Nintendo eShop Update: 26th May 2016 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update is a slam dunk, as Mario Slam Basketball on Nintendo DS dribbles to the Wii U Virtual Console service.

Elsewhere, Spider-Man is recruited in Marvel’s The Avengers, and new maps become available for Fire Emblem Fates. New additions come in Mixed Bag’s Futuridium EP Deluxe, Kemco’s Infinite Dunamis, Tom Create’s Smash Cat Heroes and Epic Word Search Collection 2 from Lightwood Games

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, ScrewAttack Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 9th June 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Inside My Radio, Seaven Studio – £9.99 (€11.99) until 9th June 2016, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
  • The Quiet Collection, Nostatic Software – £1.79 (€2.69) until 2nd June 2016, normally £2.99 (€4.49)

Permanent Price Drop (3DS)

  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, NIS America – £17.99 (€9.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, NIS America – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Mario Tennis Open, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £39.99 (€44.99)
  • nintendogs + cats French Bulldog & New Friends, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £39.99 (€44.99)
  • nintendogs + cats Golden Retriever & New Friends, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £39.99 (€44.99)
  • nintendogs + cats Toy Poodle & New Friends, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £39.99 (€44.99)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, NIS America – £8.99 (€19.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, NIS America – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)

    Star Fox 64 3D, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £39.99 (€44.99)

    Yoshi’s New Island, Nintendo – £15.99 (€19.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, ScrewAttack Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 9th June 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Music on: Electric Guitar, Abylight – £0.90 (€0.99) until 23rd June 2016, normally £1.89 (€1.99)
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version, Zordix AB – £4.49 (€4.99) until 2nd June 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form – £11.24 (€14.99) until 9th June 2016, normally £14.99 (€19.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Slam Basketball, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)

It’s a whole new ball game as Mario rocks the rim! There are plenty of basketball games out there, but none with the hands-on control of Mario Slam Basketball. Players use the touch screen to get their game on as they execute tricky dribbles, special passes and sweet shots – all with strokes and taps of the stylus. Players choose their teams of three characters from the Mario universe and hit the parquet. Power-ups like Red Shells and Bob-ombs can turn the tide as they chase down coins – they will affect the score, so players collect as many as they can as they drive to the hoop.

Wii U Add-On Content

  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Spider-Man Character Pack, WB Games – 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 the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

Wii U Download Software

  • Futuridium EP Deluxe, Mixed Bag – £5.99 (€7.99) until 2nd June 2016, £7.99 (€9.99)

Futuridium EP Deluxe is a psychedelic retro-inspired shoot’em up with a modern twist, that blends together frantic action, puzzle elements, a vibrant low poly aesthetic and an heart pumping electronic soundtrack. As a lone starship pilot lost in a dimensional loop just before a big space battle, with a limited and constantly depleting energy tank, your only hope is to fly as fast as possible over enormous space dreadnoughts, destroying their defenses and the cyan power cubes to get some energy back. Try to escape the infinite loop of Futuridium: you can count only on your reflexes, your dual lasers, the nimbleness of your starship and… the ability to turn 180° on the spot! Can you beat all the 50 levels, the 5 bosses, unlock all the extra game modes and collect the 150 medals? Good luck! You’ll need it…

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map 2 Boo Camp, Nintendo – £2.29 (€2.49)

A test of the nerves awaits in Boo Camp, when the army spends the night on a haunted mountain. Those who survive ’til morning are said to come out stronger for the experience, but is that just another ghost story?

Maps can be purchased and played from the Dragon’s Gate, which will appear after reaching a certain point in the game. If you have already purchased Map Pack 1, you can download this map by going to the Dragon’s Gate and selecting “Purchase DLC.” Download the map and it will then be available to play.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map 3 Beach Brawl, Nintendo – £2.29 (€2.49)

In Beach Brawl, Corrin has been awarded hotly contested tickets to a vacation resort. With only one ticket up for grabs, it falls to the royal retainers to fight for the honour—and leisure—of their lieges.

Maps can be purchased and played from the Dragon’s Gate, which will appear after reaching a certain point in the game. If you have already purchased Map Pack 1, you can download this map by going to the Dragon’s Gate and selecting “Purchase DLC.” Download the map and it will then be available to play.

3DS Download Software

  • Epic Word Search Collection 2, Lightwood Games – £5.99 (€7.99)

Epic Word Search puzzles are huge – and they’re back in this second epic collection! The Epic America Word Search: Celebrate the very best of America – with fireworks! Travel Route 66, head west for the Gold Rush and explore America’s parks and beaches; take in a ball game, eat the ultimate hamburger and look up at skyscrapers. They even put a man on the moon – can you find him?

The Epic Ancient Word Search: By Zeus, it’s historic! Encounter leaders and deities from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt; visit Stonehenge, Pompeii and the Great Wall of China and take part in the ancient Olympic games.

The Epic Animals Word Search: The furriest word search you’ll ever meet and want to tickle the tummy of! Go “eww” at creepy crawlies and “aww” at baby animals; visit the depths of the ocean and make a whole bunch of animal noises.

The Epic Journeys Word Search: Fasten your seatbelt! Travel in luxury on the Orient Express, go off-road through the Australian outback, explore the ancient Silk Road and embark on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest.

The Epic Shakespeare Word Search: Shall I compare this puzzle to a summer’s day? Enjoy the verbal wit of the Bard of Avon with this puzzle based on Shakespeare’s best known plays. Friends, Romans, countrymen, find me some words!

Each epic puzzle contains over 1,500 words, hidden in a grid that’s much too large to fit on screen! It takes many hours of gameplay to solve each one. Scroll with the +Control Pad or Circle Pad, then touch with the stylus to highlight words. Jump straight in and get solving right away with this fast-loading game. Switch between puzzles at any time and share your progress with other players using StreetPass.

  • Infinite Dunamis, Kemco – £8.99 (€9.99)

Merging magic and technology, Infinite Dunamis ups the ante with new turn-based battles in an epic RPG adventure! One day on his way home from a job in the Royal City, a gifted engineer by the name of Luke comes across a young woman, Estelle, being attacked in the cave near his village. After fending off her attackers, he attempts to pull her from a heap of discarded mechanical parts only to discover she herself is half robot! Somewhat curious about what he has stumbled onto, Luke decides to take Estelle home and fix her up, but little does he know about the chain of events he is about to find himself tangled up in…! With its unique steam-punk setting, gripping plot-twists, and classic turn-based battle system with a twist, Infinite Dunamis is the RPG to satisfy even the hungriest of gamers! Moreover, with its plethora of features like weapon enhancement, magic skills, and the ability to strengthen Estelle’s parameters through the use of crystals, souls, and cores, gamers are sure to experience countless hours of enjoyment!

  • Samurai Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99)

Samurai Defender is a simple defence type action game set in the Warring States period of Japan. Defend the castle from approaching enemies! Tap on an enemy soldier to aim at them. Your bowmen will take care of the rest. Enemies will move towards your castle gate, so take aim and stop them from getting too close! Use the coins you acquire to learn new schemes. Use the schemes you learned to defeat lots of enemies. Defend your castle more easily by leveling up your bowman and schemes, and enjoy the exhilaration of repelling waves of enemy attacks!

  • Smash Cat Heroes, Tom Create – £1.99 (€2.49)

Slash and smash enemies coming at you from all directions in non-stop cat-attack action! Take control of one of the samurai cats and go in search for the legendary Super Cat Food that will supposedly grant its eater all the power in the world! Each playable character has its own fighting style with short and long range attacks, plus special and hyper attacks. Collect coins on your travels to level up your cat’s abilities, increasing their attack strength, smash attacks, speed, HP and defences. Stand still to charge your energy gauge when the coast is clear and then use the energy for special and hyper attacks that inflict heavy damage. Pull of a series of attacks without getting hit you’ll charge the Combo counter that will trigger the devastating Spinning Cat Attack!

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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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