The Nintendo eShop has been updated for the week of Sept. 1, and this week has a few big releases that will satisfy the gaming needs of 3DS and Wii U owners. On the Wii U front, those looking to experience a 2D Metroid type experience will finally be able to do so as Axiom Verge is now available – find gameplay footage here. The Wii U also plays host to new Wii release this week as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available for digital purchase. Meanwhile, on the Nintendo 3DS, puzzle fans will be able to test their wits in Picross 3D Round 2.
Whether you own a 3DS or a Wii U, a visit to the Nintendo eShop is certainly warranted this week. With the release of Axiom Verge and Skyward Sword on Wii U, and the launch of new StreetPass Mii Plaza Games and Picross 3D Round 2 on 3DS, there is a good helping of quality content this week.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword isn’t the only Zelda related release of the week, either. Those with a copy of Hyrule Warriors on 3DS can now download new DLC. The new DLC contains a new Adventure Map, 15 My Fairy costumes, an Adventure Battle, and two Challenge Battles. Toon Zelda from Wind Waker and Link’s Sand Rod will also be available to use in the game.
Check below for a full breakdown of new releases:
Nintendo 3DS – New Digital Releases
- New StreetPass Mii Plaza Games – A bustling parade of new games and features is headed to StreetPass Mii Plaza! Boost past the competition in Slot-Car Rivals, slay demons midair in Ninja Launcher, invest millions in Market Crashers, nourish an army in Feed Mii and gather explorers to seek out treasures in Mii Trek. This meet ’n’ greet just turned up the heat! Go to StreetPass Mii Plaza and download either Slot-Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free after performing a simple StreetPass Mii Plaza software update. And then purchase any of the remaining new StreetPass Mii Plaza games individually for $2.99 each or as a bundle for $8.99.
- Picross 3D Round 2 + Demo Version – The Picross series has a fresh new layer of paint – and strategy! Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Café or even tap compatible amiibo figures to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters.
Nintendo Wii U – New Digital Releases
- Axiom Verge – In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game from Thomas Happ Games, use the Wii U GamePad controller as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge. Click here to view the trailer. Axiom Verge is part of the #Nindies Summer Jam, with a special introductory price through Sept. 8 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
Nintendo Wii U – Wii Software Release
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, originally released on the Wii console, boasts realistic sword combat, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Soar, dive and battle as Link in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Nintendo 3DS – Downloadable Content
- Hyrule Warriors Legends – DLC – Play as new character Toon Zelda by purchasing the new DLC Pack for the Hyrule Warriors Legends game that borrows elements from classic hand-held adventures The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. You can also purchase a Season Pass for the game for $14.99, which grants you access to all previously released DLC, as well as any additional downloadable content as it launches.
Also new this week:
- Word Logic by POWGI – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
- Adventure Labyrinth Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Ping Pong Trick Shot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- 140 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Alice in Wonderland (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Free Balling (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Games for Toddlers (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- PANDA LOVE (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Piano Teacher (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Skunky B’s Super Slots Saga #1 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Super Hero Math (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Tallowmere (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- The First Skunk Bundle (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)