This week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America packs a whole lot of Kirby, as well as some new download only titles for both 3DS and WiiU.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn – WiiU Virtual Console,

This week’s birthday celebrations for Kirby begin with the WiiU digital release of the Wii game Kirby’s Epic Yarn. This gorgeous platformer combines Kirby’s classic swallowing and transforming abilities with a super cute textile themed art direction.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Gotta Protectors – 3DS Digital Only Release,

Gotta Protectors is the long-awaited sequel to Protect Me Knight, and features over 100 stages where you must protect the princess from invading monsters. Featuring six different playable classes, multiple difficulty settings, cooperative multiplayer and a map editor, this title packs a lot of content.

Gotta Protectors

Kirby’s Dream Course – New 3DS Virtual Console,

The latest New Nintendo 3DS exclusive Virtual Console release takes this SNES Kirby game on the go. Kirby’s Dream Course is not your traditional platforming adventure, but is rather an isometric mini golf adventure with everyone’s favourite pink fluff ball.

Kirby’s Dream Course

Kirby Mass Attack – WiiU Virtual Console,

Next up in this week’s deluge of Kirby titles in the Virtual Console is the late DS gem that is Kirby Mass Attack. In this unique take on the Kirby formula, players use the WiiU gamepad touch screen to control up to 10 Kirby’s at a time. Think of it almost as a 2D Pikmin title with a Kirby coat of paint.

Kirby Mass Attack

Vektor Wars – WiiU Digital Only Release,

The WiiU finally sees the release of SuperIcon’s love letter to games such as Battlezone. In this gloriously retro first person arcade shooter, players explore neon infused battlegrounds rendered in ‘3D Vector-Vision’ blasting away at anything that moves.

Vektor Wars
Dracula’s Legacy – WiiU Digital Only Release,

Dracula’s Legacy is a hidden object game where players control Isabella, a woman haunted by nightmares, who must traverse deadly dungeons inhabited by vampires. She is in search of the city of lost souls to help her rescue her fiancé. Throughout the adventure, players solve puzzles and find clues to uncover the mystery.

Dracula’s Legacy

3Souls – WiiU Digital Only Release,

In this experimental episodic 2D platforming adventure, players must utilise the unique features of the gamepad to solve puzzles and discover the world of Mustland and its moon prison. In a twist to traditional platforms, players must use the touch screen to glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of our character Nelesa.

3Souls

BLOC – WiiU Digital Only Release,

This is a very different variation on Pong. Featuring many different versions of the tennis based classic, BLOC is played entirely on the WiiU gamepad just like WiiU party games such as Wii Party U. Most importantly though, BLOC supports multiplayer on one gamepad, even up to four players.

BLOC

Kirby: Planet Robobot Demo – 3DS Demo,

After being available in other eShops for seemingly forever, the demo for Kirby’s latest adventure finally sees release in time for the series’ birthday. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby’s classic 2D platforming action returns yet now with more mechs.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

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