Nintendo Download – November 20 eShop Releases (Europe)
This week’s releases on the European eShop have been announced, and its another diverse week featuring some big releases like Watch Dogs and Sonic Boom, among the usual Virtual Console and discount treats to tempt your eShop credit.
Check out the full list below and let us know which games will be joining your collection this week.
Wii U eShop
- Rock Zombie (EnjoyUp Games, €6.99 / £6.29) – the developers of this campy beat ’em up have attempted to answer the question, what would happen if the concert of a female rock band was invaded by zombies? The game features a hard rock soundtrack and “classic” gameplay, twenty levels to play through, three characters to choose from, plus many costumes, vehicles and – of course – zombies.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Wild Guns (Natsume, €7.99 / £5.49) – hailing from 1996 on the European SNES (1995 in the US) this is a gallery shooter set in a Steampunk Wild West – way ahead of its time considering the popularity of the genre today. It’s considered an under-appreciated classic, set in a third-person, fixed viewpoint style and mixing the skills of manic dodging with gallery shooting, also with a co-op mode. Note: this is the US version of the game.
- Natsume Championship Wrestling (Natsume, €7.99 / £5.49) – another Natsume title for the Virtual Console this week, this one harking back to 1994 SNES in the US – it was previously released in Europe on the Wii Virtual Console back in 2011. This is – unsurprisingly – a wrestling game, supporting four player local matches with 12 different fighters. Note: this is the US version of the game.
Wii U Retail Downloads
- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, €59.99 / £49.99) – Ubisoft’s latest open-world action-adventure title is set in a fictional version of Chicago, where you play as a hacker seeking revenge for the death of his niece. Unfortunately, the game is probably more well-known by now for its extended delay on the Wii U, as it was released on other systems way back in May 2014.
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Sega, €49.99 / £39.99) – Sonic’s latest outing is a whole new take on the character, with this Wii U entry joined by a 3DS game, animated TV series and merchandise. The game serves as a prequel to the TV series, and places more of an emphasis on exploration and combat than previous Sonic titles. Sonic and his team race against time to collect the Chaos Crystals before Lyric, an ancient snake-like creature, can use them to create fully robotic world, destroying all organic life. This adventure platformer is available from 21st November.
Wii U DLC
- Two Watch Dogs DLC packs will be available on day one:
- Conspiracy (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99) – people aren’t always what they seem. In this case, they’re cyborgs from space. Don’t believe me? Try plugging in the Conspiracy! Digital Trip and we’ll talk after. You’ve got a specific lens to see their real faces. Find them, identify them, and kill them.
- Access Granted (Ubisoft, €6.99 / £5.49) – extend your hacking abilities in 3 new missions. Unlock 6 additional skins and access new powerful perks to increase your control over Chicago.
- 101 Pony Pets 3D (Selectsoft, €4.00 / £3.59)
3DS Virtual Console
Lufia: The Legend Returns (Natsume, €4.99 / £4.49) – originally released in 2001 for the Game Boy Color, this is the third entry in this RPG series, and the first portable iteration. There are 12 playable characters but you’ll mainly follow the adventures of Wain, a descendant of Maxim from the previous Lufia titles, which occured 100 years in this game’s past. There’s the usual RPG elements of exploration and random battles, plus Lufia’s IP system from previous entries makes a welcome return, where characters gain special abilities by finding ancient texts and collecting spiritual force.
3DS Retail Downloads
- Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (Sega, €39.99 / £34.99) – to compliment the Wii U game, this version entrusts some of the more recognizable Sonic elements to developers Sanzaru Games. There is still more exploration involved, and you can switch between Sonic and his team – Tails, Knuckles and newcomer Sticks – to make use of their various abilities. This one is available from 21st November.
- Tetris Ultimate (Ubisoft, €19.99 / £15.99) – the latest version of the iconic block-dropping puzzler celebrates the 30th anniversary of the series. With seven modes for 1-4 players, including an exclusive mode not available on other systems, this is an impressive collection for the ultimate Tetris fan.
- Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (Bigben Interactive, €34.99 / £29.99)
- Two Shin Megami Tensei IV DLC packs will be available:
- Snake Scale Equipment (Atlus, €0.99 / £0.75) – three Delivery Challenge Quests, each with an armour piece of the add-on-exclusive. Deity Scales set as reward. Note: These Challenge Quests can be accepted early in the game.
- Clipped Wings 2 (Atlus, €1.79 / £1.49) – add add-on-exclusive Challenge Quest to defeat the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. Completing this quest lets you fuse Herald Gabriel and Herald Michael. Note: This quest relates to the main story. Recommended progress: Endgame.
- Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (Bigben Interactive, free)
3DS HOME Themes
- Pokémon: ONEMURI Pikachu (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Pokémon: Primal Groudon/Primal Kyogre (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Sonic Boom Theme (Nintendo, free)
- Super Mario: Pastel Pink (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Super Mario: Neon Green (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Super Mario: Blue (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Wakedas (Circle Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 11th December, normally €2.99 / £2.50)
- World Conqueror 3D (Circle Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 11th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
3DS eShop Promotion
- Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.49 / £0.45 if you already downloaded Darts Up on Nintendo eShop for Wii U and have linked your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U with the same Nintendo Network ID. Normally €2.99 / £2.69)
- Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare, 800 Nintendo Points) – another match-3 puzzle game for your DSiWare collection.