Unlike recent weeks, Nintendo has quite a bit of new content heading to 3DS and Wii U with today's eShop update. One of the most welcome additions is "Super Metroid," which can be picked up via the Wii U Virtual Console for just $0.30 this month. In addition, Wii U owners can get "Super Mario Bros. 2" at 50% off this week when they purchase the Virtual Console version of "Super Mario World." There's A LOT more to see, so keep reading!
Virtual Console™ on Wii U™ Sale
Save 50 Percent on Super Mario Bros.™ 2 for Wii U – We're celebrating spring with a sale on classic favorites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros. 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console™ version of Super Mario World™ from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 23.
Virtual Console on Wii U – New Releases
Super Metroid™ – Super Metroid was originally released in 1994 for the Super NES™ system and features beautiful graphics, a huge assortment of enemies and various worlds to explore. Considered one of the best video games of all time by critics and fans alike, the side-view action game introduces a host of powerful weapons and items to the Metroid™ series. Super Metroid is the fifth game released on the Virtual Console for Wii U to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. For a limited time, the game will be available for only 30 cents.
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts™ – The third game in the legendary Ghosts 'n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts follows Arthur in a challenging quest to rescue the princess. Players take control of Arthur in a classic side-scrolling adventure to defeat the creatures of the night and save the day once more.
Super Mario Bros. 2 – Mario™, Luigi™, Princess Toadstool and Toad™ embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven fantastical worlds. Each character has a unique set of abilities: Luigi can jump higher and farther than any of the other characters, Toad can dig extremely fast and pull items out of the ground quicker than anyone and the princess is the only one who can jump and hover temporarily.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ - New Release
LEGO® Batman 2™: DC Super Heroes – Batman and Robin team up with some truly super friends in this action-packed sequel. Experience one of the best-selling games of 2012 with new and enhanced game play using the Wii U GamePad controller. With help from other famous DC Super Heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, the Dynamic Duo are in for a fight to put the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker behind bars and save Gotham City. LEGO® Batman 2™: DC Super Heroes will release on May 21.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U Sale
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Runner2 is an action-packed, auto-running platformer with five exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and five death-defying boss battles. BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be on sale for 25 percent off until May 30.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ - New Release
Swords & Soldiers 3D – Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way! Swords & Soldiers is a 3D side-scrolling, real-time strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities.
Also new this week:
- Bowling Bonanza 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- California Super Sports (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™)
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99 (Virtual Console on Wii™)