Nintendo eShop Update: 11th August 2016 (North America)

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Mario Sports Mix and Wave Race 64 are added to the Wii U Virtual Console service in this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America.

New arrivals on the home console come in nuGAME’s 360 Breakout, Surfin’ Sam – Attack of the Aqualites from Slyon Studios, and BitFinity’s Tadpole Treble, while the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console adds Mega Man X. A Disney Art Academy demo and CIRCLE Entertainment’s Ambition of the Slimes round out the new releases.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Corecell: Wicked Monster Blast! HD+ is on sale until 31st August 2016
  • Frozenbyte: Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2 Director’s Cut are on sale until 29th August 2016
  • Nano Assault NEO: 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 25th August 2016
  • RCMADIAX: Pixel Slime U, Tap Tap Arcade and more games are on sale until 28th September 2016
  • The Perplexing Orb: Over 75 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to 99 cents) until 19th August 2016
  • Special Offers (3DS)

  • ATLUS: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, Stella Glow and more games are on sale until 22nd August 2016
  • Capcom: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy from Capcom are on sale until 18th August 2016
  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Brunch Panic, Sweet Memories – Blackjack and more games are on sale until 1st September 2016
  • Corecell: AeternoBlade is on sale until 31st August 2016
  • G-Style: Crazy Construction, Chain Blaster and more games are on sale until 25th August 2016
  • Gamelion Studios: Crazy Kangaroo, League of Heroes and more games are on sale until 31st August 2016
  • Media Sales & Licensing B.V.: 4 Elements, Azada and more games are on sale until 29th December 2016
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 18th August 2016
  • SEGA: 3D Streets of Rage, 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and more games are on sale until 29th August 2016
  • Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Sports Mix (Wii), Nintendo – $19.99
  • The game presents four familiar sports – hockey, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball – but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters or play as their own Mii characters. In any sport, power-ups can turn the tide of a game in an instant. And in over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash a special move.

  • Wave Race 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – $9.99
  • Choose one of four characters, each with his or her own unique abilities and style, and master the game’s excellent controls. Make your way through nine courses, each with its own challenges. Take a break from racing to try the Stunt Mode. Polish your skills pulling off handstands, rolls and flips.

    Wii U Download Software

  • 360 Breakout, nuGAME – $7
  • 360 Breakout is a breakout game out of the ordinary. Offers single player, two player co-op and two player VS mode. Play through 20 exciting levels on your own or together with a friend while aiming for a new highscore. Supports off-TV Play mode.

  • Surfin’ Sam – Attack of the Aqualites, Slyon Studios – TBC
  • The weather is perfect, the waves are high, the sun is shining…and there is an invading alien race of aquatic creatures threatening to terra-form the Earth into a planet of sea creatures! Yep, just another day for our hero, Surfin’ Sam.

    Guide Sam and his dependable side-kick, Flip Flops the beach dog, through more than 30 levels of adventure in this unique gaming experience! Together you’ll run, jump, and surf through daring obstacles in search of Prong, leader of the Aqualites, to end his assault on Earth—before it’s turned into a giant pond! But first you’ll have to blast through his malicious army, each enemy wielding his own set of skills and a desire to stop Sam at all costs!

  • Tadpole Treble, BitFinity – $9.99
  • Get ready for a creative adventure as you swim through sheet music and avoid the notes of the game’s catchy soundtrack. Along the way, you’ll encounter massive bosses, fully sung songs and plenty of unlockables, as well as an intuitive full stage/song creation mode using the Wii U GamePad controller.

    Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Mega Man X (SNES), Capcom – $7.99
  • Hundreds of years after his death, Dr. Light’s final creation is discovered. Now, the future lies on the brink of destruction and X must use all of his newfound powers and abilities to hunt down the maverick Reploids and their leader, Sigma, before the human race is wiped from the planet.

    3DS Download Demo

  • Disney Art Academy, Nintendo – Free
  • In the full version of the game, players can discover their inner artists to capture the stunning visuals of over 80 Disney and Pixar characters. With advice and lessons inspired by Disney art and Pixar animations, they learn to use a bundle of different drawing tools to create Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, characters from Disney Inside Out, or characters like Mickey Mouse. They can even share their creations with their friends. The demo version gives players access to two lessons to try out: Mickey Mouse and Olaf from Disney Frozen. Game and demo in 2D.

    3DS Download Software

  • Ambition of the Slimes, CIRCLE Entertainment – $5
  • Ambition of the Slimes is a turn-based strategy RPG that controls the slimes to battle. Different kinds of slimes have their own abilities, you have to choose the proper slime to take over the enemy and consider how to battle with them. Many tactics can be used in battle and your choice is the key to victory. Try another method if you cannot defeat your enemy because the slimes are too weak to battle by themselves.

    Written by
    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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