Nintendo eShop Update: 3rd December 2015 (Europe)

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As we move into December, this week’s Nintendo eShop update has kicked off the season in style!

Wii U’s Virtual Console service welcomes Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Power Paintbrush and Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure, while Nintendo deliver Xenoblade Chronicles and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS respectively.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • EDGE, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.71 (€0.79) until 17th December 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • RUSH, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.71 (€0.79) until 17th December 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Swords & Soldiers, Two Tribes Publishing – £1.19 (€1.19) until 17th December 2015, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Toki Tori, Two Tribes Publishing – £0.69 (€0.79) until 17th December 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Toki Tori 2 +, Two Tribes Publishing – £2.49 (€2.99) until 17th December 2015, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
  • Wicked Monsters Blast! HD PLUS, Corecell – £2.69 (€2.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 3D MahJongg, Joindots – £3.59 (€3.99) until 17th December 2015, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • AeternoBlade, Corecell – £4.50 (€4.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £13.50 (€14.99)
  • Darts Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – £0.89 (€0.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Football Up Online, EnjoyUp Games – £1.79 (€1.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Gardenscapes, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 17th December 2015, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Pazuru, Joindots – £2.99 (€4.49) until 17th December 2015, normally £3.99 (€5.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Kirby Mass Attack (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99) or £4.49 (€4.99) until 10th December 2015 for users that downloaded Kirby Power Paintbrush on the same Wii U.

Upon exploring a mysterious island, Kirby gets divided into 10 copies of himself by the evil leader of the Skull Gang. Kirby must gather all of his clones and defeat the gang to reverse the curse. Kirby™ Mass Attack is played with the stylus and touch screen of your Wii U™ GamePad. Find the copies of Kirby and guide up to 10 of them at the same time by tapping on the screen. The more clones of Kirby you control, the stronger you are; some obstacles can only be passed by having the right amount!

  • Kirby Power Paintbrush (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99) or £4.49 (€4.99) until 10th December 2015 for users that downloaded Kirby Mass Attack on the same Wii U.

Kirby has been transformed into a ball by the evil witch Drawcia! Fortunately, your stylus has been infused with magic paint. By drawing colourful rainbows, you can guide Kirby through the seven stages of this critically acclaimed game that inspired 2015’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush on Wii U. Draw lines and ramps to collect power-ups, draw loops to help him speed up, and double-tap on Kirby to help him fight enemies and collect their abilities. Collect medals to unlock secret features!

  • Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure (Wii), Capcom – £13.49 (€14.99) until 10th December 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)

Enter a world of puzzles and piracy in Wii adventure Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure. Crafted exclusively for Wii by Capcom, this point-and-click puzzle-solving adventure will have you racking your brains as you guide budding pirate Zack and his sidekick Wiki the monkey through eye-popping levels in search of untold riches. As an apprentice pirate, Zack spends his days searching for a long lost treasure that is said to be buried on a mysterious island. One day, he stumbles across a talking skull that turns out to be part of the remains of legendary pirate Barbaros. The ghost of Barbaros promises to lead Zack to the island he seeks if the young pirate will lift the curse he has been placed under and bring him back to life by collecting treasure from chests scattered throughout seven dangerous locations.

Wii U Add-on Content

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Disc version): Basic High-Speed Data Loading Pack Impact: High, Nintendo – Free

This data pack is a free download designed to speed up load times by installing a part of the game onto the Wii U or a USB storage device. The Basic Data Pack installs frequently used data, such as terrain. It speeds up load times in the city and in the field. For the greatest impact on your experience, download this pack first.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Disc version): Enemy High-Speed Data Loading Pack Impact: Medium, Nintendo – Free

Description: This data pack is a free download designed to speed up load times by installing a part of the game onto the Wii U or a USB storage device. The Enemy Data Pack installs frequently used data in the field, such as enemy data. It speeds up load times in the field, especially in conjunction with the Basic Data Pack. Recommended for players who like to explore and fight enemies.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Disc version): Player High-Speed Data Loading Pack Impact: Medium, Nintendo – Free

This data pack is a free download designed to speed up load times by installing a part of the game onto the Wii U or a USB storage device. The Player Data Pack installs the data for character graphics and equipment. It speeds up load times in the city and when you change equipment, especially in conjunction with the Basic Data Pack. Recommended for players who like to complete lots of missions.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Disc version): Skell High-Speed Data Loading Pack Impact: Medium, Nintendo – Free

This data pack is a free download designed to speed up load times by installing a part of the game onto the Wii U or a USB storage device. The Skell Data Pack installs the data for skell graphics. It speeds up load times when loading skell data, especially in conjunction with the Basic Data Pack. It also speeds up load times in the city and field. Recommended for players who own and like to customize Skells.

These data packs are designed for the disc-based version of Xenoblade Chronicles X and will not improve load times on the downloadable version of the game.

Wii U Download Software

  • Human Resource Machine, Tomorrow Corporation – £8.99 (€9.99)

Program little office workers to solve puzzles. Be a good employee! The machines are coming… for your job. Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you’ll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations! Don’t worry if you’ve never programmed before – programming is just puzzle solving. If you strip away all the 1’s and 0’s and scary squiggly brackets, programming is simple, logical, beautiful, and something that anyone can understand and have fun with! Are you already an expert? There will be extra challenges for you. From the creators of World of Goo and Little Inferno. Have fun! Management is watching.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99), £40.99 (€49.99) until 18th December 2015 for users that have downloaded Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) on the same Wii U

Explore a massive open world RPG and fight for humanity’s survival in Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U! In this role-playing game for Wii U, players take control of one of the last surviving humans and discover an enormous alien world through an epic story. Players battle against threatening enemies of all shapes and sizes using a variety of special skills, track down resources and look for other survivors. It’s also possible to play online with other players.

3DS HOME Menu Theme

  • Mia and Me – A Centopic friendship, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)

No matter if it’s little elves or unicorns… friendship is always magic in Centopia!

  • The Winx at Alfea – A fairylicious school, Rainbow – £1.79 (€1.99)

The Winx love Alfea, especially when they can spend their time together in Stella’s room!

3DS Add-On Content

  • Pokémon Picross: 200 Picrites (only 1 time), The Pokémon Company – £0.89 (€0.99) for the first purchase, £1.39 (€1.49) thereafter.
  • Pokémon Picross: 1000 Picrites, The Pokémon Company – £6.29 (€6.99 / £6.29 / CHF 9.80
  • Pokémon Picross: 2000 Picrites, The Pokémon Company – £11.69 (€12.99)
  • Pokémon Picross: 4000 Picrites, The Pokémon Company – £22.49 (€24.99)

3DS Download Software

  • Pokémon Picross, The Pokémon Company – Free

Turn puzzles into portraits with Pokémon Picross! Solve over 300 number puzzles to complete pictures of your favourite Pokémon. When you complete a puzzle, you’ll add that Pokémon to your collection! Collected Pokémon can help you solve puzzles using a variety of skills. There are 12 skills in all and their effects vary. Have fun collecting a lot of Pokémon and solving puzzles with their help!

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros., Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)

Two Marios are better than one in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros., a comical RPG mash-up for Nintendo 3DS family systems! When two unique universes collide, Paper Mario jumps off the page and joins a super team of Mario Bros. Together, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario must save the Mushroom Kingdom from the only thing more threatening than one Bowser: two Bowsers!

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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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