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Not a bad lineup of games! I’m frankly amazed that we’re getting a Wii U eShop game and demo in the same week.

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Puddle – Winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010, Puddle is a game that finds players guiding a puddle of fluid through 49 challenging and diverse levels by tilting the environment left or right. Players must also take into account friction, gravity and temperature, and use various types of liquids to navigate the unique environments that include burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents.

The Cave – Demo Version – The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with his or her own unique personality and story. Descend into mysterious depths to explore many different locations, including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear-tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.

This week’s Japanese eShop update is as follows:

Nintendo 3DS

Downloadable titles
Culdept (retail title) – 4,800 yen
Nintendogs + Cats (retail title, all three versions) – 4,800 yen each
Fire Emblem: Kakusei (retail title, Fire Emblem: Awakening) – 4,800 yen
Calcio Bit (retail title) – 4,800 yen
Super Pokémon Scramble (retail title) – 4,800 yen
Tantei Jing?ji Sabur?: Fukush? no Rondo (retail game, coming 01/31) – 4,200 yen
@Simple DL Series Vol. 7 The Uwaki Kareshi – Totsugeki! Uwaki Genba – 300 yen
Peakvox Myu Myu Train – 500 yen

Virtual Console
Madura no Tsubasa (Famicom, The Wing of Madoola) – 500 yen
Puyo Puyo (Game Gear) – 300 yen

Wii U

Downloadable Titles
Shin Hokuto Mus? (Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, retail title) – 7,100 yen

Video Content

Chari Hashi DX video
BlayzBlue video
Simple Series: Cheating Boyfriend! Assault! Crime Scene! video
Myu Myu Train videos


90’s Arcade Racer was never a sure-thing for Wii U, but creator Pelikan13 had shown interest in the possibility. Today, Pelikan13 posted a new update on the official Kickstarter page that strongly hints at a version for Nintendo’s console.

The message reads:

“Since the project went live there have been some very exciting developments that I can’t talk about yet but the game could be heading for the TV. This is not a one person project anymore and I hope U Wiil stay tuned for more news.”

Take a look at that last sentence – specifically “U Wiil”. Get rid of the “l” and switch “U” and “Wii”. What do you have? Wii U!

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Zen Pinball 2 is finally hitting the European Wii U eShop later this week (and the North American store “soon”). Users can download the game for free, but numerous tables will be available as DLC.

Here’s the full listing of DLC with prices:

Zen Classic Pack featuring Tesla, El Dorado, V12 and Shaman (€9.99 | £7.99)
Marvel Pinball featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Iron Man (€9.99 | £7.99)
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles featuring Marvel’s The Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, World War Hulk, and Fear Itself (€9.99 | £7.99)
Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue featuring X-Men, Thor, Ghost Rider and Moon Knight (€9.99 | £7.99)
Excalibur (€2.99 | £2.39)
Earth Defense (€2.99 | £2.39)
Sorcerer’s Lair (€2.99 | £2.39)
Paranormal (€2.99 | £2.39)
Mars (€2.99 | £2.39)
Epic Quest (€2.99 | £2.39)
Plants vs. Zombies (€2.99 | £2.39)
Fantastic Four (€2.99 | £2.39)
Captain America (€2.99 | £2.39)


The creator of Gunman Clive has plans to release his next game on the 3DS. According to Bertil Hörberg, he will “definitely” be returning to the system and the project “will focus on the 3DS from the start”. Hörberg may consider porting the game to other platforms down the line.

Don’t count on any Wii U games from Hörberg for now. While Hörberg acknowledged that Wii U development would be “fun”, the 3DS is “quite enough to handle at the moment”.


Wii U eShop charts (1/28/13)

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


1. Balloon Fight
2. The Cave
3. Little Inferno
4. Trine 2: Director’s Cut
5. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
6. Nano Assault Neo
7. New Super Mario Bros. U
8. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
9. Scribblenauts Unlimited
10. ZombiU
11. Assassin’s Creed III
12. Darksiders II
13. Chasing Aurora
14. Funky Barn Download
15. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
16. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
17. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
18. Just Dance 4
19. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
20. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth


1. Nintendo Direct – Wii U Games January 23, 2013
2. The Cave Trailer
3. The Cave Character Trailer
4. Balloon Fight Video
5. Trine 2: Director’s Cut Video
6. Monolith Soft Announcement Video
7. New Super Mario Bros. U Video
8. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition Video
9. Little Inferno Video
10. Nano Assault Neo Video
11. Little Inferno Video 2
12. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Video
13. Wonderful 101 Video
14. Scribblenauts Unlimited Video
15. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Video
16. Toki Tori 2 Video
17. Bayonetta 2 Developer Video
18. Tank! Tank! Tank! Video
19. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Announcement Video
20. Zen Pinball 2 Video

Source: Wii U eShop

So you have a bunch of Virtual Console lying on your Wii. Maybe you’ve already transferred them to a Wii U. Now, what happens if you wanted to transfer save data when the Wii U VC service officially launches this spring?

Unfortunately, Nintendo has confirmed that gamers won’t be able to transfer saves from the Wii’s Virtual Console to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. You’ll be able to “upgrade” Wii VC games sitting on your console to the Wii U version at a later date, but you’ll have to start over from the beginning.


This week’s video additions to the eShop are as follows:


Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Multiplayer Video
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y Video
Super C Video
ATV Wild Ride 3D Video
Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars Video
Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker Video

Wii U

Balloon Fight Video
Nintendo Direct – Wii U Games January 23, 2013
Bayonetta 2 Developer Video
Monolith Soft Announcement Video
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Announcement Video
Wonderful 101 Video

Source: 3DS/Wii U eShop

Rock Pocket Games is bringing its indie title Oliver & Spike Dimension Jumpers to Wii U.

Described as “Ratchet&Clank meets Zelda meets Uncharted”, Dimension Jumpers will offer adventure and platforming gameplay. Each world has a unique “Dimension Jumping” mechanic. Players will find three parallel dimensions, all of which contain an original storyline, quest-arcs, NPCs, and physical laws.

The story focuses on Oliver – a child separated from his parents as a child and “a boy with a special heritage” – and his friend Spike. Through the adventure, you’ll unravel Oliver’s past.

For more information about Oliver & Spike Dimension Jumpers, view the official website here.

The video below should give you a better idea as to what was happening in the latest GameCenter CX: