Nintendo eShop Update: 22nd December 2016 (North America)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero headlines this week’s Nintendo eShop update in North America, which is joined by Mario Party 2 on the Wii U Virtual Console service.

Special Offers

Celebrate the winter holidays with your favorite Capcom games at up to 75 percent off. Other great deals this week include Pirate Pop Plus, SteamWorld Heist and Chasing Aurora, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week on the Nintendo of America website.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – $9.99

Get ready to party like it’s the year 2000 all over again, complete with fancy costumes, bags of surprises and games galore! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return in this Nintendo 64 sequel for a new round of Bowser-bashing board game action. Each of your favorite characters wears different themed outfits to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land and Horror Land.

Wii U Download Software

  • Radiantflux: Hyperfractal, TACS Games – $2.99

Data-fractal hyper structures are the new storage medium favoured by big companies. You are a neo-hacker, a new breed of bedroom fract-breaker, and these data-structures are your playground. After receiving an unusual email instructing you to hack your own homepage you discover a hidden world that will take you through the hack-zone and deep into the dark-web to yield untold riches in lost and forbidden softwares.

  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, WayForward – $19.99

Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms. Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots.

3DS Download Demo

  • Ice Station Z, Wobbly Tooth – Free

After a strange virus spreads across an Arctic island you are left alone to survive. Scavenge for food, drink, medical supplies, weapons, ammunition, clothes, fuel and other useful equipment. Find shelters, vehicles and other interesting locations to help you survive during day and night.

3DS Download Software

  • Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe, QubicGames – $4.99

Transform your moustached hero into a raging force of destruction or a super speedy gnome to overcome Gekiyaba’s toughest obstacles to face the ultimate challenge. Can you overcome every hurdle to save the princess in peril?

  • Gourmet Dream, CIRCLE Entertainment – $5

Gourmet Dream is a management game in which you take up the role of a restaurant manager and help your shop to grow. The aim of the game is to help your restaurant flourish until it is evaluated as an “S Rank” restaurant.

In order to do this, you will have to create a menu to suit your customer’s needs, hire and train staff that provide great food and service, and run promotions to increase the number of customers that come to your restaurant. In essence, you will be raising your store into a “Highly Esteemed Gourmet Restaurant”.

  • Hit Ninja, Petite Games – $1.99

In this arcade game your task is to hit all the targets with your shuriken. Beat the target score on every level and become a ninja legend! Enjoy the intuitive and fun launch mechanic which becomes more challenging at higher levels! This colourful 3D graphics and the Japan inspired settings is waiting for you!

  • Mini Golf Resort, Teyon – $4.99

Welcome to the most amazing mini golf resort ever on Nintendo 3DS! Grab your golf clubs and get ready to play through 56 incredible courses in 4 unique worlds. Enjoy a combination of real golf club rules and wacky mini golf fun as you shoot your ball through pipes, up extreme ramps and around crazy obstacles towards the hole!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Mario’s Happy Holidays
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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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