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Wii U Deluxe Set owners can now officially participate in the Nintendo Deluxe Digital Promotion.

All games purchased from the eShop starting on November 18 are eligible for the program. For each title you buy, you’ll receive 10% back on the purchase. Earning 500 points will allow you to earn a $5 credit, usuable on either the Wii U eShop or 3DS eShop.

Visit the official site for more information and to redeem credits.

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Nintendo of Europe has provided a comprehensive list of release dates for all of its upcoming games. There are a bunch of dates for 3DS VC titles, general 3DS games, and upcoming Wii U releases.

Below are a few highlights:

Nano Assault EX – December
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS – February
Rayman Legends – February 28 (means that the February 26 NA date is confirmed)
F1 Race Stars (finally confirmed for Wii U) – March 1
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (3DS VC) – Q1
Ninja Gaiden II (3DS VC) – Q1

The full lineup of dates is in the gallery above.

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There are lots of Wii U apps on the way – especially for the Japanese Wii U console. Panorama View, Google Maps, and Nico Nico were previously announced for the system. In addition to these programs, Demae-Can and YNN services will be coming to Wii U in 2013.

The Demae-Can app acts as a TV delivery service. YNN, on the other hand, provides video content including anime, sports, and movies. Neither app can be used without a membership.

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Zen Pinball 2 will be officially heading to the North American and European Wii U eShops later this month. Interestingly, it will be free to download. The game includes free trials of each table, and there are lots of purchasable tables as well.

Wii U owners can expect Zen Pinball 2 to contain features including the plunger on the touch screen, rotating camera views, accessing information via the dot matrix, and Free View control by tilting the Wii U GamePad.

There is a full lineup of features posted below.


Zen Studios is bringing Zen Pinball 2 to the Wii U eShop. The game previously released on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.

Zen Pinball 2 has a confirmed launch month of December in Europe. It will likely arrive on the North American eShop around the same time.


Indie developer WaterMelon said that if it reached its goal of $200,000 on Kickstarter, it would bring Pier Solar and the Great Architects to the Wii U eShop. The achievement was reached earlier today – a little less than two days before the campaign ends.

For those wondering, the Wii U version won’t be included as a reward/add-on. A message from the developer reads:

We will unfortunately not be adding the Wii U version as a reward or ADD-ON as we just do not have enough time left at this point.
Each of your pledge’s are directly what helped make it a reality in the first place, so thanks for your support!

The Wii U version of Pier Solar HD will be available for purchase once it is officially released late next year, so it won’t make any difference if you pledged now or purchased it then – that’s when it will be released regardless.

Thank you for your understanding and support everyone – we can’t express this enough!

Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a long way off from launch, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about it throughout the next year.

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Frozenbyte has news about all-things Trine 2: Director’s Cut. A member of the studio commented on the game’s sales thus far, the possibility of having a sale on the North American eShop, the contents of December’s update, demo, and Australian release.

All of the information can be found below.

Sales

– Frozenbyte pleased with sales
– No specific numbers yet
– Don’t count on Frozenbyte sharing data publicly

eShop sale

– 20% discount only in Europe right now
– Originally wanted to do the same discount in North America
– 20% discount could be initiated for North America for the holidays, but nothing is set in stone

Update

– Releasing in mid-December
– Adds voice chat
– Also adds Wii U controller support
– Minor fixes
– New langues like BR-PT
– Additional vividness to the graphics

Demo

– Releasing next month

Australian release

– Not out yet because it was submitted to the OFLC too late
– In the process of being rated now
– Once this is done, the game should go up very quickly
– Estimated release of mid-December

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Software

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

We’ll be adding these charts to our regular rotation of charts (alongside the 3DS one!).

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