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Armillo, Nobunaga’s Ambition, Super Mario-kun, Plus More Arrive on the eShop in Japan

by Danny Bivens - October 29, 2014, 4:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

The Wii U continues to get a lot of love and the 3DS isn’t far behind.

A hodgepodge of releases are spread across the eShops this week with tons of genres represented on both Nintendo platforms. While the Wii U is getting more notable titles this week in Japan, there are still some cool releases on the 3DS this week. The Super Mario-kun manga, delivered via the Dokopon Choice series, sees its third release this week. For those out of the loop, Super Mario-kun is a manga series that features Mario and many characters from the Mario universe. It’s not exactly canonical (is anyone honestly keeping track?), but it has different settings from tons of different Mario related games ranging from Super Mario World, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario 3D World, and more. It's primarily aimed at kids and has unfortunately never seen a release outside of Japan. The first issue was published in the early ‘90s and the series still sees new releases to this day.

Changing gears to the Wii U side of things, a few big name Western titles have finally made their way to the eShop in Japan - Armillo and Art of Balance. The Virtual Console is still pumping out titles this week bringing gamers in Japan Gomoku Narabe Renju (a Nintendo published version of the Japanese game Go), Nobunaga’s Ambition, and Final Fight 3. For a complete list of all of the releases this week, be sure to check out the round-up below!

3DS

Downloadable Titles
Simple DL Series Vol. 33 The Nekketsu! Honō no Ramen-ya - 520 yen
AiRace: X - 250 yen
Mushi Monster Light Super Battle - 500 yen
Dokopon Choice: Super Mario-kun Vol. 3 21 - 30-kan Pack - 4,400 yen
Nurugurumi no Kêkiya-san Mini Mahō no Patissiere - 500 yen
Osawari Tantei Ozawa Rina Nameko Rhythm Demo - FREE

Virtual Console
NA (no titles since 5/7)

Wii U

Downloadable Titles
Armillo the Armadillo (Armillo) - 800 yen
Art of Balance - 800 yen

Virtual Console
Gomoku Narabe Renju (Famicom) - 514 yen
Super Nobunaga no Yabō Zenkoku-ban (Nobunaga’s Ambition, Super Famicom) - 823 yen
Final Fight Tough (Final Fight 3, Super Famicom) - 823 yen

Talkback

Leo13October 29, 2014

I heard that Europe is getting the final games of the Donkey Kong Country and Land Trilogies tomorrow.
I really hope those of us in the US get those soon. I was in college (no video game budget) when the Country Trilogy was available on Wii VC. When I graduated and finally got enough money to buy those 3 games I couldn't find them. I looked online and I'd missed it by a month and never could figure out why they took them down.
I'd love to buy all 6. I bought a SNES and DKC a few months ago, but the battery is dead so I can't save and it's causing an error so it freezes up within the first 6 minutes so I'm never able to get very far.
I loved these games as a kid and I really want my kids to be able to experience them

Luigi DudeOctober 29, 2014

Quote from: Leo13

I heard that Europe is getting the final games of the Donkey Kong Country and Land Trilogies tomorrow.
I really hope those of us in the US get those soon. I was in college (no video game budget) when the Country Trilogy was available on Wii VC. When I graduated and finally got enough money to buy those 3 games I couldn't find them. I looked online and I'd missed it by a month and never could figure out why they took them down.

It was terrible that Nintendo never said when they were going to take the games down when they did.  I had downloaded DKC1/2 and planned on eventually getting DKC3 but then boom, they just took it down without warning.  That's why everyone who wants these games, needs to download them as soon as possible because I wouldn't be surprised if these are going to be some limited time deal again as well.

Leo13October 29, 2014

Quote from: Luigi

Quote from: Leo13

I heard that Europe is getting the final games of the Donkey Kong Country and Land Trilogies tomorrow.
I really hope those of us in the US get those soon. I was in college (no video game budget) when the Country Trilogy was available on Wii VC. When I graduated and finally got enough money to buy those 3 games I couldn't find them. I looked online and I'd missed it by a month and never could figure out why they took them down.

It was terrible that Nintendo never said when they were going to take the games down when they did.  I had downloaded DKC1/2 and planned on eventually getting DKC3 but then boom, they just took it down without warning.  That's why everyone who wants these games, needs to download them as soon as possible because I wouldn't be surprised if these are going to be some limited time deal again as well.

Your statement assumes we're actually going to get them...i how so, but I'm not so sure. I do ask for them and N64 games every time I fill out a VC club Nintendo survey though

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