Nintendo eShop Update: 8th October 2015 (North America)

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Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash leads this week’s Nintendo eShop Update for North America, with the minuscule robot gearing up to save the world’s resources from invading aliens.

The Nintendo 3DS exclusive is joined by 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Goosebumps: The Game and The Smurfs, whereas Wii U welcomes Race the Sun, Whispering Willows and Perpetual Blast.

Special Offers (Cross-platform)
Buy or own Runbow on Wii U and save 30 percent on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games in the Nintendo eShop until 22nd October 2015. Click here to learn more.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Explody Bomb: Up to 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) until 29th October 2015
  • KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 30th October 2015
  • Little Inferno: Up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 15th October 2015

Special Offers (3DS)

  • EnjoyUp Games: Darts Up 3D, Soccer Up 3D and more games are on sale until 5th November 2015
  • escapeVektor: Up to 50 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.49) from 10th – 24th October 2015
  • Joindots: Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games are on sale until 22nd October 2015
  • Majesco: Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends are on sale from 12th – 19th October 2015
  • Real Heroes Firefighter 3D: Up to 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 29th October 2015
  • Retro City Rampage: DX: 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 22nd October 2015
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked: More than 60 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) from 12th – 26th October 2015
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8th November 2015.

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Pocky & Rocky with Becky, Natsume – $6.99

It’s up to Pocky, Rocky the Raccoon and Becky to set out on a fantastical and dangerous journey to seal the Hydra Dragon once more. Choose one of three selectable characters in this Game Boy Advance adventure, and collect magical items and a variety of power-ups that enhance each character’s unique spells and abilities.

Wii U Download Software

  • Perpetual Blast, Yiannos Efthymiou – $3.99

You are on a mission to destroy the radioactive containers littering the solar system. Master controlling your spacecraft in the zero-g environments and use your ship’s laser cannon and missiles to destroy all containers as fast as possible. Play on the TV or Wii U GamePad and when you are ready activate gyro aiming and be a part of the game world!

  • Race the Sun, Flippfly – $10

You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching speed boosts which reverse the setting sun – if only for a moment. Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on high scores, short game sessions, and pure fun mingled with nerve-wracking tension. The rules are simple: don’t crash, stay in the light, and don’t slow down!

  • Whispering Willows, Abstraction Games – $9.99

In Whispering Willows, you take on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion – lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic specters, and find Elena’s lost father.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Chibi-Robo & Friends, Nintendo – TBC
  • SEGA Game Gear Theme, SEGA – TBC
  • SEGA Genesis Theme, SEGA – TBC

3DS Download Software

  • 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, SEGA – $5.99

Classic game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is here … and in 3D! Sonic is ready to save the day, and this time he’s got help from his friend Tails. But don’t forget to take some time off from saving the world to play against your friends in two-player “VS” and “CO-OP” modes using Nintendo 3DS local play.

  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Nintendo – $29.99

Our tiny hero, Chibi-Robo, is geared up to save the world’s resources from invading aliens in his own HUGE platformer! Whip and swing Chibi-Robo’s powerful plug and cord to grapple and zip through tricky, trap-ridden corridors.

  • Goosebumps: The Game, GameMill Entertainment – $29.99 (available on 13th October 2015)

The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters—they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc! You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of the Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge! Players beware… you’re in for a scare in the exciting Goosebumps video game, a prequel to the major motion picture in theaters.

  • The Legend of Legacy, ATLUS – $39.99 (available on 13th October 2015)

A mysterious island emerges, prompting adventurers to head toward it in hopes of obtaining glory and treasure. Join the seven characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon’s past.

  • The Smurfs, Ubisoft – $29.99 (available on 13th October 2015)

After a walk in the forest, the Smurfs come back to find their village destroyed. Gargamel has accidentally released a dragon, transformed by one of his mysterious experiments! Will you be able to find an antidote and cure the dragon to restore peace? Papa Smurf is counting on you to save the day!

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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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