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Nintendo Downloads - December 8, 2016

by Donald Theriault - December 8, 2016, 6:06 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Three solid Virtual Console releases this week.

North America will see the Animal Crossing update rolled into the main game this week with the switch to Welcome Amiibo happening on the eShop. Since the game's a Nintendo Select, it's still an inexpensive way to get into the series. The biggest title on the eShop this week is Teslapunk - no relation to 2014 eShop hit Teslagrad - an intriguing looking vertical-scrolling shooter.

The big action is in the Virtual Console realm, though. The New 3DS gets Demon's Crest, bringing the entire Firebrand collection onto one system for the first time ever. On the Wii U front you can grab Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and experience Marth's adventures plus those of half of the Tokyo Mirage Sessions cast. It's only a year and a half later than Europe, not that you need to be bitter about it.

It's a relatively quiet week across the pond - the headliner is almost the free DLC for last week's RPGs. But on the Virtual Console front, Europe does pick up Excitebike 64.

North America

3DS Retail

Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome Amiibo (US$19.99/C$29.99)

Wii U eShop

Bridge Constructor Playground ($9.99/$12.99)

Teslapunk ($9.99/$11.99)

New 3DS eShop

GALAXY BLASTER ($1.49/$1.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Metroid: Other M (Wii) ($19.99/$28.19)

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) ($9.99)

New 3DS Virtual Console

Demon’s Crest (SNES) ($7.99/$11.29)

3DS Themes

Disney Tsum Tsum/Mickey and Friends Holiday Season

Sales and Price Drops

Highlights: Brunch Panic among other Circle titles on sale.

Full spreadsheet


3DS eShop

GALAXY BLASTER (€1.49/£1.39, New 3DS only)

Crollors Game Pack (€1.49/£1.39, 3D only on New 3DS)

Wii U Virtual Console

Excitebike 64 (N64) (€9.99/£8.99)

3DS Themes Friday release

Disney: Mickey & Friends Holiday Season, Disney Tsum Tsum (€2.49/£2.29 ea)

Sales and Price Drops

FreezeME is 50% off until 29 December.

Word Logic by POWGI (Wii U / 3DS) is 20% off until 15 December.

CORECELL titles are 80% off until 5 January.

nuGAME titles are on sale until 5 January.

Nitrolic Games titles are on sale until 5 January.

Cinemax titles are on sale until 31 December.

Sanuk Games titles are on sale until 22 December.

CIRCLE Ent. titles are on sale until 29 December.

RCMADIAX titles are on sale until 5 January.


rygarDecember 08, 2016

Happy to get Demon's Crest on the VC. I have the first two games but only played a little of the first. I've played through GnG and Super GnG relatively recently and I am a big fan of the universe's art style.

SorenDecember 08, 2016

Jeez...I just finished Fire Emblem Fates...

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