Well, this weekâ€™s Nintendo eShop line-up is certainly far more interesting than the last few. Thereâ€™s Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut on Wii U, some Hyrule Warriors DLC and another sizeable sale. This week also sees a double dose of Donkey Kong – throughout October Nintendo are releasing all three Donkey Kong Country and DK Land titles on Virtual Console as part of a â€˜Donkey Kong Country Weeksâ€™ promotion.
Here’s the dealio: buying any title in the promotion results in money off Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The discounts are pleasing enough – the former on Wii U becomes Â£26.79 while the latter will cost Â£23.44 with the discount applied.
Itâ€™s the original Donkey Kong Country that hits Wii U VC this week, priced at Â£5.49, while Donkey Kong Land hits 3DS VC for Â£3.59.
Another retro classic is due to arrive on 3DS Virtual Console this week too – puzzler Adventures of Lolo, at Â£3.59.
If youâ€™d rather play something shiny and new thereâ€™s Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut from Curve Studios. To be fair though, itâ€™s not all that new – the PS Vita version released just over a year ago. The 2D survival horror went down exceptionally well when it arrived on Sonyâ€™s handheld, bagging 8.6 from IGN and an 8/10 from The Metro. There are no reviews of this Wii U version yet but expect it to fare similarly.
The Hyrule Warriors: Master Quest Pack costs Â£6.29, containing (and we quote): five new Legend Mode scenarios, a new Adventure Mode map (Master Quest) with seven new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards, a new weapon type for Link (Epona) and two new costumes (Guardian of Time for Lana and Cia). Itâ€™s not often Nintendo releases DLC, so no doubt thisâ€™ll be of interest to some.
Speaking of DLC, the 3DS themes arrive this Thursday – â€˜Spinnerâ€™ Mario, Peach, Rosalina and Bowser themes cost Â£1.79 each, each changing folder images and background music. Tunes from Super Mario Galaxy, to be specific.
This leaves us with a trio of premium priced downloads and also Survivor â€“ Heroes on 3DS, which appears to be a TV show tie-in. This could actually be a retail release too as itâ€™s Â£27.79. Those other downloads are PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2, available on both Wii U and 3DS for Â£24.99, and Winx Cub: Saving Alfea on 3DS, again for Â£24.99.
As for discounts, the superb SteamWorld Dig drops to Â£4.49 on Wii U and Â£4.99 on 3DS. Underwater RPG Squids Odyssey – on both Wii U and 3DS – falls to Â£4.99 too, while Trine 2: Director’s Cut receives a cut to Â£6.99. Cheaper still are Gravity Badgers (Â£2.49) and TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition (Â£3.49). Then thereâ€™s JRPG Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, which will set you back Â£17.99 until the end of the month. The usual price is Â£24.99, so thatâ€™s pretty decent discount.