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Nintendo Downloads – January 14, 2016

by Donald Theriault - January 14, 2016, 6:11 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

The last Metroid is in captivity. The forums are temporarily at peace.

Now that we’re dead in the cold, black heart of winter the downloads are slowing back down. The big release (especially in terms of price) is Space Hulk, which was delayed several months and finally hits Wii U to bring it a dose of Warhammer 40k action. On the low end, there’s the interesting Nindie title Near Earth Objects, which describes itself as a “neo –retro arcade shooter” and isn’t all that expensive for those in the US. There’s also a neat shooting gallery in Wicked Monsters BLAST! HD+, or some rolling action with The Perplexing Orb.

The 3DS eShop picks up a couple of titles of its own with Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails and Aksys Games’s latest eShop acquisition Slice It. The Virtual Console follows up last week’s heavy shooting with… well, more shooting in Metroid: Zero Mission.

Europe gets another 3rd party preload opportunity with Final Fantasy Explorers, a demo for beloved remake Etrian Odyssey Untold 2, and… holy cow, they made SIX Mega Man Battle Network games for GBA? And if you were jealous of North America for getting the Runbow sale, we’ve got some good news for you.

North America

Next 3DS Virtual Console release February 27, and Nintendo won’t let you forget it.

Wii U eShop

Space Hulk (US$29.99/C$39.99)

Wicked Monsters BLAST! HD+ ($7.99/$10.99)

The Perplexing Orb ($3.99/$5.60)

Near Earth Objects ($2.99/$3.78)

3DS eShop

Slice It! ($5.99/$8.22)

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails ($4.99/$6.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA) ($7.99)

Demos and Trials

The Keep

Sales and Price Drops

Nintendo is throwing a "Winter Warm-Up Sale" for the next three weeks, with 30% games in specific genres (action, platforming, adventure).

Wii U

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us ($6.99 from $19.99)
  • Punch-Out!! ($13.99/$15.39 from $19.99/$21.99)
  • Sin and Punishment ($8.39 from $11.99)
  • Badlands: Game of the Year Edition ($8.39/$10.49 from $9.99/$14.99)
  • Race The Sun ($6.99/$7.69 from $10.00/$13.49)
  • Mega Man Battle Network ($5.39 from $7.99)
  • F-Zero Maximum Velocity ($4.89 from $6.99)
  • Ninja Gaiden ($3.49 from $4.99)


  • Star Fox 64 3D ($27.99 from $39.99)
  • LBX: Little Battlers eXperience ($27.99/$31.49 from $39.99/$44.99)
  • One Piece Unlimited World Red ($13.99 from $19.99)
  • Retro City Rampage DX ($6.99 from $9.99)
  • Siesta Fiesta ($4.49 from $6.99)
  • Mega Man Xtreme ($3.49 from $4.99)
  • Mighty Final Fight ($3.49 from $4.99)
  • Gunman Clive 2 ($1.99 from $2.99)

Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (both Wii U and 3DS) is on sale until January 25.

Code of Princess and SMT Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker are on sale until January 25.

Knytt Underground is $9.09/$9.79 (from $12.99/$13.99) until January 21.

Neko Entertainment titles are on sale until January 28: Kung Fu Rabbit (Wii U/3DS) and Puddle are specifically on sale.

Sanuk Games titles are on sale until January 21.

EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale until February 11.

Family Tennis SP is $3.74 (from $4.99) until February 4.

Kung Fu FIGHT! is $1.49 (from $1.99) until January 18.

Cubemen 2 is $3.99 (from $7.99) until January 28.



3DS Retail

Final Fantasy Explorers (€39.99/£34.99: preload, unlocks 28 Janiuary, free theme with pre-purchase)

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar/Gregar (GBA) (€6.99/£6.29 ea)

3DS Themes

Animal Crossing: Winter Frolics (€1.99/£1.79: Friday)

Demos and Trials

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight

Sales and Price Drops

Runbow is €10.49/£8.24 (regular €13.99/£10.99) until 30 January.

Family Tennis SP is €3.74/£2.99 (regular €4.99/£3.99) until 4 February.

Cubemen 2 is €3.99/£3.49 (from €7.99/£6.99) until 28 January.

Neko Entertainment titles (Kung Fu Rabbit 3DS/Wii U, Puddle, Tetrobot & Co and Wooden Sen’Sey) are on sale until 28 January.

Sanuk Games titles (Bombing Bastards and Spot the Differences: Party!) are on sale until 21 January.

EnjoyUp Games titles (Fantasy Pirates, TOYS VS MONSTERS, VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100, FullBlast, Rock ‘n Racing Off Road DX, Rock Zombie and Unepic) are on sale until 28 January.


TrueNerdJanuary 14, 2016

Zero Mission! Thank Jesus. The only bad thing is now I dunno what to complain about here.

ClexYoshiJanuary 14, 2016

I am parituclarly facinated by Space Hulk in that i'm about 80% sure that it's a remake of a 3DO game that was this weird first person semi-turn based Squad Shooter that ran at a TERRIBLE frame rate but had really impressive graphics.

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