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Nintendo Downloads - February 9, 2017

by Donald Theriault - February 9, 2017, 6:05 am EST
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Anime for all, strategy RPGs for some.

This week's download slate is a tad light for North America. Perhaps the biggest deal is either the Azure Striker Gunvolt anime now being available to purchase on 3DS, with your choice of subs and / or dubs to perfectly bridge that debate. Also, there's a crossbuy planting game in the form of Plantera for those who have both a Wii U and a 3DS available.

On Virtual Console, North America gets the original Mario vs Donkey Kong game from the GBA. If you're thinking "how is this not already out", it did hit Europe in September. Of 2015. And 3DS ambassadors have had it for nigh on five years now. But yeah, it's happening.

Europe has similar big ones (Plantera, ASG anime), except for its Virtual Console selection which is the return of SquareEnix to the VC after a year's absence. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lonely Caliber, also known as James Jones's Game of the Forever, is back (and upgrade eligible) with save states and that accursed Wii U screen filter.

North America

Wii U eShop

Plantera ($4.99: crossbuy with 3DS)

WordsUp! Academy (US$2.99/C$3.90)

Y.A.S.G ($1.99/$2.49)

BRICK RACE ($1.49/$1.99)

3DS eShop

Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective ($5.00/$7.00)

Plantera ($4.99: crossbuy with Wii U)

Wii U eShop

Mario vs Donkey Kong (GBA) ($6.99)

3DS Video

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Animation ($2.99/$2.79)

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Steel Empire (3DS) has had a 66% price cut.

Full spreadsheet


Wii U eShop

Maze Break (€7.00/£6.00)

Plantera (€4.99/£4.49; crossbuy)

WordsUp! Academy (€2.99/£2.69)

3DS eShop

Plantera (€4.99/£4.49: crossbuy)

Hit Ninja (€1.99/£1.79: New 3DS only)

Wii U Virtual Console

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64) (€9.99/£8.99; upgrade eligible)

3DS Video

Geronimo Stilton Vol 1-5 (€2.99/£2.69 ea)

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Animation (€2.79/£2.49)


Swapdoodle: Dollo's Cat Doodles, Dollo's Dog Doodles, Nikki's Enchanting Fairy Tale Friends (€2.99/£2.69 ea)

3DS Themes

Sanrio: Hello Kitty wears Carnival Dress, Hello Kitty Valentine's Day (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Mister Men: Little Miss in London, Little Miss Valentine's Day (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Sales and Price Drops

Shadow Puppeteer is 30% off until 2 March.

Pizel Paint is 25% off until 2 March.

Lightwood Games titles are on sale until 16 February.

Petite Games titles are on sale until March 2.

STARSIGN titles are on sale until 23 February.

EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale until 9 March.

Joindots titles are on sale until 23 February.

SDK Paint has been lowered to €3.49/£3.19.

Snow Moto Racing 3D is 25% off until 16 February.

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