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Indie Platformer Aritana And The Harpy’s Feather Possibly Coming To Wii U eShop?

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.”

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Nintendo UK/Euro Now Allows eShop Cards To Be Purchased Via PayPal

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.

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

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.

Also new this week:

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

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.

Also new this week:

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Ubisoft Discounts 17 Games On North American eShop, Plus More Titles From Other Devs

If you fancy grabbing a bargain today then look no further than the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Ubisoft has put 17 of its games up for sale including the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends and the immensely popular Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. The games will be available at this price point until July 7th.

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Wii U games on sale:

 

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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For North America

Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games North American gamers will be able to download this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. The games are as follows:

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    • Nintendo eShop Sale – Save up to 30 percent on top franchises being featured at E3, including select Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games. Hurry — the sale in the Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ends Monday, June 16, at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pac-Land – Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. Your journey will take you through bustling towns, rugged mountains, dangerous ravines and vast deserts. To make matters worse, the ghosts of Pac-Land will stop at nothing to stand in your way. Can you complete this fantastical rescue mission and make it back home in time for dinner?
    • PAC-MAN Collection – Enjoy four games in one featuring the iconic chomping yellow hero. In PAC-MAN, PAC-MANIA and PAC-MAN Arrangement, help PAC-MAN collect all of the dots and survive multiple levels of mayhem. In PAC-Attack, line up blocks from left to right as they drop down. Think quick, move quicker and plan a path so PAC-MAN can make his attack.
    • Soccer – Direct your team up and down the field, pick from seven international teams – USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Spain – and perform all the kickoffs, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks seen in a real match. You can choose the skill level of the opposing team on a scale from one to five, so as your team improves, so do your opponents. You even choose the length of the match. As time ticks down, do your best to score the winning goal.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marion. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. The duo must traverse through construction sites, alleyways and underwater hideouts complete with secret elevator shafts, spiked ceilings and razor-sharp mechanical claws. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and save the world?
  • NintendoeShop Sales
    • Nicalis Games – To celebrate the recent release of 1001 Spikes, Nicalis is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including IkachanCave Story 3DNightSky and VVVVVV. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
    • INAZUMA ELEVEN – It’s almost summer, and international soccer excitement is in the air. Celebrate the season with a worldwide sale on soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN, now 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.
    • Soccer Up 3D – For a limited time, Soccer Up 3D is available at the discounted price of $2.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 16.
    • Resident Evil Revelations – A scary good deal. Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on June 19, Resident Evil Revelations on Nintendo 3DSand Wii U will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
    • QubicGames – For a limited time, QubicGames is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and AiRace Speed. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 2.
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Pac-Land And Pac-Man Collection Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console, Also 30% Off

Nintendo has added two new Pac-Man titles to the Wii U virtual console after his Super Smash Bros arrival announcement. Pac-Land for NES and Pac-Man Collection for the Game Boy Advance are also available as part of the 30 per cent off eShop promotion in North America to celebrate E3 this week, meaning you can nab them for $3.49 and $4.89, respectively.

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Bayonetta 2 eShop Release Won’t Include First Bayonetta

It appears as though those hoping to buy Bayonetta 2 digitally won’t be offered the original Bayonetta. This was discovered on the official product page. However, if you purchase Bayonetta 2 at retail you’ll be given the first Bayonetta game for you to enjoy.

“The retail version of Bayonetta 2 comes with the first Bayonetta game. Digital downloads of Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo eShop do not include the first game.”