News: This Week’s Nintendo Downloads See The Most Expensive eShop Title Yet

As we hurtle ever-closer to Christmas, and as we anticipate exciting eShop titles such as NightSkyFallblox and Hydroventure: Spin Cycle – all of which, and more, are expected to launch before next year – the quality of Nintendo’s weekly updates seem to be deteriorating with each week.

Heading up this week’s download update is the rather pricey ‘sequel’ to the free Pokédex 3D app – Pokédex 3D Pro (£13.49 | €14.99) joins Pokémon Dream Radar in the eShop as the second downloadable Black 2 and White 2 companion application, with promises to allow you to “find out everything you want to know about your favourite Pokémon and see them in 3D”.

The second original 3DS download this week comes from Odenis Studios: Rising Board 3D (£2.69 | € 2.99) lets you “put your board in the water and surf the wave. Slalom across the islands to collect sun points which you can use to buy new boards. Whether you are riding a sailboard, or a kiteboard, a wakeboard or a surfboard, define your style, leave your mark”.

Also in the eShop this week are two new lessons for New Art Academy. For £1.79 | €1.99 each, you can learn to draw Fur & Feathers, and learn how to Paint like Monet on your Nintendo 3DS.

And once again, DSiWare is offering its services with Cypronia’s Cake Ninja 2 (£4.49 | €4.99 | 500 Points) – “the sequel to the very popular casual game, Cake Ninja, which was among the top 20 best-selling Nintendo DSiWare games in North America. Slide the stylus across the screen to slice cakes into small pieces like a true Ninja Warrior”.

Whilst there’s no new WiiWare title this week, the Wii Virtual Console is back with D4 Enterprise’s Shock Troopers (900 Points). “In the game you have the option of forming a team of 3 out of the 8 total mercenaries, or going solo in Lone Wolf Mode. The route you choose at the beginning affects the development of the game, allowing you to enjoy original gameplay time after time.”

And finally, if you enjoyed the Marvel Pinball 3D (£6.29 | €6.99 £4.49 | €4.99) demo but didn’t want to pay full price for the full game, from Thursday it’ll be the sixth and final title in the eShop to be given the discount treatment – until the next bout, of course!

Are you downloading anything this week, or are you saving your eShop credit for the likes of the remaining Guild 01 titles, or upcoming first-party downloads?

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