Nintendo Everything: Wii U eShop
Another Street Fighter game seems to be planned for the Wii U Virtual Console. Last week, Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival was rated by the OFLC. For those unaware, it’s a Game Boy Advance title with a new title screen and character illustrations.
In Europe, Nintendo is discounting a bunch of Zelda games on the eShops in celebration of Hyrule Warriors. We already knew about this week’s sales, which includes Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and more.
Nintendo also shared an image on its Twitter account today revealing games set to be discounted in the following weeks. Check it out below:
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) September 1, 2014
Dahku Creations has decided to move on with video game development. Soon Shine, released in North America last month, will be the studio’s final game.
Dahku’s decision ultimately comes down to a lack of revenue. Chubbins and Soon Shine were both described as successes on the Wii U eShop, but not enough copies were sold in the end.
As written in Dahku’s blog yesterday:
Non-disclosure agreements prevent us from talking details, but even before we signed on as developers we’d heard that Nintendo offers newcomers a chance to work with their equipment free of charge for a time. We hoped that Chubbins would be successful enough in that window of opportunity that we could then move on to bigger and better Wii U exclusive games.
By contrast, Chubbins on Wii U was a success. We managed to stand out, get great community coverage, and the sales have been infinitely better than they were on iOS. Sadly, it still wasn’t enough. Nowhere near it, in fact. Having put all that effort into learning the Wii U ropes and gaining valuable insight into the market, we realized the window of opportunity would still be open just long enough that we could try to put that knowledge to use on an experiment of sorts.
As stated, it was an experiment. We hoped it would succeed where Chubbins hadn’t, and allow us to keep going. Having seen some of the other piddly games that were making waves on Miiverse and reporting great success, we figured we couldn’t go wrong with Soon Shine. As it turns out we were way off the mark.
By contrast, Soon Shine on Wii U was a success. Again we got great community coverage, reviews were generally more positive than they were for Chubbins, and the sales have been infinitely better than they were on iOS. And in fact, Soon Shine sold as many Wii U copies in four days as Chubbins did Wii U copies in four weeks. Of course that isn’t saying much, and sadly, it still isn’t enough. Nowhere near it, in fact.
So that’s it. The window of opportunity has closed. Our dev equipment has been returned to Nintendo. If our games turn out to be sleeper hits, or if we eventually have money to burn from some other source of income, maybe we’ll be back to take another stab at game development someday. For now, this chapter comes to an end.
You can find more from Dahku on the official blog here.
Hullbreach Studios has shared a bunch of content pertaining to SDK Paint. You’ll find a new video above, and tons of details below.
SDK Paint for Wii U is the successor to a collection of paint applications released for the browsers of DSi, Wii, and 3DS which all fit under HullBreach Studios’ SDK Community umbrella. It utilizes Nintendo’s Web Framework development platform and will launch inside Nintendo’s Wii U eShop with a week long launch sale of $1.99 (Base price $2.99). It will be celebrated as the first Nintendo licensed game released from HullBreach Studios!
SDK Paint Launch Features:
This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:
Cubemen 2 – €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF10.99
Wii U VC
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00
European Conqueror 3D – €3.99 / £2.99 / CHF4.80
Mega Man Xtreme – €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Rytmik World Music – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – €39.99 / £32.99 / CHF51.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €59.99 / £49.99 / CHF77.90
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – €29.99 / £25.99 / CHF38.70 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €44.99 / £39.99 / CHF57.90
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U and 3DS) – €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U and 3DS) – €3.49 / £2.44 / CHF4.90 until 11/09/14 22:59 UTC. Regular price is €4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00
Ahead of the launch of Hyrule Warriors for Wii U on 19th September, Nintendo eShop is celebrating the Zelda series with discounts on a selection of The Legend of Zelda games every week between 4th and 26th September 2014.
Fans of The Legend of Zelda series can also look forward to a 10% fan discount on Hyrule Warriors from the game’s release on 19th September 2014 until 26th September 2014. If a title from The Legend of Zelda series for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS has been downloaded before, Hyrule Warriors can be purchased on Nintendo eShop for just €44.99 / £35.99 / CHF58.40 instead of the regular price of €49.99 / £39.99 / CHF64.90.*
Football Up 3D – €1.74 / £1.49 / CHF1.99 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €6.99 / £5.99 / CHF7.99
Code of Princess – €20.99 / £17.00 / CHF27.00 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF38.90
Sayonara UmiharaKawase – €12.00 / £9.99 / CHF15.00 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF31.90
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo – €2.49 / £2.49 / CHF3.50 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.99 / CHF7.00
WAKEDAS – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €2.99 / £2.50 / CHF3.70
Witch & Hero – €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.00 / £3.60 / CHF5.60
World Conqueror 3D – €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF5.60 until 11/09/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.29 / CHF7.00
Source: Nintendo PR