Nintendo eShop Update: 17th December 2015 (Europe)

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With Christmas fast approaching, the Nintendo eShop delivers a bumper week of content to keep you busy over the festive period across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS!

As announced last week, it is Mojang’s Minecraft Wii U Edition that tops the list – joined on the console by Nostatic’s Ascent of Kings and The Quiet Collection, Island Flight Simulator and Job the Leprechaun. Meanwhiel, Wii U’s Virtual Console service adds Mario Tennis, New Super Mario Bros. and Onimusha Tactics, with multiple 3DS HOME Menu themes covering Persona Q, Geronimo Stilton and Adventure Time.

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Stone Shire, Finger Gun Games – £4.99 (€4.99), previously £7 (€7.99)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition, Digital Lounge – £3.59 (€3.99) until 24th December 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Armillo, Fuzzy Wuzzy Games – £2.99 (€3.69) until 1st January 2016, normally £5.50 (€6)
  • Art of Balance, Shin’en Multimedia – £5.35 (€6.70) until 7th January 2016, normally £7.15 (€8.99)
  • Canvaleon, OXiAB Game Studio – £6.29 (€6.95) until 7th January 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.95)
  • DuckTales: Remastered, Capcom – £4.79 (€5.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Capcom – – £4.19 (€5.24) until 31st December 2015, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Extreme Exorcism, Ripstone Publishing – £7.99 (€9.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
  • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, Curve Digital – £1.99 (€1.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £9.99 (€11.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, WayForward – £4.49 (€4.99) until 6th January 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force!, WayForward – £2.69 (€2.99) until 6th January 2016, normally £5.39 (€5.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2, WayForward – £2.50 (€2.50) until 6th January 2016, normally £5 (€5)
  • Momonga Pinball Adventures, Paladin Studios – £2.50 (€2.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-line Media – £5.19 (€5.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
  • Nova-111, Curve Digital – £3.50 (€3.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • OlliOlli, Curve Digital – £2.49 (€3.39) until 31st December 2015, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Pumped BMX +, Curve Digital – £3.99 (€4.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, WayForward – £7.99 (€8.49) until 6th January 2016, normally £15.99 (€16.99)
  • Shiftlings, Activision – £6.99 (€7.49) until 31st December 2015, normally £13.99 (€14.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers, Activision – £28.99 (€32.49) until 31st December 2015, normally £44.99 (€49.99)
  • Slender: The Arrival, Blue Isle Studios – £3.79 (€5.39) until 31st December 2015, normally £6.39 (€8.99)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, Activision – £11.99 (€14.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Star Sky, JMJ Interactive – £1.80 (€2) until 31st December 2015, normally £3.60 (€4)
  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Curve Digital – £1.59 (€1.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Suspension Railroad Simulator, Joindots – £5.39 (€7.19) until 31st December 2015, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Swords & Soldiers II, Ronimo Games – £11.89 (€12.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £16.99 (€18.99)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition, Activision – £9.99 (€12.49) until 31st December 2015, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Activision – £14.99 (€17.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £49.99 (€59.99)
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, Activision – £19.99 (€24.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • The Swapper, Curve Digital – – £1.99 (€2.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • The Swindle, Curve Digital – £1.99 (€2.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • Thomas was alone, Curve Digital – £1.25 (€1.50) until 31st December 2015, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
  • Transformers Prime: The Game, Activision – £11.99 (€14.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Activision – £14.99 (€17.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £49.99 (€59.99)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £6.99 (€8.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £13.99 (€16.99)
  • Trine Enchanted Edition, Frozenbyte – £5.49 (€6.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £10.99 (€12.99)
  • Turtle Tale, Saturnine Games – £1.24 (€1.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £2.49 (€2.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 10-in-1: Arcade Collection, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • 3D Game Collection, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition, Digital Lounge – £3.59 (€3.99) until 24th December 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Code of Princess, Agatsuma – – £12.49 (€14.95) until 31st December 2015, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Crazy Kangaroo, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £1.89 (€1.99)
  • Fractured Soul, Endgame Studios – £1.39 (€1.59) until 7th January 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Gunslugs 2, Engine Software – £1.49 (€1.99) until 4th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Hazumi, Gamelion – £0.99 (€1.29) until 15th January 2016, normally £1.99 (€2.69)
  • Heart Beaten, Springloaded – £2 (€2.33) or £1 (€1.09) for users who have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic! With the same Nintendo Network ID until 31st December 2015, normally £2.99 (€3.49)
  • Karous – The Beast Of Re:Eden -, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.29 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.79 (€5.99)
  • League of Heroes, Gamelion – £1.79 (€1.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Mercenaries Saga 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.19 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.99 (€4.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2, WayForward – £2.50 (€2.50) until 6th January 2016, normally £5 (€5)
  • Monster Shooter, Gamelion – £1.60 (€1.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £3.20 (€4)
  • Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park, Activision – £9.99 (€14.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Murder on the Titanic, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Capcom – £16.24 (€19.49) until 31st December 2015, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Capcom – £8.99 (€11.24) until 31st December 2015, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Pick-A-Gem, Gamelion – £1.29 (€1.49) until 15th January 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • PIX3D, Gamelion – £1.79 (€1.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Proun+, Engine Software – £1.50 (€1.99) until 4th January 2016, normally £3.50 (€3.99)
  • Rage of the Gladiator, Gamelion – £3.09 (€3.49) until 15th January 2016, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
  • Sayonara UmiharaKawase, Agatsuma – £9.99 (€12.40) until 31st December 2015, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, WayForward – £7.99 (€8.49) until 6th January 2016, normally £15.99 (€16.99)
  • Space Lift Danger Panic!, Springloaded – £1.29 (€1.65) or £0.65 (€0.80) for users who downloaded Heart Beaten using the
  • same Nintendo Network ID until 31st December 2015, normally £1.99 (€2.49)
  • SpeedX 3D, Gamelion – £1.29 (€1.49) until 15th January 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 15th January 2016, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • SpongeBob HeroPants, Activision – £9.99 (€14.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Sumico, Engine Software – £1.69 (€1.99) until 4th January 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Capcom – £7.19 (€7.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man, Activision – £9.99 (€12.49) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Chronicle 2D ACT, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.19 (€2.79) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, Activision – £12.49 (€14.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Transformers Prime: The Game, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Activision – £14.99 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £29.99 (€39.99)
  • Turtle Tale, Saturnine Games – £1.24 (€1.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £2.49 (€2.99)
  • WAKEDAS, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.69 (€1.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £2.49 (€2.99)
  • Witch & Hero, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
  • World Conqueror 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.19 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.99 (€4.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)

Acclaimed as one of the most addictively fun games on Nintendo 64, Mario Tennis returns! With simple yet intuitive controls, you can keep your opponent on their toes with volleys, lobs, spins, and backhand smashes. Choose from 16 familiar characters with unique skills, and enjoy many different modes – from the standard Tournament to the wacky Piranha Challenge. Unlock all the secrets in single-player mode, or have friends over for intense multiplayer matches; this is a game that keeps serving up the fun!

  • New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)

New Super Mario Bros. marked a milestone in Mario’s varied career. The first 2D platformer since Super Mario World, it brought the classic gameplay bang up to date with sumptuous visuals, toe-tapping tunes, and tons of secrets and surprises. Eight worlds are yours to explore, as you seek out all 240 Star Coins. You’ll need all your skills, plus new power-ups like the Mega Mushroom, Blue Koopa Shell and Mini Mushroom, to discover everything. Plus – if you fancy a break from Goomba-stomping, relax with a wide selection of touchscreen minigames!

  • Onimusha Tactics (Game Boy Advance), Capcom – £6.29 (€6.99)

After witnessing the destruction of their village by Nobunaga, an ambitious warlord assisted by occult forces on his quest to unify Japan, the young warrior Onimaru and his sister Oboro gather a militia of skilful swordsmen and other colourful characters to counter the demonic threat. The popular samurai series Onimusha returns with an episode focussing on strategic battles and teamwork, which is also fondly remembered for its addictive crafting mechanics to improve your equipment and weapons.

Wii U Add-On Content

  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Candy Texture Pack, £0.79 (€0.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Cartoon Texture Pack, £0.79 (€0.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Doctor Who Skins Volume I, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Doctor Who Skins Volume II, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Festive Skin Pack, Mojang – £1.59 (€1.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack, Mojang – £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack, Mojang – £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Mass Effect Mash-up Pack, Mojang – £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Pattern Texture Pack, £0.79 (€0.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Plastic Texture Pack, £0.79 (€0.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Skyrim Mash-up Pack, Mojang – £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Star Wars Classic Skin Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Steampunk Texture Pack, £0.79 (€0.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition: The Simpsons Skin Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)

Wii U Download Software

  • Ascent of Kings, Nostatic Software – £1.49 (€1.99)

The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you. Classic adventure-platformer gameplay. Explore and encounter strange creatures – some harmless, some not. Navigate dangerous passages and evade deadly traps. Seek out elemental shrines and receive upgraded abilities.

  • Island Flight Simulator, Joindots – £5.99 (€7.99)

Enjoy open-ended gameplay, touch down in the tropics and transport freight between twelve exotic islands in more than a hundred exciting missions. Only the most daring pilots will take the risk of accepting both highly lucrative and illegal missions from shifty clients.

  • Job the Leprechaun, Herrero – £2.69 (€2.99)

Help Job the Leprechaun to rescue his friend Eri in this retro style platformer game. Collect all clovers on stage and find the door to go to the next level. A horde of goblins, zombies, caterpillars and more monsters will try to stop you, use your Magic Hat to fight them. But you are not alone in this adventure, a cow and an elf will help you with their abilities.

  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Mojang – £19.99 (€29.99)

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armour to fend off the dangerous mobs. Craft, create, and explore alone, or with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight online.

  • The Quiet Collection, Nostatic Software – TBC

Classic, light-hearted adventure game fun! Use your wits and a bit of mischief to explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles in this bundle of four old-school adventure games: “Quiet, Please!”, “Quiet Christmas”, “Vacation Vexation” and “Candy, Please!”

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Adventure Time: BMO, Turner Broadcasting Sys. – £1.79 (€1.99)

Who wants to play video games? This theme is perfect for fans of BMO.

  • Adventure Time: Princess Bubblegum, Turner Broadcasting Sys. – £1.79 (€1.99)

Reign over the Candy Kingdom with this theme featuring Princess Bubblegum.

  • Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker: Apocalypse, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Grab this theme featuring the squad of demon tamers that will help you save Tokyo in Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker.

  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Immerse yourself in the world of Etrian Mystery Dungeon by decorating your Nintendo 3DS with this theme!

  • Geronimo Stilton Animation Pack, Atlantyca – £1.79 (€1.99)

Geronimo Stilton TV series: Live the fabumouse adventures of Geronimo and his friends with these themes!

  • Geronimo Stilton Christmas, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)

Geronimo Stilton “The Christmas Toy Factory”.

  • Geronimo Stilton Classic Pack, Atlantyca – £1.79 (€1.99)

Geronimo Stilton: 3 cheddarific themes full of surprises!

  • Geronimo Stilton Mountains, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)

Geronimo Stilton Animation in the snowy mountains.

  • Geronimo Stilton Pilot, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)

Geronimo Stilton drives a plane.

  • Persona Q, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Jump into the world of Persona Q before time ticks away at the mysterious clock tower of Yasogami High School.

3DS Download Demo

  • The Keep, Cinemax – Free

Enter the Keep as an unsung hero on a quest to destroy the nefarious wizard Watrys. Explore the subterranean depths in this first-person dungeon crawler featuring real-time combat, a unique rune magic system, exploration, and puzzle solving. This game will awaken memories of what made old-school RPG dungeons so much fun to play while you fight, hunt for hidden treasures, and avoid deadly traps. Get to know your enemies, find their weaknesses, and crush them. Experiment with magic to discover powerful spells. Only the strongest will survive. To defeat the seemingly undefeatable Watrys, you will need to level up your character and find powerful armour and weapons. The game controls were designed with a Nintendo 3DS stylus in mind so mastering both sword and magic is a fun and intuitive experience. Do you have what it takes to stand against such evil? Then don’t procrastinate and enter. The Keep awaits you …

3DS Download Software

  • Chronus Arc, Kemco – £8.99 (€9.99)

Venture through puzzle-filled dungeons to bring the past back to the present! The Chronus Fragments are needed to prepare for the Time Rewinding, which only takes place once every 10 years. On their way to the Chronus Shrine to get the Fragments, Loka and his teacher Teth are surrounded by a mysterious man named Geppel and his gang. They demand the Fragments. While Teth plays for time, Loka, the main character, rushes out of the cave on his own to fetch reinforcements. He is successful, but Teth and Geppel are nowhere to be found. Aiming to gather information about his missing teacher, Teth, and Geppel, who is trying to get his hands on the Fragments, Loka decides to set out on a journey with his friend Sarna.

  • Steel Empire, Teyon – £14.39 (€15.99)

Dance with bullets and shoot down the enemy in Steel Empire now on Nintendo 3DS!
Steel Empire is a Steampunk shoot’em up game featuring frantic combat filled with powerful enemies and insane obstacles. Enjoy a beautiful world and retro game-play as you dodge and shoot your way through classical stages. Choose one of 4 difficulty settings according to your set of skills and fight the evil empire! See how well you did using the Replay Mode and show your worth by getting all achievements. Steel Empire, originally released on Sega Mega Drive and Game Boy Advance, is finally available on Nintendo 3DS!

  • The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind, Delirium Studios – £11.69 (€12.99)

Baron Von Sottendorff is an aristocrat in the early 20th century. He doesn’t know it, but he is really living trapped in a grid drawing of his mansion, created by his own lunatic mind. The game has a new focus that combines the essence of gaming platforms with puzzles in beautiful scenery created from artistic elements and references. The objective of the game is to free Baron Von Sottendorff from his own madness; to do this, you must overcome the challenges that appear along the way. As you solve the different levels, you receive objects that will help you unlock memories from his life. The more memories you get, the closer you are to regaining his sanity. Go crazy and help the Baron get his sanity back! But be careful…the rooms of the mansion move about and it’s easy to get lost in his world.

Written by
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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