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Several developers partnered together to host a “Nindies Love You” sale on the eShop today. 50 percent discounts are live for a number of Wii U and 3DS games in North America, Europe, and Australia.

The campaign started with an idea from Greg Wiggleton, the founder of ZeNfA Productions. In an interview with Nintendo Life, Wiggleton explained how it came about:

I truly had the idea for this group event sale around a year ago when the 1st and 2nd “epic indie sale” events were happening. I was curious if it was possible to host my own type of sale with other indies I’m in contact with and if Nintendo would advertise it on the eShop at all. It was around August 2015 that I finally started to get active in recruiting other Nintendo indies and contacting Nintendo directly about setting up one of these sales.

The very 1st step I took was taking charge of this idea and contacting Nintendo (already with a few select indies interested) back around August 2015. I was curious on how these group sales came into being. Nintendo would go on to tell me that these group indie sales were 100% created from indies and that Nintendo just helped set it up with the indies being in charge of it. From there I tried to gather a bunch of different indie Wii U games that would go well with this sale and show Nintendo that we were interested in doing our own sale. From here, I would go on to be Nintendo’s main contact for our group and talk to Nintendo on what is required, type of banners needed, and deadlines for different parts were. Every few weeks I would send updates to all involved as well as keep Nintendo involved with our developments to help keep them informed that we were serious about doing this sale.

The original goal was to have this 2 week sale period occur sometime around Christmas of 2015. A few of us involved early on thought this might be a good idea. After all, the Christmas period can be very nice for sales. However, a problem with this plan was that this period is usually very crowded. Nintendo themselves even warned us that a sale like this in December was a bad idea and recommended January or February for doing this sale. By October we finally decided to officially make it a February sale. Since this would take place around Valentine’s, we decided on that as a theme and came up with the “Nindies Love You” title for it.

As for another promotion like Nindies Love You, Wiggleton is very much interested in making that happen.

I would love to create new promotions like this in the future. I am hopeful that this event goes well for all involved so that we can all continue to make interesting and fun games for Nintendo systems for all to enjoy. Who knows, maybe one day you might see a similar promotion by me for the Nintendo NX for a new set of games!

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team was added to the European Wii U Virtual Console today. 15 minutes of footage from the Red version can be seen below.

Inside My Radio originally launched last year. Later this month, the rhythm-action platformer will be debuting on Wii U. Inside My Radio will be available in both North America and Europe starting on February 25 for $14.99 / €14.99.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Inside My Radio is a rhythm-driven platformer adventure where your actions must follow the beat. You journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox: bring electro, dub and disco musics back alive! Are you up to the rhythmic challenge of Inside My Radio?”

And a trailer:

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

Wii U Download

Cutie Clash – $1.99
Cutie Pets Go Fishing – $1.99
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – $14.99
Outside the Realm – $0.49
Word Puzzles by POWGI – $9.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Big Brain Academy – $6.99
Kuru Kuru Kururin – $4.99
Polarium Advance – $6.99

Wii U Demo

Vector Assault

3DS Download

Word Puzzles by POWGI – $9.99

3DS Demo

Petit Novel Series: Harvest December

eShop Sales

Wii U/3DS

– Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (Wii U), Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– The Legend of Legacy (Nintendo 3DS), Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.

Wii U

– Save up to 50 percent on select Wii U games including Teslagrad, Chariot and more in Nintendo eShop during the “Nindies Love You” sale! This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
– Nano Assault NEO is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Avoider, Color Bombs and more games from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
– Shadow Puppeteer is 10 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $13.49) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
– Girls Like Robots is over 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.

3DS

– Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 14.
– Brunch Panic and Sweet Memories – Blackjack are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
– Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
– Petit Novel series – Harvest December is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.

Source: Nintendo PR

A few weeks back, Chu Chu Rocket landed on the Japanese Wii U Virtual Console. Find some footage in the video below.

Another 45 minutes of footage is in for Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. Check out the Wii U gameplay video below.

With tomorrow’s release of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, footage from the Wii U version is starting to come in. A couple of videos showing off the game are below.

Update: Here’s Bowser Jr.:


More footage of Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge is in. Check out some gameplay of Rosalina in the video below.

It turns out that Kuru Kuru Kururin isn’t the only new game slated for the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week. Nintendo’s website also lists Big Brain Academy and Polarium Advance for release tomorrow.

Here’s an overview of Big Brain Academy:

“Big Brain Academy brings fresh entertainment anyone young and young at heart can enjoy. It’s the perfect way to challenge and stimulate your mind. Test your mental acuity in a five-category quiz: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis, and identification.”

And Polarium Advance:

“Create horizontal rows of the same color to clear the board. There are 365 puzzles, with many modes and special titles that will challenge your mind. Get familiar with the rules and try practicing on a few levels, play against the clock, or create your very own puzzles!”

Pricing for each of the Virtual Console games is set at $6.99 each.

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Kuru Kuru Kururin is heading to the North American Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, according to a listing on Nintendo’s website. The GBA game will be sold for just $4.99.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In his special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons, and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.”

Kuru Kuru Kururin’s release on the North American Wii U Virtual Console is particularly noteworthy. Originally, the title was only sold in Europe and Japan. This marks the first time that it will be officially available in the states.

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