This week, Mario and friends hit the court in their first new home console tennis release in over ten years. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash also represents the first Mario sports series game to arrive on the Wii U so far (three years after the system launched). I think I can see why Nintendo is so far behind in console sales.
While it seems to be a bit lacking in content compared with the last home console Mario Tennis game, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is still sure to play a fun little game of tennis. Whether you've been patiently waiting for a quality sports title to finally come to the Wii U, or you simply want to throw Nintendo a bone, you probably can't go wrong here.
Also out this week, the Game Boy Advance port of Super Street Fighter II Turbo (on the Wii U Virtual Console), a new strategy RPG from the makers of the Luminous Arc series, and another entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. Grab the mega mushroom and land an ultra smash, then proceed further to see more of this week's new releases.
This week, nearly four long months after it was released in other countries, Yoshi's Woolly World will finally be available on the Nintendo eShop in America. Now everyone can partake in the fuzzy, woolly, yarn-aesthetic goodness. I just hope it was worth the wait.
Also out this week, the totally rad Game Boy Advance port of Final Fight (itself, ported to the Wii U Virtual Console), a Goosebumps game by WayForward, and a game that combines action-adventure gameplay with pinball. Touch fuzzy without getting dizzy, then proceed further to see more of this week's new releases.
Mario Golf (64) is now available for the Wii U Nintendo 64 Virtual Console! The first of the "modern" three-dimensional Mario Golf games, Mario Golf was also released over 12 years after the previous, NES entry (Nintendo never made a Mario Golf game for the Super Nintendo). Also out this week, the never-before-released outside of Japan, 2-player, Vs Excitebike, and an HD-upgraded Wii U combo-pack of two previously 3DS Western indie games. Fore! Proceed further to see this list of new releases.
This week on the Nintendo eShop, you can treat yourself to a double scoop of Sin and Punishment. Both the excellent Nintendo 64 original and its Wii sequel are now available. The original is noteworthy for using English voice acting, despite never having been released outside of Asia (until it was later ported to the Virtual Console). It is also noteworthy for being totally rad. If you like well-made Japanesey shooters, you could do a lot worse.
Also out this week, a crazy platforming party game with a color-changing twist that also features guest characters from several high profile indie titles (Shovel Knight, Guacamelee, and Mutant Mudds, to name a few). Lock and load...and then proceed further to view this list of new releases.