We're finally starting to get some quality sales on the Nintendo eShops (both Wii U and 3DS), but this is arguably one of the best sales I've seen on Nintendo's platforms from a major third party. Ubisoft is offering up to 75% on many Wii U titles and ALL their 3DS titles when you purchase them digitally.
Here are a few of my favorites:
If you don't pick up Rayman Legends for $20, then your reason should only be that you already own it. This game easily shows up Nintendo in terms of creative GamePad use in a platformer when compared to New Super Mario Bros. U. This game rocks.
Sure, you can get Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on other consoles, but I like it on Wii U for a few reasons. First of all, it stands up visually quite nicely: the colors pop and the open world runs very smoothly. Second, you can play in a "GamePad-optimized" mode that takes every piece of the HUD off the TV and puts it down on the GamePad. This not only makes the game's visuals stand out more, but it also gives you the sense of being a pirate who has to constantly look down to check a map to find that next bit of buried treasure. Third, of course, is that by simply holding both thumbsticks down at any time, you can switch to GamePad-only mode and keep playing when the TV is otherwise-occupied.
Plus, who doesn't want to be a pirate? (aside from Jerry Seinfeld, of course). For $20, I think even Jerry might change his mind.
ZombiU is not only a phenomenal launch game, but it's also one of the best implementations of the GamePad by any developer to date. It's a survival horror game in a very literal sense of the world, and uses the GamePad's screen to excellent effect to manage inventory in real-time, scan rooms, pick locks, and much more. The game tells a unique zombie apocalypse story in London, and I think every Wii U owner (of the appropriate age) deserves to add this to their collection. Given the game's age, I wish it was a little cheaper than $22.49, but it's still worth it.
Okay, I already put Rayman Legends on this list, and that game does include many of the levels from Origins in it. However, wouldn't you want to take this game with you on the go? I think you would, especially for a measly $7.50.
Confession: I haven't played Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars for 3DS, but I've always heard really good things about it.
This was one of the highest-rated launch games for 3DS back in 2011. It's a tactical strategy game, a la Final Fantasy Tactics and is supposedly fun even if you're not familiar with the franchise. Not quite what you expect when you hear "Tom Clancy!" Again, for $7.50, I think this one may find a home on my 3DS.
Those are my picks, but be sure to share your favorites in the comments section below.