This week's US Nintendo eShop update is dominated by the launch of the much-anticipated New Super Mario Bros. U expansion, New Super Luigi U, and a long list of new Virtual Console games.
The download version of New Super Luigi U requires a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U to play. A retail disc version of the expansion - which will work as a standalone product - will be released on July 26 in Europe, July 27 in Australia and August 25 in North America.
Here's this week's update list:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
New Super Luigi U - Luigi takes center stage in his first starring role in a platform adventure. Show off your skills in this large-scale downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U that features Luigi's classic high jump and more than 80 challenging new courses - it's almost an entirely new game! The challenging adventure can be purchased via the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system and requires the New Super Mario Bros. U game to play. The retail version of New Super Luigi U that does not require New Super Mario Bros. U to play will be available on Aug. 25.
Game & Wario - Use the Wii U GamePad controller in uproarious new ways to tackle a series of wild challenges. In combination with the TV, use the motion-sensing GamePad to skillfully slalom down slopes, fire at invading robots and aliens, and take pictures of suspected felons. Play games to earn bragging rights among your friends and to also earn special coins to redeem for WarioWare prizes. With a wide assortment of truly unique games and hilarious game play that could only come from a game starring Wario, everyone will want to play again and again. Game & Wario will be available in the Nintendo eShop at midnight on June 23.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Project X Zone - For the first time ever, characters from some of the most historic franchises in video game history come together in one epic adventure. Play as more than 50 of your favorite characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA and Capcom, and watch them interact in dream scenarios. Project X Zone is the ultimate strategy RPG that combines the greatest collection of characters ever seen in a video game. Project X Zone will be available on June 25.
LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey - Join Laval the lion and his friends on an action-packed journey as you explore the world of Chima and fight to defeat the power-hungry Cragger. Explore the Lion Temple, Eagle Spire, Gorilla Forrest and other fantastical lands, and harness the power of CHI to leap, swing, fly and fight through 15 levels of intense action. LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey will be available on June 25.
New Super Luigi U Club Nintendo Promotion
Download New Super Luigi U and Earn Double Coins - Club Nintendo is celebrating the launch of the New Super Luigi U DLC on June 20 with a bonus Coin offer and more. Members who purchase the DLC and complete their registration survey by Aug. 1 will earn double Coins.
Nintendo eShop Sale
Little Inferno - Congratulations on your new Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace! For a limited time, download the game in the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo - A super big sale for a super little game. Stash your nuts away for winter in this awesome platform adventure. Download Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS system at a discounted price of $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on July 8.
Also new this week:
- Mario Bros. (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Wrecking Crew (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- BUGS vs. TANKS! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Farming Simulator 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Defenders of Oasis (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Mega Man 6 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Sonic Blast (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Tails Adventure (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)