Rumor Analysis for New Wii Titles on Wii U eShop

Rumor Analysis for New Wii Titles on Wii U eShop

When that “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD” rumor surfaced on Monday, I decided to pass it up. After all, a very well-staged StreetPass hoax for “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 3D” fooled most fans last April during a “Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses” concert in Germany. So hearing about another Zelda rumor was almost too good to be true this time around.

Upon further inspection, however, there seems to be proof that eight new Wii titles have been added to the Nintendo Update Server (NUS) database — including entries for “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD,” The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Metroid: Other M, and Super Paper Mario.

Below are two tables. The first table simply details the fifteen Wii titles that are currently available on the Wii U eShop across all regions. The second table lists the twelve new entries for the NUS database; eight are entirely new, while four are existing eShop titles marked for either Europe or Japan.

Just because new Wii titles were added to the NUS database — as of October 12, 2015 — doesn’t mean they are coming to the Wii U eShop. It’s also important to note that none of them are currently listed for the North American region. We’ll keep an eye out for any new information and, if it changes, we’ll be sure to provide updates.

Current Wii Titles on Wii U eShop

Title Americas Europe Japan
Donkey Kong Country Returns No Yes Yes
Kirby’s Epic Yarn No Yes No
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Yes Yes Yes
Mario Sports Mix No Yes No
Metroid Prime: Trilogy Yes Yes Yes
Muramasa: The Demon Blade No No Yes
Pandora’s Tower Yes Yes Yes
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure No Yes No
Punch-Out!! Yes Yes Yes
Sin and Punishment Yes Yes Yes
Super Mario Galaxy No No Yes
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Yes Yes Yes
Trauma Team No No Yes
Xenoblade Chronicles No Yes No
Zangeki no Reginleiv No No Yes

New Wii Titles Added to NUS Database

Title Europe Japan
Kirby’s Epic Yarn N/A  Yes
Mario Strikers Charged Football Not yet  Yes
Mario Super Sluggers Not yet  Yes
Metroid: Other M Not yet  Yes
New Super Mario Bros. Wii  Yes  Yes
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure N/A  Yes
Super Mario Galaxy  Yes N/A
Super Paper Mario Not yet  Yes
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Not yet  Yes
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Not yet  Yes
Wario Land: Shake It! Not yet  Yes
Xenoblade Chronicles N/A  Yes

Note: Bold titles represent new Wii titles currently unavailable in the Wii U eShop


  1. Hey there, nice article as always. One correction, US does have Metroid Prime: Trilogy on Wii U eShop. I know because I own it on there. :)


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