eShop Shipment 9/19: Sailing Back to our Hearts


Oooh, this is a pretty sexy week for Nintendo’s eShop.  The Wii U gets some beautiful discounts and the return of 2 classics, while the 3DS gets a few board games…and Pinball! Star Wars Pinball. That’s cool, right?

On the Wii U end, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the acclaimed hunt and gather Action-RPG, gets 50% sliced off of its price. That’s $29.99, down from its original $59.99. If you’re a new Wii U owner and haven’t gotten to get into the game, it’s an awesome deal, but it only lasts ’til the 22nd.

Chasing Aurora, an early eShop title, gets a price drop to $4.99. It’s a 5 player race-and-chase title that’s nicely priced at 5 dollars.

Super Mario Bros. comes to Virtual Console for $4.99, or just $1.00 if you own the Wii version. It’s the same classic game as it ever was, now playable on the Wii U gamepad.

Tonight, at midnight, the gorgeous Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD hit the eShop, 2 weeks ahead of its retail release. The digital version of the fan favorite is priced at $49.99, a fair price for one of the largest Zelda’s ever, plus improved mechanics and rebalanced quests (those triumph forks.) To go with it, the Wii U WWHD bundle hits tomorrow, which includes a download code for the game along with some other extras and a lovely Zelda adorned gamepad. The Bundle retails for $299.99. Check back for a review before its October 4th retail release.

The 3DS notable releases include Star Wars Pinball and Solomon’s Key, from the NES.

Next Tuesday, Scribblenauts Unmasked, a DC Comics themed version of the creative series hits both Wii U and 3DS, allowing you to summon the dark knight with the pen instead of a spotlight. FIFA14 hits the 3DS the same day.