Nintendo eShop Update: 14th April 2016 (Europe)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update is in, headlined by new add-on content for Runbow and Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Lost Reavers Beta kicking off.

Elsewhere, the new Nintendo Selects range pricing comes into effect for several Wii U games, and Pilotwings takes flight on the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service. Color Bombs, Olympie Rising and Paranautical Activity are some of the games from independent developers that you can busy yourselves with, while Cypronia’s Rubik’s Cube provides a digital version of the perplexing combination puzzle.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Runbow, 13AM Games – £8.24 (€10.49) until 28th April 2016, normally £10.99 (€13.99)
  • Stone Shire, Finger Gun Games – £1 (€1) until 14th May 2016, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Wicked Monsters Blast! HD PLUS, Corecell – £2.69 (€2.99) until 28th April 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • AeternoBlade, Corecell – £9.99 (€10.99) until 28th April 2016, normally £13.50 (€14.99)
  • Karous – The Beast Of Re:Eden, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.29 (€3.99) until 28th April 2016, normally £4.79 (€5.99)
  • Samurai Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 28th April 2016, normally £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 21st April 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

Permanent Price Drops (Wii U)

  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £39.99 (€49.99)

Help Donkey Kong and his friends save their home and banana hoard from marauding Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting, side-scrolling mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back along with a bushel of new game play elements and features.

  • LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £49.99 (€59.99)

Spring into action as a super cop and bring the crooks of LEGO CITY to justice! LEGO CITY Undercover on Wii U offers all the classic gameplay, awesome action and unique humour players have come to expect from LEGO video games – and a whole lot more too. This action title combines platforming, puzzles, exploration, combat, HD visuals and an original story with plenty of laughs. Featuring heaps of thrilling missions, over 100 unlockable vehicles and unlockable characters too, LEGO CITY sure is a busy place to hang out! As legendary police officer Chase McCain – an expert in disguises who’s also a skilled free-runner – you’ll go undercover on the trail of escaped criminal Rex Fury. Use different outfits and a variety of skills to hunt down that jailbird and put him back in the slammer!

  • New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99)
  • New Super Luigi U, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £17.99 (€19.99)

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario, Luigi and Toad are joined by a new character – you! Run, leap and stomp through a 2D side-scrolling Mario adventure, and play as your Mii in extra modes like Challenge and Coin Battle. Explore a giant world map full of brand new courses, and experience ways to play that are only possible on Wii U.Also included is the add-on content pack New Super Luigi U, in which you leap into 82 challenging new courses as Luigi, but be quick, as you only have a short time to clear each one!

  • Nintendo Land, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £49.99 (€59.99)

Nintendo Land is a fun and lively theme park filled with 12 different attractions, each with its own take on a Nintendo franchise. Each attraction features unique and innovative game-play experiences made possible by the Wii U GamePad controller. Depending on the attraction, players can compete solo or against other players, or even team up to play cooperatively. Up to five players can participate in dynamic multiplayer modes in select attractions. The experiences change every time, depending on whether players are using the GamePad, holding a Wii Remote or just watching others play on the TV screen.

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £49.99 (€59.99)

Set sail for a vast adventure in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, exclusively on Wii U. Experience a classic The Legend of Zelda title fully remastered with stunning 1080p graphics, brand new Miiverse features and many more enhancements. On a small island in the Great Sea, a young boy awakens on his birthday with no idea of the adventure that awaits him. When Link’s sister is kidnapped and taken to the Forsaken Fortress, he sets off in pursuit – accompanied by pirate Tetra and her crew. As he’s about to rescue his beloved Aryll, Link is cast into the sea where he encounters the King of Red Lions, a wise boat who speaks of the legendary pearls of the goddesses. Together they sail the Great Sea on a crucial quest to save the world from darkness.

  • Wii Party U, Nintendo – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £34.99 (€44.99)

Enjoy board games and mini-games on the TV, play familiar tabletop games using the Wii U GamePad controller or transform your living room into a game show floor. No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, Wii Party U offers something for everyone.

Permanent Price Drops (3DS)

  • Mia and Me main characters: Mia, Mo, Yuko and Onchao, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Mia and Me: Mia in Centopia, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Mia and the Unicorns, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • The Winx at Alfea, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Winter in Centopia, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Winx Club Fashion Style: Flora and Bloom, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Winx Club Mythix: Bloom, Stella and Flora, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Winx Music & Magic:Dancing to the rhythm of magic, Rainbow – £0.89 (€0.99), previously £1.79 (€1.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Yoshi’s Story (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)

Baby Bowser has snatched the Super Happy Tree and cast a spell on Yoshi’s Island, turning it into a picture book! Only six Yoshis remain, so it falls to them to reclaim the tree and restore happiness to the world. This cute, colourful platformer uses a unique ‘2.5-D’ graphical style to render impressive character models and bright, vibrant environments in which the Yoshis can run, swim, ‘flutter’ jump and sniff out secrets. Eat fruit, avoid enemies and obstacles, and throw eggs from the Yoshis’ never-ending supply in your quest to stop Baby Bowser’s plan. And who knows, you might even find the mysterious black and white Yoshis!

Wii U Add-On Content

  • Runbow: Anime Pack, 13AM Games – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Runbow: Extra Val-Hue Bundle, 13AM Games – £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Runbow: Lilac, 13AM Games – Free
  • Runbow: New Costumes and Music Bundle, 13AM Games – £5.89 (€6.49)
  • Runbow: Professionals Pack, 13AM Games – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Runbow: Satura’s Space Adventure, 13AM Games – £5.89 (€6.49)
  • Runbow: Steampunk Pack, 13AM Games – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Runbow: Winter Pack, 13AM Games – £2.69 (€2.99)

Wii U Download Software

  • Color Bombs, RCMADIAX – £1.39 (€1.49)

Color Bombs is the messiest chain-reaction game ever! Aim using the control stick, strategically picking your mark, then press the A button to catch the COLOR BOMBS in the required succession. 60 levels of varying difficulty. The perfect title for casual players and core gamers alike!

  • Lost Reavers Beta (runs until 26th April 2016), Bandai Namco Entertainment – Free

Free-to-play online co-op action game for up to four players. Team up with friends online to take down formidable enemies and deactivate various traps and locks to reach the treasure that lies deep in the stage. Successfully return with it to receive your share of the spoils!

  • Olympia Rising, PlayEveryWare – £4.49 (€4.99)

Iola is a young warrior who has been cast into the Underworld after meeting an untimely end. She must navigate through the various twisted regions of Hades’ domain, fighting through hoards of deadly creatures as she attempts her escape, making her way to Mount Olympus. Jump, climb, slash, and incinerate your way through each stage.

  • Paranautical Activity, Digerati – £8.99 (€9.99)

Paranautical Activity ​combines classic​ FPS action​ with​ ​rogue-like elements and procedurally generated levels. A test of your precision, skill and reflexes awaits!

  • Rubik’s Cube, Cypronia – £4.49 (€4.99)

The official Rubik’s Cube game is here! Play anywhere, anytime on the most authentic digital representation of the Rubik’s Cube available. Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

  • Star Sky 2, JMJ Interactive – £3.60 (€4)

Explore the world around you, the magic that surrounds it. Learn the ways of the nature, the mountains and caves, snow-filled tundras and serene lakes. Uncover the different courses life can take. Star Sky 2 is a personal experience, and a deeply atmospheric and meditative experience. Walk through the landscapes, interact with the environment and take notice as you go along. Explore the different roads presented and enjoy the sound and sights of the world. In Star Sky 2 Mårten Jonsson continues the story set by the previous one, with a similar style of gameplay. There are more choices and most importantly, more consequences. Learn from the choices you make, and see the different paths a life can take, and the scenarios that unfold. The game is a slow experience meant as a way to get lost in your thoughts, to feel the game as you are playing, and most importantly, to simply relax.

Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Pilotwings (SNES), Nintendo – £7.19 (€7.99)

Welcome to Pilotwings Flight Club, where your career can really soar! This Super NES classic puts a fun new spin on flight simulation. Pilot a range of flying machines and advance through the ranks. Soar through the floating rings in a biplane. Perform a precision skydive on to a distant target. Catch the thermals on a hang-glider. You can even test the experimental Rocketbelt! The best graduates will be called on to pilot a helicopter in a daring rescue mission. With Pilotwings, the sky’s the limit!

3DS Download Software

  • Rubik’s Cube, Cypronia – £4.49 (€4.99)

The official Rubik’s Cube game is here! Play anywhere, anytime on the most authentic digital representation of the Rubik’s Cube available. Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

  • Super Strike Beach Volleyball, Natsume – £4.49 (€4.99)

Hit the beach for some high-octane volleyball action! Train your character to become the best in Campaign Mode! See how many opponents you can defeat in a row in Survivor Mode! Play at your own pace and relax in Free Play Mode! With eight characters to choose from – each with their own unique Super Shot – you’re free to mix and match to make the ultimate beach volleyball duo! Can you defeat your rivals to become King of the Beach? It’s up to you!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Bloom and Stella Tynix A magical transformation, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)

Gemstones, diamonds and sparkling reflections… Tynix transformation is magical!

  • Elves and Unicorns: A special friendship, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)

In Centopia elves and unicorns are best friends, just like Mia and Onchao!

  • Hatsune Miku: Carton Box Theme, SEGA – £1.59 (€1.79)

The best things come in small packages! What’s in this package? Miku with this mail-order motif!

  • Hatsune Miku: Deluxe Theme, SEGA – £1.59 (€1.79)

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX theme.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Shadow & Light, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

This theme features characters and music from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Slide the Touch Screen to see them all.

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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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