Nintendo's most famous pink blob waddles onto Wii U this week as two Kirby games are released on the Wii U eShop. Kirby's Dream Course and Kirby's Super Star are released through the Wii U Virtual Console and they're joined on the Wii U eShop by Resident Evil Revelations and LEGO Batman 2, which is made available to download for the first time. 3DS downloads include, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Swords And Soldiers 3D, Air Battle Hockey 3D, Groove Heaven and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (again, making its digital debut). You can also download Project X Zone and Rabbids Rumble demos, plus The Denpa Men has been reduced...
It's a big week, then but we'll begin with the two Kirby games. They're both £5.49 but if you buy both games before 30 May, you can purchase them both for £3.79 each.
Kirby's Dream Course (Wii U: Nintendo, £5.49), originally released for SNES in 1995, puts a new spin on golf, with Kirby as the ball and enemies as obstacles. Conquer eight different courses packed with water, spikes, conveyor belts and trampolines. Roll Kirby to take out enemies, and then head for the hole that appears. Adjust the angle of movement, add spin and power, and also copy the powers of enemies; such as using a parasol to float, ice to freeze water or fire to burn bad guys. Kirby's Dream Course also features a two-player mode which enables you to compete against a friend. This is the US version of the game. Here's our Kirby's Dream Course review
Kirby Super Star (Nintendo: Wii U, £5.49), originally released for SNES in 1997, is a compilation featuring six Kirby games games, plus extra modes and minigames. Each adventure has its own storyline which sees Kirby battling against classic enemies like Meta Knight and King Dedede. Expect platforming, treasure-hunting and a space shoot 'em up as you complete all six games. A friend can join in as Kirby's helper, using their own copy abilities to attack enemies and come to Kirby's aid.
Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U: Capcom, £39.99) is an HD remake of the classic 3DS survival horror game that was released in 2012. As well as HD visuals, expect additional content including a terrifying new enemy, an extra difficulty mode and improvements to Raid Mode such as new weapons, skill sets, and playable characters including Hunk and Rachael!
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii U, Warner Bros., £39.99) will be available from 24 May on Wii U for the first time. In this game, Batman and Robin team up with legendary DC Super Heroes to save Gotham City! You can play as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and more.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS: Nintendo, £34.99) is the second remake of the week. This time, however, a big screen game has been remade for the small screen. That's right, Retro's classic platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns is coming to the 3DS eShop so, once again, you're invited to jump, race and roll your way across Donkey Kong Island on a quest to rescue DK's beloved banana hoard from the trouble-causing Tiki Tak Tribe. Stomp on enemies, grab banana bunches and ride rockets, rhinos and much more in classic 2D platforming gameplay,
This remake features eight new levels and a new mode designed to make it easier for those who can't handle the harder difficulty level.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (3DS: Ubisoft, £17.99) was a 3DS launch game but it's coming to the eShop for the first time this Thursday. In this strategy game you're the commander of the ghosts, the best special operations fighting force in the world and your mission is to stop the Russian ultranationalist Yuri Treskayev from coming to power.
From the hot deserts of Kazakhstan to the villages of Ukraine and the frozen lands of Siberia, you must discover and disable the secret Soviet-era Dead Hand bases which Treskayev is using to build an army of drones. You will have access to full resources to build, train, and equip your team, using the most recent high-tech weapons and armour. It was one of the best 3DS launch games so if you've finished Fire Emblem, this could be the next strategy game for you.
Project X Zone: A Lethal Surprise (3DS: Namco Bandai, free demo) is a demo version of the strategy game which brings together Sega, Namco Bandai and Capcom characters. When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a massive selection of heroes including favourites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (Tekken), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world. There are over 50 characters from 29 franchises from Namco Bandai, Capcom and Sega, including Street Fighter, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Sakura Wars, Tales of Vesperia and many more!
Swords & Soldiers 3D (3DS: Circle Entertainment, £5.90) is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities. The aim is to demolish your enemy's castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory! You can take control of the Vikings, Aztecs or Chinese in their global quest to win the favour of the Gods. It's the only game this week in which you'll encounter a freakishly large pepper.
Rabbids Rumble (3DS: Ubisoft, free demo) has already been released but you can download a demo of this mini-game compilation this week. You have to collect Rabbids in seven worlds which feature numerous mini-games.
Air Battle Hockey 3D (3DS: Agetec, £4.49) is a 3DS version of air hockey in which you use a racket to hit a ball into the opponent's goal. The first one to score ten points wins. There are six different offensive and defensive skills; you can play aggressively and attack with the Lightning Shot skill which changes direction of the ball during mid-flight, tricking your opponent in scoring a goal. Or you can play defensively and use the Hyper Racket skill to increase the size of your Racket improving protection of your goal. In addition to the Two-Player Battle Mode, there is also Endless Mode, a squash-style game where you compete for a high score.
The final new game is Groove Heaven (3DS: Teyon, £3.59). Rhymi has to deliver a love letter to a beautiful angel only she is a little demon and the letter is from the Devil lord himself. So you have to climb with her to the top of the tower, connecting two realms armed with your best dancing moves! Time your steps right, keep to the beat to get moving and grooving away from oncoming danger! Dance under leaping frogs and past black crows, as you collect musical notes and red roses for bonuses.
Lastly, The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (3DS: Genius Sonority, £5.69) has been reduced from £7.19 to £5.69 ahead of the release of the sequel next week. The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures that float around radio waves in your daily environment. Catch the Denpa Men to form a party, which you can take on a variety of adventures in this dungeon RPG! Each radio wave territory has its own unique Denpa Men.
Are you going to download any of these games this week?