Nintendo eShop Update: 1st September 2016 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update has been shared for North America, which sees Thomas Happ’s Axiom Verge as the headline act.

The Wii U Virtual Console service adds The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, while the console welcomes Double Fine’s 140, Brave Rock’s Alice in Wonderland, Panda Love from RCMADIAX, Chris McFarland’s Tallowmere, and more.

Whereas Nintendo 3DS adds five new StreetPass Mii Plaza games, Hyrule Warriors Legends add-on content, PiCROSS 3D Round 2, and other titles.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Capcom: DuckTales: Remastered and more games from Capcom are on sale until 6th September 2016
  • Cypronia: Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games are on sale until 25th September 2016
  • Dahku: Chubbins and Soon Shine are on sale until 30th September 2016
  • EnjoyUp Games: Run Run and Die, Unepic and more are on sale until 6th October 2016
  • FreezeME: More than 40 percent off (reduced from $13.99 to $7.99) until 15th September 2016
  • Intropy Games: Astral Breakers, Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game and more are on sale until 5th September 2016
  • Rock ’N Racing Off Road DX: More than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 22nd September 2016
  • Steel Lords: 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.50) until 28th September 2016
  • Test Your Mind: More than 65 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to 99 cents) until 15th September 2016
  • Special Offers (3DS)

  • Capcom: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and more games from Capcom are on sale until 6th September 2016
  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Legend of Dark Witch, Tappingo and more games are on sale until 22nd September 2016
  • Cypronia: Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games are on sale until 25th September 2016
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan: More than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 12th September 2016
  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!: 25 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $2.24) until 22nd September 2016
  • Qubic Games: AiRace Speed, 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and more are on sale until 22nd September 2016
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8th September 2016
  • Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Nintendo – $19.99
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, originally released on the Wii console, boasts realistic sword combat, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Soar, dive and battle as Link in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

    Wii U Download Demo

  • Word Logic by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free
  • Enjoy six brand new POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of games. This time, the games share a common theme of logic and deduction.

    Wii U Download Software

  • 140, Double Fine Productions – $7.99
  • 140 is a challenging minimalistic platformer with abstract colorful graphics. Rhythmic awareness is required to overcome obstacles controlled by an energetic, yet melancholic electronic soundtrack. Super tight puzzle design and a striking audiovisual presentation come together to form a challenging platforming experience!

  • Alice in Wonderland, Brave Rock Games – $5
  • Experience a new visualization of Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (originally released in 1865). View the full unaltered story that has been discussed by scholars for generations. Discover unique and original characters in the amazing world of Wonderland. Wonderful thrills for your heart and mind await in this timeless tale.

  • Axiom Verge, Thomas Happ Games – $17.99
  • In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game from Thomas Happ Games, use the Wii U GamePad controller as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge.

  • Free Balling, Skunk Software – $9.99
  • Draw anything you can imagine. A sandbox drawing game that allows you to create anything you can imagine. After you draw your track you can deploy multiple balls that fly around your screen. You can pause the game while the balls are in motion, so you can edit your track on-the-fly.

  • Games for Toddlers, Skunk Software – $3.99
  • A set of video games designed specifically for toddlers. Each game is simple and uses the Wii U GamePad Touch Screen. A-mazing: Guide the boy through the maze. A new and unique maze is generated for you every time you play. Choose from 3 different maze sizes. Icy Block Stacker: Carefully stack the icy blocks on top of each other. Happy Cat: Traverse the trees in the forest for as long as possible. Egg Hunt: Help the the Easter Bunny collect Easter eggs.

  • Panda Love, RCMADIAX – $1.49
  • In Panda Love, run and jump through over 20 fun filled levels to help the Panda’s find love again. Many obstacles such as high jumps, spikes, disappearing platforms and more stand in the way of your journey. Use just the Wii U GamePad to experience the game Off-TV.

  • Piano Teacher, Skunk Software – $39.99
  • Piano Teacher is a fun and interactive way to learn the piano. Designed to take you from a total beginner to a piano playing pro. Simply use the Touch Screen on the Wii U GamePad. You press the red key on the piano to easily learn 20 different popular songs. Each song lesson has been carefully crafted by world-renowned pianist and YouTube sensation Jen Msumba.

  • Skunky B’s Super Slots Saga #1, Skunk Software – $14.95
  • Are you ready for a heart pounding slots adventure? An exciting new slots adventure with over 20 slots to unlock. Have a blast gambling your way through the levels to reveal even more slots! Be careful not to go bankrupt or else you will have to reset your level progress!

  • Super Hero Math, Skunk Software – $7.99
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s SUPER HERO MATH! Fly around the city collecting coins, dodging mines, destroying missiles, capturing aliens and answering math problems. Super Hero Math makes learning addition based math fun! If you answer a problem wrong you will be frozen in an ice block.

  • Tallowmere, Chris McFarland – $4.99
  • Greetings, hero. How far through Lady Tallowmere’s dungeons can you delve? Each randomly-generated room gets bigger, harder, and more rewarding the further you go. Raise your shield and hunt for the key in each room – or die trying. Be on your guard for every enemy, elite, boss, and treasure chest you’ll encounter. Discover new weapons and armor ranging from Basic to Otherworldly. Brace yourself as you learn the quirks of each foe, trap, and room type so you can strive for that “one more run” high-score victory!

  • The First Skunk Bundle, Skunk Software – $24.99
  • A collection of 5 full featured video games. Haunted Hotel is a creepy first person exploration game. Your goal is to get to the roof. Some levels of the hotel will require you to find keys to unlock them. Be sure to keep your flashlight running by finding and using the batteries scattered all over the hotel. Snake Classic is a rendition of the traditional Snake game. Your goal is to grow your snake as long as you can by consuming dots. Be sure to avoid the wall and your own tail. Catchy is a fun 3D puzzle adventure game with levels that increase in difficulty the further you advance. Over 50 heart pounding levels for you to carefully navigate. Bomb Blaster is an exciting casual game where you strategically place bombs to knock over the bad guys. Over 30 fun and challenging levels that will test your skill. Zombie Epic is a bloody mature zombie survival game with both story and survival modes.

    3DS Add-On Content

  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: 5-in-1 Bundle, Nintendo – $8.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Feed Mii, Nintendo – $2.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Market Crashers, Nintendo – $2.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Mii Trek, Nintendo – $2.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Ninja Launcher, Nintendo – $2.99
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza: Slot-Car Rivals, Nintendo – $2.99
  • A bustling parade of new games and features is headed to StreetPass Mii Plaza! Boost past the competition in Slot-Car Rivals, slay demons midair in Ninja Launcher, invest millions in Market Crashers, nourish an army in Feed Mii and gather explorers to seek out treasures in Mii Trek. This meet ’n’ greet just turned up the heat! Go to StreetPass Mii Plaza and download either Slot-Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free after performing a simple StreetPass Mii Plaza software update.

  • Hyrule Warriors Legends: Phantom Hourglass + Spirit Tracks, Nintendo – TBC
  • Play as new character Toon Zelda by purchasing the new DLC Pack for the Hyrule Warriors Legends game that borrows elements from classic hand-held adventures The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. You can also purchase a Season Pass for the game for $14.99, which grants you access to all previously released DLC, as well as any additional downloadable content as it launches.

    3DS Download Demo

  • Picross 3D Round 2, Nintendo – Free
  • The Picross series has a fresh new layer of paint – and strategy! Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Café or even tap compatible amiibo figures to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters.

  • Word Logic by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free
  • Enjoy six brand new POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of games. This time, the games share a common theme of logic and deduction.

    3DS Download Software

  • Adventure Labyrinth Story, CIRCLE Entertainment – $5
  • Adventure Labyrinth Story is a rogue-like RPG that challenges the unknown dungeon. To bring back the legendary treasure, you need to enter the depth of the dungeon, find weapon and shield, use magic rod and potion to fight against monster and raise your level. Every time the dungeon you enter is different in structure. The obtainable items and encounterable monsters also change. You can challenge it again and again even it is cleared.

  • Picross 3D Round 2, Nintendo – $29.99
  • The Picross series has a fresh new layer of paint – and strategy! Chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle to reveal the object hidden within. Only this time, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to mold detailed shapes. Enjoy more than 300 puzzles at the Café or even tap compatible amiibo figures to solve 10 more puzzles hiding secret Nintendo characters.

  • Ping Pong Trick Shot, Starsign – $1.99
  • Test your ball throwing skills across a variety of challenges as you attempt to throw a ball into a cup on the other othe side of the screen. Use the Circle Pad or Stylus to fling a ball at just the right trajectory and power to make it land inside the cup. Use items such as warp holes, trampolines and moving platforms to overcome seemingly impossible levels. Challenge your throwing skills across four game modes: Score Attack, Mission Mode Challenge Mode and Time Attack.

    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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