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SteamWorld Heist - Wii U launch discounts revealed

If you are planning to buy SteamWorld Heist on Wii U digitally this week, you are in luck. Image & Form has detailed its discount information for this grand game.

You will be able to get 25% off at launch ($14.99/€14.99/£10.99), regardless if you ever picked up one of Image & Form's games. If you are a lover of SteamWorld Dig Wii U/3DS or Heist 3DS however, the discount increases to 33% ($13.39/€13.39/£9.99)!

N64 emulator makes its way to the Xbox One store


Following the story of the NESbox, another emulator popped up on Microsoft platforms. It concerns here a N64 one with the name Win64e10. The application was already approved for Windows PCs and smartphones, but it somehow also ended up on the Xbox One.


Honestly, I can't imagine this staying up for too long. This is a shifty situation either way!

This week's European downloads - September 29 (FAST DLC, Gunvolt 2 and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form) - €19.99/£14.99
SteamWorld Heist - The Outsider (Image & Form, Add-On Content) - €4.99/£4.49
SteamWorld Heist - Hatbox: Hatful Eight + 2 (Image & Form, Add-On Content) - €1.99/£1.79
SteamWorld Heist - Hatbox: Three 4 Free (Image & Form, Add-On Content) - Free

Command a steam-driven pirate crew in a series of epic tactical shootouts. It's turn-based strategy with an action twist: You manually aim the guns of your robots, allowing for insane skill shots and bullet-bouncing action! As the captain you will board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your recruits with unique abilities, weapons - and even stylish hats!

FAST Racing NEO: NEO Future Pack (Shin'en Multimedia, Add-On Content) - €4.99/£4.20

SDK Spriter (HULLBREACH STUDIOS) - €12.50/£10.50 (Permanent discount if you own SDK Paint, €10.00/£8.40)

Create. Build. Play. Share. What will you make? SDK Spriter is an all-in-one studio for creating retro video game assets, from the pixel art all the way to playable levels. The final assets can be exported to Miiverse or SDKSpriter.com  

Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive) - €14.99/£11.99 (€12.74/£10.19 if you own Soul Axiom Event Preview, ends October 15)
Collect unique hand powers in this compelling cyber-thriller to solve puzzles, manipulate the environment and unlock the path to your adventure. Immerse yourself in a dramatic story with over 20 hours of gameplay and 40 distinct locations to explore. Choose your destiny and discover multiple endings as you unravel the mysteries of your digital afterlife.  

Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios) - €8.99/£7.99 (Cross-buy offer, buy the Wii U version and get the Nintendo 3DS one for free)
Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game, a roguelike featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. An evil Dark Lord has stolen all the light, so your mission is to enter his lair and defeat him.

By playing as either a Warrior, a Wizard, an Assassin or a Shaman you have to traverse dungeons, defeat enemies and loot everything you can in order to survive.

Special offers
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games,) - €5.99/£4.99 (Starts September 26 and ends October 3, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Bit Dungeon+ (Dolores Entertainment) - €4.00/£3.60 (Ends October 6, normally €4.99/£4.99)
Dual Core (Gray Fin Studios) - €6.99/£5.99 (Ends October 13, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games) - €3.89/£2.99 (Ends October 27, normally €6.49/£4.99)
Midnight 2 (Petite Games) - €1.59/£1.43 (Ends October 20, normally €1.99/£1.79)
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends October 27, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends October 27, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends October 27, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Run Run and Die (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends October 27, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends October 27, normally €2.99/£2.69)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions) - €1.49/£1.14 (Ends October 27, normally €2.99/£2.29)
Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive) - €2.49/£2.49 (Ends October 29, normally €4.99/£4.99)


Nintendo Selects (Wii U)
Nintendo Selects: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo) - €24.99/£19.99 (Permanent, was €39.99/£34.99)
Nintendo Selects: Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) - €24.99/£19.99 (Permanent, was €39.99/£34.99)
Nintendo Selects: Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) - €24.99/£19.99 (Permanent, was €49.99/£39.99)
Nintendo Selects: Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) - €24.99/£19.99 (Permanent, was €59.99/£49.99)



Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios) - €8.99/£7.99 (Cross-buy offer, buy the Nintendo 3DS version and get the Wii U one for free)

Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game, a roguelike featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. An evil Dark Lord has stolen all the light, so your mission is to enter his lair and defeat him.

By playing as either a Warrior, a Wizard, an Assassin or a Shaman you have to traverse dungeons, defeat enemies and loot everything you can in order to survive.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (SEGA, available September 30) - €39.99/£34.99
Race through this epic new adventure as Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles or Sticks to stop Dr. Eggman, and an all new adversary D-Fekt. Harness the power of fire and ice to blaze through obstacles, puzzles, and freeze enemies in their tracks.

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 (Inti Creates) - €12.99/£11.10 (€11.69/£9.99 until October 5)
The 2D high speed, old-school style side-scrolling action that you remember from Azure Striker Gunvolt is back! In this game, Gunvolt's rival Copen from the first instalment returns to the fray as a playable character!

River City: Tokyo Rumble (Natsume) - €29.99/£24.99
Rumble in the Concrete Jungle! Follow the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed ""fighter for justice"" and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe! Punch, kick, use weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members.

Ninja Usagimaru - The Mysterious Karakuri Castle (Aksys Games) - €5.99/£5.00
Ninja Usagimaru - The Mysterious Karakuri Castle is an action puzzle game that challenges players to put their sharpened ninja skills to the test! Taking place in a time long forgotten by men, players assume the role of Usagimaru, a legendary hero who embarks on a massive quest to save his village from the clutches of vile monsters. Travel through 60+ mindboggling levels to rescue captured villagers and restore order to the land. Ready to reap the rewards of a true ninja warrior? Freeing villagers will bestow bonuses to boost your equipment and skills! Navigate tough traps, manipulate the environment and overcome brain twisting puzzles as the one and only Usagimaru!

Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.99/£3.99
There are no longer any people who themselves have memory of inhabiting that planet.

However, its name has been passed down amongst the thousands sent into space on a ship for the purpose of avoiding the extinction of the human race. Liking this to the one from the legend of the Great Flood that destroyed Earth, people began referring to this ship as ""Noah's Cradle"". One such Cradle struggled along until it reached a large gas planet. Confirmed within the planet's atmosphere were gigantic creatures that ranged from between an estimated several hundred to several thousand kilometres in length. The harsh atmosphere wasn't the only thing that stood in the Cradle's way as it descended into the atmosphere. The Cradle was under attack.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice: Special Episode (CAPCOM, Add-On Content) - €5.99/£5.39

Special offers
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €5.59/£3.99 (Ends October 6, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Alien on the Run (Joindots) - €3.99/£3.35 (Ends October 6, normally €4.99/£4.19)
Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia) - €5.20/£4.70 (Ends October 20, normally €6.99/£6.29)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends October 6, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends October 6, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends October 27, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Demon King Box (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends October 20, normally €3.99/£3.19)
Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.69 (Ends October 20, normally €2.99/£2.49)
Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends October 20, normally €3.99/£3.19)


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
All the themes are available on September 30

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Herbert Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Icke Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Klinsy Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Kuito Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Litty Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Mari Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Rudy Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Sola Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Urken Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Zizou Theme (CIRCLE Ent.) - €0.99/£0.99
Excave II Theme (Bergsala) - €1.99/£1.79
Excave III Theme (Bergsala) - €1.99/£1.79
Shantae Beach (Bozon) - €1.99/£1.79

LEGO Dimensions producer discusses their swift with the story packs

This comes from a Eurogamer article, where producer Mark Warburton discusses their blueprint for LEGO Dimensions' second year...

''We wanted to try something different [with Story Packs] and tell the story of those movies. This year is going to be a great barometer of what the appetite is out there, to see if people like our story or want something else. We’ll see if the preference is that they want to play the whole Ghostbusters movie or Fantastic Beasts movie.''


Read on over here!

Famitsu's most wanted - September 8-14, 2016

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 1,060 votes
2. [3DS] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 708 votes
3. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 682 votes
4. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 610 votes
5. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 564 votes
6. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 353 votes
7. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 345 votes
8. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories – 321 votes
9. [WIU] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 278 votes
10. [PS4] Nioh – 233 votes
11. [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport – 219 votes
12. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V – 214 votes
13. [PS4] Resident Evil 7 – 196 votes
14. [PS4] The Last Guardian – 194 votes
15. [PSV] Reco Love: Blue Ocean and Gold Beach – 167 votes
16. [PS4] New Hot Shots Golf – 154 votes
17. [PSV] SaGa Scarlet Grace – 146 votes
18. [PSV] Atelier Firis – 131 votes
19. [PS4] Atelier Firis – 129 votes
20. [PS4] NieR: Automata – 122 votes
21. [3DS] The Snack World – 118 votes
22. [PS4] Berserk and the Band of the Hawk – 117 votes
23. [PS4] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis – 116 votes
24. [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 – 114 votes
25. [PS4] Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru – 113 votes
26. [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 – 112 votes
27. [PSV] World of Final Fantasy – 111 votes
28. [PS4] World of Final Fantasy – 106 votes
29. [PSV] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis – 99 votes
30. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Chronicle – 98 votes

Nintendo comments on Paper Mario: Color Splash's pre-load mishap

This is statement provided to Kotaku...

''For a brief period of time, Paper Mario: Color Splash was inadvertently made available to the public via Nintendo eShop on Wii U, and a small number of consumers were able to purchase and download the game. Access to the digital version of the game is no longer available. The digital version of the game will be available for download in Nintendo eShop on Wii U, and consumers can purchase the physical version at retailers nationwide, when Paper Mario: Color Splash launches on Oct. 7. ''