Wii U eShop
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition (Warner Bros. Interactive, $19.99) — This actually arrived on the Wii U eShop in North America on 2nd April, and is an enhanced HD port of the 3DS original, a 2.5D action game that borrows elements from the 3D games and serves up a story that follows on from Batman: Arkham Origins.
Evofish (Moving Player, $TBC) — A budget party game that originated on iOS and Android, this title aims to provide a fun experience for up to five players, utilising the GamePad and its additional screen for extra effect.
Wii U Virtual Console
Advance Wars (Nintendo, $7.99) — While those that joined the world of portable gaming relatively recently may have enjoyed two entries in this series on the DS, this GBA original now arrives on the Wii U to give all newcomers a chance. It's turn-based strategic war action, and this is the beginning of the "Advance" part of the franchise with a loyal following no doubt hoping to see more entries in future.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Nintendo, $7.99) — A series most recently graced with the brilliant Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS, Superstar Saga is the début of AlphaDream's quirky, humorous and engrossing RPG series. With turn-based rhythmic combat and an imaginative recreation of the Bros.' world and characters, this is rightly considered by many to be a classic.
Metroid Fusion (Nintendo, $7.99) — With the DS receiving Metroid Prime: Hunters, that makes this the last 2D portable Metroid that we've enjoyed (update: oops, that'd actually be Metroid: Zero Mission). Relatively linear in design and with a focus on storytelling, this is also one of the most tense, panic-inducing entries in the series, while throwing in the standard combat and elements of exploration and upgrades.
Wii U eShop Promotion
From 9am Pacific time on 3rd April until 10th April, if you own or buy Dr. Mario you can get $5 off the standard price of Dr. Luigi.
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (Nintendo, free-to-play) — This is Nintendo's next step into the free-to-play market, just in time to join the start of the real Baseball season. An initial mini-game will be accessible for free right from the off, and then an assortment of extras covering different aspects from the sport will need to be bought separately; the twist is that you can haggle with Rusty the dog, and give him in-game items, to lower the cost of minigames.
Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (Tulip Games, $5.99) — This hidden-object game was released at retail in Europe in 2013, which is a port of a DS title which is a port of a PC release. That aside, while the genre is popular this title isn't top of its class, doing a competent job with some flaws dragging particular areas down.
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (Tulip Games, $5.99) — We anticipate this'll be similar to the Ravenhearst entry, albeit with a new setting and plot.
3DS Retail Download
Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega, $19.99) — The 3DS launch title from way back in March 2011 is finally available for download.