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Nintendo Downloads - November 17, 2016

by Donald Theriault - November 17, 2016, 6:10 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Nintendo

All over but the catching of Alolan Dugtrio.

The biggest game of the year, let alone this week, hits Friday in North America as Pokémon Sun and Moon drop on 3DS. Between videos, editorials, and a pair of reviews we've covered this game like a Braviary. And as I've braved the large file size to download Sun, I'll see if I can manage to select Popplio before bedtime.

If you've managed to avoid the Pokémania, there are a few options this week. Nikki is back with the release of new 3DS messaging app Swapdoodle. Swap Fire releases Friday as a 5 player shooter with GamePad commentary, or there's a Japanese tutor on Wii U. But most of the action on the Wii U front is in the North American VC releases, where Excitebike 64 makes a super sandwich before Wario Land: Shake It steals it.

Europe has another light week because of no Pokémon - there's an aquarium and a not-that-impressive railroad simulator. The Year of the 3DS RPG has a final aftershock in two weeks though, and the demo for 7th Dragon III Code: VfD is now live for Europe.

North America

3DS Retail

Pokémon Sun and Moon (US$39.99/C$49.99: preload available, unlocks midnight ET)

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS ($39.99/$49.99: preload, unlocks December 2)

Wii U eShop

Swap Fire ($14.99/$19.99, Friday)

Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese ($4.99/$5.99)

3DS eShop

Touch Battle Tank – Tag Combat - ($3.99/$5.59)

Swapdoodle (free: in-game purchases available)

Wii U Virtual Console

Wario Land: Shake It ($19.99/$28.19)

Excitebike 64 ($9.99)

3DS Themes

Pokémon Sun and Moon: Tropical, Solageo/Lunala (Friday)

Sales and Price Drops

Full listing available at this link.

Highlights: Totem Topple, GameMill titles


Wii U eShop

Aqua TV (€4.70/£3.99: downloadable content from €2.35/£1.99 ea)

3DS eShop

Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (€4.99/£4.49)

Swapdoodle (free: in-game purchases available)

Demos and Trials

7th Dragon III Code: VfD

Sales and Price Drops

Nano Assault Neo is €7.49/£6.74 (regular €9.99/£8.99) until 8 December.

Totem Topple is €2.50/£2.25 (regular €5.00/£4.50) until 24 November.

Ascent of Kings is €1.49/£1.10 (regular €1.99/£1.49) until 24 November.

My Zoo Vet Practice 3D is €14.99/£13.49 (regular €19.99/£17.99) until 12 January.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is €5.99/£5.39 (regular €7.99/£7.19) until 24 November.

Joindots titles are on sale until 12 January.

Defense Dome has been permanently reduced to €1.99/£1.79.


KhushrenadaNovember 17, 2016

Nikki's back? A Swapnote replacement has been created with Swapdoodle? Why have I not heard of this until now? Darn Pokémon hogging all the media spotlight....

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