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Nintendo Downloads - April 7, 2016

by Donald Theriault - April 7, 2016, 9:22 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: NIntendo

Presenting a couple of future RFN Now Playing stars.

So in this first download launch of the quarter, the releases tend toward the weird. The big gun on Wii U is Lovely Planet, the trippy first person shooter that copped a Tuesday release in the eShop and gets the Nindies@Home discount to go along with it (until May 5). But the other... interesting… games this week including an emoji matching puzzle game and something called Epic Dumpster Bear. Standard disclaimer applies: I am not making that up.

The 3DS will be getting a nice little fashion design sim this week with Doll Fashion Atelier from our friends at Teyon. The (New) 3DS Virtual Console returns next week, but this week the Wii U adds Game and Watch Gallery 4 which includes Game and Watch versions of Donkey Kong 3, Mario Bros and an original Zelda title.

In Europe, prodigious RPG publishers Kemco bring their talents to the Wii U eShop this week with Asdivine Hearts, plus the aforementioned Lovely Planet and a couple of intriguing pickups from previous weeks in North America: Aksys’s Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus and Circle’s Witch and Hero 2. In Virtual Console news, shake the night away with Wario Land: The Shake Dimension from the Wii. Notably, it appears that Mario and Sonic Rio 3DS is physical only for Europe.

North America

Wii U Retail

Star Fox Zero ($49.99/$64.99: preload, unlocks midnight ET April 22)

Wii U eShop

Lovely Planet ($9.99: $8.49 with Nindies @ Home demo downloaded through May 5, since Tuesday)

Epic Dumpster Bear ($9.99)


Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game ($2.99)

3DS eShop

Doll Fashion Atelier ($4.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Game and Watch Gallery 4 (GBA) ($6.99)

3DS Themes

Disney: Stitch and Company, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Mickey and Friends ($2.49ea)

Sales and Price Drops

Nintendo will be holding a Super Spring Sale until April 21.

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 ($41.99/$45.49)
  • Mario Tennis Ultra Smash ($34.99/$45.49)
  • Mario Party 10 ($34.99/$41.99)
  • Wii Party U ($28.19)
  • Wii Fit U ($20.99)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ($13.99)
  • Trine: Enchanted Edition ($10.49)
  • Teslagrad ($9.99)
  • Extreme Exorcism ($8.99)
  • Badlands: GOTY Edition ($8.39/$10.49)
  • SteamWorld Dig ($6.99/$8.99)
  • Art of Balance ($6.29)
  • Final Fight One ($5.59)
  • F-Zero GP Legend ($4.89)
  • Ducktales Remastered ($4.99)
  • CastleStorm ($4.99)
  • Konami Krazy Racers ($4.89)
  • Duck Hunt ($3.49)
  • Mach Rider ($3.49)


  • Story of Seasons ($29.99/$34.99)
  • Codename S.T.E.A.M ($28.19/$31.49)
  • Mario and Luigi Dream Team ($28.19)
  • Paper Mario Sticker Star ($28.19)
  • Mario Tennis Open ($28.19)
  • Mario Kart 7 ($20.99/$24.49)
  • Puzzle and Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros Edition ($20.99/$24.49)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden ($20.99/$24.49)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV ($13.99/$18.49)
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame ($13.99)
  • LEGO Jurassic World ($13.99)
  • Inazuma Eleven ($13.99)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward ($11.99/$15.99)
  • SteamWorld Dig ($5.99/$7.99)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 ($4.19/$4.90)
  • Galaga ($3.49)
  • Mach Rider ($3.49)
  • Super Dodge Ball ($3.49)
  • Punch Out Featuring Mr. Dream ($3.49)
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2 ($2.79)
  • Gunman Clive ($1.39)

Master Reboot is $7.49 (from $14.99) until May 5.

Nano Assault Neo is $7.49 (from $9.99) until April 28.

Astral Breakers is $2.99 (from $4.99) until April 14.

Cypronia titles are on sale until April 25.


Wii U eShop

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (€13.34/£12.09)

Asdivine Hearts (€9.99/£8.99)

Lovely Planet (€9.99/£7.99: €8.49/£6.74 if Nindies @ Home demo downloaded through 7 May)

Epic Dumpster Bear (€9.49/£7.49)

Super Robo Mouse (€4.49/£4.09)

3DS eShop

Witch and Hero 2 (€3.99/£3.19)

Wii U Virtual Console

Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (Wii) (€19.99/£17.99)

3DS Themes

Disney: Frozen, Stitch, The Little Mermaid, Mickey & Friends (€2.49/£2.29)

Sales and Price Drops

SteamWorld Dig (3DS and Wii U) is €5.99/£4.49 (regular €8.99/£6.99) through 21 April.

Master Reboot is €5.99/£4.99 (regular €11.99/£9.99) through 5 May.

Kung Fu FIGHT! Is €1.49/£1.11 (regular €1.99/£1.49) through 14 July.

Nano Assault Neo is €7.49/£6.70 (regular €9.99/£8.99) through 28 April.

The Magic Hammer has been permanently lowered to €2.99/£2.99.

EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale through 5 May.

Joindots titles are on sale through 21 April.


Fatty The HuttApril 07, 2016

Ooooh, might finally be time to pick up Puzzle and Dragons Z.

Or as Crimm likes to call it "Puzz Draw"

... OK, now I just made myself sad  :(

With that sale now's a great time to pick up Story of Seasons, the best Harvest Moon game maybe ever.

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