Nintendo Download: January 8th, 2015 (Europe)

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The first Nintendo Download Europe of the new year has some good stuff. Wii U owners will be offered Chariot, re-releases of Lode Runner and Dig Dug, and the Crunchyroll app. Sales this week include games from Two Tribes as well as Trine 2.

You can check out the full list of releases and sales below. Descriptions come directly from the press release. All events are happening on January 8th unless noted otherwise.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Chariot - Nintendo Download Europe

  • Chariot

“Chariot is a humoristic physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King’s remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb. If only his majesty would keep quiet… The Chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive manoeuvres. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding – or beating back – greedy looters as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch coop enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlocks new possibilities.”

Chariot will be available for €14.99/£13.49/CHF21.00.

Crunchyroll - Nintendo Download Europe

  • Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian Drama with the largest lineup of content, including over 25,000 videos in high definition with professional subtitles. You can even watch the latest shows 1 hour after they air in Japan!

Not a Crunchyroll member? Start a FREE 14 Day Trial of the Premium Membership today! Subscription required. Subject to availability in your region.

The Crunchyroll app is free to download.

  • Underground

“Welcome to the world of Sari and Swank, brave heroes in a world filled with challenging puzzles and fascinating locations. Accompany Sari and Swank in their quest and help them navigate and overcome obstacles, all the while subconsciously honing your laparoscopic surgery skills. Guide Sari and her robots through an elaborate world of challenges. Gather resources and build your own custom solution for each puzzle, all the while fighting off enemies and environmental threats. Underground is an innovative serious game by Grendel Games. This game is truly a ‘seriously entertaining’ experience, offering a fun and immersive entertainment game that’s also capable of training laparoscopic surgery motor skills.”

Underground will be available for €19.99/£15.99/CHF24.00.

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • Dig Dug

“Get on down with Dig Dug, and wage underground war with your trusty pump! Vanquish persistent Pookas and fiery Fygars to clear each stage. Defeat enemies by inflating them with air or by dropping rocks on them from above. Earn bonus points by collecting fruit or defeating deep-dwelling foes. This classic game blends old-school arcade action with strategy; try to lure multiple enemies into position and satisfyingly squash them with a single rock!”

Dig Dug will be available for €4.99/£3.49/CHF7.00. Also, this is the North American version of the game.

Lode Runner - Nintendo Download Europe

  • Lode Runner

“Lode Runner is a landmark action-puzzle game that has spawned many sequels and created countless inspiration. Simple action blends with deviously designed stages, as you collect gold while avoiding enemy robots by digging holes in the floor. Use your brain and your reflexes to complete each puzzling stage and escape to the next. In addition to normal play, the game also features an edit mode that allows you to design your own stages, adding a new level of enjoyment.”

Lode Runner will be available for €4.99/£3.49/CHF7.00. Also, this is the North American version of the game.

Nintendo eShop on 3DS

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nintendo Download Europe

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

“New York City’s crime rates are still on the rise and the city’s civilians are trembling in fear! Baxter is formulating an evil plan and this time he has both mutants and robots at his disposal. Join the local brethren of vigilantes who need to rally together to put a stop to this evil once and for all! It’s team TMNT, Splinter and April O’ Neil in the fight against the worst evil to face the beloved NYC in this adrenaline-pumping story!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available for €39.99/£29.99/CHF49.00.

  • Classic Card Games

“”Classic Card Games” is a huge collection of the finest card classics and casino games – right in your pocket! Classic card games include: Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Romme, and Skat. The casino card games selection has: BlackJack, Texas Hold’em, Double Flop Hold’em, Omaha, 5-Card Draw, 7 Card Stud, Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple, and 5 unique versions of Video Poker. Immerse yourself in the game with unique 3D environments and characters. Change many of the game’s rules to your liking. An incredible complete card game collection for endless fun!”

Classic Card Games will be available for €6.99/£4.99/CHF8.99.

Themes on 3DS

  • Game & Watch (Colourful)

“This colourful theme is a tribute to the Game & Watch series. Scroll the Touch Screen to see the characters from Parachute move.”

  • Super Mario (Wooden World)

“This wooden theme is designed to resemble a Super Mario Bros. course, with characters and items standing on top of the icons.”

  • Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Impending Battle

“This theme features folders with the Royal Crest and gold icons. Scroll the Touch Screen to view the watercolour- style artwork.”

The preceding themes will be available for €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 each.

Cubemen 2 - Nintendo Download Europe

Sales on Wii U

Title Regular Price Sale Price Notes
Cubemen 2 €7.99/£6.99/CHF10.99 €4.99/£4.49/CHF6.99 Sale ends January 22nd.
Paper Monsters Recut €6.49/£5.49/CHF7.99 €3.29/£2.79/CHF3.99 Sale ends January 15th.
Tested with robots! €10.00/£9.00/CHF14.00 €5.00/£4.50/CHF7.00 Sale ends January 15th.
EDGE €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 €0.99/£0.89/CHF1.40 Sale ends January 21st.
RUSH €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 €0.99/£0.89/CHF1.40 Sale ends January 21st.
Toki Tori €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 €0.99/£0.89/CHF1.40 Sale ends January 21st.
Trine 2: Director’s Cut €16.99/£13.99/CHF19.99 €8.49/£6.99/CHF9.99 Sale ends January 29th.
Tetrobot & Co. €9.99/£7.49/CHF11.49 €4.99/£3.74/CHF5.99 Sale ends January 22nd. Must own Kung Fu Rabbit, Puddle, or Wooden Sen’SeY
Kung Fu Rabbit €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00 €2.49/£2.24/CHF3.50 Sale ends January 22nd. Must own Tetrobot & Co., Puddle, or Wooden Sen’SeY.
Puddle €6.99/£6.29/CHF9.80 €3.49/£3.14/CHF4.90 Sale ends January 22nd. Must own Tetrobot & Co., Kung Fu Rabbit, or Wooden Sen’SeY.
Wooden Sen’SeY €9.99/£8.00/CHF12.00 €4.99/£4.00/CHF6.00 Sale ends January 22nd. Must own Tetrobot & Co., Kung Fu Rabbit, or Puddle.

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer - Nintendo Download Europe

Sales on 3DS

Title Regular Price Sale Price Notes
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot €2.99/£2.69/CHF4.20 €1.99/£1.80/CHF2.80 Sale ends February 8th.
EDGE €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 €0.99/£0.89/CHF1.40 Sale ends January 21st.
Coaster Creator 3D €7.25/£6.00/CHF9.00 €5.00/£4.00/CHF6.00 Sale ends January 22nd.

SOURCE: Press Release

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