This Weeks Nintendo eShop Offerings Uncovered – Something Free for Wii U Owners

by on February 12, 2013

This Weeks Nintendo eShop Offerings Uncovered - Something Free for Wii U OwnersIt’s time to take a look at what will be hitting the Nintendo eShop this week, including Tank! Tank! Tank! which will be free to play.

Free to play gaming is a concept that is just starting to enter the conciseness of console gamers, and it would appear that Namco Bandai are keen to get on in the act, as today it has been revealed that you will be able to download and play their new game Tank! Tank! Tank! for free. Zip. Nadda. Nice!

Tank! Tank! Tank! is a party style battle game, in which you control your tank and using an aresenal of meaty looking weapons, either team up with friends to take down huge enemies or go head to head and compete for tank dominance. You will be able to download the ‘basic pack’ for free, which includes three game modes – Monster Battle, Free For All and Team Versus. The catch is that you can only play each of the game modes up to three times a day for free, after that, we presume you will have to pay some sort of fee.

Namco Bandai are offering the first of the Tank! Tank! Tank! add on packs at a discounted rate until February 28th (€1.99 / £1.59). The add on pack adds a trio of new game modes to the basic pack, and best of all, gives you unlimited play time on all the game modes. So if you download the add on pack before the month is up, you’ll get Tank! Tank! Tank! to play as much as you like, forever, for less than 2 quid. Sounds good to us! Check out the trailer, below.

Two more Wii U games now as Nintendo have slashed the prices of two of the more popular titles on the eShop to date. Chasing Aurora has seen a price drop of 25% until February 21st, and Trine 2: Directors Cut has gotten a permanent discount, down to £9.99 in the UK and €12.49 in Europe.

Over on the 3DS, the eShop gains two new retail downloads, as Shifting World and Mahjong 3D – Warriors of the Emperor become available to download, priced at €19.99 / £17.99 a pop. Check out the trailer for Shifting World, below.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly for 3DS toting Castlevania fans, the game that started it all lands on the 3DS Virtual Console this week. The original Castlevania, which we first saw in 1987 on the NES, was our first foray into the world of the Belmont clan, and is worth checking out if you are a Castlevania nut that never got round to seeing where it all started. Castlevania is priced at €4.99 /£4.49