Nintendo download – January 29 eShop Releases (Europe)
It’s the dawn of another week and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to reveal the line up this week’s eShop releases in Europe. This week brings with it something for everyone, from a Metroid collection and a Castlevania classic, to more Hyrule Warriors DLC and new 3DS themes.
Check out the full list below and let us know which titles will be in your download lists this week.
Wii U eShop
- Metroid Prime Trilogy (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 until 5th February, then €19.99 / £17.99) – this trilogy of games includes Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echos and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in one download. The games helped cement Retro Studios as one of Nintendo’s finest developers and saw the Metroid franchise re-imagined as a first-person adventure, with Wii Remote pointer controls providing precision aiming. As an added bonus, this outstanding trilogy comes at a terrific price for one week only.
- Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €5.99 / £5.39) – this game offers top-down racing action that includes local multiplayer for up to five racers. Skid, crash and jump through several modes, then check the online leaderboards to find out your overall rank.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Konami, €6.99 / £6.29) – originally hailing from 2001, this game sparks the beginning of a trilogy of games on the Game Boy Advance. With a Metroidvania approach and RPG elements allowing new abilities, this title focuses on hero Nathan Graves and his quest to rescue his kidnapped mentor from Dracula. Interesting fact: this entry in the series was the last to use the original Castlevania logo, which had been used for the fifteen years prior.
Wii U DLC
- Hyrule Warriors: Majora’s Mask Pack (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 or free with Season Pass) – Contents include:
- A new Adventure Mode map (Termina) with six new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new mask-inspired costumes as rewards
- Two new playable characters (Young Link and Tingle)
- Three new costumes (Skull Kid’s Clothes for Lana, and Era of the Hero of Time Outfits for Sheik and Impa)
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
- Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.69 / £3.33 until 5th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Wii U eShop Promotion
- Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.49 for users who have already downloaded Abyss, 99Seconds, Unepic, Rock Zombie, 99Moves or Spy Chameleon on the same Wii U)
- Gunman Clive 2 (Horberg Productions, €2.99 / £2.50) – this sequel promises to recreate the excellent action platforming of the original, with our gun-slinging hero chasing the leader of the bandits across the globe. With more stylised colors and set-pieces, bigger bosses and more dynamic stages, it’s set to be a bigger adventure than ever.
3DS Retail Downloads
- Best of Board Games (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99)
- Best of Arcade Games (BigBen Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99)
3DS HOME Themes
- NES Balloon Fighter (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 30th January
- NES Fire Mario (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 30th January