Want LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Wii U this week? Going digital is your only hope

Hot on the heels of last week’s double whammy of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 comes another Wii U big hitter – LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

According to both Amazon and GAME, the physical release of TT Games’ latest blockbuster isn’t due out until 5th July, so those looking to take down Kylo Ren this week have just one option – go digital. It’s your only hope.

The eShop price has been set at £39.99, with a release date of 28th June. The 3DS version meanwhile will set you back £29.99. Although it’s likely to be a safe purchase, the Wii U LEGO games are known to be slightly more glitchy than on other formats. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the belated physical release can be pre-ordered for around a tenner less than its digital counterpart.


The Wii U also gets a surprise release of Ziggurat (£12.00), a first-person dungeon crawler that gained a cult following upon debut. The PS4 and Xbox One versions arrived to a mixture of 7s and 8s, and so unless something horrid has happened while en route to Wii U, we reckon it’ll be worth investigating.

Also on Wii U this week: physics-based puzzler Midnight 2 (£1.79), a demo of Runbow, Hyrule Warriors: Legends of Hyrule Pack (£8.99 for Wii U only season pass or £15.29 with 3DS season pass), Hyrule Warriors: Character Pack (£10.79), and the Hyrule Warriors: Link’s Awakening Pack (£4.49 or part of Legends of Hyrule Pack).

The character pack includes Linkle, Skull Kid, Tetra, Toon Link, King Daphnes and Ganondorf’s trident weapon while the Link’s Awakening pack features Marin as a playable character and a pair of new boots for Linkle.

The Battle Cats POP!

The 3DS isn’t without surprises either, with Zero Time Dilemma (£32.00) – a narrative-heavy JRPG intended to fill the void left by Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward – and BOXBOXBOY! (£4.49) both making appearances. HAL Laboratory’s original BOXBOY! was something of a sleeper hit – a wonderful little puzzler that delighted those smart enough to look past the simple exterior. We don’t expect anything less from this sequel.

Those two are joined by a Monster Hunter Generations demo, The Battle Cats POP! (£8.99), a 2D tower defence game that Nintendo Japan took a shine to, and Teddy Together (£34.99) – an embarrassingly cute virtual pet thing that’s also due out at retail this week.

Fire Emblem Fates gets its 9th £1.79 map pack too, subtitled Anna on the Run.

Due to comprising of games that are seemingly always on offer, the 3DS’s line-up of discounts is too tedious to elaborate on. Over on Wii U meanwhile first-person curio Joe’s Diner is discounted to a mere £3.77. The curious thing about this is that it’s actually due a £14.99 retail release this Friday. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

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