Nintendo eShop Update: 1st October 2015 (North America)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update is in for North America, and it is once again a busy one for Wii U.

There’s seven new releases on Nintendo eShop for the console, with Virtual Console adding River City Ransom, whereas GalaxyTrail’s Freedom Planet, Pumped BMX +, The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version, Toto Temple Deluxe, VoxelMaker and Gemology round out the new arrivals.

Nintendo 3DS is treated to a new The Legend of Legacy HOME Menu Theme, while KEMCO’s RPG Chronus Arc asks players to prepare for the Time Rewinding.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Citizens of Earth: On sale between 5th – 19th October 2015
  • Don’t Crash: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $1.49 to $1) until 14th October 2015
  • EnjoyUp Games: Spy Chameleon and Rock ‘N Racing Off Road are on sale until 29th October 2015
  • Midnight: 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 22nd October 2015
  • Pixel Slime U: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $2) until 14th October 2015
  • Puzzle Monkeys: More than 60 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $0.99) until 22nd October 2015
  • Vector Assault: 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) between 5th – 30th October 2015
  • Zumba Fitness World Party: 75 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $9.99) until 12th October 2015

Price Reduction (Wii U)

  • Stealth Inc. II: A Game of Clones, Curve Digital – $9.99, previously $14.99

Special Offers (3DS)

  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Tappingo and European Conqueror 3D are on sale until 22nd October 2015
  • Citizens of Earth: On sale between 5th – 19th October 2015
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) between 5th – 19th October 2015

Price Reduction (3DS)

  • Battleminer, Wobbly Tooth – £5.99, previously $7.99

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • River City Ransom (NES), Arc System Works – $4.99

Only two young heroes can restore peace to the panic-stricken citizens of River City! River City Ransom takes place in River City, where our heroes, Alex and Ryan, find a letter on Ryan’s locker from a guy named Slick. The letter says that Ryan’s girlfriend, Cyndi, has been kidnapped, and Slick has taken River City hostage with the help of countless gangs and evil bosses. It’s up to our heroes to save poor Cyndi and free River City from the clutches of Slick and his underlings.

Wii U Download Software

  • Freedom Planet, GalaxyTrail – $14.99

Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice, where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the butt kicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force. If you downloaded the demo during the limited-time Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Freedom Planet until November 1st.

  • Gemology, BNC Design Studios – $6.99

Stake your claim and take to the caves in Gemology exclusively for Wii U. Amass your wealth by collecting gems through various methods of play in your effort to accumulate the world’s largest gem cache. Will you have what it takes to be the world’s richest jewel tycoon?

  • Pumped BMX +, Curve Digital – $7.99

Pumped BMX + uses the hit game ‘Pumped BMX 2’ as inspiration – taking everything which made the mobile version so successful and enhancing every aspect of it for console. Originally developed by one man studio Yeah Us!, Pumped BMX + sees players ride their way through increasingly challenging levels while pulling off crazy and impressive trick combinations. The game lets players choose their rider style and throw down their best stunts whilst racing through more than 500 challenges to reach the top of the leader boards.

  • The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version, Delirium Studios, $7.99

Whenever Alice falls asleep, she enters a world of fantasy where she must face her fears, like Sloth, Envy, or Lie. Enjoy leisurely gameplay, beautiful graphics made using watercolours, ink and graphite, and the original game soundtrack composed by indie rock group Vetusta Morla. If you like stylish adventure games and you’re not in a hurry, this is your game.

  • Toto Temple Deluxe, Juicy Beast Studio – $9.99

Toto Temple Deluxe is a fast-paced, local-multiplayer king-of-the-hill style game, in which players must steal an egg-laying goat from their friends and try to keep it on their own head for as long as possible. You know, normal stuff. Be the first to grab the explosive goat and keep it long enough for it to detonate near your soon-to-be-dead rivals. Lose the goat and the timer resets. Play as teams or in free-for-all.

  • VoxelMaker, Nostatic Software – $4.99

Create 3D models of your own design and render them with realistic lighting and shadows. Voxel models are made from cubes giving a stylized, “blocky” look – like 3D pixel art. You can use the built-in ray tracer to render high-quality images of your scenes. With VoxelMaker you have both 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • The Legend of Legacy: “The Chibi Adventurers,” ATLUS – TBC

3DS Download Software

  • Chronus Arc, KEMCO – $9.99

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.

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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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