This week’s Nintendo Download list for North America is in, celebrating Kirby’s birthday with three titles releasing through Wii U’s Virtual Console service.
Frogmind’s Badland: Game of the Year Edition, Renegade Kid’s Xeodrifter and Endless Golf from Fanttum Games round out the new Wii U releases, with Nintendo 3DS owners treated to Bigben Interactive’s Mahjong and Solitaire titles as well as Flick Golf 3D from Full Fat Productions.
Special Offers (Wii U)
* Elliot Quest: 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 13th August 2015.
* EnjoyUp Games: 99Moves, Abyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 27th August 2015.
* High Strangeness: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) from 3rd August 2015 until 9th August 2015.
Price Reduction (Wii U)
* LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – reduced to $19.99, previously $29.99
Special Offers (3DS)
* CIRCLE Entertainment: Castle Conqueror Defender, Demon King Box and Quell Memento are on sale until 20th August 2015.
* Toys vs. Monsters: 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 23rd August 2015.
Wii U Download Demo
* Just Dance 2016, Ubisoft – Free
Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.
Wii U Download Software
* Badland: Game of the Year Edition, Frogmind – $9.99
Fly through the award-winning world of Badland and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches!
* Endless Golf, Fanttum Games – $1.99
Hit shot after shot as you play an endless amount of procedurally generated golfing holes that increase with difficulty, more hills, and tricky traps. Enjoy the scenic pastures as you play all day and all night, never stopping. Watch as time passes you by.
* Xeodrifter, Renegade Kid – $9.99
Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa!
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – $9.99
Kirby stars in his first 3D adventure, which is also his Nintendo 64 debut. This game finds the always-versatile hero battling a new enemy called Dark Matter. Dark Matter is after a distant land’s powerful crystal, but a young fairy named Ribbon attempts to save it by escaping with the gem to Dream Land. Now the crystal has been broken, and it’s scattered around the world. Take control of Kirby, and help him journey across six worlds, battling a wide variety of enemies and challenging bosses, as he tries to collect all 100 pieces of the shattered crystal.
* Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – $9.99
Float, jump, and battle through eight huge worlds as Kirby takes control of a diabolical band of rodent robbers called the Squeaks! You can expect all of the action from a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby’s Copy Abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can you mix and match Copy Abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby’s belly, but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment as well as foes.
* Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii), Nintendo – TBC
Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle Dee are ready to transform your living room into Dream Land once more in Kirby’s Adventure Wii! In this side-scrolling adventure game, you can play on your own or with up to three of your friends. Kirby, in his many guises, is in control of the infamous foursome – help him use his powerful Copy Ability to inhale, spit or transform as enemies rise to the challenge.
3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme, ATLUS – TBC
3DS Download Software
* Best of Board Games – Mahjong, Bigben Interactive – $9.99
Rediscover all the pleasure of Mahjong in this timeless classic! Learn how to play and test your abilities by solving 60 boards in Adventure mode, or play a single game at your leisure in Free mode. Stuck in a level? Use your bonus and make the entire board simpler in a split second!
* Best of Board Games – Solitaire, Bigben Interactive – $9.99
Rediscover Solitaire and its most popular variations in this timeless classic! Take a moment to relax with one of 5 variations: Freecell, Golf, Pyramid, Klondike and Spider, with many more adjustable options for each variation. Stuck? Use brand new bonuses such as card swap to get yourself out of the situation!
* Flick Golf 3D, Full Fat Productions – $5.99
Welcome to Flick Golf, the world’s most addictive handheld golf game now for Nintendo 3DS! Flick, spin and curve your shots with pinpoint accuracy to sink that perfect hole-in-one. Turn up the 3D depth slider to add a whole new dimension!