Nintendo revealed they are bringing a large group of first and third-party games to the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and 3DS this year. The company specifically points out that some come from “acclaimed indie developers.”
“The Nintendo eShop continues to grow, offering consumers a vibrant and constantly expanding library of digital content on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “We’ve seen tremendous support from the ‘Nindie’ developer community, and can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the games we will soon be helping them to launch.”
If you’re looking to grab something now, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars arrives today, featuring cross-buy for Wii U and 3DS! The puzzle game utilizes the touch screen of each device to navigate through stages, but also allows players to create and share custom stages. Other players then can “tip” their favorite levels with stars.
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition was revealed to be coming to Wii U this spring with exclusive features specific to the gamepad, allowing for off-TV play and a much-requested easy access to the map.
Never Alone is also making its way to the Wii U this June. A puzzle-platformer set in Alaska told through the story of the Iñupiat people, uses the gamepad to give players a deeper look at the history of the culture and the lives of the Iñupiat, as well as off-TV play.
BOXBOY! is coming this spring for Nintendo 3DS and features 173 levels, letting players control Qbby to solve puzzles by creating structures out of boxes. You have the chance to traverse all of BOXBOY!’s landscapes this spring.
Affordable Space Adventures allow players to explore through space in multiple levels that can be played cooperatively with up to three players through a seamless drop-in/drop-out mode. It arrives exclusively in the Wii U eShop April 9.
Runbow is a party game for up to nine players to traverse challenges with appearing and disappearing platforms and objects as the background color changes. The game features catchy music, striking character and environmental art, and hectic combat mechanics. Look for it on Wii U in Q3.
Swords and Soldiers II is a 2D side-scroller where players can choose to be one of three factions: The Viking Legion, the Demon Horde and the new Army of the Persian Empire, which includes mystic swordsmen, shadowy assassins and evil witches. Players gain units, cast spells, and attempt to build structures to fool and outsmart opponents. This sequel is coming to Wii U in May.
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