Welcome to another week of potential as we outline the latest releases for the European eShop. This week we have a nice mix, from new Kirby for the Wii U to a puzzle game combo featuring Mario. There’s a great new Virtual Console offering, plus plenty of hefty discounts to tempt us.
Check out the full list below and let us know which games will be on your eShopping list this week.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Yoshi’s Island DS (Nintendo, €9.99) – this Virtual Console entry was originally released on the DS in 2006 as a direct sequel to the SNES classic, Yoshi’s Island. This colorful platformer introduces new babies, including Baby Wario and Baby Donkey Kong, each providing unique powers to the Yoshis who carry them.
Wii U Retail Download
- Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (Nintendo, €35.99 if you own another Kirby download on the same NNID, otherwise €39.99) – also known as Kirby an the Rainbow Curse in the US, this somewhat short but artfully crafted adventure continues with a similar idea to 2005’s Canvas Curse for the DS. This time you’ll use your GamePad screen in a charming adventure, featuring co-op support and gorgeous visuals. Despite the short story and recycled bosses, we were fans of the music, visuals and fun gameplay in our Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush review. Available from 8th May.
Wii U DLC
The following tables and packs will be available in Zen Pinball 2, as trials or full purchases.
Zen Pinball 2: Iron & Steel Pack (free or €4.99) – includes the CastleStorm and Wild West Rampage tables.
- Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (free or €2.99)
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
- Puddle (Neko Entertainment, €1.99 until until 14th May, normally €6.99)
- TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, €4.99 until 21st May, normally €7.99)
- Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 until 21st May, normally €7.99)
- SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €4.49 until 28th May, normally €8.99)
- Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €8.99 until 21st May, normally €12.99)
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 until until 21st May, normally €16.99)
Wii U eShop Demo
- Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, free)
3DS Retail Download
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (Nintendo, €29.99) – this special edition of the popular Japanese puzzle game comes in a double offering that features both the original 3DS iteration of the franchise (previously only available in Japan) plus the Mario crossover edition. Both versions blend match-three combos, with strong RPG elements and some adventure gaming thrown in, as you battle through stages or quests to save the world (or Princess Peach). Basically, it’s two games for the price of one – we’ll have a review for you soon.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo, €29.99 until 14th May, normally €39.99)
- Bella Sara 2 – The Magic of Drasilmare (Bigben Entertainment, €19.99 until until 14th May, normally €34.99)
- AeternoBlade (Corecell, €7.99 until until 21st May, normally €14.99)
- Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €9.99 until 14th May, normally €19.99)
- Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 28th May, normally €3.99)
- Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 28th May, normally €3.99)
- SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €4.49 until 21st May, normally €8.99)
- 3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 until 21st May, normally €4.99)
- Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.59 until 21st May, normally €6.99)
- Crazy Construction (Joindots, €5.59 until 21st May, normally €6.99)
- Undead Bowling (Joindots, €5.59 until 21st May, normally €6.99)
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 until 14th May, normally €7.99)
3DS eShop Permanent Discount
- Crazy Chicken: Director’s Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.99, was €1.99)
3DS HOME Theme
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter’s Weapon Gallery (Capcom, free until 4th July)