Sep 12th, 2013


Here’s a look at what’s available this week on the North American eShop, with The Wonderful 101 finally set to make its debut Sunday September 15th. That’s the biggest title for Wii U this week, but here’s what’s headed to the eShop and Virtual Console:

Virtual Console on Wii U

Zelda II – The Adventure of Link

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Toki Tori 2+ – on sale for $8.99 until September 19
Super Little Acorns Turbo – $3.99 until October 2
Bike Rider DX – $2.99 until October 10

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Tecmo Bowl

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl demo – September 16
Letter Challenge
Tales to Enjoy! Little Red Riding Hood
Tales to Enjoy! Puss in Boots!

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  • vGameOn

    Super Little Acorns Turbo & Bike Rider DX are for 3DS no?

    • Elem187

      Thats what I was thinking.

    • Fred

      Yes she screwed up. Notice she also didn’t list W101 on wii u just in the text

      • kevin

        Nothing like proof reading!!! Checking facts. Those days are gone..

  • Smartass2

    I want Mario 64!

    • Deezy

      oh god not that game… Did anybody find all 120 stars? i only got 119

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Of course! 🙂

      • Connor Devlin

        That game’s awesome!

      • Agent721

        Yup…I was obssesed with that game.

        • Deezy

          It was the second game I gotten for N64 my first was wave race 64. Then Diddy Kong Racing, then Pokemon Stadium (with the transfer pak to use your pokemon from Red Blue and Yellow) and lastly Zelda OoT. I still loved that gold box it came in. I almost forgot about Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2

          • Magnus Eriksson

            My first was Star Wars and Pilotwings. Then I got Mario64, Turok, Wave racer, Doom 64, Mario Kart, Zelda OoT, Majoras Mask and… hmmm. No, thats it 🙂

          • Zombie Boy

            Mario Kart first, then Goldeneye, Ocarina Of Time, Mario 64, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Super Smash Brothers and a few more that I can’t remember!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            How could I forget about Goldeneye… Had that too.

      • Lil J Moore

        On all four save files and then some.

    • WiiUisgaming

      I want Mayoras Mask

      • Deezy

        Majora’s *

        • Joyous Killer

          Magi Buu*

    • *Mario kart 64

    • Fred

      Mario 64 HD?

      • Smartass2

        Yeah. That sounds great. I think it’s the best Mario game.

        • Fred

          I didn’t think it was the best, but I did spend a lot of time playing it. I actully liked Sunshine better I still pull that one out every once in awhile I just don’t think that one needs an HD remake just a VC port.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Zelda II remake HD. Make the world in 3D, update the villages. Add some Gorons and Zoras. There you have an interesting remake. 🙂

    • Nolan ArchLord

      I want Mother 3. The N64 version.

  • Rugmouse

    I ‘Pure Platinum’d’ all missions for the story mode in the demo last night. My body is ready for Sunday!

  • Maraccuda

    Cmon America, play Wonderful 101! It is great.

    I finished it a few days ago, I laughed, I cried, I was pouring my energy into the final anti-final boss attack to save the day.

    I was skeptical of the game at first, but once you get into the swing of things its good fun.

    If you liked Viewtiful Joe, play it.
    If you liked Bayonneta, play it.

    • Rugmouse

      I will be first in line at the eShop

      • Christopher Acuna

        Oh I’m gettin it this Sunday.

      • Fred

        will this one come out at midnight on the eShop? I wanted to download Rayman Legends at midnight, but it wasn’t available until noon.

        • Rugmouse

          Actually I have no idea – I did a quick Google search and wasn’t successful in finding a definitive answer. Do you have any idea Ashley?

          • Fred

            It would be cool if someone could get the answer for us.

          • Fred

            It WILL come out at midnight (I think midnight eastern so 10pm for me) as message scrolls across the top of the eShop screen that says so.

        • Nolan ArchLord

          Yes. It says so on the eShop front page. See the scrolling marquee.

          • Fred

            I went and checked last night and you are right. Thanks!

      • Nolan ArchLord

        No, I will! 😉

        • Rugmouse

          You sir will not be first in line. That little comment almost earned you my first down vote ever…haha

          Instead I gave you an upvote. We Wonderful 101 fanboys have to stick together.

    • Nintedward

      This comment gets my stamp of approval! (Except I didn’t cry lol!)

      • Lusunup

        Ooooh your so manly Nintedward! 😛

    • Alex

      I already preordered and paid (it was a gift), and still waiting since its coming in America this Sunday.

    • Adam Cousins

      I wish W101 had online multiplayer, nintendo need to step it up and realise people like online gameplay!! Not everyone can get 2-3 people in the same room all the time, it’s far easier to play online.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Will of course buy Super Mario to the price of one dollar. But wish Nintendo could announce something exciting soon. An addition of N64 too Virtual Console would be fine. Or NeoGeo or SEGA. Actually they could something exciting at all. When did we hear about a new game? All ive heard about the last 10-6 months is SSB, Wind waker, Pikmin, W101, Mario Kart. I want to hear about something totally new soon. Pictures from the new Zelda. A confirmation of Metroid. Anything really, just that it is something really new.

    • devmiles

      totally agree.. i’m very very dissapointed with nintendo, this is really going nowhere.. next week gta5 will be out..i’m pretty sure my wii-u will keep collecting dust for another long time

      • Fred

        Not mine, my wii U gets used all the time I don’t know how you’ve kept up with everything. Rayman Legends rocks W101 rocks grab both this week! Grab Zelda Next week.

        • I am the same even though the games were a rough start. While I do not have the time to play video games every day I never have trouble finding something to play. I have quite the list of games to complete and I just picked up Rayman Legends yesterday but I am afraid to open it before I complete at least one of the games on my list. I need to finish Pikmin 3 before I move onto Rayman me thinks.

          • Fred

            And I never had the time to play Pikmin. I still haven’t conquered Nintendo Land, New Super Luigi, Earth Bound, Scribblenauts, NBA 2k13, Trine 2, Tank Tank Tank, Sonic Racing, Super Mario World, or Punch Out.
            Plus I finally got Xenoblade and I’ve been playing that in Wii mode.
            shoot the only games I have finished are Mario U and Game and Wario (can you conquer Game and Wario?)

            Long story short I have plenty to play and my Wii U won’t be gathering dust any time soon.

          • I completed SMB U but not Luigi U.. Nintendo Land I play when I have people over as it is fun but I guess I didn’t complete the solo missions on that either. Right now I am playing Pikmin 3, Batman Arkham City and still trying to finish Skyward Sword (I know I am a slacker) I want to finish Arkham City before Arkham origins comes out even though that is a prequel. Skyward Sword I have been putting off because when I play a Zelda game I get immersed into the game for many hours and I rarely have many hours to play a game in one sitting.

            Other than that I am addicted to Zen Pinball and Art Academy too. I have many VC games that I pick up from time to time as well.

            Man I am so glad there is nothing to play on the Wii U.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Finished Skyward Sword in just a coupe of days.

          • I am weird when I play Zelda games. I can spend quite a while searching every little area for secrets. I take way too much time in these games but it’s how I play.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I do that too. But I play from morning to night 😀

          • See that is my problem.. I need to block out days for games like this. Turn the phones off, lock the doors and no one bother me. I usually do that a couple days over Winter Break (I manage IT for a High School district) if I have vacation days left to burn. The wife is even trained to not interrupt me when I am in Hyrule.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Same here. She actually have understanding for me travelling around Hyrule and not having time for aything else 😀

          • Arthur Jarret

            This entire conversation is exactly how I play Zelda games. For every new zelda release – I actually cancel everything in my social life, take a week long holiday from work and just game for a full week – spending time to do every little side quest.

            There hasn’t been a single Zelda game I haven’t enjoyed yet (except Zelda’s adventure).

          • ScrewAttack

            Yeah I don’t like to rush. Take it all in! Even though it doesn’t look as great through Wii U’s HD setup. Hope SS and TP do indeed eventually get HD remakes too.

          • Training my nephew not to rush was a challenge. He was used to just running threw games.. Had to have him stop and read the signs, talk to the people, and read the clues. I guess I am his video game personal trainer since his generation is just so used to instant gratification.

            A sad side story though is after a little training and using Zelda games as my medium he finally learned a little bit to take it all in. In his excitement he was telling a couple of his friends about how much he loved Zelda and how I gave my copies of all the original games I have to play and his friends really picked on him to the point where he called me up crying and told me his friends were making fun of him for playing a game that takes so long to play. I reassured him that the good games are ones that you want to take your time with just like your good friends will stand the test of time and the ones that are not your real friends will be in your life one minute and not the next just like those simple games that you lose interest in after only playing them a few times.

          • Fred

            I’m with you on Skyward Sword. I bought it shortly after release (and shortly after having a baby) with 3 young children I also don’t have many chances to sit and plsy for long stretches and the few times I do I’m playing Xenoblade. I’ll finish Skyward eventually (maybe when my kids get a little older)

        • Wiiluigi

          I wanna know this too! how do you keep up with everything? Between my 3DS and my Wii U my back catalogue already is around 8-10 games and that’s just for these two systems! Let alone my nes snes gc n64 and wii games. how can people say Wii U has no games? Man! Finish a game before you start asking for more! By the end of this year ill be around 16 games sheesh.

          • Arthur Jarret

            I know right?

            For Wii U – I still haven’t done arkham asylums riddler
            challenges (you know, the ones you unlock by picking up all the riddler
            trophies), I haven’t 100% synched AC3 yet, I haven’t found all of the 100 heroes yet (missing 25 guys) and not even normal difficulty has platinum medals on all missions, I haven’t gotten all orbs in Trine 2, done all missions in the ZEN/SW tables I have, gotten all the pieces in Toki Tori 2, didn’t unlock all artwork yet in chronicles of mystara, didn’t get far in Zombi U or Need for speed – still have to catch up on months of DLC for monster hunter 3 Ultimate – still have to pick up the DLC for Injustice and haven’t gotten around to buying Spiderman yet…

            I beat Ducktales, Earthbound, Mario, Luigi and Rayman 100%… I still have plenty to do!

            But I won’t – because GTA V releases next week… stupid first world problems…

          • Arthur Jarret

            Ah well, at least we can use the hint service that’s noted in our manuals to get through this onslaught of releases.

          • Fred

            I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one that can’t keep up

          • Wiiluigi

            Boy is it tough! I’ve been playing M&L : Dream Team and haven’t put it down. I’m getting W101 today and that’s gonna sit on the shelf for at least a few weeks then Wind waker comes and that’ll push W101 back. Lol. A gamers life. Lol all these worries! By the time you know it October will be here with at least 4 more games.

  • Stoenk

    if Zelda 1 and 2 are out, the next one should be L to the P

    • darkcreap

      I hope you are right. I am wishing to see it. I started it on the Wii VC, but stopped playing because I didn’t have time for the console and then the WiiU arrived. Playing it on the gamepad would be so great…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Haha! I actually did the same thing. Stopped playing it because it was announced for Wii U Virtual Console. Want to play it on the little screen.

    • readypembroke

      L to the P? Linkin Park? lawl I know your talking about Link To The Past

  • Christopher Acuna


  • Where is Banjo-Kazooie?

    • starwars360

      Impossible now since Microsoft owned Rare with Banjo, Kazooie, Conker and Joanna Dark

      • 🙁

        I hate Microsoft why they are owning Rare.
        As Rare working for Nintendo now instead of Microsoft i’m going to buy an Wii U. But now i’m only buying a PS4.

  • Elitepwnsface

    Sunday is next week? Anyways W101 should be pretty sick.

  • Ace

    Can the update come already?! I want the VC to start getting N64, GC, and GBA games. I will be getting Zelda II for sure!

  • devmiles

    VC really adds nothing to the wii-u at all at this point, just some shitty titles we don’t want to play again because we run emulators that do the job 10000 times better, so not spending money on that unless it’s something really special. Also stop releasing these small amounts but do a whole catalogue, transfer ALL that was released on the Wii VC.

    • Merrfn

      Emulators don’t offer the same experience but I use them. It may not be “morale” and considered “stealing”, but I really couldn’t care less.

      • Marcus Navarro

        Yeah, “immoral” for “stealing” games that are artificially profitable today. Please… Don’t even listen to that banter. It’s like arguing that Xbox LIVE is good: you want to, but you just can’t find substance to back that up besides what other people say. But, I digress.

        I believe emulators that play games that are only artificially profitable are fine. So that would be…PSP/DS/Wii/PS3/X360 games at the latest with the tail end of that list being kind of a gray area.

        • Merrfn

          I really only emulate old Nintendo consoles. (NES/SNES/N64/GC)

          I don’t think that emulating a system that is currently making a significant profit is right. But I will emulate Microsoft consoles. They fuck with the consumer, the consumer fucks with them.

  • Fred

    So will Wonderful 101 be available at midnight like Nintendo is saying Wind Waker will be or will it be at noon like Rayman Legends was?

  • Fred

    What is Bike Rider DX?

  • Arthur Jarret

    Aren’t the press statements for eshop games made on tuesday, like in europe? I think you can apply at – although I see a post on there from today…

    I am actually able to pull the new euro eshop releases from the dutch public access part of nintendo’s press site every week – which I always try to post in a completely random topic.

  • In EU we got “Breath of Fire II” for Wii U (VC/SNES) and it’s excellent! =] Please release also the 1st one, soon. More Capcom titles are on the way, i Hope. Thanks!


    No Zelda 2 here in the UK, only the NES SMB!

    • Fred

      I wish we got NES SMB instead I don’t plan to buy Zelda 2 (it doesn’t seem like zelda to me) but I would buy NES SMB or better yet I can’t wait for NES SMB3


        Ironically, I wish I had Zelda 2 and not SMB lol

        NES SMB3 would be an instant purchase for me 🙂

        • Fred

          I think it would be for a lot of people. Maybe they should BRING IT OUT NEXT WEEK

  • Fred

    Ashley made a lot of mistakes on this article check out this one instead