UPDATE: Despite our earlier claims, there is indeed a brand-new Wii U title heading to the eShop this week, and it’s Tecmo Koei’s Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (£49.99) – a retail title In Japan, but download-only in Europe and North America, which we’d hoped would mean a cheaper price point for the upcoming slash-’em-up.
This week’s Nintendo downloads have been confirmed, and with a lack of new Wii U software, the 3DS plays host to a couple of original downloads, a demo, and a Virtual Console title from Capcom.
As a Wii U launch title, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (£29.99 – £23 at Amazon) is finally making its way to Nintendo’s handheld via retail outlets and the Nintendo eShop. As with its console counterpart, SEGA challenges you to “master your driving skills as you drift, barrel roll and boost to overtake your rivals, or use your weapons tactically and unleash your All-Star move to gain the winning advantage.”
What was once a retail-exclusive is now making its way to the Nintendo eShop, albeit not as a retail download. At a budget price, Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (£8.99) presumably features all of the content from the full-price boxed version, perhaps due to lacking sales at retail.
If you haven’t yet splashed the cash on Fractured Soul, after its lengthy development process at Endgame Studios, you may be interested to hear that the Australian-based developer is releasing a free demo this week.
And if you’re interested rock-hard side-scrollers, you may also be interested to hear that Capcom’s bringing Mega Man 2 (£4.49) to the 3DS this week, via the eShop’s Virtual Console service.
Got 89p to spare? Like 3D videos? The second in The Beet Party series of short videos is also landing on 3DS’s eShop on Thursday, subtitled Jurassic Fridge.
And finally, Sengoku 2 (900 Wii Points) from D4 Enterprise will arrive as a Virtual Console title in the Wii Shop Channel courtesy of – who else? – D4 Enterprise.