Wii U eShop - Trine 2 Directors Cut - less than half price, £5.49 instead of £13.99 15th Aug to 5th Sept
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Wii U eShop - Trine 2 Directors Cut - less than half price, £5.49 instead of £13.99 15th Aug to 5th Sept

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Found 12th Aug 2013
Sale price will start Thursday 15th August with the eShop update around 3pm.

Gets great reviews, scores 84/100 on Metacritic
metacritic.com/gam…cut

Brief game summary taken from the Nintendo page linked below:

Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than just your average side-scrolling platform game: combining mind-bending puzzles with thrilling combat action, the gameplay offers a challenge that's sure to appeal to everyone. Explore fantastical locations displayed in superb high-definition graphics and experience a rich story full of bravery and villainy – all while fighting enemies and solving physics-based puzzles that make use of realistic fire, water and gravity effects.

Although players can choose from one of three heroes to control – Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief – you’ll actually need all three in order to make progress. Switch between the trio at the push of a button and make use of their unique skills to overcome obstacles, defeat monsters, recover valuable treasures and more.

nintendo.co.uk/Gam…tml

Updates since original launch:
- Wii U Pro Controller support
- Voice chat support
- Bug fix for the 'washed-out' look



- jsty3105

Updates since original launch:
- Wii U Pro Controller support
- Voice chat support
- Bug fix for the 'washed-out' look



- jsty3105

21 Comments

Heat added, but I wish they'd try a bit harder with their eShop sales. How about some of the bigger retail titles being discounted ninty???

hot!

Great game!! Have some HEAT!!!

Heat here. Ill be picking this up too.

Excellent deal! Heat added!

Usually goes for £2 on pc/steam

shak

Usually goes for £2 on pc/steam



& that helps Wii U users how exactly?

don't forget that if you bought a premium Wii u, you'll get reward points for digital downloads based on the original price not the discounted price. You can use the points to redeem against other digital purchases on your wii u.

Also don't forget anything you buy digitally on the Wii U is tied to that console. Not your account.

Only Nintendo can transfer your purchases at their discretion if you send your machine to them.

Bargain! - this will be my 3rd cheap eshop purchase.

JoeUK

Also don't forget anything you buy digitally on the Wii U is tied to that … Also don't forget anything you buy digitally on the Wii U is tied to that console. Not your account. Only Nintendo can transfer your purchases at their discretion if you send your machine to them.



True - Don't think they'd really reject your purchase transfer request except in exceptional circumstances though - It's usually a fairly straightforward if a little annoying process. The phrasing used makes it sound as if there's a reasonable chance Nintendo could choose not to transfer your purchases to your new Wii U console.

For others not in the know, the process Nintendo mandates is for you to send them your old and new Wii U machines and they'll handle the transfer process. Not the most user-friendly process but that's what it's like at the moment. Looks like we may see some sort of change to this by the end of 2014 based on the development improvements that have been happening and based on the coming sharing of 3DS and Wii U account balances. Progress is being made to make things more user-friendly - whether they're happening fast enough is another matter entirely.

davem

Bargain! - this will be my 3rd cheap eshop purchase.



Out of interest, what were the other 2 ?

And Trine 2 is fantastic even at full price, so at 1/2 price it is undoubtedly a hot deal.

It is locked at 30hz on Wii U. You can hack around it on the PC version and it plays quite a bit better. (Don't like that you have to all games like this should be 60hz or have the graphics cut back until it can be).

Original Poster

jsty3105

don't forget that if you bought a premium Wii u, you'll get reward points … don't forget that if you bought a premium Wii u, you'll get reward points for digital downloads based on the original price not the discounted price. You can use the points to redeem against other digital purchases on your wii u.



Didn't know that thanks, did notice Nintendo use the price before VAT though, so you have to spend about £78 instead of £65 on the eShop to get your fiver in credit back.

With this and Nano Assault Neo on offer, just need Nintendo to have a sale on their own first party stuff.

ChrisIW

Heat added, but I wish they'd try a bit harder with their eShop sales. … Heat added, but I wish they'd try a bit harder with their eShop sales. How about some of the bigger retail titles being discounted ninty???

Hard to see that happening much because that'll undercut their retail partners. You also need to factor in that most Nintendo's first party titles tend to hold their value for much much longer than other titles thanks to their development strategy (priority is on games you want to keep playing and don't want to sell) and the traditional Nintendo long-tail retail sales chart.

Having said that, I too love cheaper games as much as the next guy.

Holliss

Didn't know that thanks, did notice Nintendo use the price before VAT … Didn't know that thanks, did notice Nintendo use the price before VAT though, so you have to spend about £78 instead of £65 on the eShop to get your fiver in credit back.With this and Nano Assault Neo on offer, just need Nintendo to have a sale on their own first party stuff.

Nobody actually promoted it much before - even the retailers. You never see it mentioned on any of the sales info for the Wii U bundles so I'm not surprised.

Recently, Nintendo have been taking more active steps to inform Wii U owners about this benefit - if you launch the Wii U eShop (and I'm not sure whether you need to have done this on a Wii U Premium), the notice will appear at the top of your screen.

If you like shmups, Nano Assault Neo is an excellent addition to your library - some levels were mind-warping though! Like playing Super Mario Galaxy as a shooter...
Edited by: "jsty3105" 12th Aug 2013

Also don't forget the wii u was out sold by its predecessor in the past few months. says a lot for the quality of the console

jsty3105

don't forget that if you bought a premium Wii u, you'll get reward points … don't forget that if you bought a premium Wii u, you'll get reward points for digital downloads based on the original price not the discounted price. You can use the points to redeem against other digital purchases on your wii u.



Utter nonsense, the points you get are based entirely on the price you pay

d_lee_83

Utter nonsense, the points you get are based entirely on the price you pay

It appears that you are entirely correct. I stand corrected on this and should have checked my source.

unrandomsam

It is locked at 30hz on Wii U. You can hack around it on the PC version … It is locked at 30hz on Wii U. You can hack around it on the PC version and it plays quite a bit better. (Don't like that you have to all games like this should be 60hz or have the graphics cut back until it can be).

It's locked on 30fps on all consoles. But gameplay is smooth on the Wii U so no issues there.

With the Wii U, it's finally feasible to play as the Wizard (much easier to draw out the shapes on the GamePad than using a mouse or analogue stick to do it) and you get the option for off-tv play.

This game is incredible. Definitely worth it at this price!
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