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

Wii U download

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 – $59.99

3DS retail

Brain Age: Concentration Training (available Feb. 10) – $29.99

3DS demo

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – free

3DS retail

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D (available Feb. 12)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D – $29.99
Rayman 3D – $29.99


Mega Man 2 – $4.99


Ah! Heaven – $1.99 / 200 DSi points

Source: Nintendo PR

Maestro Interactive Games is bringing Super Ubi Land to the Wii U eShop in just a few months. Now, just to be clear, Notion Games is developing the project. Maestro will be handling publishing duties.

Super Ubi Land may not be an original Maestro project, but the studio is cooking up Wii U goodness of its own.

On Twitter yesterday, the company teased that “a lot will be revealed soon” when it comes to their own Wii U eShop game:


You guys have no idea how happy it makes me to be able to post about this game on our site! I found out about it just earlier today, emailed the developer about doing an interview, and got this wonderful little tidbit of information that brings utter joy to my heart. When asked whether or not the game could come to Wii U in the future, March the Slag (the game’s sole developer) said the following:

“Without making any promises, I think it will be likely that the game ends up on the Wii U. I have been in touch with a publisher that is interested in putting it on that console, and I’d be more than interested in seeing that happen!” – A Hat in Time developer Jonas Kærlev

That’s good enough for me! If you’ve yet to learn anything about this game, you should absolutely look into it. It’s an exploration platformer inspired by the likes of Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Banjo Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64— but with a beautiful, somewhat Wind Waker-esque art style!

Full interview with Jonas about the game and platforming as a whole coming as soon as I get it done, which might be tonight. Or tomorrow. We’ll see.

New Runner2 footage

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This week’s Japanese eShop update is as follows:


Downloadable Titles
Magi Hajimari no Meiky? (Demo) – FREE
Layton Kyouju Ky?jyu: Kiseki no Kamen Plus (Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Plus, retail game) – 3,000 yen
Dragon Quest VII – Eden no Senshitachi (retail title) – 6,090 yen

Virtual Console
Double Dragon (Famicom) – 500 yen
Ariel Crystal Densetsu (Crystal Warriors, Game Gear) – 300 yen

Video Content

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo Direct
Short Chotto Nintendo Direct (referred to as Nintendo eShop News) on the Wii U eShop about special prizes for Wii U games being registered on Club Nintendo here in Japan
Fantasy Life videos
New Super Mario Bros. U skills video
Animal Crossing: New Leaf commercials
Tank! Tank! Tank! videos
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask video
Magi Hajimari no Meiky? video
Zombie Slayer video
Johnny Kung Fu video
Nyokenshi Akane video


Wouldn’t you say that Trine 2: Director’s Cut looks quite amazing on Wii U? Developer Frozenbyte was even able to enhance the game’s visuals. But those graphics come with a (small) price. Frozenbyte won’t have Director’s Cut running at 60 FPS in the future.

Frozenbyte vice president Joel Kinnunen explained:

“As much as we praise the Wii U, there’s no chance for 60 fps. It’s just too much for the consoles with the graphics we’re throwing at it. The game runs at a rather steady 30 fps but there’s just not much room left. Sorry!”


Mutant Mudds Deluxe was originally planned for release this quarter on the Wii U eShop. That tentative window has now shifted, according to Renegade Kid.

Co-founder Jools Watsham tweeted that Deluxe will now arrive during Q2 2013. Watsham did not confirm a more specific date for the game’s release.

Chasing Aurora’s update and demo are complete. Based on a tweet from developer Felix Bohatsch, both items could be submitted today.

Bohatsch tweeted yesterday: