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

This week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America has been shared, with Metroid Prime: Blast Ball receiving a surprise release.

The Wii U Virtual Console service adds Pokémon Ranger, while Star Fox Guard and Star Fox Zero demos become available. Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Defend Your Crypt, Hot Rod Racer and Humanitarian Helicopter round out the new releases on Wii U, while New Nintendo 3DS receives an exclusive title in Wind-up Knight 2.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • EnjoyUp Games: Rock ’N Racing Off Road is on sale until 18th August 2016
  • Joindots: Island Flight Simulator and more games are on sale until 28th July 2016
  • SEGA: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and more games are on sale until 28th July 2016
  • Word Search by POWGI: 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 28th July 2016
  • Special Offers (3DS)

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 28th July 2016
  • Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition: 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8th August 2016
  • EnjoyUp Games: Soccer Up Online is on sale until 18th August 2016
  • Joindots: 3D Game Collection and more games are on sale until 28th July 2016
  • SEGA: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble and more games are on sale until 28th July 2016
  • Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Pokémon Ranger, Nintendo – $9.99
  • With the help of Pokémon, set out on a fun-filled adventure! You play as a Pokémon Ranger in the Fiore Region, where you work to preserve nature and protect Pokémon. The Pokémon Ranger game features a great storyline and a wide variety of missions to complete. It’s a lot of fun to capture Pokémon using the Capture Styler, and you’ll have to experiment with different Poké Assists to secure the Pokémon that are more difficult to capture. Becoming a Pokémon Ranger will be a blast for any Pokémon fan.

    Wii U Download Demo

  • Star Fox Guard – Special Demo, Nintendo – Free
  • Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox needs 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: The Battle Begins + Training Demo, Nintendo – Free
  • In this demo, enjoy the full animated short movie (Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins), then jump into training to prepare for combat. It’ll take more than luck to master the Arwing jet, the Gyrowing flight drone and the Landmaster tank!

    Wii U Download Software

  • Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Sunbreak Games – $4.99
  • Race through an enchanted forest together with your magical flying companion, Buddy, in this endless dream about exploration and friendship. The game is a charming experience for all ages and skills, upgraded with exclusive content for the Wii U version.

  • Defend Your Crypt, Ratalaika Games – $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 damn ambitious humans who are profaning your tomb.

  • Hot Rod Racer, ZeNfA Productions – $2.54
  • 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.

  • Humanitarian Helicopter, Peaceful Games – $10
  • Two pilots, James and Ben, are on a quest to help survivors of earthquakes in California. Each of them learns to help instead of harm survivors. Having a helicopter the player rescues people by transporting them to survived houses, supplying additional food for them. They overcome difficulties such as strong wind, wild animals willing to takeover over discharged food, closed gates to settlements. The aim of the game is to form only positive character traits.

    New 3DS Download Software

  • Wind-up Knight 2, Unity Games – $5
  • 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.

    3DS Download Software

  • Defend Your Crypt, Ratalaika Games – $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 damn ambitious humans who are profaning your tomb.

  • Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, Nintendo – Free
  • Climb aboard your Mech and buckle up for adrenaline-pumping sports action in Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, available to download for free from Nintendo eShop! Go head-to-head in exhilarating, 3-on-3 multiplayer matches in this unique futuristic sport, combining the end-to-end thrills of football with mechanised mayhem and power-ups aplenty.

  • Ninja Smasher, PUMO – $3.99
  • 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!

    3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Swimming in the Sea
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 2 – Franzer
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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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