Nintendo eShop Update: 19th January 2017 (North America)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update in North America is headlined by Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, a Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World demo and Star Fox 64 landing on the Wii U Virtual Console service.

Nintendo eShop Deals

Great deals this week include Word Logic by POWGI, Family Tennis SP, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week on Nintendo of America’s website.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – $9.99

The Lylat system has been invaded! In this Nintendo 64 classic, take control of the Arwing and skim over the surface of an alien sea, weave through the concrete canyons of a futuristic metropolis or dodge planetoids the size of mountains. Complete 15 missions on your way to the final showdown on planet Venom. It’s up to Fox McCloud and his team of space mercenaries to save the galaxy from the clutches of the evil Andross.

Wii U Download Software

  • Koi DX, CIRCLE Entertainment – $3.99

Koi DX reflects a tranquil and mesmerizing experience as you embark on an introspective journey through the lens of a lone koi fish separated from its owner, and the last hope for purifying waters polluted by mankind. It’s up to you to turn the tide and guide the koi through eight artfully rendered stages that will take you into the murky as well as enchanting waters, deep below the surface. Search and activate the hiding small fish, bring the small fish to open the flowers with the same color. The wandering black fish should be avoided once encountered. Once all flowers are opened, the black fish will be purified.

  • Mega Maze, Justin Keys – TBC

Enter the virtual labyrinths of Mega Maze and challenge your spatial awareness capabilities to not simply find the exit, but to also find a way to unlock the path to it.
Utilize the transparent walls and breadcrumb trails to navigate your way through mazes as you collect keys and open doors. Enter through teleporters and jump down the occasional hole as you make your way to your destination.

  • Snowball, CRT Factory – $3

Snowball’s fellow baby seals have been captured by hunters, and he needs your help to rescue them! Guide Snowball through different mazes, dodging hunters and collecting snowballs as you go. Collect enough snowballs to open the path to the next level. After every three mazes, take the fight to the hunters by using your snowballs as ammo to sink their boats and rescue Snowball’s friends!

  • Toby: The Secret Mine, Headup Games – $9.99

A peaceful way of life in a small village in the mountains was thrown into disorder. Someone has kidnapped most of its residents. A couple of brave hearts tried to rescue their friends but none of them has returned. Little Toby didn’t want to just sit and wait so he decided to find them by himself. He went to the near deep forest but he soon realized this is just a beginning.

New 3DS Download Software

  • Color Cubes, RCMADIAX – $1.49

Switch or stay – that’s how you play this game! Tap the screen to switch the color boxes, or keep them the way they are. You must act quickly as the game gets faster and faster. Endless fun for everyone!

3DS Download Software

  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Nintendo – $39.99

Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you’ll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by artist Akira Toriyama. This updated classic also includes new dungeons, bosses, items, quests, scenes and a new possible ending!

  • Punch Club, tinyBuild Games – $9.99

Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching storylines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.

3DS Download Demo

  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, Nintendo – Free

Before the Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World game launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on February 3, try it out with this free demo. Download it now to experience the beautifully handcrafted world and clever side-scrolling action.

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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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