Game Boy Version Of Tetris On The Nintendo 3DS To Be Removed From Sale Soon

Want to play the Game Boy version of Tetris on the Nintendo 3DS and haven’t yet purchased it? Well, you’d better do so soon as Nintendo UK has tweeted that the Game Boy version of Tetris on the Nintendo 3DS will be removed from sale at the end of the month. The company wouldn’t say why this is but I’d assume it has something to do with Ubisoft recently releasing Tetris Ultimate. Hopefully we should get an explanation why it’s being removed, soon.

Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire And Bionic Commando Coming To US eShop On January 1st

Gamers in the United States are in for a treat in the New Year as Nintendo of America has revealed that Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire plus Bionic Commando: Elite Forces will be coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. Both games will be arriving on the eShop on January 1st. Which one will you be purchasing? Or will you go for both?

Thanks, Tyler Z

Some Users Reporting That The Nintendo eShop Is Down

I’ve had a few emails and checked Twitter and it seems as though some people are having difficulty accessing the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It seems to be working fine here in the UK, so presumably it’s those in the United States that appear to be having trouble with it. If you’ve been on Twitter you’ll know that Lizard Squad have taken responsibility for downing the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, but they haven’t mentioned the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS eShop. Presumably it’s just a case of too many people being gifted Nintendo products.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads For Europe

There’s a ton of content on the European Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week in Europe which should undoubtedly keep you entertained throughout the Christmas period. As promised Duck Hunt for the NES will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console and I suspect a few of you will be giving it a download. Here’s all the games you can get this week as well as discounts.

Wii U eShop
Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.49). Special loyalty price of €3.99 / £3.59 for users who own 99 Seconds, Abyss, Darts Up, Rock Zombie or Unepic on the same Wii U.

Wii U Virtual Console
Duck Hunt (Nintendo, NES VC, €4.99 / £3.49)
Kuru Kuru Kururin (Nintendo, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)
Mega Man Zero (Capcom, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)
Mario Party Advance (Nintendo, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)

Wii U Retail Downloads
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €59.99 / £49.99)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €59.99 / £49.99)

Special Offers
Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99 until 1st January, regular price €59.99 / £49.99)
Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £9.99 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £19.99)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Rabbids Land (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Rayman Legends (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £23.99)
Sports Connection (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £6.49 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £19.99)
ZombiU (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Just Dance 2015 (Ubisoft, €29.99 / £22.49 until 1st January, regular price €39.99 / £39.99)
Watch_Dogs (Ubisoft, €39.99 / £33.49 until 1st January, regular price €59.99 / £49.99)
Cloudberry Kingdom (Ubisoft, €4.89 / £3.89 until 1st January, regular price €9.99 / £7.99)
Child of Light (Ubisoft, €4.89 / £3.89 until 1st January, regular price €14.99 / £11.99)
Knytt Underground (Ripstone Publishing) – €4.45/£3.99 (Ends January 1, regular price €8.99/£7.99)
Pure Chess (Ripstone Publishing) – €4.45/£3.99 (Ends January 1, regular price €2.99/£2.49)
Rock Zombie (EnjoyUp Games) – €4.89/£4.29 (Ends January 15, regular price €6.99/£6.29)
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko) – €4.99/£4.49 (Ends January 1, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
Stick It To The Man (Ripstone Publishing) – €3.99/£3.49 (Ends January 1, regular price €7.99/£6.99)
TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games) – €4.99/£4.49 (Ends January 8, regular price €7.99/£6.99)
Toki Tori 2 + (Two Tribes Publishing) – €2.99/£2.49 (Ends January 7, regular price €14.99/£12.99)

3DS eShop
Brutus & Futée (Microids, €6.99 / £6.29)
PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus, €2.99 / £2.69)
Best of Mahjong (GameOn, €1.99 / £1.49)
Best of Solitaire (GameOn, €2.99 / £2.49)

3DS Retail Downloads
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

3DS Demo
WRC FIA World Rally Championship The Official Game Demo (Bigben Interactive, free)

3DS HOME Themes
? Block (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Bountiful Boos (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Completely Goomba (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome to 2015 (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Level 5 3DS Discounts
Aero Porter — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £4.49 / €4.99
Crimson Shroud — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Liberation Maiden — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
The Starship Damrey — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
BUGS vs. TANKS — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Weapon Shop De Omasse — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99

You Can Now Celebrate As The Bizarre Meme Run Is Now On Wii U eShop

Forget games such as Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8, Meme Run is probably the most anticipated game of the year for many. The game is so bizarre that’s it’s hard to describe, but if you love your random internet memes then you’re in for a treat. You can watch the hyper active trailer for the game above and then decide whether the game is for you, or whether it’s going to scar you for life.

Shantae And The Pirate’s Curse Wii U Launches On Christmas Day In The US

WayForward has finally confirmed that Shantae and the Pirates Curse for the Wii U will be launching on Christmas Day in the United States and will only set you back $20. Clearly a lot of you will be visiting the Wii U eShop on Christmas Day and giving the game a spin. Hopefully it lives up to expectations.

• HD character portraits by Mega Man developer IntiCreates
• Off-TV play
• Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller support
• Unlockable Pirate-Mode
• Multiple endings
• Epic original soundtrack by Jake “Virt” Kaufman

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Well it’s Thursday again so that can only mean it’s time to find out which games are available to download for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. Leading the way is the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy for the Nintendo 3DS. The game includes beautifully remastered versions of all three original entries in the Ace Attorney series. There’s also Harvest Moon 3 Game Boy Colour for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Here’s the games you can get this week on the eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright in his quest for justice in beautifully remastered versions of all three original entries in the Ace Attorney series. Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence and questioning witnesses. Find the contradictions in witnesses’ testimony to expose the truth! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All andPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations. Click hereto watch a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Harvest Moon 3 GBC – A friend has requested your help to rebuild his family farm on a remote island. As you go through the daily tasks of growing vegetables, caring for animals and fishing, maybe you’ll find a companion to share your new farming life.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Crash ’n the Boys Street Challenge – Take control of one of four high school teams, all with different characters to play, as you make your way through five wild sporting events. Power through the 400-meter Hurdles, Hammer Throw, Swimming, Rooftop Jumping and Judo. Can you lead your high school to the top of the Street Challenge? Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Photo Challenge
    • Join the fans in the Super Smash Bros. community on Miiverse by posting a snapshot from the game based on the theme “Eat!” After the challenge ends on Dec. 16, Mr. Sakurai and the game’s developers will select and announce a handful of their favorite images.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS andWii U starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 22.
    • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Planes Fire & Rescue and many more games from Little Orbit are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 16 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Woah Dave! is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $0.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 2.
    • Rage of the Gladiator, Monster Shooter and more fun games from Gamelion are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.
    • Steel Empire is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $15.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 15.
    • Darts Up 3D and Soccer Up 3D from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.

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