By Jeff Neuenschwander / January 15th, 2015
Some excellent retro gaming is coming to the eShop this week. The 3DS gets 3D After Burner II. Meanwhile, the Wii U gets Virtual Console titles Axelay and Demon’s Crest. In addition, a number of Wii U titles will be on sale as part of a Super Indie Connection Sale.
You can check out the full list below. Everything happens on January 15th unless noted otherwise. Descriptions come directly from the press release.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition
“Your Power. Your Choices. Your Playground. Set shortly after the events of Columbia Pictures’ new film, The Amazing Spider-Man is back with the return of web-slinging action! Everybody’s favourite web-head is back with the return of the fan-favourite web-slinging gameplay. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth manoeuvres with the brand new web rush combat system. Uncover the rest of Peter Parker’s untold story in the all-new epilogue story to the Columbia Pictures’ 2012 blockbuster theatrical release.”
The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition is available for €49.99/£39.99/CHF59.00. The Amazing Spider-Man is also available on 3DS for €39.99/£29.99/CHF49.00.
- Angry Birds Star Wars
“Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars™ universe, remastered for gaming systems! Use the Force, wield your Lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star – where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy? May the birds be with you!”
Angry Birds Star Wars is available for €59.99/£49.99/CHF72.00. It is also available on 3DS for €39.99/£29.99/CHF49.00.
- Family Tennis SP
“Smash away in this exciting new tennis game. Choose from eight cute anime characters and challenge opponents in a tournament or practice match. It’s your choice to play singles or doubles. Play alone or together with up to four friends. Dominate your opponents with super shots and master all special courts. Need a break between games? Then check out the exciting minigames.”
Family Tennis SP is available for €4.99/£3.99/CHF5.99.
Virtual Console on Wii U
“Pilot the prototype Axelay ship against a mysterious alien armada intent on conquering the galaxy. Use your wide range of weaponry across vertical and horizontal scrolling stages – from planets of flame to sprawling space stations – on your way to destroying the aliens’ base. Axelay is renowned for its excellent arcade-style graphics, high quality sound, and intense yet rewarding gameplay developed by Konami’s masters of the shooter genre.”
Axelay is available for €7.99/£5.49/CHF11.20. Also, this is the US version of the game.
- Demon’s Crest
“From a lowly enemy in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series, to spin-off Gargoyle’s Quest, Firebrand the demon now finds himself fighting to restore peace in the demon realm. Firebrand must recover the six stones of the powerful Demon’s Crest before they fall into the claws of his nemesis Phalanx. As well as being able to breathe fire, and fly, Firebrand can transform into six unique guises with special abilities that will prove invaluable to his quest. With three different endings to discover, can you save the realms from total anarchy?”
Demon’s Crest is available for €7.99/£5.49/CHF11.20. Also, this is the US version of the game.
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
- 3D After Burner II
“3D After Burner 2 is a completely remastered version of the arcade classic. Pilot your F-14D fighter through enemy territory blasting away squadrons of enemy fighters. This arcade masterpiece now features stereoscopic 3D, a choice of real arcade cabinets, new difficulty settings as well as visual adjustment options. Blast your way through 23 stages to unlock a special mode with even more gameplay enhancements.”
3D After Burner 2 is available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge
“Plankton and his new legion of evil robots have destroyed the Krusty Krab and stolen the safe that houses the famous Krabby Patty formula! It’s up to you to locate the hidden keys for the safe before the secret is lost forever! Play as 5 of your favourite characters—SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabbs. Switch between them as often as you’d like! Travel across lands from the show: Bikini Bottom, Rock Bottom and Dutchman’s Triangle.”
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge is available for €39.99/£29.99/CHF49.00.
- Monster Combine TD
“Only you can rewrite the story and save the world from a tragic fate! Become a summoner to protect a prestigious school of wizardry and witchcraft! With the help of your new companion Katrina, defend the school’s gates by summoning weird-looking creatures coming from the old tales and mythologies. Fresh and intuitive Drag & Drop gameplay, move your monsters as if you were moving pieces on a board game. Use the elemental cards to make your monsters evolve or combine two of them to heal your most valuable one! Summoning cards being randomly dealt, you’ll have to quickly react and renew your strategy all the time! Katrina is helping you by casting some powerful spells! The story features colourful characters and multiple choice dialogue. Simple and addictive, Monster Combine TD is a game for everyone, from Tower Defence lovers to casual gamers.”
Monster Combine TD is available for €3.99/£3.19/CHF5.60.
Themes on 3DS
- Mario Characters
“Scroll the Touch Screen to compare the heights of characters in this star-studded line-up. Who do you think is tallest?”
- Mario Items
“This colourful theme celebrates classic items from the Super Mario series and features red icons and folders.”
The themes will be available on January 16th for €1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80 each.
Sales on Wii U
|Title||Regular Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!||€39.99/£19.99||€9.99/£5.99||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Ben 10 Omniverse||€19.99/£19.99/CHF23.90||€4.99/£4.99/CHF5.90||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade||€19.99/£19.99/CHF23.90||€2.99/£2.99/CHF2.90||Sale ends February 5th.|
|PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures||€39.99/£36.99/CHF44.90||€9.99/£8.99/CHF10.95||Sale ends February 5th.|
|PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2||€34.99/£24.99/CHF38.90||€19.90/£13.99/CHF21.99||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition||€29.99/£19.99/CHF54.95||€9.99/£6.79/CHF17.95||Sale ends February 5th.|
|ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red||€54.99/£39.99/CHF66.90||€29.99/£21.99/CHF36.00||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Unepic||€9.99/£8.99/CHF14.00||€6.99/£6.29/CHF9.80||Sale ends February 5th.|
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Regular Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW||€29.99/£19.49||€9.89/£6.49||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Ben 10 Omniverse 2||€19.99/£14.99/CHF23.90||€4.99/£3.69/CHF5.90||Sale ends February 5th.|
|One Piece Romance Dawn||€29.99/£28.49/CHF32.90||€19.99/£18.99/CHF21.90||Sale ends February 5th.|
|ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red||€34.99/£24.99/CHF32.90||€24.49/£17.49/CHF22.90||Sale ends February 5th.|
|PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures||€34.99/£28.49/CHF46.15||€9.99/£8.20/CHF13.29||Sale ends February 5th.|
|PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2||€34.99/£24.99/CHF38.90||€29.99/£21.49/CHF33.39||Sale ends February 5th.|
|PROJECT X ZONE||€29.99/£19.99/CHF32.90||€14.99/£9.99/CHF16.45||Sale ends February 5th.|
|Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles!||€3.99/£3.59/CHF5.60||€1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80||Sale ends February 15th.|
|Dress To Play: Cute Witches!||€3.99/£3.59/CHF5.60||€1.99/£1.79/CHF2.80||Sale ends February 15th.|
Super Indie Connection Sale
The following titles are for sale on Wii U. To take advantage of this sale, you will need to buy one of these games at regular price.
|Title||Regular Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien||€11.99/£9.99/CHF13.99||€4.79/£3.99/CHF5.59||Sale ends January 22nd.|
|Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition||€13.99/£11.99/CHF17.25||€5.59/£4.79/CHF6.90||Sale ends January 22nd.|
|Chasing Aurora||€6.99/£5.99/CHF8.99||€2.79/£2.39/CHF3.59||Sale ends January 22nd.|
|SteamWorld Dig||€8.99/£6.99/CHF10.99||€3.59/£2.79/CHF4.39||Sale ends January 22nd.|
|Teslagrad||€14.99/£13.99/CHF19.99||€5.99/£5.59/CHF7.99||Sale ends January 22nd.|
|Swords & Soldiers||€2.99/£2.69/CHF4.20||€1.19/£1.07/CHF2.68||Sale ends January 22nd.|
SOURCE: Press Release
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