Nintendo download – February 12 eShop Releases (Europe)
This week’s list of downloadable treats for Europe comes a little later than usual, perhaps because Nintendo has so much in store for the eShop this Thursday.
With some major 3DS releases – namely Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter – complimented by many other new games, Virtual Console retro delights, themes and discounts, there really is something for everyone this week.
Check out the full list below and let us know your download preferences for this week.
Wii U eShop
- Blek (Broken Rules, €5.49 / £4.49) – this unique puzzle game requires you to draw lines and shapes in order to collect colored circles, and avoid the black ones. Each puzzle can have multiple solutions, so its minimalist style is intended to provide a somewhat more relaxing experience.
- Red Riding Hood (Brave Rock Games, €0.90 / £0.66) – an interactive story aimed for youngsters that incorporates audio and visual elements to engage them with story-telling.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Blaster Master (Sunsoft, €4.99 / £3.49) – this challenging platformer, released originally on the NES in 1991 (1988 in Japan and US), has you alternating between driving about in a tank and running on foot in order to battle mutants and rescue your dog through eight levels of run and gun action.
- Mappy-Land (Bandai Namco, €4.99 / £3.49) – this NES game was not released in Europe originally, but hit Japan and the US in 1986 and 1988 respectively. An old-school platformer, here you’ll guide Mappy, the police mouse, through eight themed areas and four stories, retrieving items and avoiding enemies, with some trampoline-jumping thrown in for good measure.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 12th March, normally €16.99 / £13.99)
- Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 5th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
- Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (KnapNok Games, €3.99 / £3.99 until 26th February, normally €8.99 / £8.00)
- Knytt Underground (Ripstone, €3.99 / £3.99 until 26th February, normally €8.99 / £7.99)
Wii U eShop Permanent Discount
- Tested With Robots! (M.R. Games, €4.99 / £4.49, was €10.00 / £9.00)
- IronFall: Invasion (VD-Dev, free, €9.99 / £8.99 for Campaign or Multiplayer individually, €19.98 / £17.98 for both) – an action-shooter that makes use of the New 3DS C-stick, plus local and online multiplayer modes for up to six players.
- Kirby Fighters Deluxe (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) – an extended version of the Kirby: Triple Deluxe minigame, this plays in a similar way to Smash Bros., featuring multiple Kirbys battling for glory. There are new boss battles and nine stages for each Kirby, plus more arenas for local multiplayer matches.
- Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) – another Kirby: Triple Deluxe spin-off, this time in the form of a rhythm game. You control Dedede’s bounces with the Circle Pad and timed button presses to grab stars. There are 14 new stages, lots of new music and a host of fun references to Kirby’s various games.
- 3D Fantasy Zone (Sega, €4.99 / £3.49) – the remastered form of this class scrolling shooter, with new controls and visuals.
- Undead Storm Nightmare (G-STYLE, €4.99 / £3.49) – a top-down zombie shooter – says it all really.
- Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €2.49 / £1.99) – this simple concept has you tapping the screen to create portals and rescue humans. It even has a rather compelling sci-fi plot.
- Best of Arcade Games – Air Hockey (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.99)
- Best of Board Games – Chess (Bigben Interactive, €9.99 / £8.99) – plenty of chess challenges with an advanced AI and the option to switch between 2D and 3D views.
- Nintendo Anime Channel (Nintendo, free) – a free channel that will host regular anime videos, including Pokémon, Kirby and Inazuma Eleven.
3DS Retail Downloads
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) – the game we’ve been waiting for since Ocarina of Time 3D is finally here. Often referred to as the black sheep of the Zelda family, this quirky title sees Link outside of his Hyrule comfort zone, with a Termina setting – a parallel world to Hyrule. A darker, edgier entry into the series, Link has three days to stop the moon from crashing into Termina, taking out all its residents. There’s time-travel involved, plenty of side quests and an engaging storyline, making this a basic must-have for any respectable Zelda fan. Note: available from 13th February.
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, €44.99 / £39.99) – this is the second iteration of Capcom’s fourth Hunter title, packed with a huge amount of content, new weapons, monsters and gameplay. Note: available from 13th February.
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ (Bandai Namco, €39.99 / £29.99)
- SpongeBob HeroPants (Activision, TBC)
3DS eShop Demo
- Undead Storm Nightmare (G-STYLE, Free)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 26th February, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
- Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 26th February, normally €3.99 / £3.35)
3DS HOME Themes
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy +: ACES (Bandai Namco, €0.99 / £0.79)
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy +: ADF-01 (Bandai Namco, €0.99 / £0.79)
- Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy +: PHOENIX (Bandai Namco, €0.99 / £0.79)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter’s Seal (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever(Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Basic Colour Set (Nintendo, free)
- Simple Colour Set (Nintendo, free)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Dire Moon (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Gold Edition (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)