Three additions to Wii U’s Virtual Console service headline Europe’s Nintendo Download this week, introducing Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to Nintendo’s digital back catalogue.
Elsewhere LEGO Jurassic World at long last roars on Wii U, joined by Roving Rogue from PadaOne Games. While Nintendo 3DS sets out on adventure with Paddington, and marks the arrival of Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains among others.
Special Offers (Wii U)
* Ittle Dew, Ludosity – £4.49 (€4.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
* SDK Paint, Hullbreach Studios – £2.99 (€3.39) until 9th July 2015, normally £3.99 (€4.49)
Special Offers (3DS)
* 3D Game Collection, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* 4 Elements, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€12)
* Azada, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Doodle Jump Adventures, Avanquest – £4.99 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
* European Conqueror 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99) until 23rd July 2015, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
* Football Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – £1.79 (€1.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £2.36 (€2.99)
* Funfair Party Games, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Gardenscapes, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
* Hidden Expedition Titanic, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Hotel Transylvania, Avanquest – £4.99 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
* Jewel Match 3, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Jewel Quest 4 Heritage, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 – The Seventh Gate, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Luxor, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Dire Grove, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Capcom – £11.19 (€13.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
* Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Capcom – £18.74 (€22.49) until 16th July 2015, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
* Safari Quest, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Secret Mysteries in London, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 30th July 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012, Avanquest – £1.99 (€2.99) until 16th July 2015, normally £9.99 (€10.99)
* Tappingo, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.69 (€1.99) until 23rd July 2015, normally £2.49 (€2.99)
* The Legend of Dark Witch – Chronicle 2D ACT, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99) until 23rd July 2015, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
* Toy Stunt Bike, Wobbly Tooth – £2.25 (€2.49) until 30th July 2015, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
The Black Hole Army is back in this storming sequel to the acclaimed strategy game. Enemy CO Sturm is leading a new invasion force, and it’ll take the combined might of all armies to stop him. Play as several COs from across the world, each with their own unique abilities and CO Powers that can turn the tide of battle. Advance Wars 2 also features new army units like the destructive Neotank, and missile silos for long-range warfare. Plus there is also a map designer for you to create your own battlegrounds, so let your imagination run wild!
* Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
Discover the origins of the Fire Emblem saga! As young hero Marth, you must reclaim your stolen homeland and save your sister from the evil forces of Medeus. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is an enhanced Nintendo DS remake of the original Fire Emblem for Famicom, previously released only in Japan. Assemble an army and plot your strategy in turn-based battles, taking into consideration the terrain, unit strengths and weaknesses, to defeat enemy forces. Become a hero, save the kingdom and your family’s future!
* The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
Join legendary hero Link as he journeys across Hyrule, and even through time, to thwart the plans of Ganondorf. Wield incredible weapons and items, battle ferocious bosses, and solve brain-teasing puzzles, in this acclaimed chapter of the Zelda series. Whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or not, the original Nintendo 64 version is a treasure of gaming history; introducing ground-breaking new 3D visuals, plus a highly influential combat system and a captivating story. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a masterpiece!
This is the European version of the game with corrected aspect ratio. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.
Wii U Download Software
* LEGO Jurassic World, WB Games – £34.99 (€49.99)
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humour, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.
* Roving Rogue, PadaOne Games – £7.19 (€7.99)
Every story has a beginning. But this one starts at the end. You just killed the last boss. The only thing you remember is that you’ve lost your memory. Well, at least you’re still able to teleport yourself a few metres… Is that it? Play the role of Kurt and discover a fun, old-school 2D platform game with a multiplayer mode. Explore over 40 levels as you try to recall your memories and look for the way back to… well… wherever it is you came from. A story told backwards, full of twists and surprises. More than 40 levels that will challenge even the most experienced players. A multiplayer mode in which you can help your friends… or make their lives miserable. Classic pixel-art aesthetics that will take you back to the golden age of video games. Welcome to Roving Rogue!
3DS Download Software
* Fantasy Pirates, EnjoyUp Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
Join in the adventures of the pirate clan. Sail the seas in search of islands and forts with treasures. It is a world of fantasy where you will find unusual things like piggy boats, rare sea monsters and all types of strange objects. Keep both treasures and enemies in sight with 360 degrees circular navigation, a simple, yet very effective system. Another ability of your fantastic pirate ship is that it jumps and dives, which is very necessary to dodge or jump over obstacles and move forward in the adventure. The touch screen controls shooting, which means you will have intuitive and absolute precision. Try Adventure mode with a pyramid-shaped map where you choose both your path and the difficulty, fight with over 15 enemies simultaneously. Get special items, such as the ‘super canon’, which will give you total destruction power, devastating everything you find along the way, or the ‘flea ship’ Item, where you become as small as an elusive flea. Challenge your friends in 1-on-1 online mode to become the world’s greatest pirate!
* Karous – The Beast Of Re:Eden -, CIRCLE Entertainment – £4.79 (€5.99)
Two sisters escape their fate as research subjects and fight to survive using aircrafts of war. Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- is a 3D vertical shooting game. This game allows players to design their own aircraft by letting them choose which weapons and items they take with them into battle. The player’s aircraft can use shields, different shots, bombs and swords. Each of these will level up the more they’re used and increase in power. Additional weapons and items will unlock as the player progresses. Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- features over 100 missions to complete along with a number of achievements in addition to boss battles. Unlike traditional shooting games, Karous’ mission system gives the player the freedom to follow multiple paths which can lead to different endings.
* Mahjong 3D: Warriors of the Emperor, Treva Entertainment – £17.99 (€19.99)
As a powerful commander, enter the field of battle and conquer the Chinese Empire with some exciting Mahjong puzzles. Immerse yourself into the stunning 3D environment and experience a new dimension in board games. Solve over 160 tricky Mahjong puzzles, use special power-ups like Whirlwind or Earthquake to help you, and create and play an infinite number of puzzles in the level editor. Experience the thrilling and entertaining story!
* Mighty Gunvolt, Inti Creates – £3.19 (€3.49)
Get ready for a blast from the 8-bit past with the all-new 2D action/platforming game, Mighty Gunvolt! A loving nod to the retro sidescrollers of the late ’80s, Mighty Gunvolt offers simple controls, cute & colourful graphics, a surprising amount of complexity and fun. Play as one of three characters: Gunvolt, the star of Azure Striker Gunvolt, Ekoro, an angel from Japan’s Gal*Gun series, or Beck, the hero of Mighty No. 9. Each character possesses unique skills that will allow players to keep challenging each stage in new creative ways!
You get a free download code for Mighty Gunvolt for Nintendo 3DS if you purchase Azure Striker Gunvolt from Nintendo eShop by 2nd July 2015!
* Paddington: Adventures in London, Anuman Interactive – £24.99 (€29.99)
A bear in the city! The adventures of a very special bear. Help the inhabitants of London and become the perfect “Gentlebear”. Make marmalade, dance along to the rhythm, catch pickpockets. Numerous missions await you! He has only just begun to get to know London.
* Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains, ATLUS – £34.99 (€29.99)
For the first time ever, the hit series Shingeki no Kyojin comes to Europe on Nintendo 3DS. Take flight and eliminate all the Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains. Join Eren, Mikasa, and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in this enhanced version of a Shingeki no Kyojin game previously released only in Japan! Play as the main cast and interact with the characters that you know and love. However, living in a world filled with Titans means that you’ll have to fight to survive. Use your speed to control the omni-directional mobility gear and your brain to find opportunities to attack. If you can’t do it alone, recruit your friends and go Titan hunting through the online co-op mode. Don’t underestimate these Titans though—their behaviour is erratic and will require every ounce of ability from you as you make a last stand for the human race. As the footsteps of the Titans grow closer, will you hide in fear or become humanity’s last hope?
Bonus code for theme “Shingeki no Kyojin Theme” with each purchase.
* The Smurfs, Ubisoft – £17.99 (€19.99)
Dive in for a memorable journey in the colorful comic book world of the Smurfs. Meet Papa Smurf, Smurfette, hefty Smurf and many more of your favorite Smurfs. But watch out, don’t let the villainous Gargamel and his cat Azrael catch you! Play and replay a fantastic collection of games for endless hours of fun. Collect resources and progress through an extraordinary and original story to help the Smurfs rebuild their village. Make your own unique Smurf village!
* Yakari: The Mystery of Four-Seasons, Anuman Interactive – £24.99 (€29.99)
Step into shoes of your favourite hero in his new adventure! Head off on an adventure with Yakari to solve the Four Seasons mystery. Discover why winter came all of a sudden for Yakari and his tribe. Brave the elements in a universe full of colour. Your friend’s animals will accompany you throughout your adventure.