Sinning when you’re winning – Sin & Punishment 2 hits Wii U this week

Treasure’s Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies makes its way to Wii U this Thursday. If you’re a fan of shooters then it’s something of a no-brainer, especially seeing that the Wii U’s library is hardly overflowing with examples of the genre.

It’ll only set you back £13.49 until 7th May too. After that date the price goes up to £17.99.


As mentioned during the last Nintendo Direct, amiibos will soon be able to unlock bite-sized chunks of Nintendo classics. Games (or ‘scenes’ as Nintendo calls them) vary on amiibo, and not all amiibos will unlock the same scene. The download required is cumbersomely titled amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classic Highlights and launches this Thursday for free.

Now seems a good time to remind that amiibo can still be used whilst inside the box by making a small cut along the side of the packaging. Hear that? That’s the sound of their value rapidly decreasing.

The Wii U is also set to receive two Star Wars Pinball tables, via Zen Studios. Heroes Within contains four tables and costs £7.99 while the Star Wars Rebels offers a single table and costs £2.39.

Sticking with DLC, additional Super Smash Bros. content is coming too. Mewtwo can be had for £3.59 on either Wii U or 3DS, or for £4.49 on both systems. Hopefully this means we’ll no longer see Nintendo fans on Twitter begging for codes. The Bundle Collection meanwhile costs £9.11 for a single platform or £13.12 on both. This contains Mewtwo and a bunch of Mii costumes, including a range of Mega Man attire.

The only other new arrival for this week is Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld (£8.99) on 3DS, a pleasingly bright and chunky top-down dungeon crawler. Nintendo Life reports that it’s pretty good, if a little short.

As for discounts, Nintendo has kindly reminded us that their current Kirby promotion is on for another week. To recap, the Wii U sees the following cuts: Kirby’s Adventure Wii (£13.49), Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (£2.74) and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (£3.14) while 3DS owners can choose from Kirby Fighters Deluxe (£4.39), Kirby’s Dream Land (£1.79) and Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (£1.79). Buy any of these and you’ll get 10% off Rainbow Paintbrush, bringing the eShop price down to £31.49.

The rest of the week’s discounts mostly comprise of Activision and Shin’en Multimedia titles, including a bunch of Spider-Man, Transformers and Spongebob games available for around the £20 mark. The savings are too slight for us to go into full detail, to be honest. Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Trilogy for £7.49 each may be of interest to some though, seeing that Angry Birds Trilogy on Wii U is still absurdly expensive.

Shin’en’s discounts meanwhile include Art of Balance (£5.36), Family Tennis SP (£2.99) and Nano Assault Neo (£6.70) on Wii U plus Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (£5.70), Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (£1.87), Art of Balance TOUCH! (£4.70) and Nano Assault EX (£6.35) on 3DS.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • An excellent and very under-appreciated game… Still, I kind of wish this was coming along with a Sin & Punishment 3 announcement. I’m curious what Treasure has been up to?

  • They made a couple of Japan-only 3DS games for Capcom. Gaist Crusher (2013) and Gaist Crusher God (2014).

  • Such a badass game. Would be buying it if I didn’t still have my copy. Treasure?? where have you been hiding. There mastery of fast paced action games is pre platinum games awesomeness. We could use a new treasure console action game.

  • Gunstar 3. The sequal on Gba was underrated. Not as good as the first but still fun and gorgeous. Sega has the publishing rights to Gunstar and Guardian heroes. We are getting Gunstar 3d though, so who knows, we might get a guardian as well. Would be well suited for a 3D conversion.

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