Nintendo eShop Update: 31st December 2015 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo eShop update closes out the year with a whimper, delivering three new releases across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Those with an interest in Wii U’s Virtual Console will be happy to see more Nintendo 64 titles join the service, namely in sports duo 1080° Snowboarding and Wave Race 64. Whereas Nintendo 3DS adds spiritual Harvest Moon successor Story of Seasons, for those that wish to relive their dreams of running their own farm.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • 99 Moves, EnjoyUp Games – €1.49 until 28th January 2016, normally €2.49
  • Abyss, EnjoyUp Games – €1.49 until 28th January 2016, normally €1.99

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Castle Conqueror Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – €3.49, until 21st January 2016, normally €4.99
  • Castle Conqueror EX, CIRCLE Entertainment – €2.99 until 21st January 2016, normally €3.99
  • Demon King Box, CIRCLE Entertainment – €2.99 until 21st January 2016, normally €3.99
  • European Conqueror 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – €2.99 until 21st January 2016, normally €3.99
  • Football Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – €1.99 until 28th January 2016, normally €2.99
  • Nano Assault EX, Shin’en Multimedia – €7.49 until 21st January 2016, normally €9.99
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version, Zordix AB – €4.99 until 14th January 2016, normally €9.99
  • Tappingo, CIRCLE Entertainment – €1.99 until 21st January 2016, normally €2.99

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • 1080° Snowboarding (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – €9.99 or €4.99 until 7th January 2016 if you have downloaded Wave Race 64

Prepare to experience the thrills and chills of the ultimate extreme sport in 1080°Snowboarding. This Nintendo 64 classic offers one of the most accurate yet accessible snowboarding simulations around – all from the warmth of your living room! The precise controls allow this game to highlight the depth and thrill of snowboarding on steep, dangerous slopes from the comfort of your home. There are eight tracks to master, with some modes dedicated to snowboard races, while other modes focus on performing impressive tricks, including the famous “1080°” spin. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price. This is the US version of the game.

  • Wave Race 64 (Nintendo 64), Nintendo – €9.99 or €4.99 until 7th January 2016 if you have downloaded 1080° Snowboarding

Ride your Kawasaki jet ski to victory against fierce rivals and tumultuous waves. This is one of the defining racing games of the Nintendo 64 as its impressive physics showed a new kind of experience that could only be possible with 3D game engines. Even today, its original take on racing, with buoys to pass from either their right or left side and a power-up system rewarding skilful racers, remains a fun and fresh challenge to enjoy by yourself or with a friend. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price. This is the US version of the game.

3DS Download Software

  • Story of Seasons, Nintendo – €39.99

Feeling a bit bored with the monotony of life, you come across an intriguing offer on a flyer: Oak Tree Town is seeking fresh young faces to become farmers and help to bring new energy to local trade! It’s a small town, but it promises a life filled with rewarding work and valuable new relationships. Arriving at the town, you begin to learn farming life from the kind and welcoming townsfolk, picking up new skills every day. Growing crops, caring for livestock, developing your farm, shipping crops to other countries, and even looking after pets all provide exciting new experiences a million miles apart from anything before! Can you make it as a farmer, and give something back to this new town that has warmly welcomed you into its community? What kinds of exciting experiences and fun lessons await?

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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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