Even though Nintendo plans to officially retire the Wii U in a week’s time, the consolemaker is still making classic titles available to download through its Virtual Console. This week, the farming simulation Harvest Moon 64, which was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, is now available to purchase.
Elsewhere on the Wii U eShop, players will be able to download Forma.8, a unique “MetroidVania” with a minimalist visual aesthetic. Players will take control of a small exploration probe known as Forma.8, and they must explore the surface of an alien planet to find a powerful energy source before its too late.
You can learn more about both of these games (and a few other new additions to the Nintendo eShop) after the break.
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Harvest Moon 64 – Hard work is rewarded as you struggle to bring prosperity back to a neglected farm. Raise cows, chickens and sheep in this classic Nintendo 64 simulation RPG. Celebrate seasonal festivals with nearby townsfolk. Work the land, pick up odd jobs and get to know the neighbors. One of the town’s residents may even prove to be the love of your character’s life!
Forma.8 – Forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe Forma.8 you’re stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. Ancient civilizations, great perils and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems…
Vaccine – Vaccine is a new approach on Survival Horrors inspired by those of the 90s. You can choose between the two members of a special bio-hazard rapid response team, each starting with their own unique differential abilities. They are trapped in a strange house populated by dangerous mutated creatures, they will have to find a vaccine for another team member who is infected with a deadly virus.
Ghost Blade HD – Ghost Blade HD is an intense bullet-hell shoot ’em up game, with satisfying and addictive score-based gameplay, with its tradition going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD Is easy to learn, yet hard to master.
Maze Break – Maze Break is a mix of a breakout game and a puzzle game. With the goal of finding your way through mazes of increasing difficulty while breaking blocks and aiming for a high score.
Placards – Placards is a unique single-player puzzle experience that requires players to think both visually and strategically. Rearrange pixels on the screen by rotating or swapping to solve Placard puzzles. That Placard too big to solve in one go? Solve a piece at a time to get closer to that final Placard picture. From simple shapes to space ships to a fire breathing dragon, there are over 100 puzzles to keep you occupied for hours.
Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D – Get ready to return to the world’s first Chase’em Up – in an all new sequel Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. Set across 80 brand new stages of pure arcade mayhem, help the hyperactive wildcat, kokopolo, and his insane buddies, track down a secret recipe for immortality by causing as much mischief as possible in this epic, action-packed caper.