For this week’s dose of nostalgia, NintenDaan has posted a YouTube video featuring gameplay of the recent European Virtual Console release – Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The title was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in 2004, and can now be downloaded in Japan, Europe, and Australia via the Wii U eShop. You can check out almost twenty minutes of footage over on NintenDaan’s YouTube channel.
The Shovel Knight DLC – Plague Of Shadows – is now available to download. It’s free for all owners of Shovel Knight and can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, or as an automatic update for the Wii U. Yacht Club Games has put together a guide on how to update the game – as the in-game update option on the 3DS isn’t possible due to the size of the download. You can check out instructions for each console here.
The Nintendo eShop are selling Humble Bundles, where you pay what you want to get some pretty cool Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games– that is, if you live in North, Central or South America. There’s just under 7 days left of the offer, and they’ve added some new games if you pay or have paid the average price or more of $9.19. The entire collection of games in the Humble Bundle are:
- $1 – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!
- Average (currently $9.19) – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!, The Fall, OlliOlli Moon Chronicles Episode 1, Sportsball, Gunman Clive, Runner2
- $10 or more – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Woah Dave!, Mighty Switch Force!, The Fall, OlliOlli Moon Chronicles Episode 1, Stealth Inc 2, SteamWorld Dig, Sportsball, Gunman Clive, Runner2
As you may have heard earlier, a new Dr. Mario game has been released on the Japanese Nintendo eShop. Naturally video blogger NintenDaan is on the case and has uploaded some gameplay footage for you all to enjoy. He has also captured some additional gameplay for the newly announced Germ Buster mode. Let’s hope Nintendo announce when we can get our hands on the game in the west.
Curve Studios has shared some of its thoughts on the Nintendo eShop. The Fluidity developer said that while Nintendo’s handling of digital content is constantly getting better, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. It would also like to see Nintendo put more efforts into promoting indie titles via the publisher’s online presentations, such as Nintendo Direct broadcasts and demonstration videos executed by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse team.
“Nintendo are still nowhere near as savvy with the store, digital or social as the other platform holders, but that’s changing so quickly,” said Curve Studios’ Rob Clarke. “The best example of that is the Treehouse, which was one of the best streaming events of the year, and their excellent digital press conference at E3. They just need to work on connecting that more with indie developers, so they aren’t just platforms for first party games to get even more coverage.”
For Wii U and 3DS owners in Europe, Nintendo has a few treats in store for fans this Thursday. With a big following, the Pokemon Trading Card Game for the Virtual Console hits the 3DS eShop and retails at a cracking price point of €4.99/£4.49. So if you’d like to throw yourself back into a nostalgia cocoon for Pokemon TCG, featuring more than 200 Pokemon cards based on the original decks, as well as new and exclusive cards, you can do so on July 10.
Nintendo is also offering a special discount to those who have bought NES Remix or NES Remix 2. From July 10 until July 24, fans of the Wario Ware-styled game can grab the first of second – providing they own one of the two Remix games – for €6.99/£6.29 rather than the standard price of €9.99/£8.99. For all other offers beginning this Thursday, check out the list below.
- Pokemon Trading Card Game (Nintendo, GBC VC) – €4.99/£4.49
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai Demo (Shin’en Multimedia) – Free
- Nintendo Pocket Football Club (Nintendo) – €11.79/£10.79 (Ends July 13, regular price €14.99/£13.49)
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin’en Multimedia) – €4.99/£4.25 (Ends July 24, regular price €8.99/£7.66)
Wii U eShop:
- Pop’n Twinbee (Konami, SNES VC) – €7.99/£5.49
- Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND: 2-hour Ticket (Nintendo) – €2.99/£2.69
- NES Remix (Nintendo) – €6.99/£6.29 for people who own NES Remix 2 (Ends July 24, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
- NES Remix 2 (Nintendo) – €6.99/£6.29 for people who own NES Remix (Ends July 24, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
Nintendo has revealed that four titles from its Game Seminar event last year will be released this week on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U in Japan. Crafted by teams of students, the games will be available as free downloads from the online marketplace. Game Seminars have been held by Nintendo since 2006. They give students the opportunity to get mentored by Nintendo employees as they make games.