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Nintendo Downloads – January 28, 2016

by Donald Theriault - January 28, 2016, 6:33 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

A busy end of month for everything except the 3DS Virtual Console.

January came in quiet, but it’s going out with a bang. There’s a couple of big retail games on the 3DS with Final Fantasy Explorers, Square’s love letter/hunting action title (see Neal’s review) as well as Lego’s Marvel Avengers for both Wii U and 3DS.

The eShop has an interesting release on the small end with Shadow Puppeteer. The award-winning co-op platformer has you and your shadow trying to navigate and rescue other shadows. On the Virtual Console, a certain wise individual’s prediction comes true as Final Fantasy Tactics Advance comes to the Wii U VC marking SquareEnix’s debut on the service in the West. Are you team #MarcheWasRight or #MarcheIsADick ? Let us know in the Talkback.

Europe is packed this week with Explorers, Mahvel and a whole bunch of eShop titles including POWGI’s Word Puzzles, which has amiibo support for some bizarre reason. Also, they’re technically the first non-Japanese region to get a SquareEnix VC game as they’re picking up Tactics Advance as well. The Avengers also offer something not seen on the Wii U in a while: an actual, honest-to-Arceus season pass from WB. Now, will this one complete or will we have another Batman: Arkham Origins situation?

North America

Week 48 without a Virtual Console release for 3DS.

Wii U Retail

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (US$49.99/C$59.99: since Tuesday)

3DS Retail

Final Fantasy Explorers ($39.99/$44.99, since Tuesday)

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers ($29.99/$34.99, since Tuesday)

Wii U eShop

Shadow Puppeteer ($14.99/$19.99)

Joe's Diner ($7.99/$9.99)

Level 22 ($6.99/$9.99)

MINI-GAMES MADNESS VOLUME: #1 - HELLO WORLD! ($4.99: not available in Canada)

3DS eShop

Hello Kitty's Magic Apron ($19.99/$28.00)

RV-7 My Drone ($1.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA) ($7.99)

DSiWare

Crazy Train ($1.99/200 DSi Points)

Demos and Trials

Project X Zone 2

Sales and Price Drops

The third week of the Nintendo Winter Warmup Sale is this week: the theme is “adventuring”.

Wii U

  • Affordable Space Adventures ($13.99/$17.50, regular $19.99/$25.00)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($9.99/$10.79, regular $14.99/$16.36)
  • Child of Light ($10.49, regular $14.99)
  • Elliot Quest ($8.99/$9.99, regular $12.99/$13.99)
  • Earthbound ($6.99, regular $9.99)
  • Breath of Fire ($5.59, regular $7.99)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap ($5.59, regular $7.99)
  • Castlevania ($3.49, regular $4.99)

3DS

  • Fantasy Life ($27.99/$31.49, regular $39.99/$44.99)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward ($14.99/$21.49, regular $24.99)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse ($13.99/$15.67, regular $19.99/$22.39)
  • Xeodrifter ($6.99, regular $9.99, crossbuy)
  • Attack of the Friday Monsters ($5.99, regular $7.99)
  • Metroid (NES) ($3.49, regular $4.99)
  • Castlevania (NES) ($3.49, regular $4.99)

Art of Balance TOUCH! is $5.20 (from $6.99) until February 18.

The Magic Hammer is $2.99 (from $4.99) until February 25.

TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition is $4.99 (from $7.99) until February 11.

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is $14.99 (from $29.99) until February 22.

EnjoyUp titles are on sale until February 25.

Europe

Wii U Retail

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (€49.99/£39.99: season pass €9.99/£7.99)

3DS Retail

Final Fantasy Explorers (€39.99/£29.99)

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (€39.99/£29.99)

Wii U eShop

Shadow Puppeteer (€14.99/£13.49)

Word Puzzles by POWGI (€8.99/£7.99)

PictoParty (€7.99/£7.00)

Level 22 (€6.99/£6.29)

3DS eShop

Word Puzzles by POWGI (€8.99/£7.99)

Epic Word Search Collection (€7.99)

Family Fishing (€5.48/£3.98)

Runny Egg (€1.99/£1.79)

Wii U Virtual Console

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA) (€6.99/£6.29)

Wii U Applications

Sense by play.me (free: existing subscription required)

3DS Themes

NIS America: The Legend of Legacy – The Seven Adventurers and Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 – Café (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Demos and Trials

Cube Life: Island Survival

Sales and Price Drops

Affordable Space Adventures is €13.20/£11.80 (regular €18.99 /£16.99) through 4 February.

Little Orbit titles (Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue, and Monster High New Ghoul in School) are €19.99/£15.99 (regular €29.99/£24.99 ea) through 27 February.

Art of Balance TOUCH is €5.20/£4.70 (regular €6.99/£6.29) through 18 February.

Tabeltop Gallery has been permanently reduced to €2.99/£2.69.

Talkback

fred13January 28, 2016

That sale on Zero Escape has me interested. I remember a discussion from James Jones on RFN a couple years ago that really intrigued me. However, I never played 999. Can anyone tell me if I'd need to play 999 first?

TOPHATANT123January 28, 2016

Quote from: fred13

That sale on Zero Escape has me interested. I remember a discussion from James Jones on RFN a couple years ago that really intrigued me. However, I never played 999. Can anyone tell me if I'd need to play 999 first?

Haven't actually played it myself but the consensus is that you do need to play 999 to fully appreciate Virtue's Last Reward.

ClexYoshiJanuary 28, 2016

ooh, Elliot Quest sale!

Beats the hell out of FFTA. >:/

LemonadeJanuary 28, 2016

Quote from: fred13

That sale on Zero Escape has me interested.

if it is still on the eshop, try the demo first. You should also be warned that the 3DS version of the game has issues. The demo froze on me twice when I tried it. The full game can also break your save file if you save in certain places.

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