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It isn’t Thursday, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from updating the Wii U eShop in Europe. Users will find new content related to ZombiU on the digital store today. At last, the long-awaited demo is now up for download. The demo hasn’t launched on the North American eShop, but perhaps that’ll change on Thursday.

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Satoru Iwata made a quick mention of a Wii U Virtual Console back in November. At the time, only two aspects were confirmed – that yes, Nintendo is working on the service for its new console, and it will support the GamePad.

A Nintendo of America has reconfirmed the Wii U Virtual Console and Off-TV play to Kotaku, but wouldn’t divulge any additional information.

The representative said:

“We do not have any specifics to share at this time. However, we are moving ahead with development of Virtual Console for Wii U, and we plan to make it so you can play it on the Wii U GamePad alone.”


Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition will be on sale starting today. Head on over to the Wii U eShop for a 30% discount. Hyper Drive Edition should be available for $7 compared to the standard $10 price tag.

Developer WayForward tweeted:


Zen Pinball 2 was originally set to launch on the Wii U eShop in December. Obviously that didn’t happen. The studio is now hoping to have the game ready to go sometime this month.

But why the delay? Community manager “BarbieBobomb” explained that Zen Pinball 2 is the first free download title with paid content on any Nintendo system. As a result, Zen Studios and the Big N have been working extra hard to avoid any potential issues.

“Zen Pinball 2 is the first game of its kind on any Nintendo system (free platform download with paid DLC) so we’re working with Nintendo to make sure there are no issues at launch. It’s a first for them, so we’re doing what we can to make sure everything goes smoothly, even if it means delaying a bit.”


The latest Wii U eShop charts are as follows:


1. Trine 2: Director’s Cut
2. Little Inferno
3. New Super Mario Bros. U
4. Nano Assault Neo
5. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
6. Chasing Aurora
7. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
8. ZombiU
9. Scribblenauts Unlimited
10. Assassin’s Creed III
11. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
12. Darksiders II
13. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
14. Madden NFL 13
15. Just Dance 4
16. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
17. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
18. Wheel of Fortune
19. Nintendo Land
20. Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper


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

Source: Wii U eShop

This month’s GamesMaster review scores are as follows:

DmC Devil May Cry – 89%
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – 84%
Assassin’s Creed III (Wii U) – 88%
Tank! Tank! Tank! – 39%
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition – 88%
Sports Connection – 40%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U) – 81%
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition – 89%
Darksiders II (Wii U) – 88%
Ben 10: Omniverse (Wii U) – 34%
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – 56%
LEGO The Lord of the Rings – 87%
Ni no Kuni – 95%
Anarchy Reigns – 84%
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune – 62%
Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC – 90%
Fighting Vipers – 60%
Mass Effect 3 Omega – 51%
Sonic the Fighters – 50%
Virtua Fighter 2 – 73%
Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force – 67%
Dyad – 81%
Chronovolt – 48%
Portal 2: In Motion DLC – 85%
The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – 92%
Little Inferno – 78%
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition – 60%
Nano Assault Neo – 42%
Spirit Hunters Inc – 45%
Chasing Aurora – 77%
Planetside 2 – 90%

Thanks to joclo for the tip.

Tomorrow Corporation’s Little Inferno is still on sale on the Wii U eShop. Originally scheduled to end this past Thursday, you can still buy the game at a discount through January 31. The game is on sale for $9.99 as opposed to the standard $14.99 price point.


Looking for the latest information on Renegade Kid’s projects? Then keep your eyes peeled during PAX East. Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has said the studio “will have some new 3DS and Wii U goodness to reveal” when the event takes place in late March.

Watsham didn’t elaborate on any planned announcements, but maybe we’ll see a new game or two.


Back in July, Two Tribes tweeted that it was thinking about bringing RUSH to Wii U. That’s still very much a possibility, and the studio could also look to release its other WiiWare puzzler, EDGE, on the console.

Two Tribes said today:

Speaking about RUSH, Two Tribes commented that the TV could act as the optional display:


Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has been tweeting about two of the studio’s upcoming projects throughout the day.

ATV Wild Ride 3D will be released in Europe, in case anyone had any doubt. When the game launches, it’ll be $10 or less. Online play and rankings are included.

Watsham also commented about Mutant Mudds Deluxe. The new content being included in the title will be exclusive to Wii U. Its levels (and any other additions) will not be ported to the 3DS version, PC and iOS editions, or any other platform.