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This week’s Japanese 3DS and Wii U eShop updates are as follows:


3DS Downloadable Titles
Nyokenshi Akane – 700 yen
3D Space Harrier – 600 yen
Zombie Slayer – 700 yen
Charis? DX – 600 yen
Blazblue Kuron Fantazuma – 800 yen
Fantasy Life (retail title) – 5,800 yen
ESSE Rakuraku Kakeibo (retail title) – 2,800 yen
K?kan Sagashi Mono Kei N?ryoku Kaihatsu 3D no Training (retail title) – 2,800
New Love Plus (retail version) – 4,800 yen
Biohazard: The Mercenaries 3D (retail version) – 2,600 yen
Moe Moe Dai Sens? Gen Daiban 3D (retail title) – 5,400 yen

Virtual Console
Famicom Wars (Famicom) – 500 yen
Meiky? Kumikyoku: Milon no Daib?ken (Famicom, Milon’s Secret Castle) – 500 yen

Wii U

Wii U Downloadable Software
Tank! Tank! Tank! – FREE (3 play limit per day, freemium version)
Monster Hunter 3 (tri) G HD Ver. – 4,300 yen

Video Content

Dasshutsu Adventure Majo no Sumu Yakata (Escape Adventure – The Witch’s Mansion) 3D video
Bird Mania video
Nyokenshi Akane video
3D Space Harrier video
New Super Mario Bros. U commercials
6-minute Fantasy Life video


Last week, Notion Games said Nintendo invited the studio to bring Super Ubi Land to Wii U. This is something Notion is interested in, but it’ll need a little help first.

Notion will launch a Kickstarter next month in hopes of raising some money for a couple of Wii U eShop games – the previously mentioned Super Ubi Land and the 2D beat-em-up Team Notion. The Wii U-specific fundraiser will be kept low so that the goal will actually be attainable.


Where’s Zen Pinball 2?

Posted on 5 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop | 0 comments | 0 Likes

Remember how Zen Pinball 2 was supposed to arrive on the Wii U eShop this month? Well, today’s the last “Nintendo Download” of December, and the game won’t be out in either North America and Europe.

So where is the game? Nintendo of Europe’s site actually lists a December 27 release – which would be today – but it doesn’t look like it’ll be ready for prime time.

Maybe next month…


This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – £4.49 / €4.99

3DS demo

LEGO The Lord of the Rings – free


Rabi Lady – £1.79 / €1.99 / 200 points
Academy Chess Puzzles – £1.79 / €1.99 / 200 points

Wii Virtual Console

World Heroes 2 – 900 points

Source: Nintendo PR

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Holiday Deals in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U – For a limited time, Chasing Aurora, Little Inferno and Trine 2™: Director’s Cut are now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a special price.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Fluidity: Spin Cycle – Tilt, turn and even completely rotate your Nintendo 3DS system 360 degrees to maneuver a puddle of water through a mazelike, magical world filled with tricky tunnels and crazy contraptions. In this sequel to the hit game Fluidity, change from liquid to a block of ice or a steam cloud to solve fun, gravity-defying puzzles as you try to rescue the Rainbow Spirits trapped in the pages of a magical book.

Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, plays a role in Runner 2. That’s great and all, but why did developer Gaijin Games decide to bring him on board?

Founder Alex Neuse explained:

“We wanted to get Charles because obviously he’s recognizable. We like him, he’s funny, and silly, and great, and awesome. We wanted to have a whimsical character voice that’s reminiscent of old cartoons. You remember those old Looney Tunes when they would do ‘the car of the future!’ …I think that Mike [Roush, Gaijin Games co-founder] and I were both really excited about it, because our games have been on Nintendo platforms and it kind of felt like … it’s a home, the Nintendo stuff, and he’s part of that home, even though he was living in another room until now.”

Martinet plays himself in the game, rather than another character. Neuse talked about this decision:

“We wanted him to be ‘Charles Martinet’ and not just some no-name narrator for a few reasons. Primarily, because we loved Seaman. Do you remember when Leonard Nimoy introduced Seaman? I liked Seaman a lot and I thought the whole game was fun, but I thought that was almost the funnest part of the game. It was so out there.”

Martinet’s work pertains to narration of cut-scenes, interstitial videos, and fake product placements that appear during the beginning of Runner 2. Some of the ads were born out of input from Martinet himself. You can watch one of the ads – titled “Burger Mouth – in the video above.


Namco Bandai has dated Tank! Tank! Tank! for Japan, and is doing something rather interesting for the downloadable version.

The game is hitting retail on February 21 for 5,040 yen. But those who are interested in a downloadable version won’t have to wait nearly as long. Tank! Tank! Tank! will hit the Japanese Wii U eShop on December 26 – yes, tomorrow.

Here’s where things get interesting. A “basic pack” containing a city level with Free for All, Team Battle, and Giant Monster modes (in addition to multiplayer) will be free, but can only be played three times per day. It sounds like the limit can be removed once players purchase one or more pieces of DLC.

Other pricing information:

– Beach, canyon, volcano maps for 200 yen each
– My Kong mode: 1,000 yen; sale price of 200 yen through January 31
– Campaign mode: 2,200 yen
– 4,800 yen to upgrade to the full game
– 5,600 yen if you wait until the My Kong sale is over
– Full downloadable version of the game coming 5,040 yen on February 21


The Wii U and 3DS eShops are completely different entities. Although both stores contain content that relates to each other, they aren’t linked in any way.

Users can’t look up shared history between the two systems. It’s also impossible to, say, buy a 3DS game through the Wii U eShop. And that’s how it’ll be for the foreseeable future.

Nintendo of America’s Dan Adelman was recently asked about the possibility of linking the two eShops, but there are no plans for now.

“Well we’re calling them both eShop. It’s just that one is the 3DS eShop, and the other is the Wii U eShop. Wii U users can see info in the Wii U eShop about 3DS games, but right now we don’t have any immediate plans to sell 3DS games via the Wii U eShop – or vice versa.”

Thanks to Tim for the tip.

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut’s update has been pushed back slightly. It’s now on track for a release in early January.

When the update is approved, it will go live in North America and Europe at around the same time. Europe may get the update a couple of days earlier though.

According to Frozenbyte’s Joel Kinnunen:

“It’s being tested by Nintendo. Right now the holiday period doesn’t help though – we were hoping to get it approved and released by Friday but alas, looks like it has to wait until early January now. (Pretty much the same goes for North America, although we did make one mistake with that build so it might be a couple of days later than Europe – but this isn’t exact science so who knows.) Sorry!”


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