlantic Quest (Joindots) – €6.99/£4.99 (was €19.99/£5.99)
  • Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Ent.) – £3.19 (was £3.49)
  • Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Ent.) – £3.19 (was £3.59)

Pokemon Shuffle’s First Passcode Released, Plus New Event Details

Game Freak and Nintendo’s free-to-play eShop title Pokemon Shuffle has updated with new events today following its downloadable patch last week. Along with new events, the match-3 game has introduced its first worldwide passcode. Players will have to enter a short code on the settings screen under “Passcodes”, where you can enter the following number and obtain two Mega starts for your Pokemon team: 20150007. So if you’ve been in a spot of trouble lately, the two mega starts – which allow specific caught Pokemon to mega evolve before the battle begins – will help players to clear some of those pesky higher levels.

In addition to the passcode, new events have also been added. The Pokemon Company has extended the Mew event until March 23, which is lucky for players who have been nabbing the daily 1,000 coins from it. Plus, alongside the daily Rotom events, players can battle and capture the legendary Kyogre from Pokemon Alpha Sapphire until March 23. You’ll also unlock a jewel the first time you complete the battle, too. Let us know if you’ve been enjoying the free-to-play game in the comment section below.

Freedom Planet Is Coming To Wii U eShop

Stephen DiDuro, the creator behind Freedom Planet, has announced that the game is heading to the Wii U eShop. The news was announced during this weekend’s PAX East event. The game originally came to Steam, so if you’re not familiar with the game then you can check out the video below. News regarding the Wii U version is scarce but it’s a welcome addition to the eShop.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6


Nintendo Details Future Indie Games Line-Up For Wii U and 3DS eShop, Includes Octodad And Don’t Starve

Nintendo has announced it’s bringing a whole host of first and third-party games to the Wii U and 3DS eShop during 2015. The company’s rather hefty press release detailed a number of new announcements including the arrival of Never Alone, Octodad and Don’t Starve: Giant Edition for Wii U – which you can view above – and promises exclusive GamePad features and functionality.

For the Nintendo 3DS, games such as BOXBOY! will arrive this Spring and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars launches tomorrow, March 5, featuring cross-buy over both Wii U and 3DS platforms. You’ll find Nintendo’s full eShop schedule outlined below, along with a snippet of the press release.

“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”

Wii U

  • 13AM Games – Runbow – Q3 2015
  • Ackk Studios – LLC Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut – August
  • BeautiFun Games – Nihilumbra – Spring
  • Bedtime Digital Games – Back to Bed – May
  • Breakfall – STARWHAL – Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital – NOVA-111 – Summer
  • Curve Digital – OlliOlli – March 5
  • Curve Digital – The Swindle – Summer
  • Curve Digital – Ultratron – May
  • Choice Provisions – Woah Dave! – Q2 2015
  • Choice Provisions – Shutshimi – Q2 2015
  • Digerati Distribution – Slain! – Q3 2015
  • Disparity Games – Ninja Pizza Girl – June
  • Flippfly – LLC RACE THE SUN – Q2 2015
  • Frogmind – BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Q2 2015
  • Frozenbyte – Trine Enchanted Edition – March 12
  • Hoplite Research, LLC – Space Hulk – May 2
  • James Montagna – Dot Arcade – March
  • Juicy Beast Studio – Toto Temple Deluxe – Q2 2015
  • KnapNok Games – Affordable Space Adventures – April 9
  • Klei Entertainment – Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – Spring
  • Mixed Bag – forma.8 – Q3 2015
  • Nintendo – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – March 5
  • Nintendo – Art Academy – 2015
  • PlayEveryWare – Elliot Quest – March
  • Prismatic Games – Hex Heroes – Q3 2015
  • Renegade Kid – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Q2 2015
  • Ronimo Games – Swords & Soldiers II – May
  • Saturnine Games – Antipole DX – Q3 2015
  • Super Icon – Life of Pixel – Q2 2015
  • THREAKS – Beatbuddy – Q2 2015
  • Tic Toc Studios – Adventures of Pip – May
  • Turtle Cream – 6180 the moon – Q2 2015
  • Robot Invader/Unity Games – Windup Knight 2 – April
  • Upper One Games – Never Alone – June
  • Wayforward – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – Q3 2015
  • Young Horses, Inc. – Octodad: Dadliest Catch – Summer

Nintendo 3DS

  • Big John Games – Cube Creator 3D  – Q2 2015
  • Big John Games – Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails – Q2 2015
  • Curve Digital – OlliOlli – March 5
  • Choice Provisions – Shutshimi – Q2 2015
  • Engine Software – Proun+ – March 5
  • Image & Form – SteamWorld Heist – August
  • Nintendo – Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – March 5
  • HAL Laboratory, Inc. – BOXBOY! – Spring
  • Renegade Kid – Dementium: The Ward – Q2 2015
  • Renegade Kid – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Q2 2015
  • Saturnine Games – Antipole DX – Q3 2015
  • Wayforward – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – Q3 2015
  • PUMO – DOOORS – Spring

Meme Run Was Apparently Pulled From Wii U eShop Due To Copyright Claim

You may have noticed that Meme Run mysteriously disappeared from the eShop yesterday. Its disappearance surprised many as there was no prior notice of the game being pulled by Nintendo from the store. Thankfully someone on Reddit has clarified why the game was pulled and it was actually due to a copyright claim. You can read all about it, right here.

To keep it brief, I own the copyright to the Trollface image, and seeing as the image was the ‘star’ of Meme Run, I sent a DMCA takedown notice to Nintendo and want to try and settle the matter amicably. I don’t really intend to have a discussion on fair use or explain my motivations beyond the fact that my business with other parties compels me to make sure that instances of copyright infringement are addressed and resolved. Typically the result in these matters is simply having the use of the image be credited, recovering some kind of monetary compensation, or simply have it removed from the work.

To that end, takedown notices are a necessary first step to quickly open a direct line of communication with the offending party and work on remedying the situation.

I did try to reach out to the creator earlier this year and obtain the information I needed, but he claimed that he was not at liberty to speak about his relationship with Nintendo or any of the particulars regarding the game’s sales data. My lawyer had been busy working on another case (which I am actually not at liberty to talk about lest I void the terms of our agreement) and I prefer to let him handle the matter of my legal representation, so I sort of dragged my feet on actually setting this in motion so he could wrap up our current case.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Here’s Plenty Of Gameplay Clips For Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be heading to the North American eShop next week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s also a crossbuy title which means if you purchase the Wii U version you will get the Nintendo 3DS version for free. The videos showcased above and below show off both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Be sure to check them out.

Pokemon Shuffle Rewarding Players With Bonus Jewel After Glitch, Plus Special Event Details

Pokemon Shuffle landed on the 3DS eShop for both North America and Europe last week but stumbled into a hiccup during launch. Fortunately, players who downloaded the game and were unable to create extra data by “checking-in” can now do so and will be rewarded with a bonus jewel as an apology from the eShop team. And given jewels are particularly hard to come by during the game, unless paid for via a micro-transaction, make sure you spend your freebie wisely.

Additionally, Pokemon Shuffle has begun its series of daily events and special challenges. From now until March 9, players can catch a rare Mew and battle it in the special challenges mode to add it to their team. Players can also fill up their coin pouch with Meowth’s Coin Mania challenge from Saturday to Monday until March 16, but will only be able to play once per 24-hour period. And finally, Pokemon Shuffle is offering up a special Rotom daily challenge, where you’ll be able to catch either Frost Rotom, Heat Rotom, Wash Rotom, Mow Rotom, and Fan Rotom on different days with unlimited play until March 21. Are you enjoying the Candy Crush stylised game? Let us know in the comments below.