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Nintendo US eShop : Splatoon August update, Super Smash Bros. DLC, more

Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with the massive, free August content update for Splatoon.


Super Smash Bros. players can also grab free and paid DLC today on 3DS and Wii U, and the Pokemon Rumble World Update contains a new area and a bonus item.

The update is a bit larger than it has been of late, which means there's something on the list to tempt you. Full thing is below.

Wii U and Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros. DLC - Free updates include a K.K. Slider costume for Mii Fighters, new Community Tournament and Regular Tournament modes and the ability to upload saved replays to YouTube. Players can also purchase new Mii Fighter costumes, from Samus’ Armor to an SSB-logo Hoodie, as well as Peach’s Castle and Hyrule Castle stages from the original Nintendo 64 version of the game.

Wii U: New Splatoon Free Update – Includes two new modes: Squad Battle and Private Battle. There are also new weapons, level-cap increases, more than 40 new types of gear and more to come throughout the rest of the summer.

eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – includes original Etrian Odyssey 2 game.
  • Pokémon Rumble World Update Bonus – Take a ride on the newly added Lucky Balloon. It will take you to a mysterious area called Changing Land, where you’re more likely to meet Pokémon you haven’t yet caught. The Lucky Balloon will be added to the hot air balloons available in the shop. It’s free, but you’ll need to have reached Adventure Rank 40 to ride on it. Enter the following password into your game to receive 100 Poké Diamonds after you update: 48213190. You have to reach Adventure Rank 4 before you can enter the password.

Virtual Console

  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age

eShop Sales

Wii U and Nintendo 3DS: Citizens of Earth is 66% off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 10 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 17.

Wii U

  • GetClose: A game for RIVALS is 66 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 27.
  • Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.
  • Blok Drop U, Spikey Walls, TOSS N GO and more titles from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on September 30.
  • Plenty of Fishies is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on September 30.
  • Tiny Galaxy is 33 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on August 7 until 8:59 a.m. PT on September 30.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 10.
  • Brunch Panic, KAMI and Sweet Memories – Blackjack from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Price reduction

  • A-Train 3D: City Simulator has been reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99).
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV will be reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 10.

Activities: Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – Enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card code! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest between Aug. 6 at 7 a.m. PT and Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT.

New 3DS themes this week include:

  • Aeternoblade
  • Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

Also new this week:

  • Astral Breakers (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Best of Arcade Games – Brick Breaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Best of Arcade Games – Tetraminos (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • PICROSS e6 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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