Giftamania 2016 (Updated)

Update: Added Dead Rising 4 and LEGO Dimensions expansion packs.

With apologies to Maffew, as well as everyone else for not getting this up a little sooner as I’d have liked.

Following is a quick list of titles and things good for grabbing as gifts for the gamer in your life this holiday season. Mind, these come as my own personal recommendations, and don’t account for everything, including some “obvious” picks (such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Final Fantasy XV, and Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon). Everything here has been released in some form or fashion since Christmas 2015.

Xbox One

killerinstinctdefeditionXbox One S – Your mileage may vary on this one; if you or the intended recipient don’t own an Xbox One already, then this is the way to go. If you/they are planning on getting a 4K TV in the next year, however, then you might want to wait for Microsoft’s Project Scorpio — or at least more details about it — to emerge.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Originally introduced in 2013, the revival of Killer Instinct has finally reached completion after three “seasons” of releases. While I only reviewed the first season, much more content has been made available since then, including new guest stars from Halo, Gears of War, and Battletoads! What’s more, you can now get everything in one complete package at retail with the Definitive Edition, which also includes a soundtrack CD and code for a gold Gargos skin. Now that’s what I call an Ultra Combo! (Also available on Windows 10 via Play Anywhere with Xbox One)

Forza Horizon 3 This open-world driving game is great for relaxing, but also provides plenty of excitement as you partake in various races, challenges, and even hunts for classic vehicles. Sync up your own custom soundtrack (or use one of the stations in the game) and hit the road — as well as the plains, beaches, and anywhere else you can think to drive! (Also available on Windows 10 via Play Anywhere with Xbox One)

oriblindforestdefeditionboxOri and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Review Pending) – Alongside Killer Instinct, this was one of the games which made me want an Xbox One in the first place, and I haven’t been disappointed. This Metroidvania-styled platformer has a beautifully eerie presence a surprising degree of emotion as well. I was saving this to say in my already long-overdue review, but to me, Ori feels like the perfect mascot for the Xbox One, and deserves to be adopted as one. Plus, for the price, how can you afford not to try it? (Also available for Windows via Steam)

ReCore (Review Pending) – From some of the creative minds who brought you Mega Man and Metroid Prime comes this mysterious tale from another world. As Joule Adams, you’re tasked with exploring the planet of Far Eden and finding out what happened to those who were supposed to colonize it for mankind’s survival. But while you seem to be the only human around, you’re not alone — a group of Corebots use the special abilities granted by their customizable frames (such as the “dog,” Mack) to assist you throughout this third-person adventure that feels in some ways like a mix of Mega Man Legends and Metroid Prime, coupled with its own unique elements as well. (Also available on Windows 10 via Play Anywhere with Xbox One)

Quantum Break (Review Pending) – Yeah, I know — I’m juggling a lot of balls in the air here (and yes, it’s driving me nuts). This is an extremely story-oriented third-person shooter with some interesting characters and some content that’s set up like an actual television serial interspersed with the game’s chapters. If you’re cool with a game you watch as or more often than you play, then this one’s definitely worth a look. (Also available on Windows 10)

Xbox Design Lab – The Xbox One Wireless Controller is one of my favorite controllers to come around in some time, with a comfortable feel and a Dpad that’s not only finally worth a damn, but pretty dang good in its own right! So what could make it better? How about your own choice of color scheme, and maybe a laser-engraved message as well? This holiday season, you can give a custom Xbox Design Lab controller as a gift by purchasing a code which the recipient can then redeem to make the controller of their dreams (and 14-day shipping is free!).

Dead Rising 4 – This late arrival to stores and this list alike is a must-own this holiday season for its Yuletide setting alone, but for fans of beat ’em up-styled gameplay, the latest adventure of Frank West really hits home.

Wii U

papermariocolorsplashboxPaper Mario: Color Splash After Paper Mario: Sticker Star, I thought that the magic of the series I loved might never return. Imagine my surprise when Nintendo took such great strides towards a return to form just one installment later! While still not quite on the level of the masterpiece that is Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, this lite-RPG adventure is a great choice for all ages.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Nintendo’s next console, the Switch, isn’t destined to join us until March of next year, and the Zelda title designed to bridge it and the Wii U, Breath of the Wild, may take even longer still. In the meantime, they’ve updated the game which bridged the GameCube and the Wii with improved visuals and other features, including amiibo support! Get the game with the Wolf Link w/Midna amiibo, and you can begin prepping it to join you in the next Zelda adventure, whenever it may come!

Nintendo 3DS

kirbyplanetrobobotboxKirby: Planet Robobot Simply put, this is a must-have for any Nintendo 3DS owner. To say anything more would simply diminish it; if you or someone you know hasn’t played it, then rectify that immediately (or at least come the holidays).

Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack This spiritual successor to games such as Mega Man Zero really brings the thunder — or the lightning, at least! And with the recent release of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the Nintendo eShop, you can now get both chapters together on a single game card at retail!

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam It’s a crossover no one knew they wanted — or was even possible! Establishing the Paper Mario series as a separate entity (well, even more so), Nintendo’s two long-running Mario role playing game series collide as denizens of the Paper world are released into the regular Mario world, and chaos ensues! This one is definitely a “cut” above!

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice While the original Sonic Boom games did little to endear the world to this iteration of the franchise, Fire & Ice is a much better second go. With humorous writing and voice acting that’s in keeping with the Sonic Boom cartoon and the addition of Amy Rose to the playable character roster, Fire & Ice doesn’t excel, but it is comfort gaming at its finest.

Project X Zone 2 Let’s get crazy! This turn-based strategy game brings together characters from several of SEGA, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Nintendo’s top titles for a fan service smorgasbord! Even if you don’t know all the characters involved (and the odds are pretty good that you won’t know everyone), don’t worry — you’ll probably find yourself wanting to check out some new games by the end of it. Heck, I never had any interest in SEGA’s Yakuza before, but now I can’t wait for Yakuza 0 to arrive on PlayStation 4 early next year!

PlayStation 4

dragonquestbuildersboxPlayStation 4 Pro – Speaking of PlayStation 4, if you’re interested in 4K gaming or virtual reality with PlayStation VR, then this is the model to look into. Just know that while it can stream 4K video, it won’t play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

Dragon Quest Builders Part of Minecraft‘s strength is its go anywhere, do anything you want freedom. However, if you’re interested in a game which captures the building and resource mechanics while providing you with a bit more of a purpose, then this alternate timeline sequel to the original Dragon Quest ought to be right up your alley.

Ratchet & Clank This latest release in the long-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise combines what made the original game great with a bit of added flair from the motion picture release, turns it on its head, sprinkles in some elements from other installments, and provides an experience great for longtime fans of the series and newcomers alike. And given that the film (which is based on the original game, with this being based on that) didn’t quite set hearts aflutter while the game was a number-one bestseller, it’s probably safe to say that if you have to choose between the two, going with the game is probably the best choice.

Multiplatform

deusexmankindboxartDeus Ex: Mankind Divided (Review Pending) – The Canadian Video Game Awards 2016 winner for Best Console Game, Best Game Design, Best Narrative, Best Performance, and oh yeah, Game of the Year. As Adam Jensen, you’re a cybernetically-enhanced human (though you didn’t ask for this) who is putting his myriad tools to good use as you make the decisions you think will best see you through to victory. Lethal or non-lethal weapons? Employ stealth, or go in guns blazing? These choices and many more are yours.

Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (Review Pending) – For as iconic a figure as Lara Croft has been for the industry over the years, this installment follows in the footsteps of its predecessor by being decidedly not for children — or the faint of heart. It’s definitely an intense game that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and some parts can be pretty gruesome as well. That said, the original version came to Xbox One last year, but 20 Year Celebration throws in all the extra content that has been released since then, including some additional skins (such as a Retro Lara for a nostalgic kick), a co-op mode, and an Extreme Difficulty mode. On PlayStation 4, it’s also one of the first games to take advantage of the HDR features and 4K resolution provided by the Pro version, as well as a chapter playable in PlayStation VR.

WWE 2K17 The latest installment in 2K Games’ long-running sports entertainment adaptation is opting for a little more of a sim flavor this year. Create your own Superstars and events, alter others, and have the full run of Raw, Smackdown, and the rest of the shows WWE brings to a worldwide audience every week.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan On the half-shell, they’re the heroes four; in this day and age, who could ask for more? This IDW Comics-styled game is all about teamwork, whether you’re working with friends or strangers in online multiplayer, or managing all four green teens yourself.

skylandersimaginatorsboxSkylanders Imaginators Continuing the ever-growing theme of player-created content, this year’s Skylanders title allows you to create your very own Skylander called an Imaginator. They come in all different types, and become more powerful when one of the new Senseis shows them their moves. Plus, if you get the PlayStation 4 version (though it should come to the others next year), you can also get Skylanders of Spyro’s old pal, Crash Bandicoot and his rival Dr. Neo Cortex.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Chewie… we’re home.” These words from Han Solo reflect the feeling of this LEGO title as the series gets back to its roots, but with some new tricks as well. And it just feels so right.

Mega Man Legacy Collection Released as a digital download for Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 late last year, this collection of the Blue Bomber’s six Nintendo Entertainment System adventures (and all the gobs of additional related content included) not only arrived on the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, but at retail for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well. Plus, if you go for the physical Nintendo 3DS version, you can also add an exclusive gold Mega Man amiibo figure to your collection!

Mighty No. 9 This spiritual successor to Mega Man comes with a pretty severe caveat, as the game has been very divisive: If you or someone you know wants a challenge, then this one may deliver. That said, it’s best to look around and see if you can find a good bargain on it to keep your bets safe. Think of this one as “stocking stuffer” material, or consider trying the free demo first. Oh, and be careful about getting the Wii U version — that one apparently suffered from some pretty nasty hardware crashing issues, and I’m not sure if they ever got all those fixed.

LEGO Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack – The toys alone are cool enough, but getting to use them in a game which does a pretty good job of marrying the LEGO and Sonic styles of gameplay is even better.

LEGO Dimensions Gremlins Team Pack – Based on one of my favorite holiday movies, exploring the town of Kingston Falls during the snowy holiday season makes this a perfect holiday gift for anyone who owns (or will soon own) LEGO Dimensions.

Other

supermarioadventuresSuper Mario Run Though this game is available now, you won’t be able to buy it in stores. However, as it commands a $13.99 price tag, an iTunes gift card or two for the intended recipient may not be the worst idea. Just remember that it launches as an iOS exclusive, while the Android version comes sometime later.

Super Mario Adventures This recently republished collection of the comic which originally ran in Nintendo Power magazine 25 years ago is, for many, one of the definitive pieces of Mario fiction (outside of the games, that is). A loose adaptation of Super Mario World, this also includes an additional chapter which loosely adapts Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and gives us the origin of Wario. Sadly, the 14th and final installment was not included; thankfully, it was a standalone story, so the rest of the book holds up quite well on its own otherwise.

NES Classic Edition and NES Controllers – Good luck finding either of these! Even if you’re not interested in this plug ‘n play collection of 30 classic games for yourself, you’re almost guaranteed to know someone who is, so if you see one in the wild — grab it! And if you happen to come across the even rarer controller, a replica of the original NES input device, consider that it also works with some games (pretty much anything a sideways Wii Remote would) on the Wii and Wii U!

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at) nyteworks.net.

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A pretty good batch of releases this week, including a couple of dig-lightful titles and a surprise release from Nintendo themselves:

Rhythm Heaven Megamix for Nintendo 3DS – Over 70 rhythm games have been collected here, from the series’ Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Wii installments to all-new games. Can you reach Heaven World?

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Mega Man 7 for Nintendo 3DS – The Blue Bomber is back — and so is Dr. Wily! If you’ve finished the Mega Man Legacy Collection (or the Virtual Console releases) of the six Nintendo Entertainment System classics, then this is the obvious next step as the original Mega Man sets out on a Super NES adventure.

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Gunslugs for Nintendo 3DS – You’ve only got one life to live in this Roguelike-inspired game of running, jumping, and shooting. Fortunately, you can find more heroes to join you and Voodoo priests selling Continue statues to prolong your journey to the gates of Hell itself.

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The Legend of Dark Witch 2 – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Uncertain about whether this action-adventure is for you? Find out by trying out the new demo version!

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Terraria for Wii U – Dig, fight, build, and explore your way through this world filled with hundreds of enemies and giant enemy bosses. Craft your own weapons and armor, and share the adventure online and locally! (In short, it’s a lot like a 2D version of Minecraft.)

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Super Paper Mario for Wii U – The two-dimensional plumber must cross several more dimensions in order to find the Pure Hearts capable of countering the Chaos Heart which threatens to suck all dimensions into the Void! Fortunately, Mario’s not alone — Luigi, Princess Peach, and even Bowser are on hand to help out, each with their own unique abilities.

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Drill Dozer for Wii U – Join Jill and her trusty, powerful, and upgradeable Drill Dozer as they pursue the Skullker gang across pits, up lifts, and more to retrieve the stolen Red Diamond in this Game Boy Advance classic.

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Run Run and Die for Wii U – As a penguin who has awakened in a dark laboratory, you must do one thing: run. 24 levels of robots, bombs, spikes, and impossible jumps stand between you and freedom, and you’ve only got a single button to guide you through.

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Twin Robots for Wii U – Alone or with a local co-op partner, guide two imprisoned robots through 28 levels to freedom.

Activities

Nintendo Badge ArcadeThe Legend of Zelda machines are celebrating the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this week, and from June 16th to June 22nd, you can get two free plays every day! Learn more at http://badgearcade.nintendo.com/.

Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Save Up to 40 Percent on Select Digital Games – Nintendo is celebrating E3 2016 by offering fans big savings on select digital games in top franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and more classic series. This also includes the original BOXBOY! game to get fans prepared for the just-announced sequel. As an added bonus, My Nintendo members can get an additional 10 percent off the sale price on select games*. Customers can shop the sale at http://e3.nintendo.com/sale/ or on Nintendo eShop on their devices from June 14 at 11 a.m. PT to June 21 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
      • *My Nintendo members must link their Nintendo Account and their Nintendo Network ID prior to purchase and before 5:59 a.m. PT on June 21 to be eligible for the additional 10 percent discount. Members must have accessed Nintendo eShop on their device at least once prior to purchase.
    • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), Xeodrifter (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) and more games from Renegade Kid are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
    • Island Flight Simulator, Secret Agent Files: Miami and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.
    • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Wheel of Fortune, Legend of Kay Anniversary and more from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
    • Word Party is 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
    • Paranautical Activity is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
    • Canvaleon is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.95 to $4.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at) nyteworks.net.

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Wow! Nintendo’s really picking up steam as the year rolls on — we have quite a bountiful batch of beauties for the Wii U this week, and while Nintendo 3DS doesn’t have as much going on, it’s still got one pretty good showing.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone for Wii U – Wow, when it rains, it pours. Just over a month after Minecraft came to Wii U, now Minecraft: Story Mode has followed. While the original Minecraft has no story to speak of, this point-and-click style adventure from TellTale Games tries to make up for it by weaving an episodic tale where you guide Jesse to EnderCon, where he hopes to meet Gabriel the Warrior but discovers something is amiss. “You will drive the story through the decisions you make: What you say to people (and how you say it) and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story.”

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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 for Wii U – While Minecraft: Story Mode looks cool and all, this is the real highlight for me. Super Mario Advance 4 is an enhanced Game Boy Advance version of the already enhanced version of the Nintendo Entertainment System classic Super Mario Bros. 3 that was in Super Mario All-Stars for the Super NES. Still with me? What sets this version apart is the inclusion of e-Reader levels: a number of levels that were originally accessible only by scanning cards through the GBA’s e-Reader device (many of which never made it to North America), featuring all kinds of new ideas and content, as well as stuff from previous Mario titles, from the giant turnips of Super Mario Advance to the Super Feather’s cape from Super Mario World. In short, it’s perhaps the ultimate version of what was already considered by many to be the best game of all time.

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Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure for Wii U – This Capcom title for the Wii is typically regarded as an overlooked classic. Those who played this swashbuckling adventure generally loved it, but unfortunately, it didn’t reach a wide enough audience to keep things going. But now it’s got a second chance at life — will you join Zack and Wiki on their quest to become the greatest pirates who ever lived?

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A World of Keflings – Demo Version for Wii U – Not sure if you’re ready for an extended stay in a world of Keflings? Find out with a quick visit courtesy of this free demo.

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Brunswick Pro Bowling for Wii U – The Brunswick brand seems to get as much — or more — emphasis than the actual bowling in this game. Career Mode allows you to compete in tournaments while Rival Challenges allow you to earn currency to purchase all sorts of authentic Brunswick bowling equipment, as well as power-ups such as the Bomb Ball which detonates for an automatic strike. Up to four players can play and earn up to 200 achievements.

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Cube Life: Island Survival – Demo Version for Wii U – Sure, the Wii U has Minecraft now, but is that not enough for you? Look into this genre-alike title with a free demo to decide if this is the “more” you want or need.

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SKEASY for Wii U – This looks like the Wii U answer to Ski Free for Windows, but without any sign of the abominable snowman (from the description or screens) to impede your progress towards the high score.

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam for Nintendo 3DS – This one comes out in the Nintendo eShop at 9pm PT on January 21st, and unfortunately, I won’t have a review ready in time for release as I’d hoped. I will say that I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it for the most part (and the parts that I didn’t simply required some new perspective), but the main reason the review won’t be ready in time for release? My wife has been hooked while playing the game for her own review at G4, which ought to be ready tomorrow. Hopefully then I can get my hands on it for long enough to have it up soon after!

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PET INN 3D for Nintendo 3DS – 16 breeds of cats and dogs and 14 mini-games await as you manage a pet hotel in this simulation.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new themes are “SEGA SG-1000” and “Animal Crossing: Winter Frolicking.”

Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at) nyteworks.net.

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Hope you haven’t had enough Mario yet, because the perky plumber protagonist is back again this week with lots more fun!

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amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits for Wii U – With a single amiibo figure, you can unlock numerous memorable scenes in a randomly-chosen select title from Nintendo’s Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES Virtual Console library! Play, then tap again to try another! This download is free, but you must own at least one amiibo figure to use it.

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Paper Mario for Wii U – It’s no small secret that the latest Paper Mario game in the series, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, is not my favorite. Not a bad game, but far from what I’ve come to expect from the series following the stupendous Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

That said, the original being released today is far closer to that ideal than anything released since. The Thousand Year Door is still tops with me, but this ranks a close second.

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Star Wars Pinball downloadable content for Wii U – Note: The above picture is not from the DLC, and I have literally no new details about this.

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Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition demo for Nintendo 3DS – The two-in-one bundle of Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition doesn’t arrive until May 22nd, but you can try out the Mario side of things for free right now!

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Adventure Bar Story Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – This fantasy role playing game places you in control of a bar facing a hostile takeover. The way to stave off being forced out of town is to win over the hearts– and stomachs– of the townsfolk by winning the cooking contest! But to get there, you’ll have to slay some mighty beasts to acquire the best ingredients for your dishes.

I reviewed the iOS version here some years ago, though I can’t say if they’ve made any changes to the game since then.

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Heart Beaten for Nintendo 3DS – Fifteen epic challenges must be overcome in order to crush the advances of unwanted lovers.

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KAROUS – THE BEAST OF RE:EDEN for Nintendo 3DS – Having escaped their fate as research subjects, two sisters must use aircraft armed with bombs, shields, different shots, and even swords to triumph through 100 vertically scrolling missions as they follow different paths towards various endings.

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My Horse 3D – Best Friends for Nintendo 3DS – Earn the trust of your steed, and together you can work to win beauty contests, jumping tournaments, and more!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter’s Weapon Gallery”, which will be available from May 1st to July 1st.

Nintendo eShop Sales (Prices in USD; each sale begins at 9am PST and ends at 8:59am PST on the dates provided)

Shin’en Spring Sale for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – From April 30th until May 21st, select Shin’en games are on sale.

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Little Orbit game sale – From May 1st to May 31st, How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Monster High: 13 Wishes for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Young Justice: Legacy, and more will be on sale.

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Kung Fu Rabbit for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Until May 7th, these titles have been reduced from $4.99 to $1.49 each, 70 percent off.

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RCMADIAX game sale for Wii U – Until June 24th, Pentapuzzle, Toss N Go, and more will up to 50 percent off.

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Zacisa’s Last Stand for Wii U – Until May 14th, this title has been reduced from $1.99 to $0.69, 65 percent off.

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TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition for Wii U – Until May 14th, this title has been reduced from $7.99 to $4.99, 37 percent off.

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Circle Entertainment game sale for Nintendo 3DS – Until May 21st, Castle Conqueror Defender, Demon King Box, and Quell Memento will be on sale.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV for Wii U – From May 4th until May 11th, this title has been reduced from $29.99 to $14.99, 50 percent off.

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Joindots game sale for Nintendo 3DS – Until May 14th, 3D Game Collection, FunFair Party Games, and Murder on the Titanic will be on sale.

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Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons for Nintendo 3DS – Until May 14th, this title has been reduced from $2.99 to $1.49, 50 percent off.

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AeternoBlade for Nintendo 3DS – From May 1st until May 17th, this title has been reduced from $14.99 to $7.99, 46 percent off.

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Winter Sports: Feel the Spirit for Nintendo 3DS – Until October 1st, this title has been reduced from $9.99 to $5.99, 40 percent off.

Events/Activities

Mega May Starts Next Week – Voting is now over. Check back on May 7 to see which classic Mega Man game fans decided should be released first. For the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating everyone’s favorite blue bomber with six game releases in the Virtual Console on Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land in the Nintendo eShop throughout the month.”

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.