Nintendo Pushing Indie Games with a “Super Indie Connection Sale”

Are you a fan of indie games? Nintendo wants to push some key indie game a bit more over the next few weeks. Starting today, if you purchase (or have purchased in the past) one of these games at full price, you will be able to get any of the others at 60% off. What are the games? We’re glad you asked! Here they are with their normal prices (before the discount).

Toki Tori 2+ ($14.99)
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party ($8.99)
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien ($14.99)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99)
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition ($9.99)

It is no secret that Nintendo needs to push its online offerings more than ever to help customers understand what is out there. This includes the great indie games. Hopefully this sale will help drive people to the eShop, where they can download and experience some of these amazing games built by indie developers.

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PRESS RELEASE

“Super Indie Connection Sale” Launches Today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Promotion Combines Five Independent Developers and Offers Fans 60 Percent Discounts on Select Downloadable Games

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Starting today, Wii U owners can take advantage of limited-time discounts on select indie games in the Nintendo eShop. Now through Feb. 13, fans who own any of the participating games already – or purchase one at full price during the promotion – will qualify to receive 60 percent off all other participating games.

The indie games that are participating in this exciting two-week Nintendo eShop sale include:

  • Toki Tori 2+ from Two Tribes Publishing is a puzzle adventure with no tutorials, no hand-holding and no one telling players what to do. The fun is in exploring and overcoming the obstacles of the lush forest island.
  • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party from KnapNok Games is a game for two to eight people. Players sit in a circle around the Wii U GamePad, spin a virtual bottle and collaborate with friends to complete the most challenges.
  • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien from Gaijin Games Inc. is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players run, jump, slide, kick and soar through fantastic environments with amazing soundtracks.
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams from Black Forest Games is a fast-paced platformer that lets players morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds. The game combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro platforming.
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition from WayForward delivers players to a world in which Space Hooligans have escaped custody and are wreaking havoc all over Planet Land. Players must do what they can to bring these renegades to justice.

“Independent developers are responsible for some of the most creative and unique content in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Nintendo of America’s vice president of Licensing.

“We noticed there were a lot of high-quality games by independent game developers in the Nintendo eShop,” said Collin Van Ginkel, co-founder of Two Tribes Publishing. “This type of special promotion helps us introduce games of other developers to our fans who may not otherwise discover all the great games available on Wii U.”

For more information about the Super Indie Connection Sale, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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  • Gamer_Greg

    Hmm, this will get me to rebuy Giana Sisters ;). Might pick up Toki Tori 2 also.

    • Steve

      I was actually thinking about Giana Sisters too. And Spin the Bottle… Yeah, I thought about it. I’ve already got Runner2 and Toki Tori, so I’ll qualify for the discount.

      • Gamer_Greg

        Thankfully Nintendo was able to transfer my copy of Mighty Switch Force, so it was still “purchased”. I was going to log on soon and see how much those other 2 are. It’s not like I need more games, but a sale this good is hard to pass up.

  • Alexandre Trottier

    I just got Toki Tori 2+ in the Humble Indie Bundle, otherwise I would have been all over it! Guess I might look into Giana Sisters or Spin the Bottle!

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