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Nintendo eShop releases (EU) for 11th August 2016

Super Paper Mario and Mega Man prop up this week’s Nintendo eShop release line-up.

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Super Paper Mario and Mega Man prop up this week’s  Nintendo eShop release line-up.

There’s a slightly more robust feel to this week’s Nintendo eShop offering after last week’s paltry two releases.

The under-appreciated Wii RPG platformer Super Paper Mario comes to Wii U. It’s a game often criticised for not being a fully fledged Paper Mario game but to our minds is a hidden gem, full of playfulness and with lots of interesting riffs on the paper folding conceit.

It’s joined on Wii U by – among others – Frankenstein – Master of Death. We can only imagine how thrilled Mary Shelley would be to see her creation finally become a hidden object game.

Over on New 3DS there are two new Virtual Console games in the shape of Mega Man X2 and X3.  As with other SNES Virtual Console releases if you buy one the other is half price for a limited time.

Here’s the full release list.

Nintendo eShop releases for 11th August 2016

Nintendo Wii U

  • Super Paper Mario – €19.99/ £17.99 / CHF 28.00
  • 360 Breakout – €7.00/ £6.00 / CHF 8.00
  • Frankenstein – Master of Death – €7.99/ £5.99 / CHF 7.99
  • Mortar Melon – €5.00/ £4.49 / CHF 7.00
  • Plenty of Fishies – €5.00/ £4.49 / CHF 7.00

Nintendo 3DS

  • Ambition of the Slimes – €5.00/ £4.79 / CHF 6.20
  • Doll Fashion Atelier – €4.99/ £4.49 / CHF 7.00
  • Disney Art Academy Demo – Free
  • Undead Bowling Demo – Free

New Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man X2 – €7.99/ £7.19 / CHF 11.20
  • Mega Man X3 – €7.99/ £7.19 / CHF 11.20

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


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