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.


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.

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