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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Joins Wii U VC This Week

Nintendo Download serves as a reminder that Final Fantasy Explorers and LEGO Marvel’s Avengers both launch this week, as well as Shadow Puppeteer and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.


Final Fantasy sees a strong week, with 3DS co-op action title Final Fantasy Explorers hitting 3DS (with more than 20 jobs and cameos by iconic Final Fantasy characters), and the return of GBA classic Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, which stars kids transported into the world of Ivalice.

The latest LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, is also out this week, including both the Wii U and 3DS versions, the latter of which is the first handheld version to feature the same populated open world as its console counterparts.

Well-reviewed Shadow Puppeteer also releases (a co-op adventure for two players wherein one plays as the physical version of the main character, and the other plays as his shadow) for $14.99 on Wii U.

The Winter Warm Up Sale continues as well, discounting several titles, including Affordable Space Adventures (13.99), Zero Escape Virtues Last Reward (14.99), and EarthBound (6.99), among others.  Check out the eshop offers page to see more.

From Nintendo:

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS  – Master more than 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers– The best-selling LEGO Marvel video game franchise returns with a new action-packed superhero adventure on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed Marvel films, additional classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics, open-world game play and the introduction of dynamic new Team-Up Moves. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Shadow Puppeteer – Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful, world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning local co-op adventure. Work together as a boy and his shadow, manipulating light to solve puzzles that bring you closer to finding the evil shadow puppeteer. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • FINAL FANTASY Tactics Advance – When Marche and his friends open an ancient magical tome, their small town is transformed into a fantasy-filled kingdom known as Ivalice. In this Game Boy Advance RPG classic, guide Marche and his clan against countless foes, and discover the wonders of Ivalice. Build up your party, master abilities and summons, and learn tactical combat to win in battle.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • It’s the last week of the Winter Warm-up Sale! Check out this week’s deals and save up to 30 percent off select games. The sale ends Feb. 4 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
    • 99MovesDarts Up 3D and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Michael

Brutal Gamer's Nintendo Editor began his gaming life a little late- at five years old. But he's made up for it in the two decades since, gaming and writing about gaming with the same passion, fervor, and unrelenting love as his five-year old self.

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