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Nintendo eShop releases (EU) for 21st July 2016

This week’s Nintendo eShop release line-up includes a couple of demos and the return of a forgotten but highly enjoyable Wii game.

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This week’s Nintendo eShop release line-up includes a couple of demos and the return of a forgotten but highly enjoyable Wii game.

The two demos are Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which will offer a sampling of the full games multi-sport extravaganza and Kirby: Planet Robobot. We haven’t played the former but the new 3DS Kirby game is a miniature delight, making the demo worth downloading. It’s not a difficult game by any stretch but has bags of charm and features Kirby in a mech suit. What more could you want?

Over on Wii U there is also the chance to pick up Hudson Soft’s A Shadow’s Tale (a.k.a Lost in Shadow). It’s a beautiful 2D platform adventure that channels the likes of Ico and Prince of Persia. All in all, a bit of a forgotten gem.

This week also sees some more DLC released for Fire Emblem: Fates. Here’s the full release list.

Nintendo eShop releases for 21st July 2016

Wii U

  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Demo – Free
  • A Shadow’s Tale (Lost in Shadow) – €19.99/ £17.99 / CHF 28.00
  • Defend Your Crypt – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20
  • Buddy & Me: Dream Edition – €4.39/ £3.89 / CHF 6.00
  • Hot Rod Racer – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20
  • Jewel Quest – €4.39/ £3.49 / CHF 4.79
  • Toon Tanks – €1.99/ £1.79 / CHF 2.80

Nintendo 3DS

  • Kirby: Planet Robobot – Demo – Free
  • Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 – €7.99/ £7.19 / CHF 11.20
  • Adventure Labyrinth Story – €5.00/ £4.50 / CHF 6.10
  • Ninja Smasher! – €3.55/ £2.93 / CHF 3.82
  • Wind-up Knight 2 – €4.50/ £4.00 / CHF 6.00  (New 3DS)
  • Defend Your Crypt – €2.99/ £2.69 / CHF 4.20

Want to get in on the eShop action? Pick up a Nintendo 3DS from Amazon now.


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