It’s time once again to take a look at what releases we can look forward to on the Wii U and 3DS this week.
Wii U – Physical Releases
Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush £34.99/€39.99 (£31.49/€35.99 If you own another downloaded Kirby game) – The long awaited brand new Kirby game (that came out in the US in February under the name Kirby and the Rainbow Curse) is finally hitting the UK this week. Rainbow Paintbrush follows the touch-screen style gameplay of Kirby and the Canvas Curse that came out on DS in 2005 but with brand new and beautiful claymation style graphics. Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush features up to four player co-op and Amiibo support if you are lucky enough to own any of the compatible Amiibo (Kirby, Meta Knight & King Dedede).
Wii U – Virtual Console
Yoshi’s Island DS (£8.99/€9.99) – Another addition to the growing collection of DS games for the Wii U eShop. Yoshi’s Island is very much a direct follow on to SNES classic; Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island in its graphical style but adds some really cool features like different characters including Baby Luigi, Baby Peach an Baby Wario!
Wii U – DLC
Zen Pinball 2: Iron and Steel Pack (£3.99/€4.99) – This pack adds CastleStorm and Wild West Rampage tables.
3DS – Physical Releases
Puzzle & Dragon Z + Puzzle Dragon: Super Mario Bros. Edition (£24.99/€29.99) – The uber popular Japanese game Puzzle & Dragon arrives this week in a bundle that features a full Puzzle & Dragon RPG and Super Mario Bros. spin off. P&G is a match 3 puzzler mixed with an RPG, there’s also a demo on the 3DS eShop if you want a taste before diving in to the full game.
3DS – Downloads
Bloo Kid 2 (£3.49/€3.99) – A retro style 2D platformer featuring 5 worlds with 9 levels each. Bloo Kid can run, jump and swim his way to take on epic bosses. Definitely worth checking out if you need something to keep you busy on your 3DS until Codename STEAM comes out on the 15th May.
Myles’ Pick – As much as I adore Yoshi’s Island DS (and I do, he’s my favourite Nintendo character), I’ll be spending my money on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush this week. I thought Canvas Curse on DS was a fantastic game and made great use of the DS’ touch-screen so a full HD version of that with those super cute claymation graphics is something I absolutely have to be apart of.