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Chasing Aurora Receives Permanent Price Reduction In North America And Europe

Posted by Andy Green

More than 40% knocked off the price

Chasing Aurora flew into the Wii U eShop on the same day the console launched and many gamers have since been enjoying the fast paced flight-fest.

It was recently announced the title would be getting a permanent price reduction in Europe - it's now £5.89/ €6.49 when it used to be £10.79/ €11.99 - and North America was left wondering if it too would get the same treatment.

Well, worry not as it has now been confirmed Chasing Aurora will be $7.99 in the North American Wii U eShop - reduced from $14.00.

The game will now stay at that price forever - well, it won't go up at least - and there's even a free demo available for those who want to give it a quick go first before they part with their cash.

What are your thoughts on this price reduction? Will it tempt you into downloading it? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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Kagamine

#4

Kagamine said:

This is great and all, but still can't beat Indie prices on PC. Humble Bundles have made me very frugal with how i spend my money on indie games. Got Little Inferno and a bunch of other games recently for under 8 bucks, the eshop could never beat that. to all those curious, check out Humblebundle.com for that deal, theres two great bundles going on right now, Telltale Bundle and Indie Bundle 8.

DrKarl

#5

DrKarl said:

@Kagamine You do know that the Humble Bundle is for charity and not some kind of discount service, right? Low-balling them is possible, but not something I would be bragging about personally.

3Daniel

#6

3Daniel said:

the game is so simple in execution and presentation it really should be at $2. the demo, like most demos incidently, informed me to skip it.

cmk8

#7

cmk8 said:

But having "temporary" reductions on this every other week has been a default for Nintendo, what will they do now?

HeatBombastic

#9

HeatBombastic said:

I got this game a while back when it was on sale, and adore it. There are plenty of improvements that could be made, like adding a larger singleplayer mode, rather than just a challenge mode, but I still like it a lot.

Many people did complain about the price, so I think this is a good solution.

Haxonberik

#11

Haxonberik said:

I'd buy it if it gets an additional discount. Im saving my eshop money for Luigi U right now.

DerpSandwich

#14

DerpSandwich said:

If they want to sell it, they need to make a good single-player experience. People don't want to run through rings; they want actual levels. I love the flight mechanic, but I still wouldn't buy it for $5 when it just doesn't have any content.

If they made a full adventure they would have a really fun and beautiful game on their hands. But right now...

C-Olimar

#15

C-Olimar said:

£11 was way too much. This is much more reasonable; those saying it isn't worth that much haven't played multiplayer and have been spoiled by the iPhone generation.

SLiM

#16

SLiM said:

The multiplayer looks fun but I could never round up enough people interested in playing it.

AVahne

#17

AVahne said:

@DrKarl
This right here. Not sure why people keep bringing those bundles up as if they're supposed to be the model for indie game prices.

AVahne

#18

AVahne said:

Awesome! Shows that devs and publishers truly DO have control over pricing of their games on eShop.

WesGrogan

#19

WesGrogan said:

@DrKarl He hasn't done anything wrong. People are encouraged to "pay what they want" and there are plenty of people who chip in $500 to make up for those who pay less. Some people see it as a discount service, and still the charity gets paid for it. It is possible to make a crap-ton of money even if it is only fifty cents at a time. To put it simply, you can't low-ball a "pay what you want" bundle, and the charity still gets money it wouldn't have gotten otherwise.

cyrus_zuo

#21

cyrus_zuo said:

Bought it in December and didn't regret it though it isn't great for mixed groups, for experienced gamers (non-casual) the multiplayer is actually pretty good and I love the visuals and sound (the credits are pretty terrific...and in the demo if you want to see them).
I hope Broken Rules goes on to do more stuff, this one honestly wasn't great, but it is worth playing around with.

3Daniel

#22

3Daniel said:

for the record i have been gaming since i was 2 yrs old and i dont game on any smartphone device. the game was never worth $5+ and its a stretch at 5 even. played multiplayer and while its better then single, its still shallow.

sinalefa

#23

sinalefa said:

Did not like the demo, but it sounds much more reasonable at that price. Not sure I would get it, though.

MadAdam81

#24

MadAdam81 said:

I would buy it if it was a decent game. I played the demo once, and it's not that fun at all. Even if this game was free, I wouldn't get it.

thefabfour64

#25

thefabfour64 said:

It's a really unexciting and forgettable game TBH. It should've been this price or even lower from the start.

iphys

#26

iphys said:

I regret even downloading the demo — still won't buy it, no matter how low they go.

Marioman64

#27

Marioman64 said:

i'd get it if it was like, $2
the demo was terrible, you had to look hard to find the single player option because of a coding oversight (you had to push left because it defaulted the selected level to a locked level), and the credits were the funnest part, and they bored me. no thank you

Raiko

#28

Raiko said:

I really want to support these guys because they've given it there all on the eShop. It's just the demo was really off putting. It's not a badly made game, it just didn't capture my interest. There's not a lot to it, unfortunately.

andrea987

#29

andrea987 said:

@WesGrogan Still not very classy to consider it a 'bargain', tbh. Or to expect devs to sell it at the price you decided to 'buy' it for.
Having said that, the game is not my cup of tea, so I'll probably pass even at this price. Eshop had some excellent discounts lately, though. Trine 2 and Nano Assault are 2 titles I bought because of that.

SetupDisk

#30

SetupDisk said:

Still looks like complete garbage. Besides this I have downloaded almost all of the Wii U eshop only games.

WesGrogan

#31

WesGrogan said:

@andrea987 I absolutely agree that there's nothing to be proud of. However, if it were really that bad for the indie developers, they would never agree to do it. Exposure and a boost in income is almost surely considered to be well-worth it in the end. I don't see the Bundles as a chance to get "super cheap" games but it certainly has encouraged me a few times to receive other games I never would have tried as a "bonus" for the main game I consider paying the money for. It really is all in how people approach it, but the bundles themselves advertise as being available as a discount every time they list what the price would be if all were sold separately.

Kagamine

#32

Kagamine said:

@DrKarl I'm aware. But i never give any of the money to charity, all to the Developers. I would never buy any of those games separately so they aren't losing money by my not paying 25 bucks. Most people I know will either buy the bundles for 1 dollar, or go on right when it changes to try and get the locked items for as little as possible such as $1.54. When it comes to PC games I watched my money closely, I don't see how utilizing Humble Bundle is such a way is something I should be ashamed of.

Sceptic

#33

Sceptic said:

It needs more content, not a price reduction. - Is this really it?

They talk about how it's a game about flight and then you're stuck in a bunch of tunnels. I thought it would be more like 'Altitude' with birds.

We actually have the most fun just horsing around on the intro screen, because that's the only place you can actually just fly.

WesGrogan

#35

WesGrogan said:

@Kagamine OK, yeah, willfully cutting charity out of the process altogether, while possible and proper, is kind of disgusting. I typically beat the average by a few dollars to try and compensate for some who are going to pay a dollar or two, but at least still make sure some of it goes to charity and to the Bundle site so that they can actually afford to keep throwing those cheap games your way.

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