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Aussie Nintendo Download Updates (24/12) – Holiday Special

by Troy WassenaarDecember 23, 2015

It’s Christmas! So what am I doing here? Oh, the eShop doesn’t sleep, my friends. Especially not for all the new Wii U and 3DS owners out there!

The Wii U gets the most content this week, as in, it gets content. And boy, Nintendo and Square must have had a few happy drinks over the holidays, with not just Cloud joining the Smash roster, but Super Mario RPG heading on over to the Wii U Virtual Console as well! Strangely enough, it’s joined by the DS port of Super Mario 64. I quite liked the port, with it adding Luigi, Wario and Yoshi as playable characters, but I’m curious to see how it will control!

And it’s not Christmas without a long list of sales! While last week had a monster of a list that nearly killed us, this week still adds a decent chunk more, with a lot of great titles in there. Darksiders II, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and a bunch of Atlus games on the 3DS are my personal stand outs, but still give the whole list a flick through!

We’ll have one more eShop update before the new year, so we’ll see you next week!

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Wii U eShop

ndu_wiiudl Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Games, $2.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

ndu_wiiuvc Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, Nintendo, $9.10)
ndu_wiiuvc Super Mario 64 DS (NDS, Nintendo, $13.00)

Wii U eShop Special Offers

ndu_wiiu ndu_special_purple Darksiders II (Nordic Games, $17.48 /until 7/1, normally $69.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Legend of Kay Anniversary (Nordic Games, $12.45 until 7/1, normally $49.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple The Swindle (Curve Digital, $9.99 until 7/1, normally $19.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation, $10.00 until 31/12, normally $13.00)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party (KnapNok Games, $5.80 until 7/1, normally $11.70)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Tengami (Nyamyam, $4.99 until 10/1, normally $9.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, $6.49 until 14/1, normally $9.99)

Wii U Ongoing Special Offers

ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Art of Balance (Shin’en Multimedia, $9.60 until 7/1/16, normally $12.85)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple DuckTales: Remastered (CAPCOM $7.80 until 31/12, normally $19.50)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (CAPCOM, $6.82 until 31/12, normally $19.50)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Extreme Exorcism (Ripstone Publishing $13.49 until 31/12. normally $17.25)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Curve Digital, $2.99 until 31/12, normally $16.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, $5.50 until 6/1/16. normally $11.00)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, $3.00 until 6/1/16. normally $6.00)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna, $7.99 until 31/12, normally $19.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Nova-111 (Curve Digital, $5.99 until 31/12, normally $21.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple OlliOlli (Curve Digital, $4.20 until 31/12, normally $13.00)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Pumped BMX + (Curve Digital, $7.99 until 31/12, normally $15.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (WayForward, $11.49 until 6/1/16, normally $22.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Shiftlings (Activision, $9.80 until 31/12, normally $19.75)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision, $44.95 until 31/12, normally $69.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Slender: The Arrival (Blue Isle Studios, $7.99 until 31/12, normally $13.49)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (Activision, $11.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, $2.99 until 31/12, normally $14.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games, $17.49 until 31/12, normally $24.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition (Activision, $9.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, $20.95 until 31/12, normally $69.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Activision, $29.95 until 31/12, normally $59.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple The Swapper (Curve Digital, $3.99 until 31/12, normally $19.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Thomas was Alone (Curve Digital, $1.99 until 31/12, normally $10.00)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple TRANSFORMERS PRIME The Game (Activision, $11.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple TRANSFORMERS: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, $20.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte, $9.99 until 7/1/16, normally $16.99)
ndu_wiiudl ndu_special_purple Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, $8.49 until 7/1/16, normally $19.99)

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3DS eShop Special Offers

ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, $29.95 until 7/1, normally $59.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, $16.00 until 7/1, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Marvelous, $34.96 until 6/1, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains (Atlus, $29.00 until 31/12, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple BIT.TRIP SAGA (Choice Provisions, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Virtue’s Last Reward (Rising Star Games, $19.95 until 7/1, normally $39.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Girls’ Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, $13.00 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, $11.95 until 7/1, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Shifting World (Rising Star Games, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Jewel Master Cradle Of Egypt 2 3D (Rising Star Games, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Jewel Master Cradle Of Rome 2 (Rising Star Games, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games, $6.50 until 7/1, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple 2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames, $3.90 until 21/1, normally $6.50)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple AiRace Speed (QubicGames, $3.00 until 21/1, normally $4.49)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Funfair Party Games (Joindots, $4.99 until 7/1, normally $6.99)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple KORG DSN-12 (Detune, $24.97 until 7/1, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple KORG M01D (Detune, $19.97 until 7/1, normally $39.95)
ndu_3DSDL ndu_special_purple Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, $5.19 until 31/12, normally $10.39)

3DS Ongoing Special Offers

ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision, $19.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, $19.95 until 31/12, normally $39.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Activision, $TBC until 31/12,  normally  $TBC)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple TRANSFORMERS PRIME The Game (Activision, $19.95 until 31/12,  normally  $39.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple TRANSFORMERS: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, $19.95 until 31/12,  normally  $39.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple 3D Game Collection (Joindots, $4.99 until 31/2/15, normally $6.99)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Code of Princess (AGATSUMA, $24.90 until 31/2/15, normally $49.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, $1.99 until 7/1/16, normally $9.99)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Mighty Switch Force (Wayforward, $4.50 until 15/1/16, normally $9.00)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Mighty Switch Force (Wayforward, $3.00 until 15/1/16, normally $6.00)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision, $10.95 until 31/12/15, normally $22.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (CAPCOM, $29.21 until 31/12/15, normally $44.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (CAPCOM, $17.97 until 31/12/15, normally $39.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Sayonara UmiharaKawase (AGATSUMA, $19.90 until 31/12/15, normally $39.95
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wayforward, $11.49 until 6/1/16, normally $22.99)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, $2.19 until 31/12/15, normally $4.50)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple SpongeBob HeroPants (Activision, $14.95 until 31/12/15, normally $29.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Super Street Fighter IV 3D (CAPCOM, $10.40 until 31/12/15, normally $26.00)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, $14.95 until 31/12/15, normally $29.95)
ndu_3DS ndu_special_purple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, $19.95 until 31/12/15, normally $39.95)

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About The Author
Troy Wassenaar
The Vooks eShop guy. Long time Nintendo fan, addicted to Mario Kart.
11 Comments
  • ElectricManta
    December 24, 2015 at 4:28 am

    What is the point of leaving TBC on everything? I come to this site to get informed about this kind of thing without having to switch on my Wii U and 3DS and especially considering I can just do that when you’ve just left TBC on everything it’s a bit frustrating.

    • Foetoid
      December 24, 2015 at 5:37 am

      Well i would imagine that he doesn’t have the sale prices yet. This list atm is informing you of what will be on special, so you don’t buy it now at a higher price.

    • December 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I think they have to wait till it actually updates on the eShop before they can get prices.

      I called Vooks out on it before and he told me the reasoning. It is a little annoying though.

      I only come for the Virtual Console releases.

    • December 24, 2015 at 7:37 am

      The other commenters are right, here’s what happens every week – On Monday Nintendo Europe release a list of what’s coming on Friday, since we ‘share’ releases we’re pretty much going to get what they get except for games that aren’t rated here (so do we list or not). So we take the list of games, price what we can and what are in the eShop already (which on Monday isn’t anything) to get this list up for you as soon as possible. That way, 4 days in advance you know what’s on sale so you don’t go and by anything.

      The solution would be for Nintendo Australia to give us the same list, with AU prices on the Monday too and then there wouldn’t be any issues – that’s happened maybe two-three times in 10 years.

      Basically if we;

      • Leave prices TBC, we get yelled at
      • Spend hours converting percentages on EU prices to AUD and get them slightly off because its $9.17 for SteaWworld Dig instead of $9.15, we get yelled at
      • Put EU games up that then don’t come here, we get yelled at
      • Miss games that come to AU later and don’t tell people, we get yelled at
      • Don’t put anything up, we get yelled at

      Not only that, the store updates at 10pm for me, 1am for Troy – it’s late, its slow to go through the eShops (TWO OF THEM) and get all the prices (and discounts) manually – especially on weeks such as this where ‘everything’ is on sale.

      Other Nintendo sites, American ones, EU ones can literally (and they do) just copy and paste a list from Nintendo and they’re done for the week. This article takes hours to put together some weeks, when its just a bunch of VC games and we know they’re going to be standard prices its easy boom done.

      There’s many variables which change how ‘complete’ this article is, but by the time the update is actually out (I mean give us half an hour) its complete.

      Best thing you can do for us, tell @NintendoAUNZ to give @vooksdotnet the weekly eShop releases.

  • Shoe
    December 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Super Mario RPG! My body is ready!

  • Mysticlegacy
    December 24, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Saying Atlus made me interested. Seeing it wasn’t NIS America published Atlus games made me sigh in disappointment…

  • Bulbasaur
    December 25, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Basically, don’t have an issue with Vooks for Nintendo AU for being shit.

    I appreciate the work you guys do, nobody else is doing it.

    On a related note, if NX is still region locked, I’m going fully import status and Nintendo AU will not be getting a cent from me. Get a bloody email address, you draconian bastards.

  • Phreak
    December 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    had a look this morn and it had Super Mario RPG at $10.40, is that a new price point for SNES games?

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