Nintendo US eShop update: Mega Man & Bass, Trine Enchanted Edition demo, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:41 GMT

Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop and starting today, those who pre-purchase Splatoon through the service can pre-load the game on Wii U for quick start-up come May 29.

Here’s your full eShop update for the week:

Highlighted releases

Splatoon Turf War: Download the free demo, jump online and play four-on-four Turf War battles. You can only play during these times in order to accommodate people around the world: Friday, May 8, 8-9 p.m. PT; Saturday, May 9, 4-5 a.m. PT; Saturday, May 9, Noon-1 p.m. PT

High Strangeness – A blended hybrid of 8 and 16-bit games where players take on the role of Boyd, who along with his trusty feline friend travel between two worlds in order to solve a multi-layered mystery.

New 3DS releases

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition: pre-order and pre-load offer
  • Bloo Kid 2
  • Johnny Dynamite
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Demo Version

New on Wii U

  • Mega Man & Bass – Virtual Console
  • Metal Marines – Virtual Console
  • Trine Enchanted Edition – Demo Version
  • Zen Pinball 2 – New DLC

Nintendo eShop Sales (Wii U/3DS):

  •  SteamWorld Dig on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is up to 55 percent off (reduced to $4.49 each) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21.
  • Angry Birds Star Wars on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.

Nintendo eShop sales on Wii U

  • Trine Series Fan Discount – Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director’s Cut are each up to 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28. As a bonus, if you own either game, you’ll receive an additional 20 percent off of the other game during the sale period.
  • Puddle is 75 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
  • Dolphin Up is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
  • GravBlocks+ is 49 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 17.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
  • Brunch Panic, Kami and Sweet Memories – Blackjack from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is 20 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $39.99) from 9 a.m. PT on May 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 25.
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is 37 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 9 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.

Activities 

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Watt’s Up?” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Watt’s Up?” tournament runs from May 8 to May 10. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments.

Price Reductions 

Nintendo eShop on Wii U: Hello Kitty Kruisers is reduced to $9.99 (from $19.95) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 8.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS reductions 

  • Balloon Pop Remix, Johnny Hotshot, Johnny Impossible and Johnny Kung Fu are reduced to $2.99 (from $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 5.
  • Samurai Sword Destiny and Zombie Slayer Diox are reduced to $2.99 (from $5.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 5.
  • Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest is reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 5.
  • Scarygirl Illustration Kit is reduced to $2.99 (from $5.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 7.
  • Tangram Attack is reduced to $1.49 (from $2.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 7.

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