The first week of the year offers up some slim pickings on the eShop. Pokemon Snap for the N64 is available on the Wii U Virtual Console and that’s really the biggest release of the week. Only a handful of indie games to check out. My Nintendo has some deals on a few Kirby games so if you’re interested in picking up something like Kirby’s Epic Yarn for Wii U or Yoshi’s Woolly World a little cheaper you might spend some of those platinum and gold coins to do that.
As always head past the break for the full list of games and deals available.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Pokémon Snap – The Nintendo 64 cult classic is now on the Wii U console! Travel to Pokémon Island to embark on a safari and take the best possible in-game photographs of 63 different Pokémon. The island has many types of climates and environments to explore, along with secret activities and hidden passages to discover. Some of the Pokémon can be a little shy and won’t pose for the camera unless you tease them with special items. After you’re done, submit one picture of each Pokémon to Professor Oak, and he’ll judge it based on size, pose, technique and number of Pokémon captured. Can you snap the perfect shot?
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Kirby and Yoshi Join My Nintendo’s Rewards Lineup – My Nintendo is kicking off the New Year with discount rewards on select digital games featuring Kirby and Yoshi. Fans can redeem My Nintendo points for discounts on the following digital games at https://my.nintendo.com:
- Get a New Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS System During the Holidays? – You already know your new Nintendo system plays awesome games, but here are a few more ways to make the most out of your new system. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/ to learn more.
Also new this week:
- Quiet Please! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Spheroids (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Cup Critters (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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