By Jeff Neuenschwander / July 16th, 2014
A light but interesting week in the Nintendo Download Europe. The biggest name on the list for releases is Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, the latest GBA release on the Wii U’s Virtual Console. Also happening this week, both Steel Diver: Sub Wars and EarthBound are on sale. The EarthBound sale will be marking the anniversary of the game releasing for the first time in Europe on July 18th, 2013.
Check out the full list of releases and sales below. All activity begins on July 17th. Game descriptions come from the press release.
Nintendo eShop for Wii U
“In this scrolling shooter, take control of a hi-tech gunship and blast your way through six different stages to protect Earth from an invading menace. Your ship is armed with standard guns, as well as a powerful homing laser. Your guns can fire bullets directly ahead, damaging any enemies they collide with. By using your homing laser, you can lock on to up to four enemies at a time. When a green target appears, fire the laser and it will pursue the targeted enemies and bring them down! Connect to Miiverse to interact with other players. On completing a stage, a Miiverse posting form will be displayed, allowing you to post your comments for others to see. Your play data will also be contained in any post you make. When the viewing of Miiverse content is enabled, other users’ data will also be displayed in game. You can see their scores and where they were defeated. Try to beat them all and be the very best!”
GAIABREAKER will be available for €10.99/£9.89/CHF 15.40.
Virtual Console for Wii U
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
“What a nightmare! Since King Dedede stole the Star Rod from Dream Land, everyone has been unable to dream. Only Kirby™ can reunite the Star Rod’s shattered pieces and restore peaceful naptimes! As the powerful pink puffball, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into more than 20 powerful – and often hilarious – forms, from a whirling tornado to a UFO! There are also lots of fun sub-games to discover, playable with only one button, like the frantic Bomb Rally or the super-fast Kirby’s Air Grind!”
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land will be available for €6.99/£6.29/CHF 9.80.
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
“Try out now the new puzzle sensation and compete with the world for the highest score in leaderboards! Pick-A-Gem is a match 3 type game. You have limited time to collect as many gems as possible. Gems are collected by tapping on the bottom screen and need to create a chain of the same colour. With each game played increase your Experience Level. Thanks to this you get access to new features such as bombs, dynamites, higher multipliers, coins, chests or even Frenzy Mode! With a higher level of experience you can also get more points.”
Pick-A-Gem will be available for €2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20
Demos on 3DS
- Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot
“Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is an action-packed platform game, where music plays a very important role. With only one button to jump, you must help Cubit to go from platform to platform, while you avoid obstacles and enemies through the different scenes of the game. Perhaps you think this makes this game not difficult, right? Well, you are right; this game is not difficult… this game is Hardcore! Choose the path you want to do in each game and reach each of the 3 endings available!!”
Sales on Wii U
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|EarthBound||€9.99/£6.99/CHF 14.00||€5.99/£4.19/CHF 8.40||Sale ends July 24th|
|Little Inferno||€9.99/£8.99/CHF 13.99||€4.99/£4.59/CHF 6.99||Sale ends July 24th|
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012||€10.99/£9.99||€4.99/£4.99||Sale ends July 31st|
|SteamWorld Dig||€8.99/£7.99/CHF 10.99||€4.49/£3.99/CHF 5.49||Sale ends July 31st|
|escapeVektor||€6.99/£5.99/CHF 9.99||€3.99/£3.59/CHF 5.60||Sale ends July 31st|
|Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot||€2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20||€2.00/£1.80/CHF 2.81||Sale ends July 24th|
|Steel Diver: Sub Wars Premium Version||€9.99/£8.99/CHF 14.00||€6.99/£6.29/CHF 9.80||Sale ends July 24th|
SOURCE: Games Press
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