We're big advocates of the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores here at Nintendo Life, and both have delivered some fantastic games in recent times. Nintendo of America has now issued fresh details on a range of new titles on the way, with some truly exciting news to keep download fans busy.

To start with the headline announcements - all specific to North America at this point - we have Affordable Space Adventures arriving on 9th April; we're big fans of this game, recently showing off the unique GamePad co-op in an early-look build. Swords & Soldiers II on Wii U is coming in May, meanwhile, with the quirky 3DS eShop HAL Laboratory puzzle title BOXBOY! due in Spring - Wii U multiplayer game Runbow is down for Q3.

There are enticing details on new releases, too. Don't Starve: Giant Edition - previously confirmed without the extended name - is described as the 'definitive' edition through utilising the GamePad for a map, and arrives this Spring. For our part we're particularly delighted by the announcement of Never Alone, a gorgeous puzzle platformer set in the Arctic - it arrives in June with the GamePad offering off-TV play and "contextual insights".

You can see trailers for some of these major releases below.

Beyond these major announcements, Nintendo's provided extensive release details for many more games. These lists have some interesting details in their own right - Trine Enchanted Edition arrives on 12th March, for example, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is coming this Summer, and WayForward is releasing Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut on Wii U and 3DS this fall. The full lists are below.


Wii U eShop

  • Runbow - Q3 2015
  • Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director's Cut - August
  • Nihilumbra - Spring
  • Back to Bed - May
  • STARWHAL - Q2 2015
  • NOVA-111 - Summer
  • OlliOlli - March 5
  • The Swindle - Summer
  • Ultratron - May
  • Woah Dave! - Q2 2015
  • Shutshimi - Q2 2015
  • Slain! - Q3 2015
  • Ninja Pizza Girl - June
  • RACE THE SUN - Q2 2015
  • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition - Q2 2015
  • Trine Enchanted Edition - March 12
  • Space Hulk - May 2
  • Dot Arcade - March
  • Toto Temple Deluxe - Q2 2015
  • Affordable Space Adventures - April 9
  • Don't Starve: Giant Edition - Spring
  • forma.8 - Q3 2015
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars - March 5
  • Art Academy - 2015
  • Elliot Quest - March
  • Hex Heroes - Q3 2015
  • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge - Q2 2015
  • Swords & Soldiers II - May
  • Antipole DX - Q3 2015
  • Life of Pixel - Q2 2015
  • Beatbuddy - Q2 2015
  • Adventures of Pip - May
  • 6180 the moon - Q2 2015
  • Windup Knight 2 - April
  • Never Alone - June
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut - Q3 2015
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch - Summer

Nintendo 3DS eShop

  • Cube Creator 3D - Q2 2015
  • Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails - Q2 2015
  • OlliOlli - March 5
  • Shutshimi - Q2 2015
  • Proun+ - March 5I
  • SteamWorld Heist - August
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars - March 5
  • BOXBOY! - Spring
  • Dementium: The Ward - Q2 2015
  • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge - Q2 2015
  • Antipole DX - Q3 2015
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut - Q3 2015
  • DOOORS - Spring

That's a whole load of games, some of which are particularly exciting - which eShop games are you most looking forward to?