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.
Wondering which games you will be able to download this week as part of Nintendo’s eShop offerings? Well, Nintendo has revealed that you will be able to purchase the classic Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii U Virtual Console. Oh, and if you are a fan of the Samurai Warriors then you won’t want to miss Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 on the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the games that are available to download this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 – Developed to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 incorporates the best features from previous Samurai Warriors games, including the detailed customization mode and battle system of Samurai Warriors 4, as well as the Challenge Mode, which tests players’ speed and efficiency as they fight against the clock and thousands of enemies simultaneously. Play as either a uniquely customized character or one of the much-loved, historically inspired Samurai. Stories and lives unfold in multiple ways, offering numerous resolutions to large-scale battles and multiple endings affected by the players’ choices, actions and affiliations.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Roving Rogue – What comes after The End? That’s the question that has dogged humankind’s greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there? The answers are: “a crumbling castle,” “you run and teleport” and “steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other dangerous foes.” In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure on the Wii U system, the end is the beginning.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – One of the most critically acclaimed games ever made arrives in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link, and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo’s most epic challenges and tells one of its most touching stories – it’s an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Splatoon: New Game Mode and Splatfest – Tower Control, a new game mode that finds Inklings riding a tower into the enemy’s base, has been added to Ranked Battle. In addition, the theme for the first Splatoon Splatfest is “Cats or Dogs” and starts July 4. Learn more here: http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Independence” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Independence” tournament runs from July 2 to July 6. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Mood Matrix
- Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record
- Ace Attorney Trilogy Pixel Art
- Ace Attorney Trilogy Main Characters
- Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza
- Pokémon: Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon
Also new this week:
Fans of the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be pleased to know that the game will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console in the United States tomorrow. The game will be added as part of the weekly Nintendo Downloads and deserves to be played if you haven’t had the opportunity yet. If you’re in Europe you can download it from the eShop, if you haven’t already.
If you are a SEGA fan living in North America then you are getting a steal — there are a slew of titles out on the Nintendo 3DS eShop going for $2.99.
These titles include:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
- Space Harrier
- Street of Rage
- Echo the Dolphin
- Altered Beast
- Super Hang-On
- Galaxy Force II
Which one will you be picking up?
As of today, the Nintendo Seminar 2015 titles have been released in Japan. Unlike last year which had the total seminars released in one package, these titles were released individually.
For the uninitiated, the challenge was issued to University Students either within the Tokyo or Kansai regions of Japan, allowing them to make games in the Unity engine that utilized the Wii U GamePad. The games accepted are part of the Nintendo Seminar.
Check out the first look playlist below!
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