Wii U owners will get a chance to try one of Samus Aran’s earliest missions in this week’s Nintendo Download. That’s because Metroid: Zero Mission, an enhanced remake of the first Metroid game for the NES, is now available to download through the Wii U eShop. Originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004, Nintendo added improved graphics and several bonus areas to Zero Mission, as well as animated cinematics to help propel the game’s story forward.
Also available on the Wii U eShop this week is Space Hulk, a digital rendition of Games Workshop’s two-player strategy board game. Players will explore the Warhammer 40,000 universe from a new angle as they take control of a small squad of Space Marine Terminators that’s planning to mount an assault against a group of vicious Genestealers. A single-player mode has also been included.
Finally this week, Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails will give 3DS owners the opportunity to create their own model railroad and the entire world around it. Choo choo!
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
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Metroid: Zero Mission – Space bounty hunter Samus Aran is sent on a lone mission to infiltrate the fortified planet of Zebes. In this Game Boy Advance classic, traverse through the mazelike base of operations for the Space Pirates, gaining access to powerful upgrades and items for your weapons and suit. Locate Mother Brain, and put a stop to the replication of Metroids!
Space Hulk – The legendary Space Hulk comes to the Wii U in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers. The game is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience in both single-player and multiplayer.
Near Earth Objects – NEOs, or “near earth objects,” are an emergent threat to all life on this planet. Blast off into space and destroy them all to preserve life as we know it back on Earth! Neo-retro arcade style shooting designed to challenge and enthrall. Shoot rocks, get POW. Survive.
The Perplexing Orb – The Perplexing Orb is an arcade platforming adventure game. Roll your way through many unique and challenging levels! Advance through each stage by reaching the end and knocking over the finish post! Collect artifacts to unlock challenge levels, balance through difficult areas, hit rockets to go flying, and smash bonus chests for unlockables! Compete with a friend in multiplayer mode! Roll into adventure with The Perplexing Orb!
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD+ – Wicked Monster Blast! HD+ for is an exciting family fun shooting gallery game for all ages. Blast enemies and solve puzzles and choose your favourite character from a cast of crazy characters to take on 15 crazy mini games and 20 levels of challenge mode with up to four of your friends!
Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails – Create your own world and drive your custom-built train right through it in the Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails game, released exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system. The game’s innovative design includes a creative virtual sandbox, strategic missions, and city simulation, all of which are perfect for train lovers and gamers alike with a dose of Lionel fun that is guaranteed to be off the tracks.
Slice It! – Brain-tickling geometric puzzles are the name of the game with Slice It! Use the stylus to draw straight lines through a shape to make smaller identical shapes within a limited number of tries. Easy to learn but hard to master, become one with your stylus to cut those extra tricky shapes down to size! Variety is the slice of life with hundreds of different stages to slice through!