Nintendo eShop Update: 21st July 2016 (Europe)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update is headlined by demos for Kirby Planet Robobot and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

There is plenty to draw your attention, whether that be Hudson Soft’s A Shadow’s Tale arriving on Wii U Virtual Console, or releases such as Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Hot Rod Racer, and Toon Tanks for Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS welcomes Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2, as well as Adventure Labyrinth Story, Defend Your Crypt and Ninja Smasher.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Steel Lords, nuGAME – £6 (€7.50) until 18th August 2016, normally £10.99 (€14.99)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.49 (€5.99) until 28th July 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 28th July 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • European Conqueror 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99) until 18th August 2016, normally £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Glory of Generals, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.59 (€3.99) until 18th August 2016, normally £6.09 (€6.99)
  • Samurai Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 18th August 2016, normally £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.49 (€5.99) until 28th July 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • A Shadow’s Tale (Wii), Hudson Soft – £17.99 (€19.99)

Journey into a unique world of light and dark, in the ground-breaking action adventure A Shadow’s Tale. You are a shadow, separated from your body imprisoned at the top of a mysterious tower. Every shadow becomes a surface you can touch, leading to an original gameplay experience. In your two-dimensional form, summon the help of a fairy to interact with the physical world; moving objects to cast shadows to use as walkways, and watch out for enemies along the way – because even shadows can be hurt!

Wii U Download Demo

  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Nintendo – Free

Let the games begin! The worlds of Mario and Sonic come together once more for 17 exciting events in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™. Taking place in Rio de Janeiro, host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, this instalment in the series features over 30 playable characters, the ability to play as your Mii, and plenty of frantic four-player multiplayer action to enjoy with friends and family, including the new Duel Events, which give familiar sports a classic Mario & Sonic twist.

Wii U Download Software

  • Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Sunbreak Games – £3.89 (€4.39)

Explore a world of dreams with Buddy, in this award-winning endless adventure about friendship… upgraded with new features for Wii U! Every night, a young child returns to the same dream to play with his magical flying companion, Buddy. Together they race through a never-ending enchanted forest of treehouse-inspired obstacles, curious creatures, and natural wonders! Relax, hum along, and enjoy the view… or challenge yourself to see how far you can dream before waking!

  • Defend Your Crypt, Ratalaika Games – £2.69 (€2.99)

Defend Your Crypt is a strategy and puzzle game, in which we will have to avoid to lose our treasure by the tomb thieves. We, as the Pharaoh, can use different traps to defeat those ambitious humans who are profaning your tomb. Let them fall into the void, burn them, put an arrow through them, drown them, send your scorpions… Do everything you find necessary.

  • Hot Rod Racer, ZeNfA Productions – £2.69 (€2.99)

The year is 199X. The world’s most dangerous racing competition has been created: the INFINITRACK GP! Created by – oh, I don’t know, some nefarious corporation I suppose – it stretches on indefinitely and has never been completed by ANYONE. Of course, that hasn’t stopped thousands of thrill-seekers from attempting to conquer it every day on their shiny new bikes and in their speedy new hot rods, and on this day in particular you too take it upon yourself to join those who have etched their names in the halls of glory by challenging this course yourself. There’s just one problem… you’ve somehow managed to get onto the track driving the wrong way! But hey, a couple of head-on collisions never hurt anybody, right? (Don’t quote me on that.) Choose your vehicle, give it a paint job and some upgrades, and see how far you can make it on the Infinitrack! This is Hot Rod Racer!

  • Jewel Quest, iWin – £3.49 (€4.39)

Jewel Quest for Wii U brings the classic Match-3 puzzle game to life in stunning HD! Solve 72 challenging puzzles through 6 fantastic, beautifully-rendered locations, each with its own unique, orchestral background music. Make matches of three (or more) of a kind to remove jewels from the board and turn the tiles behind them to gold, but don’t run out of time or moves before completing the board! Raise your level of play to achieve three stars on every level and see how you rank against your friends in the ultimate Match-3 challenge!

  • Toon Tanks, Petite Games – £1.79 (€1.99)

Want to be a Tank Commander? Toon Tanks is a simple yet challenging, top-down shooter game exclusively for Wii U. The goal of Toon Tanks is to destroy every enemy tanks on each level. When you blew up the last one you can go to next level with harder enemies. This game features 80 levels in four different world and 6 enemy types. Have fun!

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2, Nintendo – £7.19 (€7.99)

Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units levelled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards – but only if all of your units survive.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Another Gift from Anna, Nintendo – Free

If you speak to Anna at the Dragon’s Gate, you will receive the Boots and Paragon items.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: I: In Endless Dreams, Nintendo – £0.49 (€0.49)

Kana, lost and alone, must find allies quickly. Part 1 of Heirs of Fate.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: II: Realms Collide, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

The youths of Nohr must assist a wild dragon. Part 2 of Heirs of Fate.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: III: The Changing Tide, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

Shiro’s wounded band must seize an opportunity. Part 3 of Heirs of Fate.

3DS Download Demo

  • Kirby Planet Robobot, Nintendo – Free

Planet Popstar is being invaded by the Haltmann Works Company and its robotic army, and only Kirby can put a stop to it in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Take the fight to the evil corporation using Kirby’s trademark Copy Abilities, including all-new abilities, and turn their own technology against them by taking control of the powerful Robobot Armour! For a breather from the main adventure, you can also get stuck into some fun minigames: partner with pals to take on bosses in Team Kirby Clash, or go for a high score in Kirby 3D Rumble!

New Nintendo 3DS Software

  • Wind-up Knight 2, Unity Games – £4 (€4.50)

Robot Invader´s popular action-platformer WIND-UP KNIGHT 2 springs to life on the New Nintendo 3DS system. Guide the clueless hero, Sir Sprint, as he rockets through the kingdom dodging traps, pits and mythical creatures. With striking graphics, a dose of humor, and some of the most clever and devious level designs ever, you´ll laugh and cry at the same time. But watch out! This spring-loaded cavalier won´t stop moving until he unwinds completely. And if that happens… game over. Your skills will be pushed to the absolute limits as you double jump, roll and slice your way through 40 crazy levels and an all new Tourney mode. Think you´ve got what it takes? Wind up and find out!

3DS Download Software

  • Adventure Labyrinth Story, CIRCLE Entertainment – £4.50 (€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 if it is cleared. If you are defeated, the obtained items will be all lost. The level will reset to 1. The ingredients you collect from the dungeon can be cooked in the bar to make food, which can grant positive effect and EXP for the next adventure. Fully use the items to deal with the monsters, find rare treasure to reveal the mystery of the labyrinth!

  • Defend Your Crypt, Ratalaika Games – £2.69 (€2.99)

Defend Your Crypt is a strategy and puzzle game, in which we will have to avoid to lose our treasure by the tomb thieves. We, as the Pharaoh, can use different traps to defeat those ambitious humans who are profaning your tomb. Let them fall into the void, burn them, put an arrow through them, drown them, send your scorpions… Do everything you find necessary.

  • Ninja Smasher!, PUMO – £2.93 (€3.55)

In this fresh take on ninja-based action games, use your ninja to battle the monster army! Ninjas dashing! Ninjas jumping! Ninjas slashing! Get ready for some excitement in your life with this fast-paced action game, filled with the type of exhilarating energy that only ninjas possess! From katanas, to throwing knives, to ninjutsu, you must master your ninja skills in order to save the kidnapped princess!

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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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