It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week there's a lengthy list of titles clawing at your eShop funds. Nintendo brings a colourful puzzle title to Wii U, we have a much-anticipated retro re-release on both systems, a crazy five DSiWare games — yep, we kid you not — and more besides. Let's get to it.
Missed the Nintendo Download Update news for Europe earlier this week? Hey, we've got you covered, just click here.
Wii U eShop
Pushmo World (Nintendo, $9.99) — The first HD adventure of Mallo, this entry returns to the block pulling mechanics of the first 3DS title, throwing in a host of new puzzles and improved QR-code sharing options through Miiverse; it also supports compatible puzzles from the portable equivalent. It's suitably adjusted for the big screen and is as charming as ever, as we explained in our Pushmo World review.
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, $7.99) — This title was released on almost every system imaginable in the '90s, including the Super NES, and is considered as one of the early 'art' stylised games, a genre positively bursting at the seams in this download game era. Its return in remastered form is exciting for many older gamers as a result, and should probably grab the interest of some younger adventurers too. We gave this a solid recommendation in our Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition review.
How to Survive (505 Games, $14.99) — Zombies are everywhere on most platforms, though Wii U has somewhat missed out aside from the excellent ZombiU. 505 Games won't let that stand, and its isometric survival game — set on an island — in which you forage for items and fight off the undead is here to fill the void. Our review will be with you very soon.
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, $3.99) — We were fans of the original Color Zen on the Wii U and 3DS stores, so it'll be interesting to see how this 'kids' version of the cerebral and stylish puzzler stacks up; we'll find out soon in our review.
GEOM (Andraconus, $0.99) — A Nintendo Web Framework title, also the developer's first release on Nintendo hardware, this is a tile based puzzle game with three different modes. We'll bring you a review soon.
Wii U Virtual Console
Super Dodge Ball (Aksys Games, $4.99) — A quirky spin-off from the River City Ransom world, this is a bizarre and violent take on the sport best known in schools and for a peculiar comedy movie. You run, you jump, you dodge,but it's actually a surprising amount of fun — check out our Wii U Virtual Console Super Dodge Ball review for the lowdown.
Wii U eShop Promotion
Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, $6 until 3rd July, normally $14.99)
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, $7.99) — As per the Wii U release above, this title arrives on the 3DS to offer up an on-the-go alternative; our review for the portable version will be with you very soon.
Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, $3.99) — As per the Wii U release listed above.
European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $0.99) — This strategy title arrives at a budget price despite offering plenty of options and campaigns for its World War II setting. We'll get going on a review, though we were rather unimpressed by its predecessor World Conqueror 3D.
2048 (Cosmigo, $1.99) — The number puzzle phenomenon that's free in web apps and on iOS / Android now comes to the 3DS; we'll try not to form an unhealthy addiction while producing a review.
3DS Virtual Console
Super Dodge Ball (Aksys Games, $4.99) — As above in the Wii U entry, but on the go with the 3DS.
3DS Retail Download
Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, $29.99) — Available from 24th June.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, $24.99 until 23rd June, normally $49.99)
Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, $5.99 until 3rd July, normally $11.99)
Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $1.49 until 3rd July, normally $2.99)
Fishdom H2O (Cypronia, $3.99 until 31st July, normally $4.99)
Angry Bunnies (Cypronia, $4.99 until 31st July, normally $8.99)
Classic Games Overload (Telegames Inc, $14.99 until 7th July, normally $29.99)
ATV Fever (Enjoy Gaming, 500 Nintendo Points) — If ATV (all-terrain vehicle) racing and DSiWare are two of your loves, this could be one for you. Promising more than 50 'events', nine vehicles and 20 tracks across different locations, this is certainly set to deliver a decent amount of content. We'll let you know how it drives in our upcoming review.
ATV Quad Kings (Enjoy Gaming, 500 Nintendo Points) — More ATV action on DSiWare! Yep, two on the same day, this one focused more on championship races on quad bikes, including 9 venues, 10 bikes, 30 vehicle skins and a virtual garage. We'll take it for a spin.
Fashion Tycoon (MSI, 800 Nintendo Points) — Arriving nearly a year after its European release, this tasks you with managing your own fashion business and retailer. Just a shame that, when we reviewed it, we found a disastrously buggy mess.
My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (Collavier Corporation, 500 Nintendo Points) — In this title you manage your own aquarium, looking after the well-being of the fish inside, while it also seems to allow you to go fishing for new residents. We'll see whether there's something a bit fishy about this one.
Mysterious Stars: The Singer (Collavier Corporation, 500 Nintendo Points) — This is a game in which you help someone achieve their singing dreams by connecting dots. We're not sure what else to say.
Quite a list this week, North America. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (278 votes)
Pushmo World (Wii U eShop)
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U eShop)
How to Survive (Wii U eShop)
Color Zen Kids (Wii U eShop)
GEOM (Wii U eShop)
Super Dodge Ball (Wii U Virtual Console)
Toki Tori 2+ (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (3DS eShop)
Color Zen Kids (3DS eShop)
European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)
2048 (3DS eShop)
Super Dodge Ball (3DS Virtual Console)
Farming Simulator 14 (3DS retail download)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Fractured Soul (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Parking Star 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Fishdom H2O (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Angry Bunnies (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Classic Games Overload (3DS eShop temporary discount)
ATV Fever (DSiWare)
ATV Quad Kings (DSiWare)
Fashion Tycoon (DSiWare)
My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (DSiWare)
Mysterious Stars: The Singer (DSiWare)
Nothing for me this week
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