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Wii U Gets Its First Free-To-Play Game Today

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Zen Pinball 2 will roll into the eShop for free today in the UK, the first free title on Wii U.

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Wii U’s first ‘freemium’ title in the UK will be downloadable from today, Nintendo has announced.

Zen Pinball 2 is now available as a free download on the Wii U eShop, the first free-to-play title on the console in Europe, although Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! was recently announced as a free title for Japan.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently spoke of a desire to explore free titles on Wii U and 3DS.

Zen Studios’ pinball sim features a host of tables including Marvel Pinball and Plants vs. Zombies themed tables.

Add-on DLC priced £2.39-£7.99 will also be available to buy to expand the free game.

Other downloadables available on Nintendo platforms today include a digital version of Batman: Arkam City Armoured Edition for Wii U for £49.99 (seriously) and a 3D video available on 3DS entitled The Beet Party: Beet Scratch, an 89p short film about rapping and singing beetroots (honestly).

 

 

 

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