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Wii U eShop prices confirmed, indie devs set their own price

You can pay as little as $9.99 to download a game

Trine 2 is the most expensive Wii U eShop launch game in America. Wii U eShop game prices range from $9.99 to $19.99 but according to Trine 2 devs Frozenbyte, indie studios now have the power to set their own prices.

In an interview with IGN, Frozenbyte Marketing Manager Mikael Haveri said: "We have the power to price our products as we please, with just some basic guidelines from the big guys...We can set our own pricing and actually continuing on that by setting our own sales whenever we want. It is very close to what Apple and Steam are doing at the moment, and very indie friendly."

Here is the full list of prices for Wii U eShop launch games in the US.

Chasing Aurora - $14.99

Little Inferno - $14.99

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition - $9.99

Nano Assault Neo - $9.99

Trine 2: Director's Cut - $19.99

It has yet to be confirmed how much these games will cost in the UK.

Of course, you can also download retail games from the Wii U eShop. The prices range from $39.99 (Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed) to $59.99 (New Super Mario Bros U, ZombiU, Nintendo Land and more)

Assassin's Creed 3 - $59.99

Darksiders 2 - $59.99

Epic Mickey 2 - $59.99

ESPN Sports Connection - $49.99

FIFA 13 - $59.99

Game Party Champions - $49.99

Just Dance 4 - $49.99

Madden NFL 13 - $59.99

New Super Mario Bros. U - $59.99

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge - $59.99

Nintendo Land - $59.99

Rabbids Lands - $49.99

Scribblenauts Unlimited - $59.99

Sing Party - $49.99

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed - $39.99

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper - $59.99

Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 - $49.99

ZombiU - $59.99

[ Source: NintendoEverything ]

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  1. MJTH Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 10:52

    I hope this also means that publishers and regular developers can also set when they want to put sale prices on full retail games as well. I'm already bursting the bank with just from the few launch title games I've pre-ordered with the Wii U, but there is is still stuff on that list (well more specifically one game) that whilst I can't afford now, if it went on sale some time next year I'd totally download.

  2. K-tet Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 11:42

    This is a step in the right direction. By giving control to the developers to price their own software for Wii U, it promotes that side of the eShop to fledgling/future potential Indie developers, making it sustainable for them in the long run. Bundle that with the Unity engine that's made available to every SDK Nintendo distribute to all party developers (including University game studios), and you've got a user-friendly system with plenty of potential just through its control mediums alone (and that's not factoring in the raw power of the system), that the only limit is the imagination of the developers.

    If the eShop rubric eventually turns out to be similar to what Steam is, then Nintendo will have at last learnt how to cater to the gaming consumer as well as the developing consumer. I'm all for it.

  3. LavaTwilight Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 14:00

    If those prices are converted to the UK prices as is (IE Trine 2 will be about £13 and Little Inferno is about £9.50) then they I'll be buying them on day 1! And don't forget we'll get 10% back if we buy the deluxe :D

  4. KKNinty347 Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 15:47

    I think the Wii U eShop will be something special after launch. Let's hope to see more support!

  5. Zing06 Monday 19th Nov 2012 at 17:57

    it's good to see that 3rd party retail games are already available to download

  6. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 10:40

    This sounds great. Hopefully this will convice more independant developers to release their games on eShop.
    Also, I'm looking foward to finding out what the UK prices will be.

  7. Alex Cook Tuesday 20th Nov 2012 at 16:44

    I would be happy if it was put into pounds directly because that means u can download games cheaper than you can get them of amazon :D

  8. Wii U Gamer Wednesday 21st Nov 2012 at 19:05

    $9.00 minium $60+max well if i convert it to € & £ well that is quite expencive :( :? :cry: :cry: :cry: :x

  9. GuitarHero Wednesday 21st Nov 2012 at 19:10

    As long as they have sales, it all sounds good.

  10. smash-brother Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 18:15

    that,s all well and good but, what are they in our (uk) munny (lol kh references :lol: )

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