Nintendo eShop Update: 31st March 2016 (North America)

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You can score a home run in this week’s Nintendo eShop update for North America, which sees Mario Super Sluggers swing a bat at Wii U.

Other additions to keep you busy include a Pokkén Tournament demo, Skunk Software’s 6-Hand Video Poker and Now I Know My ABCs, tinyBuild’s Lovely Planet, PixlBit’s Pixlcross and Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus from Aksys Games.

Nintendo 3DS remains quiet, with only Kemco’s Justice Chronicles and the new Vanguard Dawn trial ground in Fire Emblem Fates.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Canvaleon: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.95 to $4.95) until 7th April 2016
  • EnjoyUp Games: 99Moves and more games are on sale until 21st April 2016
  • Oxygene: Baila Latino, Luv Me Buddies Wonderland and more games are on sale until 15th May 2016
  • Stone Shire: 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) between 1st April – 1st June 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • CIRCLE Entertainment: The Legend of Dark Witch 2, Glory of Generals and more games are on sale until 14th April 2016
  • EnjoyUp Games: Soccer Up 3D and more games are on sale until 21st April 2016
  • Oxygene: Luv Me Buddies Wonderland and more games are on sale until 15th May 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Super Sluggers (Wii), Nintendo – $19.99

Missed out on this fun Wii game? You can now download it directly on the Wii U system! Rookies and veterans alike will be swinging for the fences in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote controller like a bat, or use a pitching motion to test your strike power from the mound. Play ball with up to four players, and select from nine unique stadiums – everything from an ice-filled castle to an urban cityscape.

Wii U Download Demo

  • Pokkén Tournament, Nintendo – $59.99

Try before you buy! In this free demo, battle Pokémon in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion.

Wii U Download Software

  • 6-Hand Video Poker, Skunk Software – $6

Bring all the fun and excitement of casino-style Las Vegas video poker to your Wii U! Just like the video poker you play in the casino, only better! Featuring multiple hands, unlimited play, a realistic pay-table and a moving Las Vegas theme. 6-Hand Video Poker is a good bet!

  • Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus, Aksys Games – $14.99

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus fuses together action adventure and RPG elements with lavish visuals to create a nostalgic world unlike anything you’ve seen before. Navigate your way through hordes of nefarious monsters and massive boss battles in retro pixelated 2D glory! Solve puzzles, converse with locals and gain skills to restore hope to the once peaceful Exidus.

  • Lovely Planet, tinyBuild Games – $9.99

With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. If you downloaded the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Lovely Planet until 5th May 2016.

  • Now I Know My ABCs, Skunk Software – $2.49

Now I Know My ABC’s is a fun and interactive way to learn the alphabet. Using the Touch Screen on the Wii U GamePad your goal is to write every letter in both lowercase and uppercase. Each letter is associated with a color. You can press the letter’s icon at anytime to hear how the letter is pronounced. After you complete writing a letter the crowd cheers for you, giving positive reinforcement to help encourage the learning of even more letters!

  • Pixlcross, PixlBit Studios – $5.99

PixlCross is a nonogram puzzle game (eg Picross) where you use hints to fill in a grid and reveal a hidden image. With 150+ puzzles and 4 levels of difficulty, there’s a diverse array of content with puzzles spanning from 5×5 to 35×35.

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Vanguard Dawn, Nintendo – $1.99

A trial ground that uses the Elincia’s Gambit stage from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, this new map is now available to download in Fire Emblem Fates.

3DS Download Software

  • Justice Chronicles, Kemco – $9.99

Kline, a novice High Beast Knight is sent on reconnaissance into Laft, the Earth-Depths, where he comes across Alia, a Battle Maiden who has suffered terrible injuries and is close to death. In order to help her, he forms a partnership with the God of Death, Rooselevy. Alia lives, but in return the young knight must give up his life…

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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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