Sometimes a game will be free for mobile devices or the PC but will grow a price tag when it moves over to a console of any sort.
Wind-up Knight 2 is one of these games. Sure you can play it for free on Android, but if playing games on phones makes your skin crawl – and you’re in good company if this is the case – then you’d much rather play on your console of choice. If that console is the Wii U then you’ll be happy to know Wind-up Knight 2 is now available on the eShop. It comes complete with competitive multiplayer party game modes.
Wind-up Knight 2 isn’t all that’s new on the eShop though:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Wind-up Knight 2 – In this relentless action platformer, play as Sprint, the clockwork knight who just … can’t … stop. Your skills will be pushed to the absolute limits as you jump, swing, roll, attack and endure countless dangers, including traps, cliffs and assorted enemies. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Wii Retail/Download and Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Pandora’s Tower – Pandora’s Tower tells a haunting tale about a cursed young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. The stylish action RPG originally launched for the Wii console and is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- 3D Game Collection (Nintendo 3DS), Murder on the Titanic (Nintendo 3DS) andSuspension Railroad Simulator (Wii U) from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.
- Bombing Bastards (Wii U), Spot the Differences: Party! (Wii U) and Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages(Nintendo 3DS) from Sanuk Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 13.
- Blocky Bot and Paper Monsters Recut from Mobot Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.
- Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and more titles from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.
- Stone Shire is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on October 1.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld is 50 percent off (reduced from $10 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.
- Alien on the Run, Undead Storm Nightmare and Jump Trials Supreme from G-style are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.
- Nano Assault EX is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is 47 percent off (reduced from $6.66 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent – Soar into battle with Shiny Rayquaza, available now via the Nintendo Network. This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve and dominate its opponents. This Shiny Rayquaza will be available via Nintendo Network until Sept. 14, so don’t miss this limited opportunity! For more details, go to Pokemon.com/Rayquaza.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Second Star” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Second Star” tournament runs Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
- Pokémon Shuffle Summer Special – Buy Jewels and Get Six More Free! – Now until Aug. 16, when you purchase six or more Jewels in the Pokémon Shuffle game with your Nintendo eShop funds, you’ll be eligible for a one-time gift of six additional Jewels for free. For more details, head to http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-deal-on-pokemon-shuffle-jewels.
- Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – It’s not too late to enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest until Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Check here to view a video about the contest.
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 8/20/15. 25 winners receive a Nintendo eShop Card code (ARV $20 ea). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
Also new this week:
- Best of Arcade Games – Air Hockey (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Best of Arcade Games – Bubble Buster (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Garfield Kart (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
I Love My Dogs – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Paddington: Adventures in London (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Brave Tank Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Will anyone take advantage of that Pokemon Shuffle sale?