Conversions of Wii U games on 3DS havenâ€™t gone down favourably in the past, with Nintendo fans preferring to play the likes of Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. on a home console.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (Â£34.99 â€“ out Friday) may fair better though, being a relatively straightforward 2D platformer.
Reviews are yet to go live, but a demo is available if you fancy taking it for a spin (dry).
Also keep a look out for the amiibo bundle, which comes with a woolly Poochy. Unless mistaken, Nintendo has no plans to sell the cuddly critter separately.
While Yoshi’s Woolly World is definitely this weekâ€™s major release, we arenâ€™t without a few other games of note.
Hot on the heels of last weekâ€™s Castlevania Dracula X come another two retro classics from Konami – Bomberman ’94 and Gradius, this time for Wii U. Theyâ€™ll set you back Â£6.29 each, unless you already own Bomberman ’94 on Wii â€“ performing a system transfer will bestow a â€œspecialâ€ upgrade price.
Nintendo Life reports that both iterations are from the TurboGrafx-16; a first for the Wii U VC.
Wii U owners still clinging to their console have another five new games to mull over. These include top-down retro shooter Shadow Archer (Â£2.69), bolstered PS4 conversion Koi DX (Â£3.89), simplistic looking auto-runner Star Splash: Shattered Star (Â£2.99), and two score-chasers from RCMADIAX – COLOR CUBES and BRICK RACE (Â£1.39 each).
Then on 3DS thereâ€™s Punch Club (Â£8.99) â€“ a conversion of a very well-received PC management sim â€“ plus Kemcoâ€™s tactial RPG Legna Tactica (Â£8.99), which weâ€™re guessing is a mobile port.
These two are also joined by Lifespeed (Â£4.99) on New 3DS, a futuristic tunnel racer all the way from jaunty old Ireland.
Moving onto discounts, 3DS owners can pick up Power Disc Slam (Â£3.99), Alien on the run (Â£3.35), Splat The Difference (Â£3.60) and Crazy Construction (Â£3.99).
As for Wii U price cuts, the following are temporarily dropping in price from Thursday: Citadale (Â£2.24), Mortar Melon (Â£2.24), Plenty of Fishies (Â£2.24), Rorrim (Â£2.24), Pinball Breakout (Â£4), STEEL RIVALS (Â£4), Epic Dumpster Bear (Â£2.49) and a whole bunch of Runbow add-ons, with prices varying from 89p to Â£5.39.
Defense Dome (Â£1.39) and SDK Spriter (Â£8.99) on Wii U and Hyperlight EX (Â£4.59) on 3DS are all due permanent price drops, meanwhile.
This leaves us with a new skin pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition. The ‘Villains Skin Pack’ is due Thursday for a mere Â£1.59. No doubt one of those shouty, outrageous, YouTube types will give it the review treatment.