March 10th brings Fire Emblem’s third path and an ex-Rare dev’s shoot-em-up (featuring David Wise’s musical talents).
Fans of Fire Emblem who’ve finished both Conquest and Birthright rejoice: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation is here at last. The game features a balance of the two previous games, including compelling level design and the ability to grind your characters, and even gives you a larger army to boot. The third path will be available in-game for $19.99.
Star Ghost is a procedurally generated title from Rhys Lewis, a former Rare and Retro Studios developer. The game features a soundtrack by Nintendo-fan-favorite David Wise, who worked on the OST for the recent Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (which was, in this editor’s opinion, the highlight of that year’s soundtracks). The $8.99 title may just be worth it for that atmospheric soundtrack alone.
The Wii U Virtual Console sees the release of the two Mega Man Battle Network 6 titles, Cybeast Falzar and Cybeast Gregar, and the 3DS eShop gets first person shooter Blast ‘Em Bunnies and the demo to Bravely Second: End Layer, which features a bonus adventure not found in the main game.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Star Ghost – Save the galaxy from the Metagons in this explosive shoot-’em-up by former Rare and Retro Studios developer Rhys Lewis.Star Ghost features procedurally generated levels, a unique control scheme and an atmospheric soundtrack from renowned composer David Wise. It is available exclusively in Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Click here to see the trailer.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST FALZAR and MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST GREGAR – After moving with his family to Cyber City, Lan, with the help of Mega Man, must intervene before an ancient creature of enormous power destroys the network and the world. Game content is the same for MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST FALZAR and MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 6 CYBEAST GREGAR, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Blast ’Em Bunnies – Blast ’Em Bunnies is an endless first-person shooter in which you must defend your rabbit burrow using fun new types of weapons and ammo. From Watermelon Machineguns firing sticky raspberries to Turnip Mortars firing explosive Pepper Bombs (which release heat-seeking chili seeds) you’d better get shooting those coins to buy all of the upgrades. Click here to see the trailer.
- BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER DEMO The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers – Square Enix’s critically acclaimed Bravely Default game is all set to enjoy a much-lauded sequel, and you can try a portion of it right now, for free. In the BRAVELY SECOND: END LAYER DEMO The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, you’ll return to the land of Luxendarc and embark on a bonus adventure not found in the main game. Make sure to try out different jobs during your adventure. Whether they’re formidable fighters and mages looking to test their skills, giant trolls with a chip on their shoulder or alien entities with a bent for drama, all of them pose a risky challenge … along with the irresistible promise of great rewards.
- New DLC
- Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation – This third path in the Fire Emblem Fates story reveals many secrets not available in the Birthright or Conquest versions. Players who own either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Revelation for $19.99 via the Dragon’s Gate in game. Once purchased, a third option will appear at the Branch of Fate moment of the game: “Refuse to Choose a Side.” Additional content will be released on a weekly basis through April 21 and is all part of Map Pack 1 available now for purchase.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- VoxelMaker is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 21.
- KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.
- Test Your Mind is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 25.
- Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin is 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Art of Balance is 25 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $6.70) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Mortar Melon and Plenty of Fishies from Nitrolic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Fantasy Pirates, Toys vs Monsters and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 17.
- Code of Princess is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 21.
- The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 22.
- The Keep is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 24.
- Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest and more games from GameMill Entertainment are on sale from 9 a.m. PT on March 11 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 18.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:Fire Emblem Fates : Two KingdomsBlast ’Em Bunnies : ZombiesBlast ’Em Bunnies : WesternBlast ’Em Bunnies : NinjasBlast ’Em Bunnies : LuchadorsBlast ’Em Bunnies Bundle
Nintendo Selects – Starting on March 11, some of the most popular and critically acclaimed Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games become a part of the Nintendo Selects program and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each. Newly priced games include Super Mario 3D World,Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3 and NES Remix Pack for Wii U; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Mario Party: Island Tour for Nintendo 3DS; and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Super Mario All-Stars for Wii.
- Grumpy Reaper (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Jewel Quest (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Rhapsody – Music & Radio (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Word Puzzles by POWGI – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U andNintendo 3DS)
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