Nintendo eShop Update: 15th December 2016 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update in Europe sees Pikmin 2 scurry on to the Wii U Virtual Console service, Demon’s Crest land on New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, and an invitation to embark on a perilous quest in Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure on Wii U.

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Gravity+ – Level Editor, Nitrolic Games – £1.79 (€1.99), previously £3.59 (€3.99)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • 3Souls, Red Column – £1.60 (€1.80) until 8th January 2017, normally £3.20 (€3.60)
  • Alphadia Genesis, Natsume – £5.99 (€7.49) until 29th December 2016, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, ScrewAttack Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft – £7.99 (€9.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £15.99 (€19.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Ubisoft – £9.99 (€14.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Beatbuddy, Threaks – £1.61 (€1.79) until 5th January 2017, normally £8.09 (€8.99)
  • Brave Tank Hero, Natsume – £2.49 (€2.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
  • Child of Light, Ubisoft – £3.95 (€4.94) until 29th December 2016, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Darksiders II, Nordic Games – £7.99 (€9.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Dracula’s Legacy, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing, EnjoyUp Games – £4.45 (€4.95) until 12th January 2017, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Gravity+, Nitrolic Games – £2.94 (€3.24) until 5th January 2017, normally £5.89 (€6.49)
  • Inside My Radio, Seaven Studio – £5.19 (€5.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
  • Island Flight Simulator, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Just Dance 2017, Ubisoft – £23.99 (€29.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary, Nordic Games – £3.99 (€5.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Mahjong, Sanuk Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash, Natsume – £2.49 (€2.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
  • PictoParty, Retroid Interactive – £3.50 (€3.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £7 (€7.99)
  • Puzzle Monkeys, Log Games – £0.74 (€0.74) until 11th January 2017, normally £1.49 (€1.49)
  • Rabbids Land, Ubisoft – £7.99 (€9.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £15.99 (€19.99)
  • Rayman Legends, Ubisoft – £11.99 (€14.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £23.99 (€29.99)
  • Shadow Puppeteer, Snow Cannon – £9.44 (€10.49) until 5th January 2017, normally £13.49 (€14.99)
  • Solitaire, Sanuk Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Soul Axiom, Wales Interactive – £5.99 (€7.49) until 12th January 2017, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Sports Connection, Ubisoft – £6.39 (€7.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £15.99 (€19.99)
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, Nordic Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • The Quiet Collection, Nostatic Software – £2.39 (€3.59) until 22nd December 2016, normally £2.99 (€4.49)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ubisoft – £6.59 (€9.89) until 29th December 2016, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft – £12.49 (€14.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £49.99 (€59.99)
  • ZombiU, Ubisoft – £6.39 (€7.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £15.99 (€19.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 3D Game Collection, Joindots – £3.74 (€5.24) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • 3D MahJongg, Joindots – £3.33 (€3.74) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • A-Train 3D: City Simulator, Natsume – £9.99 (€12.49) until 29th December 2016, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Adventure Bar Story, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.89 (€3.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £4.89 (€4.99)
  • Ambition of the Slimes, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.89 (€2.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £4.79 (€5)
  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, ScrewAttack Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Brave Tank Hero, Natsume – £2.24 (€2.49) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Castle Conqueror EX, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.79 (€1.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £3.99 (€3.99)
  • Cats and Dogs 3D – Pets at play, Treva Entertainment – £9.99 (€11.99) until 5th January 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Demon King Box, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.79 (€1.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £3.99 (€3.99)
  • Farming Simulator 14, Focus Home Interactive – £5 (€7.50) until 29th December 2016, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Gardenscapes, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Goosebumps: The Game, GameMill – £7.49 (€9.99) until 12th January 2017, normally £14.99 (€19.99)
  • Gotcha Racing, Natsume – £2.49 (€2.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
  • Heart Beaten, Springloaded – £2 (€2.33) or £1 (€1.09) if you own Space Lift Danger Panic! until 29th December 2016, normally £2.99 (€3.49)
  • Infinite Dunamis, Kemco – £4.49 (€4.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Journey to Kreisia, Kemco – £4.49 (€4.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Kingdom’s Item Shop, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.89 (€3.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £4.79 (€5)
  • Life with Horses 3D, Treva Entertainment – £13.49 (€14.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • My Pet School 3D, Treva Entertainment – £8.33 (€9.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Pets Resort 3D, Treva Entertainment – £8.99 (€14.99) until 5th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€29.99)
  • Reel Fishing 3D Paradise Mini, Natsume – £1.79 (€1.99) until 29th December 2016, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Space Lift Danger Panic!, Springloaded – £1.29 (€1.65) or £0.65 (€0.80) if you own Heart Beaten until 29th December 2016, normally £1.99 (€2.49)
  • Sssnakes, EnjoyUp Games – £1.77 (€1.97) until 12th January 2017, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Super Strike Beach Volleyball, Natsume – £2.24 (€2.49) until 29th December 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.99 (€1.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £6.89 (€6.99)
  • Witch & Hero 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
  • World Conqueror 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.99 (€2.99) until 5th January 2017, normally £4.89 (€4.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Pikmin 2 (Wii), Nintendo – £17.99 (€19.99)

Captain Olimar has just returned home, and is pleased to be in one piece. After crash-landing on an alien planet, he quickly learned that the only way to escape was to utilise the talents of the Pikmin: the cutest little creatures that under his command sought out the scattered components of his beloved spacecraft. With only 30 days to complete the mission before his emergency oxygen supplies ran out, Olimar will never forget the Pikmin who aided him in his hour of need. The NEW PLAY CONTROL! series features Nintendo GameCube classics updated for Wii! New features, new experiences and, most importantly, new ways to control the games are waiting for you, whether you’re new to the titles or have played the originals on GameCube.

Wii U Download Software

  • Breakout Defense, nuGAME – £7 (€7)

Breakout Defense is a breakout game for one or two players. Play single player against the AI and aim for a high score or two player mode competing against a friend. Supports Off-TV Play mode. This title cannot be played with the Wii Remote only.

  • Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure, Telltale Games – £28.99 (€34.99)

Embark on a perilous quest across the Overworld, to the End, and beyond. With a team of friends at your side, and a troubled land in need of heroes, your decisions – what you say and do – drive the story around you, so choose wisely! Features fan-favourites Stampycat, DanTDM, CaptainSparklez, StacyPlays and LDShadowLady.

  • Scribble, Bear Box Media – £2.99 (€2.99)

Think you’ve played a game like this before? Think again! Play in Versus, Teams, Elimination, Barricade or even Tug’O’Draw mode, and find out who is the best artist! Introducing optional ‘Mutators’ that change how you play. Too good at drawing? How are you at drawing when you can’t see the page? What if the ink travels in the opposite direction to your pen? Mutators can really switch up the game, adding that random element to the game. Child friendly words! Players can toggle easy mode on and off for individuals, enabling younger players to take part in the same game as everyone else! Don’t think our list of over 1500 words is quite enough? No problem! Add your own with the Word Creator!

  • Teslapunk, klutzGames – £8.99 (€9.99)

Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot-em-up with fast-paced arcade gameplay. You have to defend Earth against an invasion from Mars lead by Emperor Zangórax, who back on Mars is a popular DJ by night and a frantic invader by day. The Invasion takes you through 6 different levels each uniquely designed. Additionally there is a Survival Game Mode where you can level up your ship and buy helpful items. This title cannot be played with the Wii Remote only.

  • Test Your Mind, XenoHorizon – £1.99 (€1.99)

Trick questions, puzzles, tests of memory, and more! This game full of mini-games will test your ability to think outside the box and use the Wii U GamePad to solve various problems. Rules come and go as they please and it’s up to you to decipher the solutions to the problems… and maybe even what it’s asking in the first place! If you manage to pass the test (don’t worry, it’s fair), have a friend or family member try it and you might struggle to hold in your laughter as THEY struggle to figure out what they’re doing! When you’ve figured out all the problems, play a fast-paced memory game in local multiplayer and see who can win a battle of brains. Just don’t hurt your mind—we only want to test it!

Virtual Console (New 3DS)

  • Demon’s Crest (SNES), Capcom – £7.19 (€7.99)

From a lowly enemy in the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series, to spin-off Gargoyle’s Quest, Firebrand the demon now finds himself fighting to restore peace in the demon realm. Firebrand must recover the six stones of the powerful Demon’s Crest before they fall into the claws of his nemesis Phalanx. As well as being able to breath fire and fly, Firebrand can transform into six unique guises with special abilities that will prove invaluable to his quest. With three different endings to discover, can you save the realms from total anarchy? This is the US version of the game.

3DS Add-On Content

  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Allie’s Death March, Deep Silver – Free until 22nd December 2016, normally £0.99 (€1.49)
  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Code: Lucifer!, Deep Silver – Free until 22nd December 2016, normally £1.49 (€1.99)
  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: To My Beloved Unit 13, Deep Silver – Free until 22nd December 2016, normally £0.99 (€1.49)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – A Godslayer Needs Jewels, Deep Silver – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – A Trip to Hawaii, Deep Silver – £1.79 (€2.49)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – Explosive Epidemic in Mikado, Deep Silver – £1.49 (€1.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – Extra Difficulty Levels, Deep Silver – Free
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – Lore 1: Parellel Universes, Deep Silver – Free
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – Lore 2: Observation Explained, Deep Silver – Free
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – The Inverted Pyramid, Deep Silver – £1.49 (€1.99)

3DS Download Software

  • Johnny Dynamite, Twofivesix – £1.29 (€1.49) until 5th January 2017, normally £1.29 (€1.99)

The diabolical Doctor Osmium, tired of being known as the world’s second most evil genius, has hatched a devious plan to seek revenge on all who mock him! He has rigged famous world landmarks with explosives and left his loyal mutations to guard them! Enter Johnny!! Grab your jetpack and trusty sticks of dynamite and thrust your way through 60 stages of explosive action! But be quick….failing to defuse the explosives within the time limit will cause a chain reaction!

  • Kutar Apple, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

What is Kutar? Kutar is the character who has incredible expressionless emotions that can’t be distinguished by laughing or crying. Kutar is not a dog, cat or bear. Kutar is always Kutar no matter where he is going or what he is doing. Though being so expressionless, when Kutar wants to laugh, cry, love or be angry, all feelings are still very ordinary. No matter what happens, the emotions will not change. Even if a desperate situation arrives, Kutar will just inflate his body and overcome. What a wonderful Yuru-chara. The lovely and funny Kutar game series is everywhere! Just finish the quest’s challenges with simple controls.

This time Kutar is catching apples under the tree freely, but be careful not to catch the mushrooms!

  • Kutar Burger Factory, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar is making burgers, you only need to place the bread. But any mistakes will not be tolerable!

  • Kutar Concert Staff, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar joins the staff of a live audience, and keeps pushing the audience away from the lines!

  • Kutar End Credits, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar performs as the stuntman and challenges his limits, to raise your rating, you must ride through the explosives found on the road.

  • Kutar Jump Rope, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar is jumping rope with his friends. How many times will you jump?

  • Kutar Magic Ball, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar will strike the baseball, you have to be cool and hit all the magic balls in a row from the pitcher!

  • Kutar Powder Factory, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar works at the powder factory. He must catch the powder from the tubes above very carefully.

  • Kutar Quiz, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar joins the TV quiz show, anyway you cannot answer with any mistakes, because the rival will win with the last question.

  • Kutar Ski Lift, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar will ski! Before that you have to take lifts in the order and sit down at the right time.

  • Kutar Tube Rider, CIRCLE Entertainment – £0.99 (€0.99)

This time Kutar joins the tube riding match on the snowy field, the tires can only go ahead by bumping the convex ground to bounce.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Aa, Subarashiki Nyan-Sei, DWANGO – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Amanojaku, DWANGO – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Bad∞End∞Night, DWANGO – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Karakuri Pierrot, DWANGO – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Tale of the Deep-sea Lily, DWANGO – £1.79 (€1.99)
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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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