Regular service resumes for this week’s Nintendo eShop download schedule, meaning we can actually tell you what’s due out this Thursday. So hurrah for that.
On Wii U four-player platfomer Kirby’s Adventure (aka Kirby’s Return to Dreamland) leads the way. Unlike the first three Wii re-releases – which launched at £8.99 for a limited period – this one is being shoved out the door at £17.99.
The fact that even pre-owned copies sell for over £30 on Amazon would suggest that it had a very small print run, so that £17.99 price tag isn’t entirely unreasonable. If you’ve been holding out for a cheap(ish) way to play it then here’s your chance. Still, it’s a shame it isn’t getting the £8.99 treatment.
Puzzle Monkeys certainly won’t leave you skint. The colourful block breaking puzzler is arriving at a mere £2.99. Nintendo Enthusiast quite enjoyed it, handing out a respectable enough 6.5/10. Here’s the trailer:
Then we have GBA side-scrollers Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and Super Ghouls’N Ghosts on Virtual Console. Both are set to cost £6.29 – the standard price for GBA VC releases.
Although it’s fair to say that many would have rather seen the SNES original arrive on Wii U VC, the GBA version of Ghouls’N Ghosts did include a new arrange mode.
A demo of Citizens of Earth – Atlus’ humorous Earthbound alike RPG – is also set to appear on both the Wii U and 3DS eShop this Thursday.
As for new 3DS releases, there’s the unfortunately titled Flappy Bird clone Flap Flap (£7.19), children’s…thing Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (£19.90, and no that isn’t a typo), Best of Arcade Games – Bubble Buster (£8.99), Best of Board Games – Solitaire (£8.99) and instant messaging app Chat-A-Lot (£3.59 until 5th March – £7.19 thereafter).
It would appear that there are no new 3DS themes enroute. Dozens of new THEATRHYTHM Final Fantasy Curtain Call tracks are due though, priced at 89p each.
Over thirty Activision and Warner Bros. titles are also being reduced on both Wii U and 3DS this Thursday. An impressive amount, but we’re willing to bet that physical copies of every single one can be found cheaper online
A couple of random examples – the mediocre Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark on Wii U for £24.99 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 3DS for £19.99.
Shin Megami Tensei IV and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars are also being reduced again. Until 26th Feb the JRPG duo will set you back £11.69 and £13.49 respectively. These are the kind of price cuts we approve of, so well done Atlus.