Every week, Nintendo releases games in their eShop for us to indulge our gaming time into. This week is highlighted by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze but isn’t the only one coming out. Here are this weeks eShop releases
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2/21/2014) retail and digital $49.99
Wii U Virtual Console
- Weapon Shop de Omasse – digital $7.99
- Kung Fu Rabbit – digital $4.99
- Quell Reflect – $3.99
3DS Virtual Console
The 3DS/Vita handheld version of Batman: Arkham Origins is making the jump to consoles and PC and getting the usual HD remake and also new features.
- new map
- new hint systems
- objective tracking
- 5.1 surround sound
- fully voiced narrative
- All the un-lockable Bat-Suits will be included
Joystiq is also reporting that the game will cost $19.99
During the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has revealed the first 3 GBA games coming to the Wii U Virtual Console and these are very great titles.
Starting in April; Metroid Fusion, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and Yoshi’s Island will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console and more will be released “over time.”
Playing Metroid Fusion on my buddie’s Wii U will be wonderful as I loved Fusion on my GBA SP. Hopefully Zero Mission will be available down the line too 🙂
NES Remix, released In December 2013, was a nice surprise and a great game for Wii U, or rather watch if you didn’t have a Wii U. With the success of NES Remix, comes the annoucement of NES Remix 2 during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct.
Remix 2 will release April 25th and cost $14.99 and contain the following games (12 of them). (Remix 2 also allows us to play through Super Mario Bros. as Luigi since Super Luigi Bros. is included and giving us his super high jump ability)
- Ice Hockey
- Wario’s Woods
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 2 The Lost Levels
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Dr. Mario
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Kid Icarus
- NES Open Tournament Golf
Wonder what remixes and new challenges will await us with this round of REMIX!
How I love Nintendo Direct as it is always full of surprises. During the Nintendo of America portion of the video stream, Erik Peterson talked about various eShop titles and also revealed some big Indie game titles coming the next few months. The games were shown in a graphic and here are the titles
- Scram Kitty
- 1001 Spikes
- Ittle Dew
- Assault Android Cactus
- Squids Odyssey
- Shovel Knight
- Monkey Pirates
- QUBE Director’s Cut
- Ballpoint Universe Infinite
- Wooden Sen Sey
During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, we were finally given a release date for Mario Kart 8, and that is May 30th for Wii U in North America, Europe and Austrailia.
Nintendo also said we can play as the Koopalings this time around, wow this list of drivers is great! I am very excited this has an official release date finally!
Ubisoft has announced that the Wii U version of Watch_Dogs has been delayed later than the spring window of the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions. No hint as to when it will come out, but hopefully it isn’t too long of a wait.
During a multiple-subject investor briefing done at Nintendo, Satoru Iwata confirmed that DS games will make their way to the Wii U and will be presented on the GamePad as a dual screen.
The games will load through a quick-start menu rather than waiting for the full system to boot up. Nothing is set in stone as to what games will make the jump, but it is safe to say Mario games 😛
Yesterday, Nikkei reported that Nintendo had intentions of releasing mini-games and demos on mobile devices in an attempt to gain new customers, however, Nintendo has squashed that flat!
Endgadget is reporting that Nintendo has struck that down quickly, stating “Nikkei’s article contains information previously stated by Mr. Iwata during past press conferences, including statements which relate to Nintendo’s willingness to make use of smart devices to promote our products. However during such past announcements Mr. Iwata has also stated that Nintendo’s intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices and as such, we can confirm that there are no plans to offer mini-games on smartphone devices. “
MyNintendoNews is reporting (via Nikkei) that Nintendo plans to release demos and “mini games” on Android and iOS in order to get mobile customers to eventually become Nintendo console owners (Wii U, 3DS, 2DS.) All the demos and mini games will be free-to-play.