By Eric Chetkauskas / September 10th, 2014
Some exciting things are happening in this week’s Nintendo Download Europe. The action-puzzler Teslagrad makes it’s debut on the Wii U, Mega Man Xtreme 2 hits the 3DS Virtual Console, and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars gets a permanent price drop.
But it doesn’t stop there. Rising Star Games is celebrating their 10th anniversary by having a sale on 3DS eShop games. Titles such as Hometown Story, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, Virtue’s Last Reward and BIT.TRIP SAGA are available for a hefty discount.
Also, Nintendo of Europe’s celebration of The Legend of Zelda enters its second week. In anticipation of the release of Hyrule Warriors, a whole new batch of Zelda games are on sale on the Virtual Console for both Wii U and 3DS. Plus, if you’ve bought at least one game in the series from the Virtual Console, you can get a 10% discount on the eShop version of Hyrule Warriors when it gets released.
The complete list of releases and sales is below. Descriptions come directly from the press release. All releases and sales happen on September 11th unless otherwise noted.
Nintendo eShop for Wii U
“An electrifying action-puzzler, intended to challenge both your wits and your reflexes. The laws of physics are yours to command! Discover ancient conspiracies and forgotten technologies, as you make your way through a place you were never meant to tread…or were you? Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.”
Teslagrad will be available for €14.99/£13.99/CHF19.99.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Super Mario Ball
“Roll up, roll up! See Mario™ in his most unique guise ever, as a pinball! In Super Mario Ball, a visit to a fairground sees Princess Peach™ turned into a ball and kidnapped by Bowser™, so the perky plumber clambers into a cannon and shoots after her. Ricochet around the themed levels, consisting of deviously designed pinball tables, and defeat enemies to collect coins and stars. Rack up enough stars to unlock doors to new areas — but you won’t be able to progress until you defeat each boss. So what are you waiting for? Roll to it!”
Super Mario Ball will be available for €6.99/£6.29 /CHF9.80.
Demos for Wii U
- Wooden Sen’SeY
“Wooden Sen’SeY is an action-platform game set in a unique Japanese Steam Rock world that is full of humour. You follow Goro, a village chief, through a series of levels on his quest for vengeance. He defeats his enemies using his axes to slice, dice, squash and grapple! Wooden Sen’SeY aims to offer players a unique gaming experience inspired by old school game mechanisms while incorporating modern technology and magnificent 3D graphics.”
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
- Comic Workshop
“Ever wanted to make your own Comics or Manga? No need to wait any longer, here is the software you were looking for! With Comic Workshop, you will be able to easily create Comics and Manga, step by step, thanks to the various tools available. From frame management to text entry, everything you need to make the best creations is gathered in this software. Speech Bubbles, Pattern Filling, Stickers or other Roller Stamps are not only useful but also fun to use! ”
Comic Workshop will be available for €5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40.
- Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 1
- Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 2
- Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper Vol. 3
“Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper is a study series on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS to help children practise their letters and sounds, and has been designed especially for younger children and their parents or guardians to use together. The software will help your child build their English vocabulary through fun exercises in reading, writing and speaking, and is based on the Oxford Reading Tree series, Floppy’s Phonics. These books use the synthetic phonics method to introduce all the sounds of the English language, and centre around the beloved characters Biff, Chip and Kipper, as well as Floppy the dog. Oxford Reading Tree is used in more than 138 countries worldwide, and now via the many fun and intuitive features of Nintendo 3DS and 2DS, they’re presented in a more interactive way than ever before!
A useful guide for parents which contains detailed information on how the software works, and which provides helpful tips on how to help your child get the most out of it, can be downloaded from Nintendo.co.uk.”
Each volume of Phonics Fun with Biff, Chip & Kipper will be available for €24.99/£19.99/ CHF31.90 on September 12th.
Virtual Console on 3DS
- Mega Man Xtreme 2
“In MEGA MAN Xtreme 2, return to the worlds previously seen in the Mega Man™ X series, and play as either X or Zero, facing a new danger that threatens all Reploids. Reploids are being turned into lifeless shells as if their souls have been erased, so X and Zero must hunt down the culprits. Switch between X or Zero as you battle enemies and defeat deadly bosses. Gather power-up parts to increase your abilities, equip special weapons unique to X or Zero, and solve the mystery to restore the Reploids’ missing souls!”
Mega Man Xtreme 2 will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00.
Sales on Wii U
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past||€7.99/£5.49/CHF11.20||€4.99/£3.43/CHF7.00||Sale ends September 18th|
|The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap||€6.99/£6.29/CHF 9.80||€4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00||Sale ends September 18th|
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€3.99/£3.59/CHF5.60||Sale ends September 18th|
|The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€3.99/£3.59/CHF5.60||Sale ends September 18th|
|The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€3.99/£3.59/CHF5.60||Sale ends September 18th|
|Hometown Story||€29.99/£29.99/CHF38.90||€14.99/£14.99/CHF19.45||Sale ends September 24th|
|Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns||€19.99/£17.99/CHF28.00||€9.99/£8.99/CHF14.00||Sale ends September 24th|
|Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi||€29.99/£29.99/CHF38.90||€11.99/£11.99/CHF15.56||Sale ends September 24th|
|BIT.TRIP SAGA||€19.99/£17.99/CHF28.00||€7.99/£7.20/CHF11.20||Sale ends September 24th|
|Virtue’s Last Reward||€24.99/£19.99/CHF31.90||€12.49/£9.99/CHF15.95||Sale ends September 24th|
|Beyblade Evolution||€19.99/£19.99/CHF28.00||€9.99/£9.99/CHF14.00||Sale ends September 24th|
|Shifting World||€19.99/£17.99/CHF28.00||€7.99/£7.20/CHF11.20||Sale ends September 24th|
|Girl’s Fashion Shoot||€19.99/£19.99/CHF28.00||€7.99/£7.99/CHF11.20||Sale ends September 24th|
|Super Black Bass 3D||€19.99/£17.99/CHF28.00||€4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00||Sale ends September 24th|
|Jewel Master Cradle Of Rome 2||€19.99/£17.99||€4.99/£4.49||Sale ends September 24th|
|Jewel Master Cradle Of Egypt 2 3D||€19.99/£17.99||€4.99/£4.49||Sale ends September 24th|
|Bit Boy!! ARCADE||€7.99/£7.19/CHF11.20||€4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00||Sale ends September 24th|
|Bibi & Tina – Das Spiel zum Kinofilm||€34.99/CHF44.99||€24.99/CHF31.90||Sale ends November 12th|
Price Cuts on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||New Price|
|Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars||€39.99/£31.99/CHF52.75||€29.99/£24.99/CHF38.90|
SOURCE: Games Press
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