Jun 18th, 2015

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The beat marches on despite all of the big news at E3 this week. There are no big games releasing on Wii U, but there are two virtual console games that might interest you. The first is Earthbound Beginnings, which is the first ever US release for the game.

The second is Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, which hails from the Game Boy Advance era of the tactical strategy series. If you played the most recent Fire Emblem game on easy, you may not be aware that these older games employ the brutal tactic of actually killing units off if they should fall in battle. These games are considerably challenging, but if you love tactical games it should be right up your alley.

Virtual Console on Wii U

EarthBound Beginnings – The Year is 198X. As Ninten, a young boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant. Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you’ll fight crazed hippies, zombies … and the occasional Magic Snail? Find out what’s causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever U.S. release of the EarthBound Beginnings game!

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones – The kingdom of Renais lies in ruins, shattered by a sudden invasion from a former ally. In this Game Boy Advance classic, use cunning strategy to guide the royal heirs, Eirika and Ephraim, on their quest to rebuild Renais. Take advantage of your strengths and exploit your enemy’s weaknesses, but be careful: If soldiers perish on the battlefield, they are gone forever!

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Nindies@Home – Be among the first to play upcoming indie games coming to Wii U later this year. From now until June 22 at 8:59 a.m. PT, if you play select free demos in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, you’ll receive 15 percent off the purchase of those games at launch.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Smash Controller – Expand your controller options in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game by using a Nintendo 3DS system as a controller – even without owning the hand-held version of the game. Simply purchase and download the Smash Controller application in the Nintendo eShop to your Nintendo 3DS system as a controller and get ready to battle in a new way!

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. – New content approaching! Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Roy from Fire Emblem join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters, and are available for download now. In addition, there are three new stages and many new costumes for Mii Fighters, including outfits from classic fighting series Virtua Fighter and Tekken.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo is celebrating its lineup at E3 2015 with up to 30 percent off select games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Fans can score deals on games related to some of the top franchises being featured at the show, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, LEGO, Just Dance and Yoshi. See all the games on the sale page. This offer runs until June 23 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Pure Chess (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 60 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.20) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 27.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Knytt Underground and Stick it to the Man! from Ripstone are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.
  • psyscrolr is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 23.
  • Arrow Time U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
  • Paper Monsters Recut is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
  • Tilelicious is 33 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
  • Gravity Badgers is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 22 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 29.
  • Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D, Glory of Generals and Quell Reflect from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
  • Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
  • PIX3D, League of Heroes and more games from Huuuge Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
  • Zombie Incident is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.

Also new this week:

  • Fat City (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Life of Pixel (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Solitaire Dungeon Escape (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Best of Board Games – Chess (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Comic Workshop 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley – New DLC (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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