The wait is finally over for North American Nintendo fans as Earthbound has finally been released. The game, which has never seen a release this side of the Pacific, was released on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Other releases include Game Boy Colour title Shantae, which spawned a DSiWare sequal a few years ago. Also owners of the 3DS will get to go bowling with zombies, rescue robots in 3D and brave through an attack of monsters in Tokyo.
Take a look at the full list of releases below.
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Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console
Action, Adventure, RPG | Nintendo | Rated: T | $9.99
Bizarre aliens roam the Earth! Can four average kids save the world from certain destruction? Intergalactic terror strikes the small town of Onett as a blazing extraterrestrial object crashes in the night! The Earth now faces imminent destruction by the universal evil threat, Giygas. A courageous boy names Ness, and his three friends, vow to save the planet from hideous destruction! Battle hundreds of off-the-wall monsters, roaming dinosaurs and alien enemies! Journey to exotic locations like Saturn Valley, Dusty Dunes Desert, and Deep Darkness. The ultimate test lies in the impending encounter with the all-powerful Giygas!
Nintendo Wii U Full Game Download
The Smurfs 2
Action, Adventure | Ubisoft/WayForward | Rated: E | $39.99
One of the summer’s top animated films is now a video game! The evil wizard Gargamel has created the Naughties, and together they travel to Smurf Village, kidnap Smurfette, and imprison her in Paris. It’s now up to Papa Smurf and friends to travel from the Enchanted Forest, through the streets of New York, into Paris, and everywhere in between to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe!
Nintendo Wii U eShop Sale
Action, Puzzles | Neko Entertainment | Rated: T | $4.49
Dive into Puddle™, a physics game unlike any other! Winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010, Puddle is now available on Nintendo Wii U. Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right! Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava…) in a range of original environments. Conserve as much fluid as possible when crossing a variety of obstacles such as burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents!
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Action, Adventure | WayForward | Rated: E | $4.99
Genie-girl Shantae is the self-appointed guardian of a small fishing village, Scuttle Town. Living life in a lighthouse rather than a bottle, she’s constantly on the lookout for danger. When the nefarious lady-pirate, Risky Boots catches wind of the treasure that was recently unearthed in the village, she launches an attack. To get Scuttle out of trouble, it’s up to Shantae to prove that she’s the rightful “Guardian Genie” to the best of her dancing, buying and hair-whipping abilities. Learn “Dance Magic” to get new attacks, and battle your way through over 50 locations and Mini-Games!
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale
Action, Adventure | LEVEL-5 International America, Inc. | Rated: E | $7.99
Step into the life of Sohta, the young son of a family that has just set up a dry cleaners shop in the idyllic town of Fuji no Hana. In his interactions with the town’s unique residents, episodic mysteries are revealed that portend to the strange events surrounding the appearance of a giant monster every Friday. And finally, when Friday evening falls, the giant monster will appear right before your eyes! Collect the “Monster Glims” scattered around town to form Monster Cards, and once you’ve collected five cards, Sohta can battle his friends for dominance. Winning at Monster Cards gives you the chance to collect useful information, more Monster Glims, and even to cast a secret spell on your friends that will make them fall down at your whim. Why? Because that’s the rules! A touching drama about family, friendship, and the innocence of being a child unfolds against hand-drawn backgrounds, charming music, and memorable characters.
Robot Rescue 3D
Puzzles, Strategy | Teyon | Rated: E | $2.99
Guide trapped robots through treacherous passages, staying clear of paralyzing electrical circuits and sliding past sleeping mines! Interact with tiles to open doors and repaint your dopey robots different colors in order for them to escape through the right exit. Be warned! Each and every robot shares linked controls generating totally synchronized movements for an even wackier escape plan! This latest edition to the Robot Rescue franchise brings together a MEGA pack containing levels from previous releases and additional, never before seen stages! • Over 120 perplexing and brain-bending levels to complete • Up to 30 robots trapped in one level at a time • Multitudes of obstacles, hindering an easy escape • A uniquely challenging puzzle for everyone!
Action, Arcade, Shooter | G-Style | Rated: M | $6.99
Welcome to Undead Bowling! Prevent hordes of blood-thirsty zombies from sinking their rotten teeth into your flesh by mowing them down with a cannon bowling ball! Turn on stereoscopic 3D for extra impact to make this the best zombie bowling experience you can get, until the world is overrun by zombies and someone opens a bowling alley. It’s sometime in the future and zombies have overrun the earth. The pins at the local bowling alley have been eaten so the owner has rounded up a good supply of zombies to use instead. Throw cannon bowling balls along the bowling lane filled with zombies to flatten as many as you can. Make use of three different types of bowling balls including a cannon bowling ball, a Hell Fire bowling ball and the devastating Mince Grinder, that tears through everything on the lane. Use the Circle Pad to steer your bowling ball into the zombies that crowd the lane, squashing as many as you can and preventing them from eating you alive! (Full Game & Demo Version)
Nintendo 3DS eShop Demo
THE “DENPA” MEN 2: Beyond the Waves
Role-Playing | Genius Sonority Inc. | Rated: E | FREE (Demo)
The Denpa Men are mysterious little creatures that float around radio waves. They all have their own territory. You can’t see them with the naked eye, but you can use your 3DS to find them and catch them. In this RPG, you can form a team of the Denpa Men you caught and take them on an exciting adventure across the world, in order to save the hero’s family. Many wonders and strong enemies await you on your journey! This game supports StreetPass as well. By passing other players, you can exchange your party information and increase the amount of time you have to explore special dungeons. You can even battle online now! All you have to do is register for battle, and you’ll be able to fight other players at any time you want. Keep winning to earn phenomenal prizes! If you played the previous game, “THE ‘DENPA’ MEN: They Came By Wave,” you’ll be able to transfer your hero and you’ll even be able to bring all of your friends from the previous game into this one!
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo 3DS XL system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.