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

Minecraft: Story Mode and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam lead this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America.

They are accompanied by Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 and Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure on Wii U’s Virtual Console service, new Download Demos, and several other games to choose between!

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Little Orbit: Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations, Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue and more games are on sale until 12th February 2016
  • O2 Games: Fit Music and Luv Me Buddies Wonderland are on sale until 22nd February 2016
  • Super Toy Cars: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 28th January 2016
  • The Quiet Collection: 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 1st February 2016
  • Toon Tanks: 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 4th February 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • ATLUS: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl are on sale until 1st February 2016
  • Little Orbit: Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations, Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue and more games are on sale until 12th February 2016
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland: More than 45 percent off (reduced from $24.90 to $12.90) until 11th February 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Nintendo – $7.99

The Koopalings have been sent to wreak havoc in the Mushroom World. It’s up to Mario to recover the royal magic wands and restore the kings to their true forms. Access extra levels by selecting Level Card on the file-selection screen, or take a break from the journey and get in on some classic Mario Bros. action!

  • Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure, Capcom – $19.99

In this swashbuckling Wii classic, explore seven vibrant and fantastic lands with Zack and Wiki, as they go on a quest to become the greatest pirates who ever lived. Use the Wii Remote controller to navigate, open objects, transform items or unlock new pathways as you solve puzzles and outwit a variety of enemies and bosses.

Wii U Download Demo

  • A World of Keflings, Ninjabee – Free

Embark on a giant kingdom-building adventure journeying to exotic lands and helping your new, tiny Kefling friends along the way in A World of Keflings! Play as your Mii and help the friendly, little Keflings harvest resources, assemble buildings and create thriving cities in desert, forest and ice kingdoms. Mine stone and crystal, harvest lumber and wool, and craft elaborate buildings. Have fun creating and customizing beautiful cities filled with fountains, workshops, castles and more!

  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cypronia – Free

Cube Life: Island Survival is the first block building open-world survival game for the Nintendo Wii U. In Creative Mode, the game will allow players to build constructions in 3D generated game worlds. In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and surive as night falls on the island.

Wii U Download Software

  • Brunswick Pro Bowling, FarSight Studios – $39.99

Brunswick Pro Bowling allows you to experience all the thrills and excitement of being a professional bowler with a simple, intuitive scheme and real ball and pin physics. Play Career Mode to compete in tournaments and Rival Challenges where you’ll earn currency to purchase and upgrade Brunswick® equipment and apparel including shoes, shirts, wrist guards, and over 40 real bowling balls!

  • Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone, Telltale Games – $4.99

This new episodic series was created by award-winning adventure game powerhouse Telltale Games, in partnership with Minecraft creators, Mojang. As Jesse, you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End and beyond. While at EnderCon, in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong … something dreadful. You will drive the story through the decisions you make: What you say to people (and how you say it) and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story.

  • Skeasy, RCMADIAX – $1.49

Skeasy is a simple, addictive, high score chaser – set in a winter wonderland. Slide down the White Mountains avoiding the trees as you rack up a high score – then share your score on Miiverse! Bundle up, its cold!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Animal Crossing: Winter Frolicking, Nintendo – TBC
  • SEGA SG-1000, SEGA – TBC

3DS Download Software

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Nintendo – $39.99

Paper Mario is jumping off the page and into the quirky adventures of Mario & Luigi! Become a super team of Mario Bros. to take on quests, take down enemies and untangle two classic gaming universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series.

  • Pet Inn 3D, Neopica – $19.99

Become the manager of a hotel for cats and dogs and take care of your pets: take your puppies out for a walk in the park, teach them to jump over a skipping-rope, pet them, play frisbee with them… Brush your cats, teach them to hunt, train them for an obstacle course… and make them purr! Choose between 16 breeds of cats and dogs: Dalmatian, Labrador, Husky, Siamese, Tabby…

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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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