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Don’t Expect New Nintendo Games to Light Up Turkey Week

Anemic releases fill the gap between Nintendo’s heavy hitters, but considerable eShop sales help alleviate the pain.

A variety of pet-based shovelware and a single GBA release on Wii U don’t make for a very entertaining week, unless Konami Krazy Ravers is exactly what you’re looking for.

Whether or not it is, a number of “Cyber Deals” might make your holidays a little less expensive, so long as you’ve upgraded those harddrives.  Titles from Pikmin 3 to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD are on sale ($15-20 off) for Wii U, as are the digital versions of some of the 3DS’s hottest titles, like Fire Emblem Awakening, Kid Icarus Uprising, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.  Platinum Games’ (behind Bayonetta 2 and the upcoming Star Fox Zero) The Wonderful 101 is even available for under $20.  The sale hits the VC for both systems as well, so be sure to check out the full list.

From Nintendo:

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

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Konami Krazy Racers – In this fun Game Boy Advance racer, choose from 12 of your favorite Konami characters, all with unique racing abilities. Speed your way through 16 action-packed, fun-filled courses. Collect coins to upgrade your car, unlock hidden courses and race by your opponents on your way to the checkered flag.
Nintendo eShop sales:


  • National StreetPass Weekend: Thanksgiving Edition – After you fill up on turkey, be sure to load up on StreetPass tags during the Thanksgiving National StreetPass Weekend (Nov. 26 – Nov. 29). Stop by any of the more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America with your Nintendo 3DS system to get up to six StreetPass tags from across the globe. If you’re playing the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer game, you might even run into Felyne, a special character inspired by the Monster Hunter series.
  • Miiverse Fan Faves Sweepstakes – What do you think were the best Nintendo games of 2015? Make your voice heard and earn a chance to win some cool prizes by entering the Fan Faves Sweepstakes. Head to the Miiverse Fan Faves 2015 community from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3 to vote for Nintendo 3DS games and from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6 for Wii U games. Good luck!
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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One comment

  1. Thinking about Awakening, though I’ll have zero time to actually play it till after the new year. Also, It kind of bums me out that there are no SNES games on the eshop for 3DS.

    I know that’s not related at all to this update, but I was looking to buy some yesterday and I was surprised to see there are none.

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