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Wii U is in an interesting position right now. Although Switch is the hot new thing, Nintendo’s older console still exists, and games continue to come out for the old console each week via the eShop. Just a couple of days ago for example, The Girl and the Robot finally hit Wii U after a nearly four-year wait.

Throughout Wii U’s lifespan, many indie games were announced for the platform. Many came out, but plenty never actually made it to the console. Since Wii U is starting to wind down at this point, we’ve attempted to investigate as many noteworthy, unreleased indie titles as possible to see if they’re still planned.

Our full findings are included below. Note that we’ve left out certain games that were reconfirmed for Wii U within the past few months, such as Hive Jump, Soul Saga, and Lobodestroyo.

A few new games out came out this week on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you’re interested in checking out what’s new in screenshot form, take a look at the gallery below.

Wii U eShop charts (5/26/17)

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This week’s Wii U eShop charts are as follows:

Software

1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Mario 64
3. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Super Mario World
5. Mario Party 2
6. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
7. Mario Kart 64
8. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
9. Super Mario 3D World
10. Super Mario RPG
11. Mario Party 10
12. Super Mario Bros. 3
13. Mario Kart 8
14. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
15. Super Mario Bros.
16. Zelda: A Link to the Past
17. The Legend of Zelda
18. Terraria
19. Zelda: Skyward Sword
20. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Videos

1. ARMS Direct 5/17/17
2. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
3. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition
4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
5. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Accolades Trailer
6. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer
7. Nintendo Minute – Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 First Look
8. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins
9. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17
10. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 1
11. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips
12. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
13. Pokken Tournament TV Spot
14. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
15. Mario Kart 8 200cc is Here! Trailer
16. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2
17. Super Mario Maker Key Update Video
18. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 1
19. Super Play Time – Splatoon – First Dip
20. Super Mario 3D World Accolades Trailer

Source: Wii U eShop

We heard earlier this year that Nefarious could move from Wii U to Switch. The Wii U version still appears to be happening, based on comments from creator Josh Hano.

Hano confirmed to 4colorrebellion that the team hasn’t ceased its work on Nintendo’s older console. Right now, the team is trying to solve some “technical hurdles,” but it is running “on a basic level” at least.

Hano said:

“We haven’t stopped working on it! We are experiencing some technical hurdles, but we did manage to get it playing on a basic level. We still have a lot of things we need to do to make it work, but our initial once-over was very promising.”

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This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Astro Duel Deluxe – $14.99 (available Tuesday)
Disgaea 5 Complete – $59.99
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – $39.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’99 – $7.99

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Retail

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – €39.99 (available Friday)
Disgaea 5 Complete – €59.99 (available Friday)

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’99 – €6.99

Wii U Retail

Darksiders Warmastered Edition – €19.99

Rayman Advance and Rayman 3 came to the North American Wii U eShop last month. This week, it’s Europe’s turn. Both will be out in PAL regions tomorrow.

Below are trailers for both games:

And overviews of each:

Darksiders Warmastered Edition finally made it to Wii U today. For a look at the game in action, watch the video below.

Teslagrad ended up on a whole bunch of platforms. But in the end, it turns out that it was most profitable on Wii U.

Speaking about why Teslagrad did so well on Wii U, Rain Games CEO Peter Wingaard Meldahl told Gamasutra:

“There was not many titles released for [the Wii U], comparatively. Indie titles actually got a good visibility on the platform.”

Meldahl noted that Teslagrad sat in each of the top two slots on Nintendo’s storefront for a couple weeks. With other systems, this would never have happened.

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