3DS News

Nintendo eShop Update: 7/30/15 – 8/6/15

Nintendo has updated their digital store with new additions for the Wii U and 3DS for the week of July 30, 2015. Below is a list of new releases and sales.

Wii U

  • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition
    “Fly through the award-winning world ofBADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches!”
    – Nintendo press release

  • Xeodrifter
    “Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa! Click here to view a trailer for the game.”
    – Nintendo press release
  • Endless Golf
    “Hit shot after shot as you play an endless amount of procedurally generated golfing holes that increase with difficulty, more hills, and tricky traps. Enjoy the scenic pastures as you play all day and all night, never stopping. Watch as time passes you by. Easy to learn touch controls, but hard to master. See how many holes you can get in as few strokes as possible. But don’t worry, there is no win or lose, just Endless Golf.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • To celebrate Kirby’s 23rd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 1, Nintendo has released three Kirby titles for the Wii U Virtual Console.
    • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
      “Kirby stars in his first 3D adventure, which is also his Nintendo 64 debut. This game finds the always-versatile hero battling a new enemy called Dark Matter. Dark Matter is after a distant land’s powerful crystal, but a young fairy named Ribbon attempts to save it by escaping with the gem to Dream Land. Now the crystal has been broken, and it’s scattered around the world. Take control of Kirby, and help him journey across six worlds, battling a wide variety of enemies and challenging bosses, as he tries to collect all 100 pieces of the shattered crystal. Along the way, you’ll use Kirby’s trademark Copy Ability to use enemies’ strengths against them. Not only that, but try combining any two abilities to create a brand-new one that is usually stronger than the original. Throw in three exciting multiplayer minigames, and you’ve got a package of which even King Dedede would be proud. Fans of Kirby and action games with bright, colorful graphics should vacuum this one up.”
      – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
    • Kirby Squeak Squad
      “Float, jump, and battle through eight huge worlds as Kirby takes control of a diabolical band of rodent robbers called the Squeaks! You can expect all of the action from a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby’s Copy Abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can you mix and match Copy Abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby’s belly, but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment as well as foes. For example, you can burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability or freeze water with the Ice ability. The massive array of Copy Abilities in Kirby: Squeak Squad will appeal to any Kirby fan, and a collection of well-hidden treasure chests to discover will reward players looking to find every last secret.”
      – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
    • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
      “Return to Kirby’s roots with new copy abilities, and awesome new Super Abilities. Up to four players can play together – play as Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee. Classic gameplay with a new twist makes for an adventure that anyone can enjoy.”
      – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

Kirby's Return to Dreamland

  • Just Dance 2016 (Demo)
    “Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.”
    – Nintendo press release
  • New Splatoon Update
    “On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.”
    – Nintendo press release

3DS

  • Best of Board Games – Mahjong
    “Rediscover all the pleasure of Mahjong in this timeless classic! Learn how to play and test your abilities by solving 60 boards in Adventure mode, or play a single game at your leisure in Free mode. Stuck in a level? Use your bonus and make the entire board simpler in a split second! Discover the brand new Moving walkway mode: finish the levels more quickly by using the extra tiles that scroll alongside the board. Choose classic or modern tiles and become a Mahjong pro!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

Best of Board Games - Mahjong

  • Best of Board Games – Solitaire
    “Rediscover Solitaire and its most popular variations in this timeless classic! Take a moment to relax with one of 5 variations: Freecell, Golf, Pyramid, Klondike and Spider, with many more adjustable options for each variation. Stuck? Use brand new bonuses such as card swap to get yourself out of the situation! Play a quick game at any time in Free mode or take on 40 increasingly harder challenges in Adventure mode.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Flick Golf 3D
    “Welcome to Flick Golf, the world’s most addictive handheld golf game now for Nintendo 3DS! Flick, spin and curve your shots with pinpoint accuracy to sink that perfect hole-in-one. Turn up the 3D depth slider to add a whole new dimension! Beat high scores across six unique and challenging courses in Quickshot, compete for trophies in World Tour, or put your golf skills to the ultimate test in Quickshot Pro. Experience Full Fat’s award-winning ‘after touch’ controls for the very first time on Nintendo 3DS!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

Sales, Specials & More

LEGO Batman 3

  • High Strangeness is $4.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 3, until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sunday, Aug. 9.
  • Elliot Quest is $10.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, August 13.
  • Developer Circle Entertainment has their games Castle Conqueror Defender, Demon King Box and Quell Memento on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 20.
  • Toys vs. Monsters is $1.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sunday, Aug. 23.
  • Developer EnjoyUp has their games 99Moves, Abyss and Rock Zombie on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 27.
  • The Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Classic Theme is now available on the 3DS.
  • The Miiverse has received a new updates and facelift. Screen Shot Album allows players to organize up to 100 captured pictures; Play Journal lets players write about their experiences by citing them in a journal, which can be public or private, with compatible Miiverse games; Games in Miiverse are now split up into player journal entries, drawings and discussion categories.
  • The Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Sink or Swim Tournament is running from Friday, July 31, to Sunday, Aug. 9.

Ongoing sales from the weeks of May 28, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23

Below is a list of games on the Wii U and 3DS eShops that still have ongoing sales originally listed during the weeks of May 28June 25July 2July 9July 16 and July 23.

May 28

  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland for Wii U and 3DS is $12.90 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Friday, July 31.
  • Fit Music is $12.90 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Friday, July 31.

June 25

  • Stone Shire is $3.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 1.

July 2

July 9

  • AeternoBlade is $7.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

July 16

July 23

  • Developer Wayforward has their games Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse on the Wii U and 3DS, and Mighty Switch Force! 2 on the Wii U and 3DS  on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sunday, Aug. 2.
  • Midnight is $0.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 6.
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is $4.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 6.

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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