This week in the Nintendo eShop: Dragon Fantasy soars onto 3DS and Wii U, Rynn’s Adventure makes its Nintendo console debut, and a double dose of StarTropics hits the Wii U Virtual Console.
Another week, another Atlus sale! I hope you saved enough ental because Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight are back on sale for $9.99 and $34.99 respectively. If dungeon crawling doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, Sega’s infamous blue blur is spin dashing his way through the eShop, knocking 33% off multiple games in the series.
Wii U download software
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (Choice Provisions, $9.99) – Inspired heavily by classic JRPGs of the ’90s, this director’s cut of Dragon Fantasy Book II follows the journey of Ogden and the heroes of Westeria as they battle their way through the frozen wastelands of Tunaria. New features include dozens of bug fixes, improved storytelling, retuned battles and even a new boss fight! Unfortunately, there’s no cross-buy with the 3DS, so be sure to choose your version wisely.
Dual Core (Gray Fin Studios, $9.99) – Twin stick shooter fans take note! Combining retro arcade influences with a dash of RPG mechanics, Dual Core promises to deliver an endless barrage of lasers, robots, aliens and explosions. While the sci-fi setting feels a little uninspired for the genre, the gameplay looks to be fairly tight and energetic. Arcade mode might have the most potential, allowing four friends to cooperatively battle wave after endless wave of enemies until completely overrun by the relentless alien scourge.
Futuridium EP Deluxe (MixedBag Srl, $7.99) – Get ready for a psychedelic retro inspired shoot’em up with a modern twist that blends together frantic action, puzzle elements, a vibrant poly aesthetic, and an adrenaline boosting electronic soundtrack. Boasting 50 levels, five bosses, multiple unlockable game modes and 150 challenge medals, mastery of this impressive looking shooter is sure to push your focus and reflexes to their limits.
Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest (Arcane Four Studios, $9.99) – A debut title from a small indie development team in Canada, Rynn’s Adventure is a tough as nails 2D platformer where you guide the titular character through a variety of environments teeming with magic and danger. The art style is visually stunning with smooth hand drawn animations that really make the world pop. It’s sure to prove addicting and entertaining for anyone seeking a truly challenging and retro inspired platforming experience.
Wii U Virtual Console
StarTropics (Nintendo, $4.99) – Mike Jones, a typical American teenager, takes a trip to the tropics to meet his famous archaeologist uncle only to discover he was abducted by aliens. Armed with nothing more than his trusty yo-yo in tow, it’s up to Mike and his foolish belief that a children’s toy could in any way function as a deadly weapon to save his uncle and prevent the complete annihilation of the human race! While gameplay can at times seem a tad derivative of The Legend of Zelda, there’s enough of a unique spin on the iconic formula to keep things fresh and interesting.
Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (Nintendo, $4.99) – In this sequel to the vastly underrated original, intrepid adventurer Mike Jones, fresh from his trip to the South Pacific, is cast on a new journey through space and time in an effort to once again put an end to emperor Zoda’s reign of terror. After his prior attempt to bore the evil king to death using various parlor tricks proved devastatingly ineffective, Mike makes the wise decision to trade in his signature yo-yo for much more conventional (and lethal) weapons this time around. While still an enjoyable experience overall, the game never quite transcends the magic or charm of the original.
Wii U special offers and deals
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric ($19.99 | 33% off) until 6/6
Sonic Lost World ($19.99 | 33% off) until 6/6
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures ($4.99 | 50% off) until 6/7
Inside My Radio ($11.99 | 20% off) until 6/8
The Quiet Collection ($2.99 | 40% off) until 6/6
Shadow Puppeteer ($9.99 | 33% off) until 6/8
99Moves ($0.99 | 60% off) until 6/2
Jewel Quest ($3.99 | 20% off) until 6/1
Midnight ($0.99 | 50% off) until 6/2
TAP TAP ARCADE ($1.25 | 37% off) until 6/30
BLOK DROP U ($2 | 33% off) until 6/30
3DS download software
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (Choice Provisions, $9.99) – Inspired heavily by classic JRPGs of the ’90s, this director’s cut of Dragon Fantasy Book II follows the journey of Ogden and the heroes of Westeria as they battle their way through the frozen wastelands of Tunaria. New features include dozens of bug fixes, improved storytelling, retuned battles and even a new boss fight! Unfortunately there’s no cross-buy with the Wii U, so be sure to choose your version wisely.
Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, $5) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run your very own convenience store? Ponder no more as simulation game Conveni Dream has finally been localized for the West! Grab a pen and clipboard and become the manager of your very own convenience store: ensuring shelves remained stocked, customers are satisfied and the shop stays properly staffed. Developed by fighting game juggernaut Arc System Works of Guilty Gear and Blazblue fame, I find the game’s premise, not to mention mere existence, oddly intriguing.
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, $7.99) – If you’re tired of waiting for the Sunday paper to get your crossword fix then rest assured Lightwood Games has your back. With over 1,500 words to discover over five different game boards, this jumble of joy is sure to keep puzzle aficionados busy for countless hours. If your thirst for vocabulary hunting still remains unquenched, be sure to search the eShop for the first game in the series, which is currently being offered at a 25% discount.
Infinite Dunamis (KEMCO, $9.99) – Originally released on mobile devices, Infinite Dunamis is a textbook turn-based RPG experience set in a unique steampunk setting, featuring a beautifully rendered world, classic battle system and dynamic growth for both weapons and characters. I definitely picked up some old school Final Fantasy vibes from the videos I’ve seen, with the game’s character interactions, decent translation, and enjoyable character progression system being particularly singled out for praise by various reviews.
3DS add-on content
Fire Emblem Fates – Heirs of Fate IV: Light’s Sacrifice (Nintendo, $1.99) – In this fourth chapter of a six part series, a reluctant Siegbert enters the fray and lends his support. Do your best to keep Siegbert and his Nohrian allies alive to acquire the Defensetaker skill scroll. Remember, you can purchase the entirety of Map Pack 2 at the discounted price of $7.99.
Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, $39.99 | available 6/10) – Kirby is undeniably one of the most successful, charming and beloved franchises in Nintendo’s arsenal of characters, and he’s got a new game on the horizon! Harness the power of a mysterious mech to stop ruthless invaders from mechanizing Kirby’s home world. Pre-purchase his latest adventure right now so you can jump into the action without delay upon the game’s release in just two weeks time.
3DS special offers and deals
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl ($9.99 | 66% off) until 6/6
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight ($34.99 | 30% off) until 6/6
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker ($24.99 | 37% off) until 5/30
Stella Glow ($39.99 | 20% off) until 6/6
Sonic Generations ($19.99 | 33% off) until 6/6
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble ($2.99 | 40% off) until 6/6
SteamWorld Heist ($14.99 | 25% off) until 6/9
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures ($4.99 | 50% off) until 6/7
Terraria ($14.99 | 25% off) until 6/2
Azure Striker GUNVOLT ($9.99 | 33% off) until 6/1
Nano Assault EX ($7.49 | 25% off) until 6/9
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D ($4.99 | 50% off) until 6/2
Toy Defense ($2.79 | 30% off) until 6/16
Lionel City Builder 3D ($4.99 | 37% off) until 6/8
Cube Creator 3D ($2.79 | 30% off) until 6/8
Epic Word Search Collection ($5.99 | 25% off) until 6/2
Tiny Games: Knights & Dragons ($1.99 | 33% off) until 6/2
Soccer Up 3D ($1.99 | 33% off) until 6/2
2 Fast 4 Gnomz ($2.99 | 40% off) until 6/2
AiRace Speed ($2.39 | 31% off) until 6/2
Check Nintendo’s website for the full list of deals available.
What games will you be downloading this week? Be sure to let us know in the comments!