US: Nintendo Downloads For March 17th 2016

It is Thursday which means that the eShop is getting updated with fun new titles for you to play on Nintendo platforms. The big title this week is Pokken Tournament for Wii U which will be made available to everyone tomorrow. If you’re interested you can read our review of the game, here. Mario & Sonic fans will want to check out Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the Nintendo 3DS which also launches tomorrow. Here’s what’s available this week in North America.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Pokkén Tournament – Battle Pokémon like never before in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion! Pokkén Tournament will be available on March 18.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Mario, Sonic and their friends head to the ultimate training grounds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the streets of Rio de Janeiro! Train with Mario or Sonic in their own stories, then test your skills in 14 events. Soar high in BMX, blaze over 110m Hurdles, perfect your swing in Golf and field a team in Brazil’s favorite sport: Football (soccer)! Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Gameswill be available on March 18.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Renegade Kid’s beloved dimension-defying platformer is back with a new game – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – featuring a host of exciting, fresh platforming challenges and boss fights. The game supports cross-buy for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and offers a 15 percent Loyalty Discount for the first 30 days if you purchased the original Mutant Muddsgame or downloaded the Nindies@Home Preview demo of Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DIG DUG II – Dig Dug has decided to take a vacation on a remote island, but the Pooka and Fygar won’t give him the chance to rest! In each round, clear out enemies by inflating them until they burst or digging up traps for them to fall into. But be careful that you don’t get too close to their attacks or fall into your own traps.
    • City Connection – City Connection is an NES action game in which you control a getaway car after stealing cans of paint. Drive on highways, avoid obstacles and ram into police cars to make a clean escape.

Nintendo eShop sales:

New DLC:

  • Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Royal Royale, a new map in the Fire Emblem Fates games, is now available to download in the game for only $2.49.
  • Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquestcan purchase Map Pack 1 for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as it is released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Light & Twilight

Also new this week:

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