Another week begins and with it comes the promise of more downloadable goodies for the Nintendo eShop. This week’s releases in Europe include some interesting new Wii U games, more Mega Man Virtual Console delights, an exciting 3DS release with Codename: S.T.E.A.M, and plenty of discounts to fill in any gaps.
Check out the full list of releases due to hit the eShop this Thursday. Which games will you be downloading?
Wii U eShop
- Ultratron (Curve Digital, €8.49 / £6.50 until 28th May, normally €9.99 / £7.99) – this retro-style shooter comes from the team behind Titan Attacks and brings 80s style, 360 degree, shoot-em-up action, with flashy HD visuals.
- Nihilumbra (Beautifun Games, €6.99 / £5.49 until 28th May, normally €8.99 / £6.99) – this adventure puzzle title sees you manipulate the environment with coloured paint. It’s got a unique co-op mode and features an attractive art style and involving narrative.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
- Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games, €7.49 / £5.99 until 21st May, normally €14.99 / £12.99)
- Ducktales: Remastered (Capcom, €6.69 / £5.39 until 28th May, normally €14.99 / £11.99)
- Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €5.99 / £4.79 until 28th May, normally €14.99 / £11.99)
- Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €14.99 / £11.99 until 28th May, normally €49.99 / £39.99)
- Guac’ a Mole (Madskull Creations, €2.69 / £2.39 until 11th June, normally €3.50 / £3.19)
- Wooden Sen’SeY (Neko Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 21st May, normally €9.99 / £8.00)
Wii U Virtual Console
- Mega Man Zero 4 (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) – the final instalment of the Mega Man Zero series originally came to the Game Boy Advance in 2005. There are new foes and abilities as you guide Zero through eight stages of fast-paced action, like your Z Knuckle punch that improves your stats and changes the weather.
- Mega Man Battle Network 2 (Capcom,€6.99 / £6.29) – continuing the RPG gameplay introduced in the original, this 2002 Game Boy Advance title picks up the story a few months later, with a few changes to an otherwise similar style. You’ll be working with NetNavi MegaMan to prevent NetCrime from destroying society.
- 3D Thunder Blade (SEGA, €4.99 / £4.49) – another terrific SEGA arcade title makes its way to the 3DS. This time, you’ll be piloting an attack helicopter through tricky terrain and combat scenarios. This M2 remaster includes stereoscopic 3D, Circle Pad Pro / C-Stick support, remixed music and more besides.
3DS Retail Download
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo, $39.99) – a new IP developed by the makers of Advance Wars, this takes place in an alternate history of literary heroes and Abraham Lincoln fighting to defend a Steampunk London. The over-the-shoulder strategy provides a fresh approach to tactical battles, and in addition to the campaign there are local and online multiplayer modes. Though at times we found the camera unruly, we were fans of this in our Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. review. Available from 15th May.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Animal Hospital (Bigben Interactive, €14.99 / £11.99 until 28th May, normally €24.99 / £19.99)
- I Love My Horse (Bigben Interactive, €14.99 / £11.99 until 28th May, normally €24.99 / £19.99)
- I Love My Pets (Bigben Interactive, €17.99 / £14.99 until 28th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
- My Exotic Farm (Bigben Interactive, €4.10 / £3.70 until 28th May, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
- My Farm 3D (Bigben Interactive, €4.70 / £4.10 until until 28th May, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
- Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.89 / £8.24 until 28th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99)
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 28th May, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 until 28th May, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
- BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st May, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
- Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 21st May, normally €29.99 / £29.99)
- Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 21st May, normally €19.99 / £17.99)
- Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €14.99 / £14.99 until 21st May, normally €29.99 / £29.99)
- Virtue’s Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £7.99 until 21st May, normally €24.99 / £19.99)
3DS HOME Theme Promotion
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (Nintendo, free with every eShop purchase of the related game until 11th June)