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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 272: In Loving Memory, Wii U and 3DS eShop

Pour one out for a misunderstood generation.



Wii U 3DS eShop

Wii U and 3DS eShop Closure Reactions

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Cameron DaxonMarc Kaliroff, and Campbell Gill pour one out for the end of an era. With Nintendo having recently announced the effective end of the Wii U and 3DS eShops, the hosts open the show by taking some time to reflect on the long-term impact of this decision: not only does this hammer the final nail in the coffin of Nintendo’s ill-fated last generation, but it also spells the end of the long-running Virtual Console. Will Switch Online ever fill the VC-shaped hole in our hearts? At least Nintendo provided a neat site to recall your Wii U and 3DS memories

Next up, Marc gives the hosts a rundown of The Cuphead Show! and its disappointing adaptation of the Cuphead universe for the silver screen. Its animation may be beautiful, but it seems like not even Wayne Brady as King Dice can save this show and its crippling lack of substance.

Lastly, the hosts close things out with a good old-fashioned indie spotlight on Infernax, a brutal yet infectiously fun retro action platformer, and Ocean’s Heart, a Link to the Past-esque adventure game that’s sure to scratch that Zelda itch. With some impressions of the Switch port of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments thrown in for good measure, the show ends with a well-rounded spotlight indeed!

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LFXIV – NXpress Intro

00:52 – Opening topic: Wii U and 3DS eShop Closure Reactions
Floral Furry” – Cuphead
23:40 – The Cuphead Show! Review
“Botanic Panic” Cuphead
40:20 – Indie Games Spotlight
Ruse of an Ooze” – Cuphead

The NXpress is a weekly podcast hosted at in which we discuss all things Nintendo. We stay clear from in-depth game strategies and keep things light. There’s plenty of nostalgia and feedback that will resonate with vintage game collectors; meanwhile modern games are sprinkled in and each week our show revolves around a central theme.