Nintendo Everything: Wii U eShop

This week’s North American eShop releases thus far

badland-goty-wii-u Posted 8 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Listings on Nintendo’s website give us a look at the games coming to the North American eShop this week. Here’s what’s on tap thus far:

Wii U Download

Badland: Game of the Year Edition – $9.99
Endless Golf – $1.99
Xeodrifter – $9.99

Wii U Demo

Just Dance 2016 (available Tuesday)

3DS Download

Best of Board Games – Mahjong – $9.99
Best of Board Games – Solitaire – $9.99
Flick Golf 3D – $5.99

Note that the list above isn’t 100% final. Flick Golf 3D, for instance, was originally listed for release last week. We’ll likely be getting a Virtual Console game as well.



Mekazoo’s local co-op multiplayer debuting at PAX Prime

mekazoo Posted 11 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Good Mood Creators announced a new mode for its 2D platformer Mekazoo today. The game will feature local cooperative multiplayer, the studio has revealed. This mode will debut at PAX Prime 2015.

Here’s how it works:

In Mekazoo, the stylish mekanimals challenge levels in pairs as a tag team, seamlessly switching between each other at the touch of a button. In cooperative multiplayer, each player controls a single mekanimal, the inactive player controlling only the “switch” button to transform to their animal, creating dynamic moments of teamwork and cooperation.

Overcoming certain obstacles requires the ability specific to one character in the duo, so in order to advance through each level players must alternate between the two characters. Oftentimes players will need to quickly switch back and forth between both mekanimals to progress, making proper timing essential when tagging characters in and out.

There are a total of five mekanimals in Mekazoo: the armadillo, frog, wallaby, panda, and high-flying pelican.

Mekazoo will be available on Wii U in Q1 2016. View some screenshots below.


Dreii hitting the Wii U eShop this fall

drei (3) Posted 15 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Etter Studio and Bitforge are releasing Dreii on a number of platforms this fall, including Wii U.

At its core, Dreii is a puzzle title. Players become “secretly connected” to others experiencing the game, and must work together to create a tower.

Dreii works across all devices. That means, technically, a Wii U owner could end up playing with a PlayStation 4 user.

Take a look at some screenshots from Dreii below.


Nintendo Download (7/30/15, Europe): Badland, Legend of Kay and more

eshop_l Posted 18 hours ago
By (@NintenMaz)

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition -€9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00 until 13/08/2015 (Regular price €11.99 / £10.79 / CHF 16.80)

Legend of Kay Anniversary (available July 28) – €29.99 / £19.99 / CHF 29.99

Wii U Demo

Just Dance 2016 (available July 28)

3DS Download

PICROSS e6 – €5.00 / £4.50 / CHF 7.00

Lucky Luke & The Daltons – €29.99 / £24.99 / CHF 38.90

Flick Golf 3D – €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 7.00

3DS Themes

The Magic Unicorn – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Hello Kitty and friends – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Cupido – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Blu bubbles – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Hello Kitty Little Princess – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40

Hello Kitty Bundle – €3.99 / £2.84 / CHF 4.20

eShop Sales

Wii U

Elliot Quest – €10.99 / £8.00 / CHF 11.89 until 13/08/2015 (Regular price €12.99 / £9.49 / CHF 13.99)

TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition – €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 7.49 until 13/08/2015 (Regular price €7.99 / £6.99 / CHF 11.99)


Tomodachi Life – Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta Sale: €27.99 / £24.49 / CHF 36.30 until 06/08/2015 (Regular price €39.99 / £34.99 / CHF 51.90)

Bit Boy!! ARCADE – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40 until 27/08/2015 (Regular price €7.99 / £7.19 / CHF 11.20)

PUZZLEBOX setup – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.40 until 27/08/2015 (Regular price €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF 4.20)

Code of Princess – €14.95 / £12.49 / CHF 19.45 until 13/08/2015 (Regular price €29.99 / £24.99/ CHF 38.90)

Sayonara Umihara Kawase – €12.40 / £9.99 / CHF 15.95 until 13/08/2015 (Regular price €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF 31.90)

Castle Conqueror Defender – €3.49 / £2.79 / CHF 4.10 until 20/08/2015 (Regular price €4.99 / £3.99 / CHF 5.90)

Demon King Box – €2.99 / £2.39 / CHF 3.60 until 20/08/2015 (Regular price €3.99 / £3.19 / CHF 4.80)

Quell Memento – €2.99 / £2.39 / CHF 3.50 until 20/08/2015 (Regular Price €3.99 / £3.19 / CHF 4.70)

Source: Nintendo PR


Woah Dave! is a success, Space Dave! in the works

space-dave Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Woah Dave! came to the 3DS eShop last year (and there are also plans to bring it to Wii U). Developer Jason Cirillo spoke with Destructoid about the game’s success, which came as a slight surprise.

He told the site:

“…despite the fact that we felt very strongly that we had created a truly fun game, I think even we were a bit surprised at how well it did.”

“I think the surprise came in that we knew we’d made a very simple game that would appeal mostly to more mature gamers who grew up with score-chasing arcade games in the 80s, but what we didn’t expect was the general enthusiasm we got from all crowds on all platforms. It was a very big success for MiniVisions both critically and financially.”

MiniVisions is building on the success of Woah Dave! with the studio’s next project, Space Dave!, which will be revealed at PAX Prime in August.

“…Space Dave! would most likely still have happened even if Woah Dave! hadn’t done well. The reason being is that MiniVisions games are largely driven, in all honesty, by us making games that we want to play ourselves. They’re all kinds of experimental.”

“We’re never sure if everyone else will be as in to these ideas as we are, but the passion on our end to make it is there, so we kinda roll with that. Also, probably worth nothing that Space Dave! is a surprisingly different formula, but still 100% a ‘Dave’ game.”

We don’t know which platforms Space Dave! will be on, but 3DS and Wii U seem like pretty safe bets. Information about the project should be shared very soon.



Black Forest Games came up with the idea for the Epic Indie Sale

epic-indie-sale Posted 2 days ago
By (@NE_Brian)

The Epic Indie Sale just wrapped up on the Wii U eShop. As a bit of insight, that promotion resulted from an idea created by Black Forest Games.

KnapNok Games and Frozenbyte say that the Epic Indie Sale was a success. Both studios are open to a similar idea in the future, but Black Forest Games may need to be the company to put things in motion again.

KnapNok’s Anchel Labena and Frozenbyte’s Kai Tuovinen told NordicGameBits:

“It would be fun to take part in a similar promotion in the future for sure, but I’m not sure we’d be the ones to “run the show” so to say. Black Forest Games handled that really well, so a big thanks to them and everyone else taking part in the sale!” – Tuovinen says

“We’re always open for partnerships with other studios, whether it is for releasing the next game or having a special event like a sale together. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise if we announce a new collaboration in the future.” – Labena