Slim Pickings From Nintendo

It seems Nintendo may be succumbing to defeat as their Wii U isn’t as popular as they thought it would be. Is that such a surprise? The Wii U is what the Wii should have been, Nintendo have been playing catch-up since the Nintendo 64, it’s like they don’t understand what ‘next-gen’ means.

I don’t want to turn this into an op-ed about Nintendo’s hardware failings, there are just two new releases and two Virtual Console offerings this week with a smattering of special offers, not the most exciting of weeks for the eShop.

Title Platform Available on Price Point on Nintendo eShop
Unepic
(EnjoyUp Games)
Wii U
(Download)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14 €9.99
(£8.99)
Game Description: Unepic is a mixture of a platformer, role-playing game and joke that takes place in a huge castle of medieval fantasy. The hero is called Daniel, a normal guy from the modern day: a great video game player, big lover of sci-fi movies and novice player of role-playing games. In the middle of a role-playing game with his friends, Daniel is teleported to a castle and thinks that he is having a massive hallucination. He decides to embark on his own adventure until the hallucination ends. In the castle, Daniel is possessed by a shadow; it cannot control him, but it can speak to him. The shadow can only escape if the hero dies, so it constantly lies, giving false clues to point Daniel towards his death.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
(Nintendo)
Wii U
(Virtual Console – NES)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14 €4.99
(£3.49)
Game Description: Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a true video game treasure. Released only in Japan, this sequel to the smash hit platformer was never brought to the west in its original NES version. Now you can experience this rare classic in all its 8-bit glory on your Wii U! The Lost Levels expands on Super Mario Bros. with tough new level designs, trickier enemies, and new features like fierce winds that blow Mario away. It’s the ultimate challenge for any Mario fan. Are you up to the task?
This is the US version of the game.
Bella Sara 2 – The Magic of Drasilmare
(Bigben Interactive)
Nintendo 3DS
(Card/Download)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14 €34.99
(£29.99)
Game Description:  Return to the universe of Bella Sara and set off to the Drasilmare Tree’s rescue! The great Magic Tree of Drasilmare has been cursed! Only you can remove the deadly curse and save the world of Bella Sara.
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
(TECMO KOEI GAMES)
Nintendo 3DS
(Virtual Console – NES)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14 €3.99
(£3.59)
Game Description: The original NES™ adventures of Ryu Hayabusa conclude with Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. Falsely accused of murder, Ryu must battle through seven action-packed stages to clear his name.
Armed with his trusty sword and ninja power, Ryu can now grab platforms and pipes to perform swift attacks on enemies from above or below. You’ll need all of Ryu’s skills at your disposal to defeat the forces of evil and uncover the true culprit.

Special Offers

 Title Platform Price Point on Nintendo eShop Available on
Rage of the Gladiator
(Gamelion Studios)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€3.49 (£3.19) until 06/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €6.99 (£6.29)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Fractured Soul
(Endgame Studios)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€3.99 (£3.59) until 06/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €7.99 (£7.19)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
3D Game Collection
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€5.99 (£5.99) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €13.99 (£11.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Funfair Party Games
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€6.99 (£6.99) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €19.99 (£17.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Gardenscapes
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€5.99 (£5.99) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €14.99 (£14.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Murder on the Titanic
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€5.99 (£4.99) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €14.99 (£14.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Secret Agent Files: Miami
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€6.99 (£5.79) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €7.99 (£6.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Jewel Match 3
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€5.99 (£4.99) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €6.99 (£5.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
3D MahJongg
(Joindots)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€3.99 (£3.29) until 09/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €4.99 (£4.49)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Boulder Dash-XL 3D
(Reef Entertainment)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€2.99 (£2.49) until 30/01/14, 14:59 CET
Regular price is €8.99 (£7.49)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
Alien Chaos 3D
(Reef Entertainment)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€1.99 (£1.59) until 30/01/14, 14:59 CET
Regular price is €5.99 (£4.99)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14
AiRace Speed
(QubicGames)
Nintendo 3DS
(Download)
€2.99 (£2.69) until 13/02/14, 23:59 local time
Regular price is €4.99 (£4.49)
Nintendo eShop from 23/01/14

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