Kirby set to spin Wii U owners a yarn

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 £13.49 until 28th May; £19.99 thereafter. Best get it in early, then. N64 classic Paper Mario – the first in the long running series – will set you back £8.99. Again, that’s on Wii U.

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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 – £16.99.

This leaves us with Baila Latino (£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 (£6.49), Thomas Was Alone (£3.99), Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (£4.99), The Swapper (£5.99) and OlliOlli (£3.99).

First-person curio Master Reboot meanwhile falls to £4.99 until 18th June while Shiny the Firefly is £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 (£3.69), Funfair Party Games (£3.69), Gardenscapes (£4.49), Jewel Match 3 (£3.99) and Safari Quest (£3.99). Price drops are in effect until 4th June. Then there’s Urban Trial Freestyle (£1.69 until 4th June), Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (£4.49 until 21st June) and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (£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.

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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  • I found it to be more of an Epic Yawn… The game was beautiful even on the Wii’s SD but I found the gameplay to be really boring.

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