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Nintendo Downloads - December 1, 2016

by Donald Theriault - December 1, 2016, 6:13 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: Nintendo

Twelve working days until the editor gets a vacation.

It's a light week for North America on the new release front, but between Pokemon and the sales you're probably full anyway. The biggest release is Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS - read Daan's review before plopping down the cash. There's a New 3DS stick-and-nub (twin stick) shooter in Hyperlight EX, which has shades of Geometry Wars, while the Virtual Console gets Advance Wars: Dual Strike.

Europe has a much larger haul this week, however, with four different 3DS retail games riding the wave of Sun and Moon. In addition to Super Mario Maker, there's three games that have entered GOTY discussion for various people on the website at one point: Picross 3D Round 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse, and 7th Dragon III Code: VfD. That's "kiss your 3DS battery goodbye" level of gameplay.

Our friends in Germany have a couple of exclusive reelases this week, as CIRCLE releases Mercenaries Saga 2 with the help of IARC ratings and a popular German quiz show gets a Wii U download game. All of Europe gets funky like a monkey on Wii U Virtual Console with the release of Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat.

North America

3DS Retail

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (US$39.99/C$49.99; preload available, unlocks midnight ET tonight)

Wii U eShop

SHOOT THE BALL ($1.49/$1.99)

New 3DS eShop

Hyperlight EX ($5.49/$6.99)

CUP CRITTERS ($1.49/$1.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS) ($9.99)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Nintendo's Black Friday sale ends on Monday at noon ET / 9 am Pacific.

Full spreadsheet


3DS Retail All releases Friday

Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS (€39.99/£34.99)

Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse (€39.99/£34.99, 10% discount for 50 My Nintendo Gold coins, DLC from free - €2.99/£1.99)

7th Dragon III Code: VfD (€39.99/£34.99, 10% discount for 50 My Nintendo Gold coins, DLC free for first week then €1.49/£0.99)

Picross 3D Round 2 (€34.99/£29.99)

Wii U eShop

SHOOT THE BALL (€1.49/£1.39)

Frag doch mal...die Maus! (€9.99)

3DS eShop

Hyperlight EX (€5.49/£4.99, New 3DS only)

CUP CRITTERS (€1.49/£1.39, New 3DS only)

Mercenaries Saga 2 (€4.99: demo available, previously released outside Germany)

Wii U Virtual Console

Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (€19.99/£17.99)

3DS Themes All themes from Friday

Mercis/CPLG: Miffy Dreamer, Miffy's Gifts, Christmas With Miffy (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Sales and Price Drops

Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Sale: All Sonic titles on Wii U or 3DS are at least 50% off except for Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, which is 25% off if any other Sonic game is owned on the same Nintendo Network ID.

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS) and Art of Balance (Wii U) from Shin'en Multimedia are on sale until 22 December.

Word Puzzles by POWGI (Wii U / 3DS) are 20% off until 8 December.

Engine Software titles are on sale until 15 December.

Tom Create titles are on sale until 29 December.

Joindots titles are on sale until 15 December.

Real Heroes: Firefighters 3D is 50% off until 8 December.


xcwarriorDecember 01, 2016

Do appreciate the full spreedsheat of games on sales guys, thanks.

SorenDecember 01, 2016

Man...were it not for the full year of Fire Emblem games I'd totally dig in on Advance Wars. But I'm tired of strategy games for now.

ForgottenPearlDecember 01, 2016

I loved Advance Wars: Dual Strike. Highly recommended!

Mop it upDecember 01, 2016

Advance Wars Dual Strike is my fave of the four, definitely recommended for anyone who doesn't have it.

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