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[EU] Nintendo eShop Opens on Launch Day With Exclusive Downloadable Games for Wii U

November 29, 2012, 3:19 pm EST

Day One System Update enables online functionality including Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, Wii U Chat applications and dedicated Internet Browser

29th November 2012 – The Nintendo Network and many other online functions of Wii U will be up and running when the brand new HD home console from Nintendo launches across Europe this Friday November 30th. After connecting Wii U to the Internet and running a System Update* Wii U owners will be able to access Miiverse, Wii U Chat, a dedicated Internet Browser, as well as Nintendo eShop. Offering a variety of exclusive games to download as well as select downloadable versions of packaged software** from Nintendo and other publishers such as New Super Mario Bros. U,  Nintendo Land, ZombiU, FIFA 13 and more, demos of games and special offers on day one, Nintendo eShop is the digital storefront for Wii U. Additional applications such as YouTube, UPLAY and NETFLIX will also available to download through Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

What’s more, Nintendo eShop will also allow you to watch videos of already released and upcoming Wii U software on the TV screen or the Wii U GamePad. It will also provide a search function where you can view content according to user rankings, keywords or genre.

Wii U Premium Pack owners will also have access to Nintendo Network Premium*** With Nintendo Network Premium with every purchase of software or add-on content, or download code redemption for downloadable software or add-on content in Nintendo eShop on your Wii U from Nintendo or other publishers****, you can earn points at a rate of 8 points for each pound or Euro of the Nintendo eShop price of the respective download. When you have collected 500 points, you will be able to exchange them for an activation code, which can be used to add funds in Nintendo eShop.

Also available at launch, Miiverse is a brand new network communication system that lets you share experiences, discuss games and discover new game content with other players from around the world. Wii U Chat uses the built-in capabilities of the Wii U GamePad to allow a unique form of real-time video chat with friends via the TV screen, while the Internet Browser makes it easy to surf the Internet from the comfort of your sofa by using the GamePad for browsing and having the ability to display Internet content for the whole family to enjoy on the TV screen. These innovative features make connecting the console to the internet a must for any Wii U owner. Parents will also be able to use Parental Controls to determine exactly which online and offline content their children will have access to on their Wii U.

After performing the Wii U System Update, existing Wii owners will also be able to perform a System Transfer*****, allowing them to transfer content including saved games, WiiWare and Virtual Console games and Mii characters from their Wii to their new Wii U console.

On the launch day for Wii U the following download-exclusive games will be available from Nintendo eShop. To celebrate their releases, some games are even at a special launch price for a limited time only.




Available on

Price Point

Trine 2: Directors Cut


Wii U

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop


(£10.99 UK Only)

Game Description: Trine 2: Director's Cut takes you on an adventure through magical lands in this side-scrolling game of platforming, action and puzzles. The game features physics-based puzzles using fire, water, gravity and magic; wicked goblins to fight against and wondrous fairy-tale lands as backdrop to the adventure.

To celebrate the release of the game on Nintendo eShop, Trine 2: Director’s Cut will be available at a special price until 31st December 2012. The game will then be available to download for €16.99 / £13.99


(Neko Entertainment)

Wii U

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop


€7.99  £7.19

UK Only)

Game Description: Dive into award winning Puddle™ with 49 levels specially re-mastered for Wii U. Puddle™ is a physics game unlike any other where you guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the Wii U GamePad to the left or right. Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava...) in a range of original environments. Conserve as much fluid as possible when crossing a variety of obstacles such as burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents. To celebrate the release of the game on Nintendo eShop, Puddle will be available at a special price until until  14th December 2012. The game will then be available to download for €9.99 / £8.99

Nano Assault Neo

(Shin'en Multimedia)

Wii U

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop


(£8.99 UK Only)

Game Description: You are one against millions. Stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading in the nano cosmos as you traverse a breathtaking microscopic world. Nano Assault Neo is an all-new, unique twin-stick style shoot 'em up game for Wii U.

Little Inferno

(Tomorrow Corporation)

Wii U

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop


(£12.99 UK Only)

Game Description: Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It's been snowing for as long as anyone can remember! Burn flaming logs, screaming robots, credit cards, batteries, exploding fish, unstable nuclear devices and tiny galaxies. An adventure that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace - about looking up up up out of the chimney, and the cold world just on the other side of the wall.

Chasing Aurora

(Broken Rules)

Wii U

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop


(£10.79 UK Only)

Game Description: Experience the dream of flight in Chasing Aurora, a physics-based 2D aerial action game. Up to five players fight in tournaments that span three disciplines. The single player mode is a race against the clock to unlock new levels. Evade lightning storms, waterfalls, icicles and rock slides in the unique world of Chasing Aurora.

FIFA 13 Demo

(Electronic Arts)


Wii U


Nintendo eShop



*In order to perform a System Update the Wii U console needs to be connected to the Internet. Due to the amount of new features and applications included, the System Update may take an extended amount of time when performed during the initial setup (for some users it could take an hour or more to download and install). During this time the Wii U console must not be turned off. Please visit our Wii U Support website for more details on the System Update process

**A section of the internal memory is reserved for system data. The available storage space for saving data after excluding the area reserved for the system and built-in software is approximately 3GB in the Wii U Basic Pack and approximately 25 GB in the Wii U Premium Pack. With the Wii U Basic Pack, an additional storage device maybe required in order to download a game from Nintendo eShop (depending on the size of the game). The amount of available storage space can be expanded with external USB storage media. Wii U supports USB hard disk drives with a dedicated power source, called self-powered USB. Please visit our Wii U Support website for the most up-to-date overview of compatible USB storage media devices.

***The period for earning points will end on 31st December 2014. The period for redeeming points will end on 31st March 2015. All activation codes not redeemed by 30th June 2015 will be void.

**** A minimum of 500 points is required for redemption. Once you have collected 500 points, please sign in to the Nintendo Network Premium website (coming soon) with your Nintendo Network ID and password to retrieve your activation code. You will also collect points when downloading software or add-on content in the future using download cards purchased at retail, or using download codes purchased online.

*****The length of time it takes to transfer content from a Wii console to a Wii U console varies depending on the volume of data being moved across. In some cases the transfer process can take up to an hour and a half. During the transfer process the Wii U console must not be turned off. Please visit our Wii U Support website for more details on the System Transfer process.

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