SteamWorld Dig ends Wii U eShop dry spell

After a month or so of very little, Image & Form ends the Wii U eShop dry spell with SteamWorld Dig. Although not a new game, its somewhat belated arrival on Wii U is no less welcome.

A heady mixture of Metroid, Mr. Driller and Spelunky, we found the 3DS version very hard to fault when we reviewed it almost a year ago.

It’s priced at £6.99, or £4.99 to those who already own it on 3DS (and have linked both consoles with their Nintendo ID).

Along with a software update on 27th August, Mario Kart 8 is set to receive the infamous Mercedes-Benz DLC. Three free cars are available in total – the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the 1930’s Silver Arrow. If we spot any photos online of Reggie and Shigsy cruising around in a new Mercedes, then we’ll all know how this bizarre deal came about.


Zen Pinball 2 is also due a huge dollop of new content. The Walking Dead, Doctor Strange, Deadpool and The Guardians of the Galaxy tables arrive this Thursday at £2.39 a pop. Trials for each table will also be available.

As for Virtual Console releases, Mario Golf: Advance Tour (£6.29) launches on Wii U, while just as predicted the 3DS gets Mega Man 5 (£3.59).

Then there’s Outback Pet Rescue 3D (£24.99) which appears to be some virtual pet thing set in Australia.

Only one discount this week, and that’s Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012 on 3DS. The hidden object game drops to £4.99 until 11th September. Spoiler: the ship sunk.

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