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access_time July 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM in News by David Poole

Mega Man Battle Network headlines the eShop this week!


Nintendo’s eShop update might not have a list of big titles this week, but it does have the first of the popular Mega Man Battle Network series released as part of the Game Boy Advance Virtual Console service on the Wii U.  We also have a few Wii U and 3DS eShop releases, a price drop, and a new 3DS demo.

Wii U Virtual Console:

Mega Man Battle Network (Game Boy Advance): Help Lan and his NetNavi Mega Man.EXE bust viruses and solve problems in both the digital and physical world in this modern classic RPG.  Collect Battle Chips and defeat enemies using a real time deck combat system. $7.99

Also announced is that the whole month of August will have a Mega Man Virtual Console release each Thursday on the Wii U eShop. *UPDATE* Thanks to Capcom’s Brett Elston, we now know these titles are Mega Man 5 (NES), Mega Man 6 (NES), Mega Man X3 (SNES), and Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (GBA).  The order of their release is being kept a mystery, but it’ll be cool to get all these classic Mega Man titles in one place.

Wii U eShop Releases:

Frederic: Resurrection of Music: An enhanced version of the 2012 iOS game, play as Frederic Chopin through this one-of-a-kind musical adventure. $5.99

IQ Test: Try to solve these simple yet challenging tasks and master them to get the best time.  $3.99

XType Plus: Take control of the XType attack ship and defeat your enemies in a shoot ’em up inspired by classic gameplay, given added modern graphics. $2.99

Wii U Price Drops:

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: On August 4th, the title will drop to $29.99 from $39.99.

3DS eShop Releases:

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids: Based on the popular LEGO Ninjago franchise, this new action game is based on the first five episodes of the new series LEGO Ninjago Rebooted.  $29.99

Steel Empire: First released on the Sega Genesis, and later on the Game Boy Advance, Steel Empire combines steam punk visuals with classic shoot ’em up gameplay across several difficulty modes.  $29.99

Tangram Attack: Enjoy slicing and slashing your way through hundreds of puzzles that will test your mental agility, playing your way through three different gameplay modes.  $2.99

3DS eShop Demos:

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot Demo Version

3DS eShop Sales:

Darts Up 3D: 67% off ($2.99 down to $0.99) until August 20th.

Sweet Memories – Blackjack: 30% off ($3.99 down to $2.79) until August 21st.

WAKEDAS: 34% off ($2.99 down to $1.99) until August 21st.


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