This week’s Nintendo Download is in, detailing new arrivals on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
However, it’s all about the Wii U this week. The Epic Indie Sale will hopefully lure you with an impressive ‘Nindie’ selection, while the Virtual Console service adds Mario Tennis. Elsewhere there are several new releases from independent publishers, providing a various mix of genres.
Nintendo 3DS is notably quiet, with only an Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Story Theme from ATLUS to keep you busy…
Special Offers (Wii U)
* The Epic Indie Sale: Own or buy one of the participating Nindie games and take 60 percent off ALL other participating games. The offer lasts until 23rd July 2015, visit Nintendo of America’s website for more details.
* Frenchy Bird: 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 16th July 2015.
* TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition: 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 23rd July 2015.
Special Offers (3DS)
* AeternoBlade: 46 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 5th August 2015.
* Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is 40 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $29.99) until 20th July 2015.
* Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 23rd July 2015.
Permanent Price Reductions (3DS)
* Pyramids 2, – $3, previously $4.99
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Mario Tennis, Nintendo – $9.99
The Mushroom Kingdom’s finest hit the court in this wild multiplayer tennis game from Camelot, the talented developers behind the Golden Sun and Mario Golf games. Put some power and spin into your shots to claim victory on your own, or go head to head with up to three friends who also have the game in multiple modes.
Wii U Download Software
* Asteroid Quarry, Hero Work Studios – $1
Earth has exhausted its resources. Now equipped with advanced light speed enabled crafts, mankind can use the resources of the cosmos to expand further. Take to the heavens and mine the ore in the asteroids. This may seem like a simple task, however, you need to be wary. As with all new frontiers there are ones who take advantage of unprotected areas. These pirates are in all areas and they are looking for the thrill of the hunt and you as the prey.
* Dare Up Adrenaline, Be Studios – $9
Feel the adrenaline of flying with a wingsuit through narrow passages, dangerous cliffs, and down hills full of trees and rocks that will take your gaming experience to a whole new level!
* Don’t Crash, RCMADIAX – $1.49
Don’t Crash! This is the only rule of the game. Race against another car, press A button to change lanes, and avoid a crash at all costs. Addictive and nerve-wracking, how many rounds can you beat? Share your success on Miiverse!
* KEYTARI: 8-Bit Music Maker, Famous Gamous – $7.99
Do you love 8-bit music from classic video games? Prepare to create your own! KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker will transform your Wii U GamePad into an 8-bit jamming machine! Simply touch the keys on your Wii U GamePad and you are playing KEYTARI. KEYTARI was designed to be easy to pick up and play. But to truly master KEYTARI, practice and experimentation will take you far – just like with a traditional musical instrument.
* Land it Rocket, Petite Games – $2.99
In this game your goal is to land your rocket safely, but watch out the world is full of danger like mines, lasers and turrets. Besides the main levels you can put your skills to the test in Endless mode. Earn 3-star rating by completing each 28 levels in the shortest possible time.
* Neon Battle, Helix Games – $1.49
Maneuver your way around the circular battlefield to victory in Neon Battle! Smash your opponent out of the way and yell obscenities at them without the threat of assault charges! Well, that’s assuming you keep it in the game, with four different game modes to choose from and a selection of powerups, it’s arguably more fun than smashing someone in real life, and definitely more fun than attending court hearings! Play solo or against a friend in a race to collect points by bouncing the ball and keeping it from going out of bounds! And for when your friends are busy/non-existent, you can play against the CPU!
* Santa Factory, XINESS Co. – $7.99
In Santa Factory, Tonttu and Rudolf start their adventure to help Santa Claus. In a moment of crisis, use the special magic wands of Santa Claus. During the adventure, you can study the various English words. As Christmas coming, Santa asked Tonttu to get kids’ Christmas wish letters. Santa gave Tonttu the special magic wands to help him get the letters.
3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Story Theme, ATLUS – TBC