Arc System Works Will Release The First Download Only Wii U Game In Japan

By Spencer . February 27, 2013 . 12:49am


Wii U launched with an online store and digital-only games like the quirky fireplace sim Little Inferno and Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition. Japan’s Wii U shop isn’t as busy. You can download a few retail games like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, New Super Mario Bros. U and a free to play version of Tank! Tank! Tank!


Why isn’t Chasing Aurora available? Well, developers need a company that’s owned in Japan (i.e. 51% or more of the shares) to publish a downloadable game for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Nintendo published World of Goo, Square Enix released Lit, and Marvelous brought a bunch of indie WiiWare titles to Japan. Arc System Works is taking the first stab at Wii U with Nano Assault Neo, a fun twin stick shooter from Shin’en Multimedia.

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