A light week to round out the year.
So here's a bit of inside baseball: The core of the downloads article is actually written on Wednesday night, because we get the downloads from Europe on Monday and Nintendo of America usually updates the website during the day Wednesday. Normally this works, but when Nintendo's on a holiday break like they are this week, well, it doesn't work as well. It took until this morning to find out that we're going snowboarding this week with 1080° Snowboarding.
Anyway, the other download for North America so far is the first eShop title in a couple of weeks, the ever-appealing Molly Maggot. Some of the sales are winding down as of press time - most notably Curve Digital and Swords and Soldiers II - so if you want them, move quickly.
Europe has a short week but it's heavy on N64 sporting pursuits with Wave Race 64 and 1080° Snowboarding. Will the Kawasaki ads return to Wave Race after being expunged on the Wii? We'll find out. If you want something a little less intense, Marvelous is bringing Story of Seasons over from North America.
Be sure to have fun tonight on this New Year's Eve, but stay safe - it's amateur hour on the roads, and we want all of you back in 2016.
44 weeks without 3DS VC release. Next release 2/27.
Wii U eShop
Molly Maggot ($1.99)
Wii U Virtual Console
1080° Snowboarding (N64) ($9.99; upgrade eligible)
Sales and Price Drops
Runbow is $11.25 (from $14.99) until January 14.
Nano Assault EX is $7.49 (from $9.99) until January 21.
Maximum Games titles are on sale until February 1.
Santa Factory is $2.49 (from $7.99) until January 6.
Blocky Bot and Paper Monsters Recut are on sale until January 21.
Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is $4.99 (from $9.99) until January 14.
Circle Entertainment titles are on sale until January 21.
GameMill Entertainment titles are on sale until February 8.
Story of Seasons (€39.99/£34.99)
Wii U Virtual Console Buying one of this week's releases will give 50% off the other
Wave Race 64 (N64) (€9.99/£8.99; upgrade eligible, US version)
1080° Snowboarding (N64) (€9.99/£8.99; upgrade eligible, US version)
Sales and Price Drops
Nano Assault EX is 25% off through 21 January.
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Edition is 50% off through 14 January.
EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale through 28 January.
Circle Entertainment titles are on sale through 21 January.