Nintendo eShop Update: 23rd February 2017 (North America)

You can now celebrate seasonal festivals in Natsume’s Harvest Moon 64, which leads this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America.

The farming sim is joined on Wii U by MixedBag’s explorative forma.8, bullet-hell shoot ’em up Ghost Blade HD, puzzler Placards, and more.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Celebrate the upcoming launch of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment on Nintendo Switch with a great discount on Shovel Knight for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • Defend the innocent with courtroom hero Phoenix Wright! Purchase Ace Attorney games at up to 60 percent off until 8.59 PT on March 1st.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Harvest Moon 64, Natsume – $9.99

Hard work is rewarded as you struggle to bring prosperity back to a neglected farm. Raise cows, chickens and sheep in this classic Nintendo 64 simulation RPG. Celebrate seasonal festivals with nearby townsfolk. Work the land, pick up odd jobs and get to know the neighbours. One of the town’s residents may even prove to be the love of your character’s life!

Wii U Download Software

  • forma.8, MixedBag – $14.99

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore. As the small exploration probe forma.8 you’re stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. Separated from your companions by accident you have a life or death mission to accomplish: find and recover a lost, powerful energy source before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you. And not everything is what it seems…

  • Ghost Blade HD, 2Dream – $9.99

Ghost Blade HD is an intense bullet-hell shoot ’em up game, with satisfying and addictive score-based gameplay, with its tradition going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD Is easy to learn, yet hard to master.

  • Maze Break, nuGAME – $7

Breakout Maze is a mix of a breakout game and a puzzle game. With the goal of finding your way through mazes of increasing difficulty while breaking blocks and aiming for a high score.

  • Placards, JH Specialty – $1.99

Placards is a unique single-player puzzle experience that requires players to think both visually and strategically. Rearrange pixels on the screen by rotating or swapping to solve Placard puzzles. That Placard too big to solve in one go? Solve a piece at a time to get closer to that final Placard picture. From simple shapes to space ships to a fire-breathing dragon, there are over 100 puzzles to keep you occupied for hours. So grab that cup of coffee, sit down on that comfy couch, and solve a few Placards today.

  • Vaccine, RNC – $9.99

Find a vaccine for your infected friend before the time runs out, but be aware your friend will relapse sooner or later and you will have to find a new vaccine in a new randomly rebuilt house. Will you be able uncover the mystery to save your friend once and for all!?

3DS Download Software

  • Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – $5.99

Get ready to return to the world’s first Chase’em Up – in an all-new sequel Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. Set across 80 brand new stages of pure arcade mayhem, help the hyperactive wildcat, kokopolo, and his insane buddies, track down a secret recipe for immortality by causing as much mischief as possible in this epic, action-packed caper.

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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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