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It was back in 2014 when we first heard about Animal Gods. Still Games funded its project on Kickstarter, and promised a version for Wii U.

Animal Gods ended up releasing towards the end of 2015. About a year and a half later, it’s finally launching on Wii U. A listing on the eShop shows a date of April 6.

We have the following overview:

The Animal Gods have fallen. Once sacred, they are now husks—haunted beasts lost to toxic fumes from a great bronze industry. Play as Thistle, a small & agile warrior hellbent on destroying the curse that plagues these creatures. Wield a 17th century BC Bronze Sword… and set the Gods free.

Key Features

Cloak of Flame
Dash / warp through toxic-maze like rivers. Dashing moves Thistle a fixed distance over a fixed amount of time and upgrades to The Long Dash.

Map of The Unholy
Lets you choose dungeons in any order. Journey to the Gardens of Gwyn, the Halls of Eynd, and the Coast of Syn. Find the weapon and weapon upgrade in each dungeon to defeat the Animal Gods.

Light Puzzling
Puzzles rely on approximately 75% skill and 25% strategy. Each dungeon asks players to assess the obstacle ahead and approach cautiously. Puzzles are largely skill-based requiring a hint of strategy and luck.

Character Driven Story
Find notes left by occult-leader Rodrik, starry-eyed Juliette and Scientist Sven. Animal Gods’ story balances the relationship between three key characters and their ties to the dark underbelly of the City of Sky Mirror.

Lives-09-Mode
09-Lives mode unlocks after successfully completing Animal Gods on “normal” and challenges you to complete dungeons with 09-lives or less.

And some screenshots:

Lightwood Games released its eShop puzzler Pic-a-Pix Color on Wii U and 3DS a few days ago. Watch some footage of the new title below.

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.

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

Software

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

Videos

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

Source: Wii U eShop

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Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes landed on the Wii U eShop yesterday, and Cypronia has a new trailer up focusing on the game’s characters. Watch it below.

Pikmin 2 launches today on the Wii U eShop in North America, and new footage of the game is available on YouTube. Check it out below.

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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug – €6.99 / £6.29
Snake Pass – €19.99 / £15.99

Wii U Download

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes – €6.99 / £6.29
Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead – €2.99 / £2.58
Pic-a-Pix Colour – €5.00 / £4.50

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Power Rangers Skin Pack – €2.99 / £2.39
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Mini Game Masters Skin Pack – €1.99 / £1.59
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Small Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Mixed Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Large Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99
Pic-a-Pix Colour – Giant Puzzles 1 – €1.99 / £1.99

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

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug – $7.99
Snake Pass – $19.99

Wii U Download

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes – $6.99
Miko Mole – $5.00

Wii Retail on Wii U

Pikmin 2 – $19.99

Dreadlocks shared some good news and bad news about the Wii U version of Dex via a Kickstarter update.

First, the studio said that it temporarily halted development on Wii U due to reassigning “human resources to more urgent tasks.” However, work on this edition will resume at the start of May. Additionally, Dex is still coming to Wii U before the end of 2017.

Dreadlocks wrote on Kickstarter:

“The development of WiiU version has stopped for a while because we had to re-assign our human resources to more urgent tasks. But it’s only temporary and works on WiiU will continue on beginning of May. We’re still aiming to release it this year.”

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Pikmin ended up on the North American Wii U eShop several months ago. Now the game’s sequel is nearly here as well.

According to a listing on Nintendo’s website, Pikmin 2 will be released tomorrow in North America. To clarify: this is the New Play Control! version as opposed to the original GameCube game.

Here’s an overview from Nintendo’s site:

“Captain Olimar and his sidekick, Louie, travel to a strange alien world on a mission to pay an employer’s debt. Command squads of Pikmin to help locate valuable treasures, explore mysterious environments, and battle pesky enemies along the way. Strategy is key when choosing which Pikmin to deploy for any given task.”

Pikmin 2 will cost $19.99 on the Wii U eShop.

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