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This Week on the Australian Nintendo eShop – Pokemon Rumble U, Remastered Classics and Other Newcomers


Pokémon Rumble U screenshot 05 Pokemon Rumble U to Launch on Wii U Late August

Nintendo of Australia have this afternoon released their Nintendo eShop release slate for this week, set to be available for purchase and/or download on the Wii U and/or Nintendo 3DS devices from tomorrow. This includes a range of titles including the much anticipated release of Pokemon Rumble U, a demo of Etrian Odyssey IV and a number of other titles.

Information on each title is available below:

Barbie Groom and Glam Pups
Nintendo 3DS | Little Orbit | AUD $49.95 | NZD $69.95
Barbie Groom and Glam Pups is a virtual pet game in which players groom, train, dress and show puppies in a high fashion game environment under the watchful eye of their in-game mentor, Barbie. The game features six available breeds of dog in puppy form selected for use in the game based on popularity and dramatic styling potential. Additional features include: realistic grooming activities, the ability train your pups to do outrageous tricks that they can perform on the catwalk, customizable puppy costumes and in-game photo shoot functionality for puppies.

DuckTales: Remastered
Wii U | Capcom | AUD $19.50 | NZD $25.50
DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
Nintendo 3DS (Demo) | NIS America | FREE
Etrian Odyssey IV brings an enhanced graphics engine boasting polygonal enemies and new 3D special effects; upgradable, customizable skyships that let players travel and battle amid the clouds. An exceedingly atmospheric and fully orchestrated musical score from Yuzo Koshiro in addition to expanded, more immersive 3D dungeons with analog camera control rounds up the features of the newest addition to this beloved franchise.

Jewel Quest 4 Heritage
Nintendo 3DS | MSL | AUD $15.60 | NZD $20.40
Hit the trail with Rupert on a journey through the shrines and castles of Hernan Cortes’ lore. Swap jewels and collect puzzle pieces to unravel a perplexing web of family history. With over 170 new Jewel Boards, including 3 jewel-swapping modes, new surprises await in every level.

Pokémon Rumble U
Wii U | Nintendo | AUD $19.50 | NZD $25.50
Pokémon Rumble U is the tale of the Toy Pokémon’s great adventure: after a mishap in the Toy Pokémon Shop, a few Pokémon capsules are swept down a river and washed up on a strange riverbank. Our heroes set out to find their way back to the Toy Pokémon Shop. Along the way our heroes discover all is not right: Can you help our friends discover why some of the Toy Pokémon are fighting each other, and what the enemy Pokémon are plotting?

Star Soldier
Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console – NES) | KONAMI | AUD $6.50 | NZD $8.50
Take control of the starship Caesar and defeat the evil Star Brain and its armies in this classic NES™ shoot ‘em up. Star Soldier spawned Hudson Soft’s long-running series of Soldier titles. Pilot your ship through 16 deadly stages across an enormous space station, collecting power capsules to increase your ship’s firepower, speed and shields. Blast waves of enemies or fly under the space station to avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to the final confrontation with Star Brain. 

Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA
Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console – NES) | Kaga Electronics | AUD $6.50 | NZD $8.50
Developed by Naxat Soft for their Summer Carnival tournament in 1992, RECCA is a fast, furious shooter that pushed the NES™ to never-before-seen speeds. Battle through stages swarming with enemies, collecting power-ups for your primary and secondary weapons. Hold fire for a moment and plasma energy will build up, to be used as a shield or launched as a plasma bomb. Even RECCA’s soundtrack is hard core, with some of the most impressive music on the NES. This tour de force of technical wizardry and intense action is not for the faint-hearted!


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