The First Made In Japan Wii U eShop Game Is From Arc System Works

By Spencer . April 9, 2013 . 1:18am

arcwiiuJapan’s Wii U eShop is pretty empty with just seven download-only pieces of software: Nico Nico, Hulu, YouTube, Wii Street U, a Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate packet relay tool, a freemium version of Tank! Tank! Tank!, and Nano Assault Neo.


Nano Assault Neo is the only game on that list and Arc System Works licensed the twin stick shooter from Shin’en Multimedia. Arc System Works is also working on an original Wii U game, Othello aka Reversi in the West. You can play Othello on the TV screen or the Wii U GamePad.


Othello is slated for release on April 17 for 500 yen ($5).

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  • Kyle Silva

    I wonder how they got that idea?

  • Rinslowe


  • Namuro

    WOW! A game from ASW!? I wonder what kind of game……..Oh…..orz

  • MikelAL93

    I’d still rather wait for both, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and Guilty Gear Accent Core + R to have a Wii U announcement, but ASW making Wii U eShop games are always welcome.

  • Wayne Beck

    Nano Assault Neo is actually very good for the Arcade Style Vehicle Shooter it is. Reminds me alot of a High Quality Asteroids lol.

    I’ve actually been wicked psyched for Othello since they Showed it off at E3 last year. I hope is sells really well because Wii U Board Games looks like a fantastic way to bring back all the classics.

  • Ferofax

    The question is, how good would the AI for this? I play Go and Othello/Reversi, and my main complaints with the games usually involve the ridiculously long wait times for high level AI.

  • glenngunnerzero

    They don’t know Little Inferno or Mighty Switch Force?

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