Nintendo eShop Update: 12th May 2016 (Europe)

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Prepare to take control of an animated cube of meat in Super Meat Boy, which headlines this week’s Nintendo eShop update for Europe.

Mario Strikers Charged Football receives a welcome release on Wii U Virtual Console service, while Konami’s Contra III: The Alien Wars whisks you to the year 2636 to put an end to an alien invasion on New Nintendo 3DS.

Elsewhere, there are new releases in Remimory’s Color Symphony 2, RCMADIAX’s Pixel Slime U, and WordsUp! Academy from CoderChild, while LEGO Marvel’s Avengers welcomes the All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange Pack as add-on content.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • DuckTales Remastered, Capcom – £4.79 (€5.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Capcom – £3.95 (€4.94) until 26th May 2016, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom – £7.99 (€9.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Steel Rivals, nuGAME – £4.49 (€4.99) until 19th May 2016, normally £5.99 (€6.99)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.49 (€5.99) until 19th May 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, QubicGames £2.69 (€2.99) until 9th June 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • AiRace Speed, QubicGames £2.10 (€2.39) until 9th June 2016, normally £3.10 (€3.49)
  • AiRace Xeno, Qubic Games – £1.59 (€1.69) until 9th June 2016, normally £2.29 (€2.49)
  • Goosebumps: The Game, GameMill – £12.49 (€15.99) until 13th June 2016, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Capcom – £7.99 (€9.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Capcom – £12.49 (€14.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom – £7.49 (€8.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D, Capcom – £3.59 (€3.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Capcom – £7.19 (€7.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Terraria, 505 Games – £12.74 (€14.99) until 26th May 2016, normally £16.99 (€19.99)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.49 (€5.99) until 19th May 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Strikers Charged Football (Wii), Nintendo – £17.99 (€19.99)

In this follow-up to Mario Smash Football, you use the skill provided by the Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controller to win the ball, score unstoppable goals and take control of the goalkeeper to perform spectacular saves. Mario is joined by other famous Nintendo characters who take on the role of captain. Then select a host of popular team-mates to make up the rest of the team, before competing in one of the game’s many modes.

Wii U Download Software

  • Color Symphony 2, Remimory – £7.99 (€9.99)

A man returns to his world to reclaim all he has lost without knowing that everything has changed since he left… Color Symphony 2 is a puzzle action platformer that utilizes the ambiguity of colour. Try to eliminate obstacles or find new paths by using colour! This simple rule allows you to solve various problems.

  • Pixel Slime U, RCMADIAX – £2.69 (€2.99)

Pixel Slime U is a unique platformer that challenges you to get the LOWEST score possible. Jump, twist, and glide your way through 40 challenging levels while trying to avoid death. This game will keep you coming back while you compete with others on Miiverse to have the LOWEST score.

  • Super Meat Boy, BlitWorks – £10.40 (€11.20) until 26th May 2016, normally £13 (€14)

Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who’s trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves, and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well-being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic titles and stream lines them down to the essential straightforward twitch-reflex platforming. Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren’t enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, tons of unlockable secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.

Wii U Add-On Content

  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange Pack, WB Games – £2.50 (€2.99)

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES), Konami – £7.19 (€7.99)

In the year 2636, the Alien War rages on, and it’s up to two soldiers, Jimbo and Sully, to stop the invasion. In this Super NES classic, you can collect power-ups including bombs, flamethrowers, spread shots, lasers and homing guns, and battle through six stages of non-stop, run-and-gun action.

3DS Download Demo

  • Witch & Hero 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – Free

To save the lost witch and hero from the demon lord, the little witch and little hero get to fight again! Witch and Hero 2 is an action game that controls both little witch and little hero at the same time. The little hero is physically strong and stands up forever no matter how many times he’s beaten.

3DS Download Software

  • WordsUp! Academy, CoderChild – £2.69 (€2.99)

Becoming part of the Academy is not easy; its most illustrious members are waiting for you, ready to challenge you in this extraordinary puzzle and skills game. Prove your mastery of language in WordsUp! Academy… and dare to challenge them and get their approval! Practice your mental agility and your knowledge of the language in WordsUp! Academy!

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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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