Nintendo Download: 1st January 2015 (Europe)

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The New Year beckons in a quieter week for the Nintendo eShop than usual, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t without some star appearances.

Charming puzzler Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launches this week, with Wii U’s Virtual Console being graced by two strong additions in F-Zero: GP Legend and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Whereas the 3DS is treated to new HOME Menu Themes, with special offers discounting Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Shovel Knight.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom – £24.99 (€29.99) until 8th January 2015, normally £49.99 (€59.99)

* New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99) until 8th January 2015, normally £67.98 (€79.98)
New Super Luigi U included as a free bonus if you buy New Super Mario Bros. U in Nintendo eShop between 1st – 8th January 2015. A download code for New Super Luigi U will be shown on the screen after purchase, and also on the receipt.

* Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games – £8.66 (€9.99) until 8th January 2015, normally £12.99 (€14.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom – £19.99 (€22.49) until 8th January 2015, normally £39.99 (€44.99)
* Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games – £8.66 (€9.99) until 8th January 2015, normally £12.99 (€14.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* F-Zero: GP Legend, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
The year is 2201 and the ultra high-speed F-ZERO is the most popular sport in the universe. Take control of eight different characters; from veteran Captain Falcon to newcomer Rick Wheeler: a cop injured in the past who is re-awoken to help bring down the criminal gangs exploiting F-ZERO for their own gain. In Story Mode, speed through a series of narrative-led races across the galaxy while competing in four Grand Prix cups. You can also set your best laps in Time Attack, and master special challenges in Zero Test mode.

* Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
The peaceful kingdom of Renais has been attacked by its ally the Grado Empire. The heirs to the throne of Renais must free their homeland and uncover the secret behind the Grado treachery. This acclaimed chapter of the strategy role-playing series brings a gripping new storyline and many new features. Command your armies of soldiers – from familiar Pegasus Knights to brand new units like the Mage Knights – and battle across more than 20 levels of epic sword and sorcery action.

Wii U Download Software
* Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
The sometimes cowardly, sometimes courageous Captain Toad embarks on his first solo adventure for Wii U! This puzzle-platformer game sees the diminutive hero from Super Mario 3D WorldUPER MARIO 3D WORLD adventure through a wide range of levels. Captain Toad is joined on his adventure by Toadette. Unlike traditional video game heroes, Captain Toad and Toadette don’t have any special powers – these tiny heroes can’t even jump! Plus, they’re terrified of just about everything, but they face their adventures head on. Armed with headlights and a can-do attitude, they must make their way through enemy-infested locales like Wild West shanties and Goomba waterparks. Each location is bursting with puzzles to solve and secrets to unearth.

3DS HOME Menu Themes
* NES Fire-Breathing Bowser, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This theme stars 8-bit Bowser with classic SFX, brick folders and icons. Scroll the Touch Screen to see him breathe fire.

* Pokémon: Slowpoke, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This mellow theme stars Slowpoke, who loves to chill at the beach. Scroll the Touch Screen to see different Slowpoke looks.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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