Nintendo Download: 8th January 2015 (Europe)

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Frima Studio’s Chariot and Underground from Grendel Games lead this week’s Nintendo Download for Europe, as the New Year kicks into gear!

Japanese anime and Asian drama streaming service Crunchyroll expands your entertainment, while Wii U’s Virtual Console service expands with Dig Dug and Lode Runner from Bandai Namco Games and Konami respectively. The 3DS sees a quieter week, with new HOME Menu Themes and only one new arrival in GameOn’s Classic Card Games – Activision making 2013’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles available digitally.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Cubemen 2, Nnooo – £4.49 (€4.99) until 22nd January 2015, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
* EDGE, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.89 (€0.99) until 21st January 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Kung Fu Rabbit, Neko Entertainment – £2.24 (€2.49) until 22nd January 2015 for users that own Tetrobot & Co., Puddle or Wooden Sen’SeY, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
* Paper Monsters Recut, Mobot Studios – £2.79 (€3.29) until 15th January 2015, normally £5.49 (€6.49)
* Puddle, Neko Entertainment – £3.14 (€3.49) until 22nd January 2015 for users that own Tetrobot & Co., Kung Fu Rabbit or Wooden Sen’SeY, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
* RUSH, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.89 (€0.99) until 21st January 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Tested with robots!, M.R. Games – £4.50 (€5) until 15th January 2015, normally £9 (€10)
* Tetrobot & Co., Neko Entertainment – £3.74 (€4.99) until 22nd January 2015 for users that own Kung Fu Rabbit, Puddle or Wooden Sen’SeY, normally £7.49 (€9.99)
* Toki Tori, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.89 (€0.99) until 21st January 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £6.99 (€8.49) until 29th January 2015, normally £13.99 (€16.99)
* Wooden Sen’SeY, Neko Entertainment – £4 (€4.99) until 22nd January 2015 for users that own Tetrobot & Co., Kung Fu Rabbit or Puddle, normally £8 (€9.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot, David Marquez – £1.80 (€1.99) until 8th February 2015, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
* EDGE, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.89 (€0.99) until 21st January 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Coaster Creator 3D, Big John Games – £4 (€5) until 22nd January 2015, normally £6 (€7.25)

Wii U Applications
* Crunchyroll, Crunchyroll – Free
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian Drama with the largest lineup of content, including over 25,000 videos in high definition with professional subtitles. You can even watch the latest shows 1 hour after they air in Japan! Not a Crunchyroll member? Start a FREE 14 Day Trial of the Premium Membership today! Subscription required. Subject to availability in your region.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Dig Dug, Bandai Namco Games – £3.49 (€4.99)
Get on down with Dig Dug, and wage underground war with your trusty pump! Vanquish persistent Pookas and fiery Fygars to clear each stage. Defeat enemies by inflating them with air or by dropping rocks on them from above. Earn bonus points by collecting fruit or defeating deep-dwelling foes. This classic game blends old-school arcade action with strategy; try to lure multiple enemies into position and satisfyingly squash them with a single rock! This is the US version of the game.

* Lode Runner, Konami – £3.49 (€4.99)
Lode Runner is a landmark action-puzzle game that has spawned many sequels and created countless inspiration. Simple action blends with deviously designed stages, as you collect gold while avoiding enemy robots by digging holes in the floor. Use your brain and your reflexes to complete each puzzling stage and escape to the next. In addition to normal play, the game also features an edit mode that allows you to design your own stages, adding a new level of enjoyment. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Download Software
* Chariot, Frima Studio – £13.49 (€14.99)
Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King’s remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb. If only his majesty would keep quiet… The Chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive manoeuvres. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding – or beating back – greedy looters as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch coop enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlocks new possibilities.

* Underground, Grendel Games – £15.99 (€19.99)
Welcome to the world of Sari and Swank, brave heroes in a world filled with challenging puzzles and fascinating locations. Accompany Sari and Swank in their quest and help them navigate and overcome obstacles, all the while subconsciously honing your laparoscopic surgery skills. Guide Sari and her robots through an elaborate world of challenges. Gather resources and build your own custom solution for each puzzle, all the while fighting off enemies and environmental threats. Underground is an innovative serious game by Grendel Games. This game is truly a ‘seriously entertaining’ experience, offering a fun and immersive entertainment game that’s also capable of training laparoscopic surgery motor skills.

3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Game & Watch (Colourful), Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This colourful theme is a tribute to the Game & Watch series. Scroll the Touch Screen to see the characters from Parachute move.

* Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Impending Battle, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This theme features folders with the Royal Crest and gold icons. Scroll the Touch Screen to view the watercolour- style artwork.

* Super Mario (Wooden World), Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This wooden theme is designed to resemble a Super Mario Bros. course, with characters and items standing on top of the icons.

3DS Download Software
* Classic Card Games, GameOn – £4.99 (€6.99)
Classic Card Games is a huge collection of the finest card classics and casino games – right in your pocket! Classic card games include: Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Romme, and Skat. The casino card games selection has: BlackJack, Texas Hold’em, Double Flop Hold’em, Omaha, 5-Card Draw, 7 Card Stud, Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple, and 5 unique versions of Video Poker. Immerse yourself in the game with unique 3D environments and characters. Change many of the game’s rules to your liking. An incredible complete card game collection for endless fun!

* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Activision – £29.99 (€39.99)
New York City’s crime rates are still on the rise and the city’s civilians are trembling in fear! Baxter is formulating an evil plan and this time he has both mutants and robots at his disposal. Join the local brethren of vigilantes who need to rally together to put a stop to this evil once and for all! It’s team TMNT, Splinter and April O’ Neil in the fight against the worst evil to face the beloved NYC in this adrenaline-pumping story!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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