It's Nintendo Download time, North America, and this week we have rather slim pickings. That said, there are two new offerings on the Wii U eShop, a Konami double on the Virtual Console's and an attractive discount. So, let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, $9.99) — The work of Barcelona-based Francisco Téllez de Meneses, this is a dungeon-filled 2D RPG that promises a great deal of depth with a high number of rooms, potions, weapons and more to explore; it also uses the GamePad for off-TV or as a resource to access items. We'll see whether it's an (un)epic adventure in our upcoming review.
F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition (Codemasters, $29.99) — This was originally set to be an early retail release on Wii U, before eventually re-emerging as an eShop-only title due late last year. It now arrives on the grid a little later than expected and promises a light-hearted kart-racing take on the world's richest motor-sport event — the spiel for this promises four extra tracks and bonus accessory packs for this Wii U version. We'll get into gear and bring you a review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, $4.99) — When this sequel was released it was a fairly dramatic departure from the original, aiming for a greater sense of adventure and discovery rather than linear stages. To this day it's divisive, and anyone stepping in will likely need to consult Miiverse and online guides to get past some of the more peculiar puzzles; we'll embark on the quest once again, but in the meantime you can check out our Wii Virtual Console Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review.
3DS Virtual Console
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, $4.99) — Like the Wii U Virtual Console entry, but on the 3DS equivalent; it's the on-the-go option.
3DS eShop Retail Download Discount
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Atlus, $19.99 from 20th to 27th January, normally $39.99)
That's your lot, North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (363 votes)
- Unepic (Wii U eShop)19%
- F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition (Wii U eShop)4%
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Wii U Virtual Console)7%
- Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (3DS Virtual Console)8%
- Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS retail download temporary discount)6%
- Nothing for me this week55%
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