Nintendo eShop Update: 21st April 2016 (North America)

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Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard headline this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America, seeing players once again take to the skies to defend the Lylat System.

Mario Party DS arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console service, while the Nintendo eShop for Wii U adds Blockara, Dreamals and Pinball Arcade. Nintendo 3DS sees a far quieter week, with a new Fire Emblem Fates add-on content map, Pocket Card Jockey demo and new HOME Menu themes.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Family Tennis SP: 25 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.74) until 12th May 2016
  • Toon Tanks: 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 12th May 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Carps & Dragons: 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 31st May 2016
  • Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 9th May 2016
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked: More than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 2nd May 2016
  • Soccer Up Online: 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 19th May 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – $9.99

Bring the Nintendo DS party game to the Wii U console! Bowser has shrunk Mario and his friends, and now they’re ready to foil his latest scheme. Play as one of eight characters in four game modes, on five themed game boards and in more than 70 mini-games. Take turns moving around the board to reach first place, or get immersed in constant mini-game action.

Wii U Download Software

  • Blockara, Haunted Bees Productions – $6.99

Every 12,000 years the September Dragon rises from her slumber to grant a wish to the best alchemist in the world. Today, she awakens, and the World Alchemy Tournament begins! Who will win? Will it be George: the ghost dog, Lars: the reclusive professor, Laila: the mathematician turned mailwoman, or one of the 7 other mighty magicians? That’s for you to decide!

  • Dreamals, XINESS Co. – $4.99

Having been summoned to a dream world, the three animals embark on an adventure to go back to their world. Each animal can move only in one direction. Combine them wisely to find a path to the key.

  • Pinball Arcade, FarSight Studios – Free

Regular updates will add classics like Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Twilight Zone, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness, Funhouse, Attack from Mars, Circus Voltaire and Big Shot along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends.

  • Star Fox Guard, Nintendo – $49.99

Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox need your help protecting their booming business. All you have to do is keep an eye on a dozen video screens as you mow down waves of attacking robots with your turret-mounted cameras. Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard can only be purchased separately in Nintendo eShop. By purchasing one game, you’ll receive an automatic discount upon the purchase of the other game, bringing the total cost for both digital games to $59.99.

  • Star Fox Zero, Nintendo – $49.99

An evil empire has risen and the Lylat system is in danger. As legendary space pilot Fox McCloud, blast through an onslaught of enemy forces to bring peace to the galaxy. In this white-knuckle space shooter, it’ll take more than luck to master the Arwing jet, the Gyrowing flight drone and the Landmaster tank. You have what it takes. Now prove it. Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard can only be purchased separately in Nintendo eShop. By purchasing one game, you’ll receive an automatic discount upon the purchase of the other game, bringing the total cost for both digital games to $59.99.

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Witches’ Trial, Nintendo – $1.99

Test your battle skills in the Fear Mountain stage from the Fire Emblem Gaiden game.

3DS Download Demo

  • Pocket Card Jockey, Game Freak – Free

3, 2, 1… GO! Stack cards like it’s a race to the finish! In this fast-paced mashup of solitaire and horse racing, you’ll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing at the same time? Try out the demo version of the Pocket Card Jockey game before the full version of the game releases this May.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Fire Emblem Fates: The Men, Nintendo – TBC
  • Fire Emblem Fates: The Women, Nintendo – 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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