Nintendo eShop Update: 14th April 2016 (North America)

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Nintendo of America has shared this week’s Nintendo eShop update, which is headlined by Bravely Default, the Lost Reavers Beta and Virtual Console goodness.

The New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service adds Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, while Wii U welcomes Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!.

In terms of new content, Kemco, James Montagna, Unit DTH Studio, Digerati and Skunk Software will keep everyone busy with their games on Wii U, while Nintendo 3DS adds new titles from Aksys Games and Natsume.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Joindots: Joe’s Diner and more games are on sale until 21st April 2016
  • RCMADIAX: Peg Solitaire, Skeasy and more games are on sale until 20th April 2016
  • Runbow: 25 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $11.25) until 28th April 2016
  • Shovel Knight: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 21st April 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Aeternoblade: More than 25 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $10.99) until 28th April 2016
  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Karous – The Beast of Re Eden – and Samurai Defender are on sale until 28th April 2016
  • Joindots: Jewel Match 3 and more games are on sale until 21st April 2016
  • Shovel Knight: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 21st April 2016
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 21st April 2016
  • The Legend of Legacy: 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 25th April 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, Nintendo – $6.99
    When first released for the Nintendo DS system, the Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day game took the world by storm. The game is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players flex their mental muscles. Inspired by the research of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Brain Age presents quick mental activities that help keep your mind in shape.

    Wii U Download Software

    • Asdivine Hearts, Kemco – $9.99

    Travel alongside four companions (and a cat!) to restore the light in the world in a fantasy RPG boasting animated turn-based battles, plenty of sub-quests and many more intriguing challenges.

    • Dodge Club Party, James Montagna – $1.99

    The interactive installation that toured across North American art galleries, night clubs, and festivals can be enjoyed by anyone for the first time, exclusively on Wii U! Dodge Club Party is a frantic multiplayer free-for-all in an impressively micro 16×16 pixel arena — pumped up to the size of your TV screen. Will you mischievously sabotage other players to be the last one standing? Or perhaps you can all work as a team for the highest score of the night! Once the red hot fireball is let loose, anything goes!

    • Draw 2 Survive, Unit DTH Studio – $1.99

    Can you draw a circle? Can you draw a straight line? Can you scribble? Then you can survive, at least for a little while, in this fast paced game of quick reflexes and split second decisions. Grab your Wii U GamePad Stylus and get ready to stay alive!

    • Lost Reavers: Beta Test Version, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Free

    Get a first look at Lost Reavers, a free-to-play four-player co-op game. The Open Beta is now available to play. Download it now, and make sure to come back when the full service launches for free on April 28th.

    • Paranautical Activity, Digerati – $9.99

    Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.

    • Slots: Pharaoh’s Riches, Skunk Software – $9.99

    Pharaoh’s Riches brings all the fun and excitement of Las Vegas style slots to your Wii U!

    Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

    • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES), Nintendo – $7.19

    Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.

    • Super Metroid (SNES), Nintendo – $7.99

    The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.

    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Nintendo – $7.99

    When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.

    3DS Add-On Content

    • Fire Emblem Fates: Ballistician Blitz, Nintendo – $1.99
    • Fire Emblem Fates: A Gift from Anna, Nintendo – Free

    The Ballistician Blitz map, available for $1.99, is a trial ground using The Wooden Calvary stage from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. If you select “A Gift from Anna” from the “Play DLC” section of the Dragon’s Gate after downloading it, you may select and receive either the Sighting Lens or the Witch’s Mark. A Gift from Anna is free to download in the full game and is only playable once.

    3DS Download Software

    • Bravely Second: End Layer, Square Enix – $39.99

    Steel yourself for the next evolution of the series that reinvented turn-based RPGs – the successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game. Agnés Oblige has been imprisoned, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to the hero, Yew, to save her! Form the ultimate team and strategy, then risk it all in this fast, fresh RPG.

    • Excave III: Tower of Destiny, Bergsala Lightweight – $7.99

    Excave III: Tower of Destiny is a classic Japanese style dungeon crawler with the heroine Scarlett taking on huge hordes of enemies in a climb up through the Fantasy Tower. The Fantasy Tower is connected to Internet Rankings so you can compete with players from around the country. Auto generated maps await so you can enjoy a different experience each time.

    • Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI-, Aksys Games – $39.99 (Available 19th April 2016)

    Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- features Branching story paths that present themselves during battle based on the choices you make. Will your heroic deeds blaze a righteous path to glory or will your villainous treachery lead you down the road to ruin? The balance of the fates hangs heavy as your choices define the course of battle!

    • Super Strike Beach Volleyball, Natsume – $4.99

    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!

    3DS HOME Menu Themes

    • Animal Crossing: Gardening Weather, Nintendo – TBC
    • Bravely Second: Ask Agnès, Square Enix – TBC
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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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