Mario & Sonic Rio 2016 Finally Gets European Release Date

Nintendo Europe has today announced exactly when European consumers can get their hands on the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We haven’t got too long to wait as the game will be available for purchase on Friday, April 8th. In case you missed it, Famitsu reviewed the Nintendo 3DS version of the sporting title and you can check out how it did, right here! The Wii U version will be coming at a later date.

Europe: Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo Europe has announced exactly which games you will be able to download this week from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. There’s a couple of big name demos such as Bravely Second: End Layer – The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers and Stella Glow. For the Pokemon fans among you there’s Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team on the Wii U Virtual Console.

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Europe: This Week’s Nintendo Downloads Include Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo Europe has detailed exactly which games and downloadable content are available for you to download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big new additions this week are Bayonetta and Corrin for Super Smash Bros, which will no doubt prove to be popular. If you have a Wii U then you’ll be glad to know that Super Mario Galaxy is the Wii U Virtual Console title for this week. Here’s what’s available!

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £29.99 (€39.99)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)

Permanent Price Drop (3DS)

  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Violetta: Rhythm and Music, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Winx Cub: Saving Alfea, Little Orbit – £6.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Space Lift Danger Panic!, Springloaded – £1.29 (€1.65) or £0.65 (€0.80) if you have downloaded Heart Beaten with the same Nintendo Network ID until 12th February 2016, normally £1.99 (€2.49)
  • Typoman, Headup Games – £8.49 (€11.89) until 18th February 2016, normally £9.99 (€13.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Heart Beaten, Springloaded – £2 (€2.33) or £1 (€1.09) if you have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic with the same
  • Nintendo Network ID until 12th February 2016, normally £2.99 (€3.49)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 11th February 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • The Magic Hammer, Wobbly Tooth – £2.69 (€2.99) until 12th February 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)

Wii U Add-On Content

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:

  • Ashley Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Bayonetta & Umbra Clock Tower Set, Nintendo – £5.39 (€5.99)
  • Bionic Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Bumper Fighter Bundle, Nintendo – £31.43 (€34.93)
  • Collection #6, Nintendo – £14.02 (€15.72)
  • Corrin, Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Gil Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Knuckles Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6, Nintendo – £4.14 (€4.74)
  • Stage Bundle, Nintendo – £9.45 (€10.45)
  • Tails Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Takamaru Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)

Wii U & 3DS Add-On Content

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS:

  • Ashley Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)
  • Bayonetta & Umbra Clock Tower Set, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
  • Bionic Set (Brawler Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)
  • Bumper Fighter Bundle, Nintendo – £37.73 (€41.93)
  • Collection #6, Nintendo – £18.22 (€20.12)
  • Corrin, Nintendo – £5.39 (€5.99)
  • Gil Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)
  • Knuckles Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6, Nintendo – £6.54 (€7.14)
  • Stage Bundle, Nintendo – £13.05 (€14.45)
  • Tails Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)
  • Takamaru Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £1.09 (€1.19)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo – £17.99 (€19.99)

From the amazing diversity of galaxies and a new array of special suits for Mario to the incredible control scheme offered through the Wii Remote, Super Mario Galaxy is the ultimate Mario experience. Whether you’re a Mario master or playing one of his adventures for the first time, you’ll actively jump from planet to planet with the motion-sensing and pointing capabilities of the controller. Mario’s newest move – the spin move – is performed by giving the Wii Remote a quick shake. It’s the most versatile move in the game and can aide Mario in his many discoveries. Additionally, the Wii Remote’s pointer is used to collect Star Bits, which can be thrown at enemies to stun them. Another innovation involving the pointer is the new Co-Star Mode. In Co-Star Mode, a second player can manipulate the environment, helping the player who is controlling Mario by holding enemies in place and shooting Star Bits. The Co-Star can also help Mario perform special high jumps in coordination with the playing partner.

Wii U Download Demo

  • Typoman, Headup Games – Free

Typoman is a two dimensional puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment! Dive into a dark tale of heroes and monsters, where words can either be a blessing …or a curse!!

  • ZaciSa: Defence of the Crayon Dimensions!, ZeNfA Productions – Free

Defence of the Crayon Dimensions! is a simple, yet challenging, 2D tower defense game set in space. Build different bot weapons and defend your base from an evil space empire that wants to destroy the crayon empire at all costs! Earn money by defeating the enemy as they try to destroy you and build better, smarter weapons to defend yourself. Can you survive the slaughter?

Wii U Download Software

  • Joe’s Diner, Joindots – £5.99 (€7.99)

Somewhere along the venerable Route 7, in the middle of nowhere, you will find Joe’s Diner. As an employee working the graveyard shift for the next month, your primary task is to keep the tables clean – no tough challenge at all. Unfortunately, there is a rub to it. The old Diner was built on the site of a former Indian cemetery. Amongst the buried, two rival chieftains lay to rest; while alive, each could not stand the other. One chieftain endeavours only to rest in peace. The other, a prankster both in life and the afterlife, is prone to ruffle the feathers of his fellow chief. Besides your tasks as a waiter, it is up to you to keep things calm and not incur the angry chieftains’ wrath. To lay them both to everlasting rest just do your duty. Sounds easy but it is not – promised.

  • Space Hulk, Hoplite Research – £24.99 (€29.95)

The legendary Space Hulk comes to the Wii U in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honour by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious Tyranid Genestealers. Take control of the Adeptus Astartes of the Blood Angel chapter and guide them towards glory, while battling fierce Xenos and uncovering ancient relics in the infested confines of the massive Space Hulk named “Sin of Damnation”. The game is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience in both single-player and multiplayer.

3DS Add-On Content

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS:

  • Ashley Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Bayonetta & Umbra Clock Tower Set, Nintendo – £5.39 (€5.99)
  • Bionic Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Bumper Fighter Bundle, Nintendo – £31.43 (€34.93)
  • Collection #6, Nintendo – £14.02 (€15.72)
  • Corrin, Nintendo – £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Gil Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Knuckles Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6, Nintendo – £4.14 (€4.74)
  • Stage Bundle, Nintendo – £7.66 (€8.46)
  • Tails Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)
  • Takamaru Set (Mii Fighter Costume), Nintendo – £0.69 (€0.79)

3DS Download Demo

  • The Magic Hammer, Wobbly Tooth – Free

Every Hammer needs a hero. The Magic Hammer is an open-world action RPG where you embark on an epic adventure with your Hammer! Customize your character, explore towns, battle in boneyards and roam the open world in third-person. Level up to unlock new magical powers, travel to different realms, tame animals and take on greater enemies! Play the entire Story Mode co-op with a friend using Local Play or Internet. The Magic Hammer also features a creative mode that can be played single player or co-op.

3DS Download Software

  • Glory of Generals The Pacific, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.59 (€6.99)

Commander! Over 64 campaigns in 4 battlefields are waiting for your challenge105 world famous generals will participate in this war with you. Over 300 real and rich terrains will influence your strategies. Make adequate use of battlefield terrains and defence facilities as well as expertise of each unit to win advantage. Cutting retreat route or encircling enemy will bring great change to battlefield situation. How to smartly deploy land, naval and air force to seize opponent’s key strongholds is a question lingering in mind.

  • Slice It!, Aksys Games – £3.98 (€5.48)

Brain-tickling geometric puzzles are the name of the game with Slice It! Use the stylus to draw straight lines through a shape to make smaller identical shapes within a limited number of tries. Easy to learn but hard to master; become one with your stylus to cut those extra tricky shapes down to size! Variety is the slice of life with hundreds of different stages to slice through! Special themes, music and other unlockables keep you coming back for more. Developed by Arc System Works and COM2US.

  • The Legend of Legacy, NIS America – £34.99 (€39.99)

A mysterious island emerges, prompting adventurers to head towards it in hopes of obtaining glory, treasure, and more. But what does it truly hold? Join the 7 characters in The Legend of Legacy and unravel the mystery of Avalon’s past.

3DS HOME Menu Theme

  • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme, NIS America – £0.98 (€0.99)

The heroes of Lagaard welcome you! Step into the nostalgic world of Etrian Odyssey 2 with this Theme.

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Video: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance European Virtual Console Trailer

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is the big download this week for the European Wii U eShop. When the title first launched in 2003, it was met with harsh criticism due to its lack-luster story in comparison to the overt political themes of its predecessor. However, with time, fans learned to love the game’s charming story and it has become a staple on many “favorite Final Fantasy games” lists. You can view the official synopsis and trailer for the Virtual Console release below. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is making it’s way to the European eShop on January 28th.

Our story begins soon after a young boy named Marche moves to the country town of St. Ivalice.

Marche’s family has had a difficult past, and all he can do to adjust to the newfound country life is to depend on his new friends: Mewt, a quiet and timid boy who often gets picked on; and Ritz, a stellar student whose strong-willed nature has made her unpopular at school.

One day, the three of them come across an ancient magical book, and St. Ivalice changes forever…

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is an RPG with the emphasis firmly on fighting. Battles are turn-based, meaning each character in your party takes turns to move and attack with magic or weapons. But battles are not simply free-for-alls. Ivalice is governed by laws which must be adhered to or you will be banished to prison. Each battle is presided over by a judge, so there’s little chance to ‘get away with it’.

Each character is also able to take jobs, in which they can specialise in certain skills and increase their experience. Jobs are dependent on a character’s abilities. For instance, the magical Nu Mou people are adept at being White Mages or Beastmasters, while the tough Bangaa make better Warriors. To advance through the plot of the game, you’ll need to join a clan and take part in missions. There are a total of 200 missions to complete, so you’ll be playing for a long time to come.

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Europe: Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo Europe has detailed exactly which games you’ll be able to download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. There’s quite a few titles available this week along with sales so there’s bound to be something for everyone. The big title this week is the arrival of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console. If that isn’t your thing then Shadow Puppeteer is also available this week. Here’s what you can download!

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Tabletop Gallery, RCMADIAX – £2.69 (€2.99), previously £4.09 (€4.49)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Affordable Space Adventures, KnapNok Games – £11.80 (€13.20) until 4th February 2016, normally £16.99 (€18.99)
  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cryponia – £6.39 (€7.99) until 28th February 2016, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Art of Balance TOUCH!, Shin’en Multimedia – £4.70 (€5.20) until 18th February 2016, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
  • Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Monster High New Ghoul in School, Little Orbit – £15.99 (€19.99) until 27th February 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Square Enix – £6.29 (€6.99)

Our story begins soon after a young boy named Marche moves to the country town of St. Ivalice. Marche’s family has had a difficult past, and all he can do to adjust to the new found country life is to depend on his new friends: Mewt, a quiet and timid boy who often gets picked on; and Ritz, a stellar student whose strong-willed nature has made her unpopular at school. One day, the three of them come across an ancient magical book, and St. Ivalice changes forever…

Wii U Add-On Content

  • LEGO MARVEL Avengers: Season Pass, WB Games – £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Boost Kit, Activision – £1.59 (€1.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Super Kit, Activision – £3.99 (€4.99)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers – Mega Kit, Activision – £7.99 (€9.99)

Wii U Application

  • Sense by Play.me, d-mobilelab – Free

SENSE is the new interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you are living. SENSE playlists have been created to follow your mood along the different moments of the day and let you listen to the right music, always. Listen to your emotions and click on a playlist! Music streaming starts immediately with the most popular hits, the best of indie international music, the new hip hop stars, evergreen classics and classical music masterpieces too. You can always select and save your favourite tunes from the playlists and listen to them whenever you want. At the same time you can easily skip all the tunes you don’t like. SENSE, your music for your emotions. (Subscription required)

Wii U Download Demo

  • Cube Life: Island Survival, Cypronia – Free

Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island… All of life’s necessities: Food, water, shelter – all of your everyday needs are now gone, and it’s up to you to survive. Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier on you. You’ll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive. In Creative Mode, the game will allow players to build constructions in 3D generated game worlds. There is no limit to your imagination. In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources, and craft tools on an unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day. Hide, fight, and survive as night falls on the island.

Wii U Download Software

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers, WB Games – £39.99 (€49.99)

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

  • Level 22, Moving Player – £6.29 (€6.99)

Are You Late For Work? Start Panicking! Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen. Hide in closets, crawl through air vents, slink along the walls… nobody must spot you! From the basement to the boss’s office via the research and development labs, explore the zany little universe of LEVEL 22, Gary’s Misadventures.

  • PictoParty, Retroid Interactive – £7 (€7.99)

Gather around for a fun evening with PictoParty! Challenge your friends or family in a game of draw and guess. Take turns and draw the words you see on the GamePad touch screen – the image is simultaneously being plotted live on the TV-screen – for everyone to guess. Choose from existing dictionaries, packed with more than 700 words, or get creative and make your own lists. The possibilities are never-ending!

  • Shadow Puppeteer, Snow Cannon – £13.49 (€14.99)

Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning, local co-op adventure. Assume the roles of a boy and his shadow, separated from one another by the evil shadow puppeteer. Work together to manipulate light, solving puzzles that bring you closer to finding this villain and freeing other shadows he has stolen.

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £7.99 (€8.99)

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you!

3DS HOME Menu Theme

  • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Sweets and food, oh yum! Get this Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: Café Theme to satiate your appetite for adventure and lunch!

  • The Legend of Legacy: The Seven Adventurers Theme, NIS America – £0.89 (€0.99)

Journey with the seven adventurers and discover the mysteries of Avalon!

3DS Download Software

  • Epic Word Search Collection, Lightwood Games – €7.99

With more than 300 puzzles to solve, Word Search by POWGI will keep you puzzling for hours! An intuitive touch-screen interface puts you straight into the action with no complex controls to learn! Follow your progress through 28 different categories, from animals, nature and science to school life, hobbies and careers. POWGI’s word search puzzles are expertly hand-crafted for your enjoyment and are stuffed to the brim with words in every direction!

  • Family Fishing, Aksys Games – £3.98 (€5.48)

Family Fishing is a frenetic, competitive fishing game developed by Arc System Works. Go fishing with your virtual family and battle against them in fast paced arcade-style mayhem! Players compete against each other to score the most points before the end of each round. Build up your Special Attack gauge bar to turn the tide of battle and make easier catches! Aim for the big fish with high bounty points or catch them all to win! Each fish has assigned points. Will you slowly collect points by catching smaller and more common fish? Or will you risk it all on that rare catch of a lifetime? Throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage! It’s a fishing game where your strategy is put to the test! Collect points and upgrade your fishing rods and lures to catch bigger and rarer fish!

  • Final Fantasy Explorers, Square Enix – £29.99 (€39.99)

Join an elite group of heroes and set a course for the world’s greatest source of power, the Grand Crystal. Prepare to venture into exotic and unexplored regions in search of pieces of the Grand Crystal and battle against the ferocious monsters that protect them! Band together with friends and take on the realm’s mightiest monsters in Final Fantasy Explorers on Nintendo 3DS family systems. With full online and local co-operative multiplayer, work together to save the world in this massive RPG adventure.

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers, WB Games – £29.99 (€39.99)

Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.

  • Runny Egg, Tom Create – £1.79 (€1.99)

Take control of an egg with legs and run as fast as you can through a course littered with dangers to reach the egg stand at the end! Duck and dodge your way through each stage, avoiding collisions that will damage and eventually break your shell and spoil the egg! Reach the goal as quickly as possible and without breaking the egg’s shell! Earn Egg Points for making it through each stage and extra points for accomplishing a task. Use your Egg Points to enhance your egg’s HP, Speed and Shell. Collect the chicks scattered throughout each stage to increase your rate of hatching. Getting 100 chicks will hatch your egg, making you invincible for a short period of time!

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £7.99 (€8.99)

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you!

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Video: Mario Kart 64 European Wii U Virtual Console Trailer

Classic racer, Mario Kart 64 is heading to the European Wii U Virtual Console on January 21st for €9.99/£8.99. All modes and functions of the original game are preserved, so expect to spend the subsequent nights fueled by revenge, tirelessly duking it out with your friends in the original and best Battle Mode. We can admit it: Mario Kart 8 let us down on that. You can watch the official trailer for the VC release below.

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Mario Kart 64 Leads This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For Europe

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo, N64 VC) – €9.99/£8.99 The sequel to the acclaimed Super Mario Kart had a lot to live up to, and Mario Kart 64 succeeded beyond all expectations! This Nintendo 64 hit turbocharged the series with fully 3D courses, introduced the Mini Turbo technique to sliding, added Wario and Donkey Kong, and brought us the now infamous blue Spiny Shell. Mario Kart 64 also saw the introduction of favourite courses like Toad’s Turnpike, Royal Raceway and Yoshi Valley – still going strong in the series today!
  • Adventures of Pip (TIC TOC Games) – €13.06/£11.79 Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip – the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia. Inspired by classic platformers, Adventures of Pip basks in a world where players can defeat a huge 32-bit boss as a single pixel or even as an 8-bit character. With three different forms, evolve and devolve Pip to solve puzzles and defeat enemies; each with their own weakness and strength that must be unraveled throughout the campaign.
  • Life of Pixel (Super Icon) – €9.99 (Note: only new for Germany) Journey across the expertly-recreated worlds of more than a dozen vintage gaming systems. Life of Pixel takes you on a historical tour-de-force across the rich landscape of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. Experience chock-full of tricks & traps, double jumps, gravity inversion, secrets & specials. Vanquish the enemy pixels and bosses who try to thwart you throughout your quest. Uncover dozens of special secrets: look out for jetpacks, bubbles to fly, trampolines, hidden rooms and maps, aeroplanes, skateboards and even a Sinclair C5! Fire pixel from a cannon, reach high areas by bouncing on a trampoline, use the Super Potion to defeat enemies, smash the baddies with the mine cart, uncover secrets with the Bomb. Enjoy a variety of beautiful pixel art from classic 8 & 16-bit game systems as well as fantastic chip music soundtrack.

Special offers

  • Super Toys Cars (Eclipse Games) – €3.99/£3.49 (Ends January 28, normally €7.99/£6.99)
  • The Quiet Collection (Nostatic Software) – €3.59/£2.39 (Ends January 31, normally €4.49/£2.99)
  • Stone Shire (Finger Gun Software) – €1.99/£1.79 (Permanent, was €4.99/£4.49)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

  • Project X Zone 2 Demo (Bandai Namco Games) – Free
    Worlds are crossing once again! In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan’s most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mash-up strategy game ever! Developed by MONOLITH SOFTWARE INC., Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favourite characters from a multitude of franchises, form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises, and engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles.
  • Radiohammer (Aksys Games) – €5.48/£3.98
    Rock the beat with Radiohammer in this rhythm action romp developed by Arc System Works and Vinyl Lab! Play as the world’s most famous super DJs and protect the peace with the power of love and music! Drop the beat on the bad guys as you shuck and jive your way through hordes of the morally maligned! Time your strikes to make the world a safer, funkier place with your superior sonic skills and impeccable rhythm. Take down massive villains and fend off furious flashers with groovy tunes and masterful mixes.
  • Moco Moco Friends (Aksys Games) – €36.50/£26.98 Moco Moco Friends is an exciting twist on the adventure RPG genre. Build your skills and amass loads of cuddly monsters to become the ultimate Plushkin Master! Battle against your rivals, scavenge items, venture through massive dungeons, evolve your Plushkin monsters, and travel with your companions across the magical realm of Dreamtopia!
  • Goosebumps: The Game (GameMill) – €24.99/£19.99The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighbourhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters – they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc! You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighbourhood, unravel the mysteries of the Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge!

Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop

  • Mario-Hanafuda (Nintendo, theme available January 22) – €1.99/£1.79
    This colourful theme features Mario character Hanafuda cards, Japanese-style audio and Mario and Toad playing a game.
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Story Theme (NIS America, theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • A knight, a princess in distress, and a group of adventurers will support you on your adventure with this Story Theme!
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – AI Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Klinsy Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Papeline Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Riva Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Sola Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Dark Witch – Stoj Theme (CIRCLE Ent., theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89
  • The Legend of Legacy: The Chibi Adventurers Theme (NIS America, theme available January 22) – €0.99/£0.89 Journey with the seven adventurers and discover the mysteries of Avalon!

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