This week on the eShop, there are a ton of solid looking Wii U indie games. Plus, Game Freak’s Pocket Card Jockey finally gets localized, Fire Emblem gets more DLC, and the Virtual Consoles get some love.

Wii U Download

The Beggar’s Ride – $5.99

One night an old man found a mysterious mask; a key to a world hidden on the other side of the rain. It was destined for a hero, a champion, a saviour, but the old man was just a beggar. Uncover the secrets held within the mask as you journey through strange and beautiful lands wielding god like powers over the world around you and discover the truth behind who The Beggar really is! The Beggar’s Ride is a unique and innovative Platform Puzzle Adventure Game where the player can manipulate the environment to solve puzzles in a deep and intriguing story of discovery.

Escape From Flare Industries – $3.99

So, there are these jerks who run a factory called Flare Industries who locked up and try to sell this slime-kinda guy called Splat. Splat doesn’t really like being locked in a cage and wants to do his own thing, so he’s trying to escape. He’s gotta navigate the factory, solve puzzles, rescue his fellow slime homies, and ideally would like to not die. Think you can help him?

Midnight 2 – $1.99

In this golf-like puzzle game your task is to guide Midnight once again! Use your Wii U GamePad to set the strength of shot and launch her. Avoid the dangerous enemies, spikes and saws and try to reach the best rating possible. 28 unlockable level make this adventure a challenging journey.

PixelMaker – $2.99

PixelMaker is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art! Using easy to use tools on your Wii U GamePad, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like. Experiment, and create characters and scenes based on your favorite classic video games, or draw something straight out of your own imagination. Finally, share your pixel art creations with your friends on Miiverse!

SpaceRoads – $9.99

Take control of the fastest ship in the universe, the R-Series 1700F. Pilot through the most treacherous environments and planets, ranging from the sub-zero temperatures of deep space, to the metal liquifying heat of the galaxy’s most violent volcanoes at break neck speeds. Race through the most dangerous galactic courses the universe can throw at you. Make one false move and you will plummet into the crushing depths of a black hole, or become enveloped in lava. Avoid the obstacles in the courses, and reach the end of the course before your fuel runs out.

Sudoku and Permudoku – $0.99

Sudoku and Permudoku is a puzzle game that offers two distinct styles of logic puzzles. In the Sudoku mode, the player is tasked to fill out a 9 x 9 field with numbers from 1 to 9, such that each row, each column and each 3 x 3 sub-field contains exactly one occurance of each of the numbers 1 to 9. Permudoku is a variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle, where instead of numbers, colours have to be placed on a 9 x 9 in such a way that each colour appears exactly once in each column, row and 3 x 3 sub-field. However, from the beginning, all fields are already coloured, the player’s task is to swap fields around until the colours are distributed correctly. Both game modes include five different degrees of difficulty with 100 puzzles each, for a total of 1000 puzzles.

Wii U Virtual Console

Style Savvy – $9.99

Show off your style as the owner of a chic boutique in the original Style Savvy game for the Nintendo DS system. Dream up dazzling outfits for yourself and your customers, purchase inventory to stock your store and monitor your shopping budget, and extend your fashion makeover by visiting the hair salon and the cosmetics store. The fabulous possibilities are nearly endless.

3DS Download

Pocket Card Jockey – $6.99

3, 2, 1 … GO! In this fast-paced mashup of solitaire and horse racing developed by GAME FREAK inc., you’ll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing at the same time?

New 3DS Virtual Console

Super Punch-Out!! – $7.99

Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this Super NES sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac returning to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns (and even more unique looks).

3DS DLC

Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deep realms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series for the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps as they are released by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.

Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Maps: In Endless Dreams – The In Endless Dreams map, available for $0.49, Kana, lost and alone, must find allies quickly. In Endless Dreams is Part 1 of Heirs of Fate.

eShop Sales

Wii U

  • Gravity Badgers is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
  • ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 19.
  • Defense Dome is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.
  • Rock ’N Racing Off Road DX is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
  • Word Party is 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 9.

3DS

  • Art of Balance TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 12.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 16.
  • The Hand of Panda is more than 15 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 3.

Activities

Nintendo Badge Arcade – Starting today, get thank-you badges featuring everyone’s favorite Nintendo Badge Arcade employee, the Arcade Bunny, during the Thank You Campaign. Automatically receive thank-you badges for each $1.00 spent, up to a maximum of $4.00 and four badges. The campaign ends on May 25, so check it out to see if your favorite Arcade Bunny moments are captured as a badge!

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