It’s another one of those weeks where the Virtual Console releases are the focal point of Nintendo’s eShop schedule. Sorry, Swords & Soldiers II – we can’t look past a delightful double whammy of Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Paper Mario.
Nintendo’s decision to bring the incredibly well-received Kirby’s Epic Yarn to Wii U is clearly down to the impending arrival of Yoshi’s Woolly World. It’s set to cost Â£13.49 until 28th May; Â£19.99 thereafter. Best get it in early, then. N64 classic Paper Mario – the first in the long running series – will set you back Â£8.99. Again, that’s on Wii U.
In fact, all of this week’s releases are for Wii U – the 3DS is merely set to receive a demo of Adventure Bar Story and a few price drops.
Swords & Soldiers II, then, is the sequel to one of the WiiWare’s finests. It’s a humorous 2D strategy adventure starring a bunch of marauding Vikings. While searching for riches they come across demons and magic-carpet riding Persians, each with their own armies to defeat. It looks good, this. Just like Affordable Space Adventures though, it’s arriving at a higher price than most eShop releases – Â£16.99.
This leaves us with Baila Latino (Â£24.90), an American Latin dancing game for up to four-players. Apparently publisher O2 Games are planning on bringing it to retail, along with four other casual Wii U titles. Luv Me Buddies Wonderland, anyone?
The week’s Wii U discounts are mostly of note as they come from Curve Digital – a company that has build a decent reputation in a very short space of time. The following are reduced until 4th June: Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Â£6.49), Thomas Was Alone (Â£3.99), Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Â£4.99), The Swapper (Â£5.99) and OlliOlli (Â£3.99).
First-person curio Master Reboot meanwhile falls to Â£4.99 until 18th June while Shiny the Firefly is Â£6.29 until 20th June. A demo of that last one is also due this week.
3DS discounts are mostly from casual publisher Joindots. These include 3D Game Collection (Â£3.69), Funfair Party Games (Â£3.69), Gardenscapes (Â£4.49), Jewel Match 3 (Â£3.99) and Safari Quest (Â£3.99). Price drops are in effect until 4th June. Then there’s Urban Trial Freestyle (Â£1.69 until 4th June), Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Â£4.49 until 21st June) and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Â£13.49 until 28th May). Although it’s far from being the greatest JRPG for the handheld, Conception II seems to be the best offer there.