Two More NES 3DS Home Menu Themes Arriving In Euro eShop Later This Week

Nintendo of Europe has offered a whole host of 3DS home menu themes over the past few months – and adding to the ever-growing list are two more NES backgrounds. NES Fire Mario and NES Balloon Fighter will be available from Friday, January 30, at the regular €1.99 / £1.79 in the Nintendo eShop and theme store. Both backgrounds join last week’s three NES themes including, Donkey Kong, Ice Climbers and Kid Icarus’ Pit. You can take a look at the new themes in the image above.

WayForward Designer Working On Solo Project For Wii U

WayForward designer and director James Montagna has revealed that he is developing a solo project for Wii U. Montagna says he plans to soon make a formal announcement regarding his upcoming Wii U project. In addition to his indie projects, Montagna worked with WayForward on over 15 titles, including A Boy and His Blob, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!! and the recently-released Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Here’s The Latest Trailer For Soul Axiom

Wales Interactive has released a new trailer for Soul Axiom, which gives a glimpse of Elysia – a sprawling server where your memories and dreams become reality. In Elysia, death has no dominion and life has no boundaries. When you begin the game you are free falling through a storm as lightning sporadically illuminates the sky, showing brief but vivid flashes of your memories. Soul Axiom is scheduled to launch on Wii U soon.

Frenchy Bird Launches Next Week On Nintendo eShop For Wii U

Carbon Fire Studio has announced that its very first project, Frenchy Bird, is coming to Wii U. The game will launch on January 29th through the Nintendo eShop for $1.99. Players take control of a Parisian pigeon as it flies through Paris streets while avoiding lamp posts. Features include Miiverse integration, online ranking, unlockable stamps and support for off-TV play via the Wii U GamePad.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads On The Nintendo eShop In The US

Nintendo of America has finally detailed the games that we can get hold of this week in the US Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. Leading the way is Punch-Out!! on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. This give gamers the chance to experience the Wii title if they missed out upon release. There’s also the zany Citizens of Earth which you can check out in the video here. Anyway, here’s the games you can download this week in the United States.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Punch-Out!! – Did you miss out on the Punch-Out!! game when it launched for the Wii console? Now you can download it in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! Little Mac is back and ready to slug his way through some of the most outlandish boxers for a chance to win the Championship Belt. Hook, jab and swing through a hilarious cast of opponents in this modern update of the classic Punch-Out!! Also, get Punch-Out!! for 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Citizens of Earth – Get Citizens of Earth in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS each for the introductory price of $11.99. Recruit the yoga instructor, the cop, your mom and all the other citizens to join your party and fight your battles. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • S.C.A.T. – Alien invaders have landed on Earth and seek to conquer it. In response, Earth has sent soldiers from the Special Cybernetic Attack Team (S.C.A.T.) to meet them on the battlefield. Play solo or with a friend as you battle through five stages of enemies and bosses in the name of saving humanity from total annihilation. S.C.A.T. is now available in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • It’s week two of the Throwback Sale! Save up to 50 percent on select games of past and current Nintendo console generations. This week’s sale starts at 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 22 and ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Only one week left to take advantage of deals on hit indie games with the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who already own any participating games or purchase one at full price during this promotion will receive 60 percent off other participating games.
    • Super Toy Cars is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
    • Darts Up is 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 8:59am PT on Feb. 19.

Also new this week:

Here’s A 25 Minute Look At The Remastered Final Fantasy For Nintendo 3DS eShop

As you may already know, the original Final Fantasy has been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan. To celebrate its release, NintenDaan has captured twenty five minutes worth of footage from the remaster. Now let’s all cross our fingers and hope it comes to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in the west.

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse For Wii U & 3DS Targets February 5 European Release

WayForward has announced Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be landing on the European eShop next month. Due to release on both the Wii U and 3DS systems simultaneously, the platform game will arrive for Europe, Australia and New Zealand on February 5. And for those eager New Nintendo 3DS owners the developer has promised an update for the system is coming soon, enabling the use of the ZL and ZR buttons to swap between inventory and map screens, along with the C stick to quickly select from various magic spells and items. Details of the game’s pricing and if there will be an exclusive cross-buy promotion between the two platforms for the region – similar to Shovel Knight – has yet to be confirmed.