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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Demo Reaches Nintendo eShop, Along With Picdun 2


    Nintendo 3DS eShop Update:


    This week’s Nintendo eShop update brings the long-awaited demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on both 3DS and Wii U. The demo features two quests to play, along with 12 different weapons for players to try out. Additionally, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed now has a demo for the 3DS as well.


    This week’s update also brings a bit of a surprise—Picdun 2: Witch’s Curse, a dungeon-crawler by Escape Trick developer, Intense, is available now for the Nintendo eShop. The game is also headed to Europe but hasn’t been released in that territory yet. Picdun 2 costs $4.99.


    Joining Picdun 2 is tower-defense game, Viking Invasion 2 – Tower Defense. The game includes 12 missions with 30 enemies, and eight types of towers with over 90 upgrades. Viking Invasion 2 costs $7.99.


    Finally, Yoshi, an action-puzzle game for the NES, is available as well, for $4.99.


    Wii U eShop Update:


    The Wii U gets a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate as well. In addition, Frozenbyte have released a demo for Trine 2: Director’s Cut. Also available is F-Zero on the Wii U Virtual Console, as part of the Famicom 30th anniversary celebration.


    You can view the full Nintendo eShop update for the week, along with details on the aforementioned games, at this link.


    European eShop Update:

    Europe gets Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demos for 3DS and Wii U as well. The Trine 2 demo is also available in Europe this week, along with a demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS.


    Meanwhile, Nicalis’ Night Sky is available for the Nintendo 3DS eShop for €9.99/£8.99. Finally, F-Zero for Wii U is now available in Europe as well, and Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition is 50% off until February 28th.


    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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