Nintendo eShop Update: 16th March 2017 (Europe)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update for Europe is in, letting you download the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire in preparation for when it takes place next weekend.

The Wii U Virtual Console service adds Konami’s Dungeon Explorer and Neutopia, while Nitrolic Games, nuGAME and Infinite Dreams all release new games on the console.

The King of Fighters ’94 is the only new arrival on Nintendo Switch, while Nintendo 3DS welcomes new titles from Turtle Cream, RCMADIAX, nuGAME, CIRCLE Entertainment and Nostatic Software.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • 99Seconds, EnjoyUp Games – £1.14 (€1.24) until 13th April 2017, normally £2.29 (€2.49)
  • Breakout Defense, nuGAME – £5 (€5) until 13th April 2017, normally £7 (€7)
  • Darts Up, EnjoyUp Games – £1.14 (€1.24) until 13th April 2017, normally £2.29 (€2.49)
  • Maze Break, nuGAME – £5 (€5) until 13th April 2017, normally £7 (€7)
  • Rock ‘N Racing Off Road, EnjoyUp Games – £2.69 (€2.99) until 13th April 2017, normally £5.39 (€5.99)
  • Secret Files: Tunguska, Deep Silver – £2.24 (€2.49) until 23rd March 2017, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Permanent Price Drop (New 3DS)

Hyperlight EX, CatfishBlues Games – £2.49 (€2.99), previously £4.59 (€4.99)

Permanent Price Drop (3DS)

Disney 2-Pack Frozen: Big Hero 6 Combo, GameMill – £14.99 (€19.99), previously £19.99 (€29.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, Deep Silver – £26.24 (€29.99) until 23rd March 2017, normally £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Alien on the run, Joindots – £2.80 (€3.34) until 30th March 2017, normally £4.19 (€4.99)
  • Crazy Construction, Joindots – £3.34 (€4.68) until 30th March 2017, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Football Up Online, EnjoyUp Games – £2.65 (€2.95) until 13th April 2017, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Deep Silver – £24.49 (€27.99) until 23rd March 2017, normally £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £5.39 (€5.99) until 23rd March 2017, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

Nintendo Switch Download Software

ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’94, Hamster – £6.29 (€6.99)
The King of Fighters ’94 is a fighting game that was released by SNK in 1994.
The original characters of The King of Fighters ’94 and popular characters from Fatal Fury and Ikari Warriors will battle. 3-to-3 team battle, system of super deathblow of the one-shot reversal had a big impact in the subsequent fighting games.

Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Nintendo – Free
The Global Testfire event will give Nintendo Switch owners six chances to play with other players worldwide during the three-day event. It will offer content also featured at various Nintendo Switch hands-on events around the world. Players can test four different main weapons, including the new Splat Dualies, as well as remixed versions of the iconic Splat Roller and Splat Charger.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

Dungeon Explorer (Wii), Konami – £5.39 (€5.99)
Dungeon Explorer is a multi-player action RPG where up to 5 players can play at the same time. The story takes place in underground dungeons and you can choose from 8 different character types: Fighter, Thief, Warlock, Witch, Bishop, Elf, Bard, or Knome. Depending on the character, the types of magic you can use, your attack strength, and your movement will all vary. To survive, you most know all about your enemies’ weakness. You must also know about the special attributes of each magic spell and use them to your greatest advantage. In team-play games, working together is the key to victory.

If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.

Neutopia (Wii), Konami – £5.39 (€5.99)
You are a brave boy who sets off on a journey to rescue the kidnapped princess and reclaim the 8 medallions that were stolen by the evil demon, Dirth. In this action role-playing game, you’ll need to rely on your magic compass and gather information to find entrances to labyrinths, and defeat the bosses in them. Travel across land and sea, under the earth and even through the sky on your quest to recover the medallions. Solve puzzles, avoid traps, move blocks and destroy walls to uncover secret rooms in the labyrinths. Carefully use your map to uncover hidden treasure and powerful equipment.

If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.

Wii U Download Software

A.C.E. – Alien Cleanup Elite, Nitrolic Games – £4.49 (€5)
A.C.E. – Alien Cleanup Elite is a 90’s inspired arcade game. Get the highest score, and don’t get killed out there!

Double Breakout II, nuGAME – £6 (€7)
Double Breakout II is a breakout game for one or two players combining game mechanics from a traditional breakout game and a pong game.

Sky Force Anniversary, Infinite Dreams – £7.19 (€7.99) until 23rd March 2017, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
The shoot-’em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a scrolling shooter experience with a new social gameplay element.

New 3DS Download Software

6180 the moon, Turtle Cream – £3.59 (€3.99)
Simple space, dynamic jump. 6180 the moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh game play style by connecting both of upper and bottom screens. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of slipping to death.

Don’t Crash Go, RCMADIAX – £1.39 (€1.49)
Don’t crash! This is the only rule of the game. Move left and right to change lanes, collect coins, and avoid a crash at all costs.

Double Breakout, nuGAME – £6 (€7)
Double Breakout is a breakout game which combines game mechanics from a traditional breakout game and a pong game.

Four Bombs, RCMADIAX – £1.39 (€1.49)
Watch your mark with Four Bombs! Carefully scan the mine field for bombs by learning a common pattern among surrounding spaces. Find all 4 bombs and win – levels randomly generated for endless fun!

3DS Download Software

Frontier Days Founding Pioneers, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.79 (€5.99)
Frontier Days Founding Pioneers is a simulation game that builds new cities onto undeveloped land. By chopping wood and mining stones, construct buildings with gathered resources to develop your city to become large and rich. The pioneers can gather the resources such as logs and raw meats by chopping and hunting. Use gathered resources to construct buildings. Process the resources by building actions to obtain new resources. Various buildings can be constructed by new resources. When the end of a year comes, the harvest festival requires money and food for the buildings and pioneers, so take the balance of the cost of the resources into consideration!

Kung Fu FIGHT!, Nostatic Software – £1.99 (€2.25)
Fight the bad guys, save the girl – you know the drill! Relentless old-school action as you run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge.

Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective, CIRCLE Entertainment – €5
Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective is a sequel to Parascientific Escape – Cruise in the distant seas, where the player is required to find clues and solve puzzles to escape certain situations using PSI abilities. The story follows Detective Kyosuke Ayana, who has the ability of chronokinesis, which allows him to look back in time in a limited field of view, for up till 5 days back. Detective Ayana is hired to find a serial killer threatening the quiet neighbourhood of Camellia Hills – but soon finds himself in much bigger trouble as he investigates the crime scenes.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Alien Alien, Dwango – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Crollors Yellow Green Theme, NVriezen – £0.80 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty at the cinema, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty during Spring, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty punk rock, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Hello Kitty with her friend, Sanrio – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • JC 3pack – Number 3, Atlantyca – £2.29 (€2.49)
  • JC laugh together, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • JC towards the black meteorite, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Jurassic Cubs and Nichus, Atlantyca – £1.39 (€1.49)
  • I Saurini 3 pack Numero 3, Atlantyca – €2.49
  • I Saurini al meteorite nero, Atlantyca – €0.99
  • I Saurini e Nichus, Atlantyca – €1.49
  • I Saurini ridono insieme, Atlantyca – €0.99
  • Paintër, Dwango – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Poppippo, Dwango – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Rin-chan Now!, Dwango – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Yoshiwara Lament, 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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