Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nintendo eShop

Zen Pinball 2 launches on eShop for Wii U

Zen Pinball 2 is now available to download from the eShop for Wii U. The free download includes trials for each of the launch tables, as well as the ability unlock the full versions of current and future tables. Pinballers will be able to play on the GamePad with direct play, challenge others locally via splitscreen or hotseat modes, and compete in various challenges for placement in a national ranking system as well as in global tournaments. Several tables are currently available, incuding three Marvel table packs, the three-table Classic pack, and a handful of singles, including Epic Quest and Plants vs. Zombies.

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DLC, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate unleashes the beasts on 3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 8

Word from Capcom HQ is that there are some monsters that need to be hunted. And then skinned, deboned, and made into vests and other accoutrement. Fans looking to get back into action will be able to do some from their living room or on the go, as both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate are now available in stores and through eShop. Owners of Tri looking to upgrade will find 38 new monsters, new stages, thousands of new pieces of equipment, and hundreds of new quests.

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3DS, Wii U

Zen Pinball 2 to launch next week on eShop for Wii U

Zen Pinball 2 (PC, PS3, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 5

Zen Studios’s pinball platform Zen Pinball 2 will be available next week on eShop for Wii U. The free download includes trials for each of the launch tables, as well as the ability unlock the full versions of current and future tables. The Wii U version of Zen Pinball 2 will hit the shop with three Marvel table packs (Avengers Chronicles, Marvel Pinball, and Vengeance and Virtue), the three-table Classic pack, and a handful of single tables, including Epic Quest and Plants vs. Zombies.

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DLC, Wii U

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate in stores, on eShop

Castlevania returns to the world of handheld gaming today with the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for 3DS. Developed by Mercury Steam, Mirrors of Fate takes place 25 years after Lords of Shadow but before Lords of Shadow 2. The story follows Trevor Belmont, now a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, as he seeks to avenge the death of his mother by tracking down her killer, his own father. But his father is not the same Gabriel as he was in Lords of Shadow. After years in exile, he has returned as a powerful vampire known as Dracula.

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3DS

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate demo now on eShop

Castlevania Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) Jan Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 4

A new playable demo has launched for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate on eShop. The demo features Trevor Belmont making his way through Dracula’s fortress to face down the executioner. Fortunately, he has access to his trusty combat cross and its iron chain whip, as well as a handful of boomerangs.

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3DS

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Wii U to get direct play, x-region patch

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 1

A post-launch update has been announced for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Capcom stated that the patch is a result of fan feedback and will add support for cross-region functionality—compatible with North American and European versions of the game—and off-TV direct play for the GamePad.

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Wii U

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan now available for 3DS

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new adventure beckons on the 3DS today with the release of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. Estimated to clock in at over 30 hours, Atlus’ latest handheld quest for glory features character customization, upgradeable skyships, touchscreen support …

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3DS

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo launches on eShop for 3DS, Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, Wii U) Wii U Update Announcement - Screenshot 4

A demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri enhanced re-release, has launched on eShop for 3DS and Wii U. The single-player trial include two full quests—one for beginners, one for intermediate players—12 different weapon options, and both land and sea battles.

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3DS, Wii U

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate demo launching Feb. 28

Castlevania Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) Jan Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 3

Gamers itching to try Castlevania’s 3DS debut will get their chance on February 28 when a demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate launches on eShop. The demo will feature Trevor Belmont making his way through Dracula’s castle, using the combat cross, boomerang, and collecting hearts and knight scrolls, to face down the executioner.

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3DS

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan demo, contest launch

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS) Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new demo has launched on the Nintendo eShop for Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. The upcoming first-person role-playing game will feature 3D dungeons, skyships, and some old-fashion dungeon-crawling. The demo features the opening areas and the introduction, which include the Old Forest Mine mini-dungeon, the Windy Plains skyship area, and some of the first main dungeon, Lush Woodlands. All progress is transferrable to the final game.

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3DS, Contests