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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”.


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:


Zen Pinball 2 is heading to the European Wii U eShop this Thursday. But by the look of things, it won’t be out in North America until later.

On its blog, developer Zen Studios noted that the North American release is “coming very soon”. A more specific date was not provided.


This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U download software

Zen Pinball 2 – free


Zen Pinball 2 – €2.99- €9.99 / £2.39-£7.99

Wii U retail

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – €59.99 / £49.99 UK

3DS video

€0.99 / £0.89

Source: Nintendo PR