Here’s your round-up of this week’s Nintendo eShop releases for the 3DS and Wii U.
We got news last week that Playtonic’s Kickstarter-backed Yooka-Laylee was no longer coming to the Wii U, and may instead be released on the forthcoming Nintendo Switch. The ever-shifting console landscape means that this type of platform change is always a risk with crowd funded projects. Full credit, then, to WayForward, who this week bring the Kickstarter-funded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero to Nintendo’s ailing home console. Based on the studio’s previous work with the franchise we can expect a fun, inventive and colourful platforming adventure.
However, the release we’re most excited about is Jupiter’s seventh, yes seventh, 3DS Picross title. Picross e7 brings another collection of pictorial chin-strokers, including some new 20×15 sized mega puzzles. The game also has a new mechanic to help mark squares you are unsure about and an improved control scheme. The series is an under-appreciated highlight of the 3DS library and comes highly recommended.
Other releases include indie puzzler Back to Bed and hacking focused, Radiantflux: Hyperfractal.
Here’s the full eShop release line-up:
Nintendo eShop releases for 22 December, 2016
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – €16.99 / £15.99 / CHF 23.99
- Back to Bed – €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.99
- Radiantflux: Hyperfractal – €2.99 / £2.99 / CHF 3.99
- Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain – €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF 6.99
- Picross e7 – €5.00 / £4.50 / CHF 7.00
- Touch Battle Tank – Tag Combat – €3.99 / £3.99 / CHF 5.20
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa – €14.99 / £12.99 / CHF 15.00
- SkyPeace – €0.99 / £0.89 / CHF 1.00
- Ice Station Zero (Demo) – Free
Don’t forget to check out this week’s Xbox One releases.
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