Nintendo eShop Update: 25th February 2016 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop update is in for North America, heralding the arrival of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service.

Wii U welcomes numerous new releases, such as 6180 the moon, Inside My Radio and Volcanic Field 2, with Nintendo 3DS receiving some heavy hitters in Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, Sadame and Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collection.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 1st March 2016
  • Hullbreach Studios: Defense Dome and SDK Paint are on sale until 3rd March 2016
  • Joindots: Joe’s Diner and more games from Joindots are on sale until 10th March 2016
  • Keytari: 8-Bit Music Maker: More than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 5th March 2016
  • Land it Rocket: More than 45 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.59) until 3rd March 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 1st March 2016
  • Bloo Kid 2: 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 17th March 2016
  • CIRCLE Entertainment: Kami and Witch & Hero are on sale until 10th March 2016
  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!: 25 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $2.24) until 17th March 2016
  • Joindots: Jewel Match 3 and more games from Joindots are on sale until 10th March 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Medabots AX: Metabee (Game Boy Advance), Natsume – $6.99
  • Medabots AX: Rokusho (Game Boy Advance), Natsume – $6.99

The World Robattle Tournament is hosted every four years, and both Ikki and Metabee are itching for top place. Help them to victory as they take on the toughest Medafighters and their Medabots. Create and customize unique Medabots with Medaparts that are earned from successful battles in these Game Boy Advance fighting games.

Wii U Add-On Content

  • Minecraft Wii U Edition, Microsoft Studios – TBC

Players of the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game can now add even more fun with a massive free update and new DLC available for purchase in Nintendo eShop. This update adds some anticipated Minecraft features, including a long list of new potions, blocks, mobs and biomes. From the Redwood forests of Mega-Taiga to the vastness of the Deep Ocean, you´ll get to build, play and explore new biomes that will offer a great canvas for your creations. Players can also purchase the new Biome Settlers Skin pack, which brings 24 new settler characters into the game and even more biome-themed skins they can use to role-play with their friends.

Wii U Download Demo

  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – Free

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience a videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed films and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

Wii U Download Software

  • 6180 the moon, Turtle Cream – $3.99

6180 the moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting both of TV and Wii U GamePad. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of slipping to death.

  • Inside My Radio, Seaven Studio – $14.99

Can you beat the beat? Journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox and play the ultimate musical experience. In this rhythmic platform adventure where your every action needs to be right on the beat, bring electro, dub and disco music back to life!

  • Replay: VHS Is Not Dead, Neko Entertainment – $9.99

Replay: VHS Is Not Dead is a platform game in which you control time in a brand new way. Control up to 5 different characters and synchronize their actions to complete each level.

  • Smart Adventures – Mission Math, Engine Software – $2.99

The space station has been sabotaged, and the astronauts are desperately trying to keep things working. They need you to use your math skills to repair the science labs and discover who sabotaged the space station. Everyone’s a suspect. Can you save the space station and solve the mystery? We’ve got problems to solve. Let’s go!

  • Volcanic Field 2, Slyon Studios – $1.99

The Earth’s crust has been weakened, and magma is continuously flowing through its cracks. Causing a serious amount pressure deep within the Earth. The Earth held on as long as it could; however, the pressure was just to great and magma has started bursting out of the Earth like never seen before. Causing the worst eruption in recorded history turning the earth into a absolute Volcanic Field. The highest level of Rescue services has hired you to gather the civilians and keep casualties to a minimum. Can you survive the Volcanic Field and protect the people?

Virtual Console (3DS)

  • Pokémon Red, Nintendo – $9.99
  • Pokémon Blue, Nintendo – $9.99
  • Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, Nintendo – $9.99

With classic graphics and music, the Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition games stay true to the originals released nearly 20 years ago. You’ll feel like you’re playing them just as they were, but now you can trade and battle Pokémon in 2D using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Revisit these timeless games, or play them for the first time!

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Beach Brawl, Nintendo – $2.49
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Boo Camp, Nintendo – $2.49

3DS Download Software

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection, Capcom – $29.99

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of 8-bit history. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection features all six original NES games and more fun features.

  • Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, XSEED Games – $39.99

This Nintendo 3DS-exclusive RPG features traditional turn-based combat, nearly a hundred quests, a fully featured farming mini-game, dual-language voice acting, community treasure-hunting via the StreetPass feature, multiple difficulty levels and an adjustable random encounter rate!

  • Sadame, Rising Star Games – $14.99

Choose the role of a Samurai, Ninja, Monk or Rogue and confront an invasion of Japanese traditional Yokai taking over the nation. Hack and slash your way through an army of monsters using Swordsmanship, Ninjitsu, pole sword, bow, and supernatural powers. Enhance your skills by defeating waves of enemies and slaying evil bosses lying in wait.

  • Toy Defense, CIRCLE Entertainment – $3.99

Test your courage and skills as a military leader at the height of World War I in Toy Defense, an exciting Tower Defense game! Don’t let enemies get to your base! Help toy soldiers survive through attacks, protect your base from enemy airplanes, tanks, airships and overcome unexpected traps.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Mega Man “Stage Select”, Capcom – TBC
  • Mega Man vs. Dr. Wily!, Capcom – TBC
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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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