It’s a bit of a slow week on the ole Nintendo storefront, with only a couple of “big name” titles hitting the Wii U and 3DS, and I’m being pretty kind using the words “big game” when it comes to the likes of Wii Sports Club. Otherwise, you can expect the usual dose of older games finally making their way to the digital marketplace, a Nintendo classic or two, and the requisite number of small games nobody has ever heard of.
As I alluded to in the opening, Wi Sports Club is about the only thing we can call a headlining title on Nintendo consoles this week, bringing all of your favorite virtual sports games to the Wii U.
“With Wii Sports Club, you can now take competitions online,” reads a statement from Nintendo. “Join a club, compete against other clubs from your region or play local and online multiplayer matches with your friends. You can also use new training modes to improve your skills and support your club.”
Wii Sports Club for the Wii U includes bowling and tennis currently. Golf, boxing and baseball are expected to be added to the roster sometime soon.
The other noteworthy Wii U launch this week is Toki Tori, the HD-ified version of Two Tribes’ beloved game. The Wii U version is based on the one that first arrived on the Game Boy Color, spruced up with Pad play and optional touch controls.
Finally, if neither of those games are doing it for you, then maybe you’ll want to check out this week’s sole Virtual Console offering on the Wii U (also coming to the 3DS), Warrio’s Woods. You’ll be in control of the mushroom-headed Toad this time around, frantically scrambling to arrange monsters and bombs in a gem-busting-esque puzzle game originally released for the Nintendo ntertainment System. Three modes of play are available, including basic, lesson and time race.
While the 3DS isn’t getting any big new games this week, at least it’s getting a big older game in the form of Kid Icarus: Uprising, finally available for download on the eShop.
“Kid Icarus: Uprising is an epic, action-packed odyssey that unfolds with stunning 3D visuals,” reads a statement from Nintendo. “The game also includes fully voiced levels and an amazing soundtrack.”
What it doesn’t include, however, is that nifty stand that makes the game more comfortable to play. It’s not necessary so, if you think you can play just fine without it, then maybe that digital version of the game is just what you’ve been looking for.
A handful of other games are making their way to the 3DS eShop this week, including 4 Elements, Crazy Chicken: Directors Cut 3D, KORG MO1D, Luxor, My Baby Pet Hotel 3D, and Secret Agent Files: Miami.
Finally, a couple of Atlus titles are on sale for $10 off on the eShop this week, including Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and Code of Princess. This offer is good through Nov. 18.