Nintendo eShop Update: 5th May 2016 (North America)

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As with the Nintendo eShop update for Europe, it is Game Freak’s Pocket Card Jockey that gallops to take the lead in North America.

Style Savvy and Super Punch-Out!! are added to Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console services respectively, while Wii U adds several new titles from independent developers.

Those looking to extend their experience with Fire Emblem Fates can also look forward to Map Pack 2’s arrival.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Defense Dome: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 11th May 2016
  • Gravity Badgers: 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 2nd June 2016
  • Rock ’N Racing Off Road DX: More than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 26th May 2016
  • Word Party: 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 9th May 2016
  • ZaciSa’s Last Stand: 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 19th May 2016

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 12th May 2016
  • Art of Balance TOUCH!: 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 26th May 2016
  • ATLUS: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth are on sale until 16th May 2016
  • The Hand of Panda: More than 15 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $4.99) until 3rd June 2016

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Style Savvy (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – $9.99

Show off your style as the owner of a chic boutique in the original Style Savvy game for the Nintendo DS system. Dream up dazzling outfits for yourself and your customers, purchase inventory to stock your store and monitor your shopping budget, and extend your fashion makeover by visiting the hair salon and the cosmetics store. The fabulous possibilities are nearly endless.

Wii U Download Software

  • Escape from Flare Industries, Helix Games – $3.99

So, there are these jerks who run a factory called Flare Industries who locked up and try to sell this slime-kinda guy called Splat. Splat doesn’t really like being locked in a cage and wants to do his own thing, so he’s trying to escape. He’s gotta navigate the factory, solve puzzles, rescue his fellow slime homies, and ideally would like to not die. Think you can help him?

  • Midnight 2, Petite Games – $1.99

In this golf-like puzzle game your task is to guide Midnight once again! Use your Wii U GamePad to set the strength of shot and launch her. Avoid the dangerous enemies, spikes and saws and try to reach the best rating possible. 28 unlockable level make this adventure a challenging journey.

  • PixelMaker, Nostatic Software – $2.99

PixelMaker is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art! Using easy to use tools on your Wii U GamePad, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like. Experiment, and create characters and scenes based on your favorite classic video games, or draw something straight out of your own imagination. Finally, share your pixel art creations with your friends on Miiverse!

  • SpaceRoads, Wurd Industries – $9.99

Take control of the fastest ship in the universe, the R-Series 1700F. Pilot through the most treacherous environments and planets, ranging from the sub-zero temperatures of deep space, to the metal liquifying heat of the galaxy’s most violent volcanoes at break neck speeds. Race through the most dangerous galactic courses the universe can throw at you. Make one false move and you will plummet into the crushing depths of a black hole, or become enveloped in lava.

  • Sudoku and Permudoku, Diplodocus Games – $0.99

Sudoku and Permudoku is a puzzle game that offers two distinct styles of logic puzzles. In the Sudoku mode, the player is tasked to fill out a 9 x 9 field with numbers from 1 to 9, such that each row, each column and each 3 x 3 sub-field contains exactly one occurance of each of the numbers 1 to 9. Permudoku is a variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle, where instead of numbers, colours have to be placed on a 9 x 9 in such a way that each colour appears exactly once in each column, row and 3 x 3 sub-field.

  • The Beggar’s Ride, Bad Seed – $5.99

One night an old man found a mysterious mask; a key to a world hidden on the other side of the rain. It was destined for a hero, a champion, a saviour, but the old man was just a beggar. Uncover the secrets held within the mask as you journey through strange and beautiful lands wielding god like powers over the world around you and discover the truth behind who The Beggar really is!

Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Super Punch-Out!! (SNES), Nintendo – $7.99

Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this Super NES sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac returning to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns (and even more unique looks).

3DS Add-On Content

  • Fire Emblem Fates: In Endless Dreams, Nintendo – $0.49

The In Endless Dreams map, Kana, lost and alone, must find allies quickly. In Endless Dreams is Part 1 of Heirs of Fate.

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 (All Six Maps), Nintendo – $7.99

Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series for the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive.

3DS Download Software

  • Pocket Card Jockey, Nintendo – TBC

3, 2, 1… GO! In this fast-paced mashup of solitaire and horse racing developed by GAME FREAK inc., you’ll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing at the same time?

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