This week’s update for the European Nintendo eShop is the year’s mother lode. It’s guaranteed to take away some of your credit, if you’re a digital buyer on any of the company’s platforms.
On Wii U, the big dog is the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros., coming in at €59.99. A few months after the 3DS version, the franchise brawler is now ready to tussle on the big console, featuring a giant player roster and the ability to put Miis into battle.
Some smaller releases will try to win over some attention as well. One of them is Pier Solar and the Great Architects, a roleplaying game (RPG) made in modern times to fit the Mega Drive of Sega’s past. It costs €11.49.
Thomas Was Alone, a minimal platform game with simple block shapes, arrive on the eShop for €7.99. Zelda fans can recreate a bit of A Link to the Past with Ittle Dew’s adventure for €9.99.
Shiny The Firefly on Wii U brings a colorful garden universe to fly around in for €9.99, though it will be discounted to €6.99 until the end of the year. Classic RPG, Breath of Fire, can be bought on virtual Console for €7.99.
Downloadable content (DLC) for Hyrule Warriors adds the Twilight Princess pack for €6.99, which includes a new map, 8-bit weapons, Midna and a few costumes.
The Penguins of Madagascar will be available for both platforms, with a price of €39.99 on Wii U and a slightly lower €29.99 on 3DS.
Still, the handheld’s biggest name this week is Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. Both remakes are available for €44.99 and feature a ton of new content, such as Mega Evolutions for several Pokémon.
Another big title, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth comes in at €39.99. This cuter rendition of the intricate dungeon crawler series will feature 18 characters from Persona 3 and 4.
That franchise’s main series gets some DLC for Shin Megami Tensei IV. Ancient One of the Sun costs €0.99 and Eternal Youth is priced at €1.79.
If you still have money left after that, Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom does its own Zelda-themed dungeons for €29.99. If, for some reason, you want to be a veterinarian instead, Horse Vet 3D is available for €29.99 as well.
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge brings back block puzzles on Virtual Console for €4.99. Finally, Castle Conqueror EX offers some strategy gameplay for €3.99.
There are also a few new demos out on 3DS this week, as well as themes for Pikmin and Shovel Knight. In promotions, we suggest picking up dungeon crawler, The Keep, at a price of €5.99, instead of its usual €9.99.
Boy, that certainly is a lot to mull over. Be sure to tell us if you’re going to spend some of your hard-earned cash on the Nintendo eShop this week.