Nintendo eShop Update: 18th February 2016 (North America)

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Fire Emblem Fates leads this week’s Nintendo eShop Update for North America, the Nintendo 3DS exclusives accompanied by Project X Zone 2 and Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard.

Meanwhile, Wii U’s Virtual Console service adds three new titles, and the console welcomes Tap Tap Arcade from RCMADIAX.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Astral Breakers: 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 25th February 2016
  • Joindots: Island Flight Simulator and more games are on sale until 25th February 2016
  • Sanuk Games: Bombing Bastards and more games are on sale until 25th February 2016
  • SEGA: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble and Sonic Lost World are on sale between 22nd February – 7th March 2016
  • Vector Assault: 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 23rd February 2016
  • Wicked Monster Blast! HD+: More than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 29th February 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • AeternoBlade: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 29th February 2016
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 25th February 2016
  • ATLUS: Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and more are on sale between 22nd February – 7th March 2016
  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Demon King Box and Wakedas are on sale until 3rd March 2016
  • Joindots: 3D Game Collection and more games from are on sale until 25th February 2016
  • Sanuk Games: Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages and more games are on sale until 25th February 2016
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked: More than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 29th February 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Koei Tecmo Games – $4.99

In this NES classic sequel, the Emperor of Darkness, Ashtar, is on the move following his servant’s failure. It’s up to Ryu Hayabusa to save the day again. Pick up items that will provide increased abilities, like splitting Ryu into three. Destroy enemies with the Invincible Fire Wheel and other powerful ninjutsu techniques.

  • Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, Koei Tecmo Games – $4.99

Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga on NES. Help Ryu defeat the forces of evil once more and discover the real culprit behind – spoiler alert! – Irene’s tragic death!

  • Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones, Arc System Works – $4.99

Join the Lee brothers as they head on a worldwide search for their friend Marion and the powerful Sacred Stones. Defeat your enemies using a collection of martial arts moves, including those of enemies that join your quest. Play solo or together with another player as you finally reach the evil mastermind behind Marion’s kidnapping.

Wii U Download Software

  • Tap Tap Arcade, RCMADIAX – $1.99

Double the Fun! In Tap Tap Arcade you get two of our most popular titles in one convenient package. This pack includes Don’t Crash – a quick fire change lanes driving experience, and Spikey Walls – our super popular “flappy” game of avoiding spikes. Share your high scores on Miiverse!

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 1, Nintendo – $17.99

Map Pack 1 features 11 maps plus bonus content upon release. These maps shine new light on the cast of characters from Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, as well as old favorites from the Fire Emblem Awakening game. Discover new background stories about these beloved warriors, while earning more experience points and exclusive weaponry. By purchasing Map Pack 1, players will receive the downloadable content as it releases. Maps will launch weekly through April 21. Players must own Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest to access all DLC, which is available for purchase in-game after completing Chapter 6. The first map, Map 1: Before Awakening, is now available for free to owners of either game.

3DS Download Software

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Nintendo – $39.99
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, Nintendo – $39.99

Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. Command your forces expertly and forge deep relationships to master this next entry in the beloved turn-based strategy series.

  • Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard, Abylight – $7.99

Share your musical genius using Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard! Record the melody stuck in your head wherever you are and show it to the world, no limits with Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter! Listen and play the creations of Miko in Japan, John in Canada and Magnus in Europe… Everyone just a note away!

  • Project X Zone 2, Bandai Namco Entertainment – $39.99

In the sequel to the original world-crossing adventure, legendary characters from some of Japan’s most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Team up with classic characters from dozens of the most popular franchises in video game history like Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening and Fiora from the Xenoblade Chronicles game.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Nintendo – TBC
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, Nintendo – TBC
  • Pokémon: Champion Steven, Nintendo – TBC
  • SEGA Dreamcast Theme, SEGA – 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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