July 18, 2013 - Nintendo brings EarthBound to the Wii U Virtual Console today! Shantae hits the 3DS Virtual Console, and three new eShop titles launch on 3DS as well. The Smurfs 2 hits the Wii U eShop on Tuesday of next week, and THE DENPA MEN 2 gets a demo. Be sure to check your favorite digital storefront today to see all of this week's updates!
Wii U eShop
The Smurfs 2 - Ubisoft, $39.99 (available July 23)
EarthBound (Super Nintendo) - Nintendo, $9.99
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale - Millennium Kitchen, $7.99
Robot Rescue 3D - Teyon, $2.99
Undead Bowling - G-Style, $6.99
Shantae (Game Boy Color) - WayForward Technologies, $4.99
THE DENPA MEN 2: Beyond the Waves - Genius Sonority
OH! Wait! It's on the Wii U e-shop? That's a horse of a different color! I thought it was regular Wii.
Dang, that makes a difference... now I might have to go support the darn thing. I never played it past the first 5 minutes, and that was when I was young and hated RPGs even more. Maybe time to see what all the fuss is about.
I'll again raise the question: $10 for a digital copy, or $100+ for a Super Nintendo cartridge? I know licensing was supposedly an issue that kept the release held up in the past, so if that extra $2 helped get it digitally published, then that's fine by me.