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Nintendo eShop Update: 4/2/15 – 4/9/15

Nintendo has updated their digital store with new additions for the Wii U and 3DS for the week of April 2, 2015. Below is a list of new releases and sales, which includes the first Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games on the Wii U’s eShop.

Wii U

  • Super Mario 64 (Virtual Console)
    “Leap through paintings hanging from the walls of Peach’s castle as Mario enters 15 magical worlds in a quest to collect the 120 Power Stars pilfered by evil Bowser. In this timeless classic Nintendo 64 game, vast worlds teem with daunting obstacles, hidden items, puzzles, and classic Super Mario Bros. enemies.”
    – Nintendo press release

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  • Yoshi’s Island DS (Virtual Console)
    “Download classic Nintendo DS games on your Wii U console! In Yoshi’s Island DS, team up with the Yoshi clan to save the day from Kamek. As Yoshi crosses the lush but perilous lands of Yoshi’s Island, he will also need to depend on his baby companions and their special abilities.”
    – Nintendo press release
  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
    “Influenced by retro classics, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN’s adventures in his online series. With multiple playable characters, power ups, cameos galore, tons of secrets and more, we’re making a game that all fans of video games will enjoy. If you’re a fan of old school difficulty, fart jokes, The Nerd and/or old school platformers chances are you’ll enjoy AVGN Adventures. Some say “hard” we’re saying “rewarding!” Why? Because every check point you get, every boss you beat, every accomplishment is earned. You feel like like a stud. This is a game that allows you to brag to your friends if you beat it. Yes, this is the official The Angry Video Game Nerd game!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Bubble Gum Popper
    “Tired of the same old boring Matching games? Want something new and exciting? Then check out Bubble Gum Popper, the brand new Matching Game by Skunk Software!
    Bubble Gum Popper is a cool new matching game that is unlike anything else! Get ready for quick heart pounding action as gumballs fly around the gumball machine while you try to match OVER 20 different flavors on over 100 levels! What are you waiting for? Stop missing out on the Bubble Busting Fun! Get Bubble Gum Popper now, before its too late!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Mon Premier Karaoké
    “Mon Premier Karaoké for Wii U is a karaoke game featuring some of the most popular children’s songs of all time. The entire family can enjoy quality time as children learn and advance their communications skills. Watch delighted youngsters sing and dance along to Hickory Dickory Dock or practice their A, B, C’s in the alphabet song.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • psyscrolr
    “psyscrolr is a unique platformer with Wii U™ GamePad Touch Screen elements. In this title, you will play the Scrolr, a boy who has inherited a presence from another world, which gives him psychic powers that he neither wanted nor dreamed of. In the game, you will be helped by the voice of his powers in his head, narrating what is happening as well as assisting in combat. Utilize new mechanics to pull, push, and destroy any obstacle in your way. Enjoy a hub-based layout where you can replay the levels with no penalty for death!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Underground
    “Welcome to the world of Sari and Swank, brave heroes in a world filled with challenging puzzles and fascinating locations. Accompany Sari and Swank in their quest and help them navigate and overcome obstacles, all the while subconsciously honing your laparoscopic surgery skills. Guide Sari and her robots through an elaborate world of challenges. Gather resources and build your own custom solution for each puzzle, all the while fighting off enemies and environmental threats. Underground is an innovative serious game by Grendel Games. This game is truly a ‘seriously entertaining’ experience, offering a fun and immersive entertainment game that’s also capable of training laparoscopic surgery motor skills.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

3DS

  • BOXBOY!
    Think outside the box in this charming black-and-white puzzle platformer from the creators of the Kirby series. Traverse tricky landscapes by creating boxes to help Qbby navigate more than 20 puzzling worlds and more than 150 challenging stages. Just watch out – tons of obstacles stand in your way.
    – Nintendo press release

  • Story of Seasons
    The best-selling series Bokujo Monogatari is reborn outside Japan as Story of Seasons. The farming and life-simulation game improves upon the farming and relationship building that the series is known for, while adding the theme of “Connecting,” both with other lands across the game world or with other players online. Use the game’s StreetPass feature to fill your town with visiting farmers or connect to Wi-Fi to visit your friends and farm together. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    – Nintendo press release
  • Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld
    “Excave is back with even more challenging dungeons and a more varied ensemble of terrible foes! Excave II is a classic JRPG style dungeon hack and slash game wherein you take the role of one of two adventurers, tasked with returning order to a progressively more chaotic city. Each adventurer has their own attacking style and hundreds of items and weaponry to discover! Unlike other RPG’s, there is no leveling up system, instead the player’s equipment determines how strong they are – find legendary weapons to smash your way through! Progress requires careful planning and thought – come ill prepared with weapons and equipment that are not targeting a specific enemies weakpoints then only doom awaits.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

Sales, Special & More

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  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is $3.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 9.
  • Citizens of Earth on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is $9.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, April 6 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Monday, April 13.
  • Midnight is $1.49 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 16.
  • uWordsmith is $0.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 23.
  • Puzzle Monkeys is $1.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 23.
  • Circle Entertainment’s European Conqueror 3D, The Legend of Dark Witch and Tappingo are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 23.
  • Gravity Badgers is $2.49 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Wednesday, April 29.
  • Developers GameLion and Huuuge Games have their titles Hazumi, League of Heroes and more on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 30.
  • Toys vs Monsters is $2.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on Sunday, April 5 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sunday, May 3.
  • The Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bunny Day, Rottytops and Shantae Pirate themes are available to download now for the 3DS.

Ongoing sales from the week of March 19

Below is a list of games on the Wii U and 3DS eShops that still have ongoing sales originally listed during the week of March 19.

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Robbie Key is the Nintendo editor for Analog Addiction and former editor-in-chief for The Pine Log at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is now an alumnus. Follow his completely relevant Twitter updates, watch his awesometacular YouTube videos and view his LinkedIn profile.

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