Even though it wont be available before next week, Splinter Cell: Blacklist is probably the biggest Wii U eShop release of the week. Unless you count Galaga as a Virtual Console, since we're sure that will score plenty of downloads as well.
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2 and Trine 2 are both on sale, so make sure to check those out of you haven't already.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist – The United States is being threatened with a terror ultimatum known as the Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks. Sam Fisher is the only agent with the authority to hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary. The countdown has begun. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, the next entry in the critically acclaimed Splinter Cell series, is available on Aug. 20.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Galaga – In this arcade classic, move right and left to defend against the missiles and attacks of the Galaga aliens. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of attack patterns. Rescue a captured fighter to combine with it, forming a Dual Fighter with twice the firepower. Earn perfect bonuses more easily by using a Dual Fighter on the Challenging Stages.
Nintendo eShop Sale
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – To celebrate the recent release of the Good Friends Character Pack DLC for Runner2, which introduces six new characters to the game, Gaijin Games is dropping the price of BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for the Wii U system. Download the game at a discounted price of $11.25 until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 29.
Trine 2: Director's Cut – Trine 2: Director's Cut is a gorgeous side-scrolling action game for the Wii U system that features physics-based puzzles using fire, water, gravity and magic. Download the game at a discounted price of $7.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
Also new this week:
Get the most out of your Wii or DSi gaming console with a points card that allows you to access the Wii Shop Channel through the Wii console or the Nintendo DSi. Shop through the Nintendo DSi and then redeem Nintendo Points to download additional games, features, and items. Once you have downloaded a Virtual Console, WiiWare game, or items from Wii Shop, they will appear as a channel within the Wii Channel menu. Once you have downloaded games or items for DSi, they will appear as a channel within the DSi Shop Channel menu. Things to note about the Nintendo Points Card: For use on the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop Channel