Published on April 11th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Dillon Drums Up Third-Party Support for Injustice and Kirby


Much little the title distantly alludes to; Nintendo has recently announced that it will be drumming up third-party support. What does this mean, exactly? Well, my little Player 2, this means that the Nintendo Wii U will be receiving more games coming its way. Things have been looking a little bleak for the console, particularly due to it not receiving some of the other big name titles coming from the EA camp. Ubisoft has kept good on its word to support the title, along with a few other companies.

You might ask yourself, “Where are all of the Nintendo first-party titles?” While we might still be searching for some time before we strike Zelda gold or even Mario’s next big 3D adventure, in the meantime there’s a whole list of titles that should keep even the most die-hard fan at bay.

Here is a complete listing of the other titles heading to the Nintendo Wii U Console:

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (April 16) Features: GamePad play and “Quick Moves List”
  • Batman and Robin return in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Spring 2013) Features: GamePad play and interactive map.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (May 21) Features: Miiverse interaction, such as posting a dying message on the ‘Game Over’ screen. “Creatures Voice” functions. For enemies in Raid Mode and to taunt others.
  • Fast & Furious: Showdown (May 21)
  • Disney’s Planes (Aug. 6)
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Aug. 20)
  • Sniper Elite V2 (May 2013) Features: Interactivity through GamePad
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut (Coming Soon)

Games coming only to the Nintendo eShop as digital only:

  • DuckTales Remastered
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (June 2013) Includes: Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Q2) Features: GamePad play and 20 new levels exclusively on the Wii U.
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (2013)

Now, on to the rest of the games!

[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Console: Wii U
Release Date: April 17, 2013
No. of Players: 1
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action, Adventure
Price: $0.30[/box]

No one does classic like Kirby. The pink ball of fluff brings his big mouth to Nintendo’s newest console. And, if you don’t have $0.30 to download this title, then my friend, I don’t know how you were able to obtain a Wii U in the first place. Kirby’s Adventure originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (Famicom in Japan) in 1993. Now, the Famicom kicks off its 30-year anniversary and discounts the game to celebrate.

Join Kirby as he journeys into the Dream Spring to take on King Dedede. His majesty has stolen the Star Rod and it is now up to Kirby to defeat him with the help other characters’ power. The game can be played on the GamePad and is enough nostalgia or new adventure that doesn’t suck despite the games premise.

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[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Console:Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: April 16, 2013
No. of Players: 1
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: ATLUS
Publisher: ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)
Price: $39.99[/box]

The mysterious Japanese role-playing game known as Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (deep breath in) now releases in North America. The game was originally only available in Japan, once on the Sega Saturn in 1997, and again on the PlayStation in 1999. The game has a true die-hard JRPG following, and promotes itself as such. There is quite a bit of depth in terms of demons and summoners alike, fused with storyline and character interactions, which is something the series has been praised for.

To speak to technology, the game has been enhanced graphically and introduces new voice acting work. It is crazy to think that a game that encompassed a two-disc journey now fits on a card no bigger than the size of a human thumb.

If you’ve got the time to invest into the game and enjoy the series as a whole, it should be an easy pick up. The game is rated M for Mature, so young Padawan, your mommy may not like you looking at partially nude anime beings. Wait, that’s just a guy with gentle skin and long hair. You’re safe.

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[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Console: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: April 11, 2013
No. of Players: 1
Genre: Action, Tower Defense
Developer: Vanpool
Publisher: Nintendo
Price: $10.99[/box]

Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger is the follow up to the prior year release of Dillon’s Rolling Western. The game features tower defense and strategy elements. This time around, there is a new feature which allows Dillon to acquire enemies that have been defeated and use them as allies. New characters include a lizard gunman named Gallo, a squid assassin named Nomad and various others.

The game adds more stages to defeat waves of enemies, but now also rails in a train that must be kept attack free during each main stage. The challenge shouldn’t chap many hides out there as long as you keep your britches cacti free.
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[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Console: Wii U
Release Date: April 16, 2013
No. of Players: 2, alternating
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fighting
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer:NetherRealm Studios
Price: $59.99[/box]

Injustice: Gods Among Us brings your favorite DC superheros to battle. The game features a slew of characters from the DC universe in its roster, including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman just to name a few.

We spent some time and delivered some hands-on impressions when the demo hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Though, the final product might differ from the initial demo release. Enjoy some of the gameplay from each character seen above in the video. Regardless of whether or not you like what you see, the game brings more content and third-party support to the console, which is something that it can’t to get enough of.

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Other honorable mentions include Soccer Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS eShop) and Clash of Elementalists (Nintendo 3DS eShop/DSiWare).

Quick, to the eShop! is your one stop shop for the weekly rundown of Nintendo downloadable titles.

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I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.

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