It’s that time of week when we learn which games will head to our PAL systems in just two short days. This week we’re treated with a mixed bag of releases across the Wii U and 3DS, with plenty of new releases, discounts and classics to keep us occupied as the new year continues to roll out.

Check out the full list below and let us know which games will be among the first for your systems in 2015.

Wii U eShop

  • Chariot (Frima Studio, €14.99 / £13.49) – this action puzzle may have an odd premise, but comes with a promising and fun gameplay experience. The story see a princess and her faithful fiancé tasked with maneuvering the departed king’s coffin-on-wheels through 25 levels set in 5 vibrant underground environments. There’s humor too, with his majesty’s ghost giving a piece of his mind every step of the way. This game suits co-op play, as you’ll work together to manage the funeral wagon chariot through tricky physics-based tasks, hauling the vehicle through stages using ropes.
  • Underground (Grendel Games, €19.99 / £15.99) – this software was initially designed for the Wii to help train surgeons with specialist robotic equipment. The game itself allows you to control a pair of robotic arms that can drill, grasp, or weld in order to destroy rocks, build bridges, and defeat enemies in underground mines. In this sense the developers aim to subconsciously train players’ in depth perception, eye-hand coordination, and other skills to enable fun medical training.
  • Crunchyroll (Free) – this is a streaming app, which provides access to plenty of Japanese anime and drama shows, boasting over 25,000 videos in high definition, with professional subtitles. The app uses a subscription service and can be used with existing premium accounts, or new customers on Wii U can use a free 14-day trial.

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Dig Dug (Bandai Namco Games, €4.99 / £3.49) – hailing from the 1985 NES port of the 1982 arcade game comes this classic digging game. In this simple yet addictive game, you’ll have to dig your way through challenging levels and figure out how to take down enemies, either by literally blowing them up or causing rocks to fall on them. Note: this is the US version of the game.
  • Lode Runner (Konami, €4.99 / £3.49) – originally developed in 1983 and released on a myriad of platforms in the early 1980s, this NES version was released in 1984 in Japan and 1987 in the Us, never actually reaching Europe on that system. Another simple yet addictive concept, here you guide a pixelated hero through a series of tricky single screen stages, grabbing all the gold to proceed to the next stage. The fun part was avoiding enemies, who chase relentlessly; you can dig holes in certain bricks to trap them, allowing you to run across them. There’s also a level editor, which was impressive for the time. Note: this is the US version of the game.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

  • Cubemen 2 (Nnooo, €4.99 / £4.49 until 22nd January, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
  • Paper Monsters Recut (Mobot Studios, €3.29 / £2.79 until 15th January, normally €6.49 / £5.49)
  • EDGE (Two Tribes, €0.99 / £0.89 until 21st January, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  • RUSH (Two Tribes, €0.99 / £0.89 until 21st January, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  • Toki Tori (Two Tribes, €0.99 / £0.89 until 21st January, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 29th January, normally €16.99 / £13.99)
  • Tested With Robots! (M.R. Games, €5.00 / £4.50 until 15th January, normally €10.00 / £9.00)

Wii U eShop Promotion

  • Tetrobot & Co (Neko Entertainment, €4.99 / £3.74 until 22nd January if you own Kung Fu Rabbit, Puddle or Wooden Sen’SeY on the same Wii U, normally €9.99 / £7.49)
  • Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko Entertainment, €2.49 / £2.24 until 22nd January for users who own Tetrobot & Co. , Puddle or Wooden Sen’SeY on the same Wii U, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
  • Puddle (Neko Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.14 until 22nd January for users who own Tetrobot & Co., Kung Fu Rabbit or Wooden Sen’SeY on the same Wii U, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
  • Wooden Sen’SeY (Neko Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.00 until 22nd January for users who own Tetrobot & Co. , Kung Fu Rabbit or Puddle on the same Wii U, normally €9.99 / £8.00)
    3DS eShop
  • Classic Card Games (GameOn, €6.99 / £4.99) – This is a game where the title really does say it all; a collection of various card and casino games that apparently includes “Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Romme, and Skat”, with casino games “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”. That’s a lot of card, and we’ll see whether it’s a full house or busted flush (we think those are things) in a review.

3DS Retail Download

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99) – the belated eShop release of the beat-em-up from October 2013.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

  • Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (David Marquez, €1.99 / £1.80 until 8th February, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
  • EDGE (Two Tribes, €0.99 / £0.89 until 21st January, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  • Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games, €5.00 / £4.00 until 22nd January, normally €7.25 / £6.00)

3DS HOME Themes

  • Game & Watch – Colourful (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  • Super Mario – Wooden World (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Impending Battle (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)