Nintendo eShop Update: 7th January 2016 (Europe)

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The first Nintendo eShop update of the year welcomes two new releases on the Wii U Virtual Console service in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Drill Dozer.

Wii U adds PictoParty and Temple of Yog, while NIS America deliver a The Legend of Legacy demo and EnjoyUp Games release RV-7 My Drone on Nintendo 3DS.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Blocky Bot, Mobot Studios – £0.94 (€1.29) until 21st January 2016, normally £1.89 (€2.69)
  • Paper Monsters Recut, Mobot Studios – £2.69 (€3.19) until 21st January 2016, normally £5.49 (€6.49)
  • Toto Temple Deluxe, Juicy Beast Studio – £4.19 (€5.29) until 20th January 2016, normally £6.99 (€8.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix – £3.59 (€3.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Quell Memento, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99) until 28th January 2016, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Tappingo 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 28th January 2016, normally £2.39 (€2.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Drill Dozer (Game Boy Advance), Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)

When a gang of fiendish thieves steals your precious red diamond, it’s up to you and your powerful mining machine Drill Dozer to lead a destruction-filled quest to retrieve it. From Game Freak, creators of Pokémon™, comes a colourful platformer in which you can plough through anything in your path using your Drill Dozer. Upgrade its gears and drill-tips to bore deeper and longer, and use it to solve puzzles, uncover treasures and defeat bosses. Previously unreleased outside of Japan and the US, Drill Dozer is now yours to uncover!

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nintendo – £17.99 (€19.99)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii combines classic platform gaming and the power of Wii to create a brand new experience that’s fun to play alone or with friends and family. Lead Mario through worlds of adventure using the Wii Remote, and opt to save Princess Peach all by yourself or with a little help from your friends. New Super Mario Bros. Wii enables up to four players to get in on the action at the same time – creating chaos as you either work as a team or attempt to get ahead by being the first to hitch a ride on Yoshi, grab precious Power-Ups and generally look out for number one!

Wii U Download Software

  • PictoParty, Retroid Interactive – £7 (€7.99)

Gather around for a fun evening with PictoParty! Challenge your friends or family in a game of draw and guess. Take turns and draw the words you see on the GamePad touch screen – the image is simultaneously being plotted live on the TV-screen – for everyone to guess. Choose from existing dictionaries, packed with more than 700 words, or get creative and make your own lists. The possibilities are never-ending!

  • Temple Of Yog, ChudChud Industries – £3.99 (€5.99)

A mysterious temple and a developing village have an ancient pact: a life for progress. Tributes are offered, but none survive: sacrifice guaranteed. TEMPLE OF YOG is a roguelike adventure through procedurally generated dungeons that span two screens. Brave the dangerous depths of the Temple for the sake of progress. Discover the costs in this exclusive title for Wii U.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

A theme featuring the snowpeople, who only appear in winter. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Isabelle and pals rolling snowballs.

3DS Download Demo

  • The Legend of Legacy, NIS America – Free

A mysterious island emerges, prompting adventurers to head towards it in hopes of obtaining glory, treasure, and more. But what does it truly hold? Join the 7 characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon’s past.

3DS Download Software

  • RV-7 My Drone, EnjoyUp Games – £1.99 (€1.99)

At some point, on the news or in documentaries, we’ve all seen the different applications that these devices have, from humanitarian to military. Would you like to be part of that trend? Do you want to conduct rescue missions, run supplies, put out fires, build bridges, defend power plants, protect food convoys? Or would you like to take action, challenging an entire army of air/ground drones? The RV-7 is one of the most powerful and technologically advanced military-grade drones. The government green-lighted this project for global security. Do you want to control it? It’s not easy to pilot, but it is very fun and exciting. You will have to solve all types of puzzles using the instant teleportation system.

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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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