Nintendo eShop Update: 17th November 2016 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update is in for North America, headlined with a ticket to the Alola region in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Meanwhile, Excitebike 64 and Wario Land: Shake It arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console service, Wii U adds Exile’s End, Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese, and Swap Fire, while the free Swapdoodle game is a surprise release on Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Great deals this week include Totem Topple (Wii U), Goosebumps: The Game (Nintendo 3DS) and Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest (Nintendo 3DS), plus several more. Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week on the official Nintendo website.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Excitebike 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – $9.99

Grind your way through the extreme sport of motocross and attempt more than a dozen outrageous tricks, such as heel clickers, cliffhangers and bar hops. Select from six different riders – each with her or his own unique style – and race across 20 stadium tracks and outdoor courses. You can also create your very own courses or race against up to four friends (additional controllers required for multiplayer mode; sold separately).

  • Wario Land: Shake It (Wii), Nintendo – $19.99

Wario returns to form, with all the jumping, power-dashing and butt-stomping we’ve come to expect. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. By shaking the Wii Remote, you can shake down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags and even cause in-game earthquakes. Purchase and download this vibrant Wii console platformer on the Wii U console today!

Wii U Download Software

  • Exile’s End (available 22nd November 2016), XSEED Games – $9.99

Exile’s End is a platformer with exploration elements set on a dangerous alien world. The game was developed by one-man indie studio Magnetic Realms with art, cutscenes, and music provided by legends of the 8 and 16-bit eras from Japan. It draws its thematic influence from the science-fiction films and anime of the ‘80s and its gameplay from classic action-adventure titles.

  • Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese, Finger Gun Games – $4.99

Have you always been interested in learning Japanese? Asuka and Kenji are here to help guide you along the path to learning how to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Use digital flash cards to learn how to both write and how to pronounce each character. And when you think you’ve gotten a grasp of the language, you can participate in a memory game of over 60 lessons requiring you to use your finger to “cut” across the matching Hiragana or Katakana. If you get past these lessons, you will surely learn the basics of the Japanese language!

  • Swap Fire, Midnight Status – $14.99

Swap Fire’s a shooter with a literal twist. Shooting other players rips a hole in spacetime thus swapping your locations. You’ll have to commit to losing in order to win in Drop Zone, manage spacetime to dominate the map in Control Point, master the art of teleportation to go for the gold in Swoccer, and much more!

3DS Download Software

  • Pokémon Moon (available 18th November 2016), Nintendo – $39.99
  • Pokémon Sun (available 18th November 2016), Nintendo – $39.99

Embark on a new adventure and catch, battle and trade new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. Discover Z-Moves and unleash these intense attacks in battle. Call upon Pokémon with Poké Ride to discover new areas across the region and take on the Island Challenge Trials to become the Pokémon Champion! Who are you going to choose as your partner Pokémon: Rowlet, Litten or Popplio?

  • Swapdoodle, Nintendo – Free

The Swapdoodle game is an easy way to write messages, draw 3D pictures and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends. Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of played games and your Mii character. You can also purchase in-game add-on packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!

  • Touch Battle Tank – Tag Combat, CIRCLE Entertainment – $3.99

New tanks! New gimmicks! And two players at the same time! The 3D Tank Battle Game is fully loaded with new features! Steer your tank with the slide pad whilst intuitively aiming and firing with the touch screen, battles have never been more action packed!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon – Tropical
  • Pokémon Solgaleo/Lunala
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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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