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Nintendo Download: January 21-27, 2016.
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January 21, 2016, 16:11
January 21, 2016 – Minecraft: Story Mode, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Zack & Wiki, and more come to the Wii U and 3DS eShops this week. See all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 1: The Order of the Stone
– This new episodic series was created by award-winning adventure game powerhouse Telltale Games, in partnership with Minecraft creators, Mojang. As Jesse, you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End and beyond. While at EnderCon, in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, you and your friends discover that something is wrong … something dreadful. You will drive the story through the decisions you make: What you say to people (and how you say it) and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
– Paper Mario is jumping off the page and into the quirky adventures of Mario & Luigi! Become a super team of Mario Bros. to take on quests, take down enemies and untangle two classic gaming universes in this playful new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam will be available on Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. PT.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
– The Koopalings have been sent to wreak havoc in the Mushroom World. It’s up to Mario to recover the royal magic wands and restore the kings to their true forms. Access extra levels by selecting Level Card on the file-selection screen, or take a break from the journey and get in on some classic Mario Bros. action!

Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros’ Treasure – In this swashbuckling Wii classic, explore seven vibrant and fantastic lands with Zack and Wiki, as they go on a quest to become the greatest pirates who ever lived. Use the Wii Remote controller to navigate, open objects, transform items or unlock new pathways as you solve puzzles and outwit a variety of enemies and bosses.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Winter Warm-Up Sale! – It’s week two of the Winter Warm-Up Sale! Save up to 30 percent off select games, and be sure to check back next week for a lineup of new deals. This week’s deals start Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. PT and end Jan. 28 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Little Orbit are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 12.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Super Toy Cars
is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.

The Quiet Collection is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 1.

Toon Tanks is 20 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 4.

Fit Music and Luv Me Buddies Wonderland from O2 Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland
is more than 45 percent off (reduced from $24.90 to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight and Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 1.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

SEGA SG-1000

Animal Crossing : Winter Frolicking

Also new this week:

(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

A World of Keflings – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Brunswick Pro Bowling (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Cube Life: Island Survival – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

SKEASY (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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Posted: 01/21/16, 16:11
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
I need to see what that Animal Crossing: Winter Frolicking theme looks like asap!

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 16:29
Wack & Stinky!

...err, Zack & Wiki! Woohoo! Great game. Worth checking out.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 16:43

Ten bucks says it's got Isabelle on it! Maybe Isabelle wearing Isabelle-shaped earmuffs and building an Isabelle snowman.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 16:47  - Edit:  01/21/16, 16:47
@TriforceBun as long as they have a 1pm-7pm music as the background music I'll be fine.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 17:15  - Edit:  01/21/16, 17:15

Whoa! Do the AC backgrounds tend to do that? Cycle through hourly tunes depending on the time? That'd be a great touch.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 17:27
@TriforceBun No, I wish they did. I just meant give me one of those hours' theme for the background and I'll accept it.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 17:29
I never got too far in Zak and Wiki but it looked really good. I actually got stuck in one of the earlyish puzzles. I had NO idea what the hell to do, and looking up the answer woulda been lame. I still have the game.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 18:11  - Edit:  01/21/16, 18:12
I was at the end of the game and got stuck. I still have yet to finish it! I feel awful for not finishing it but something else during that time made me lose focus.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 18:13
I loved Z&W! It seemed to tank though, half surprised they brought it back for VC.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 18:28
And why the flying frick does Nintendo never put any sort of themes on their consoles? Themes are awesome. Hopefully NX will right this wrong, especially if their goal is to streamline their OS and such.

Ouch. Is it a long game? I'm just happy I got to hear the Ghouls n Ghosts theme with that skeleton karaoke box or whatever that thing was.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 18:43
@carlosrox be careful what you wish for with the streamlined OS. We could end up with no custom themes on ANY system... :(

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 20:01
It all depends on how clever you are. On average they say its like a 20 hour game but to unlock everything it'll take another 20.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 20:24
Zack & Wiki? Wow, nice surprise. Great game with excellent Wiimote use.

Paper Jam will have to wait... I just picked up Triforce heroes. But I also just realized I won't be playing TH on my commute, which is where I play most of my 3DS games, because it requires internet to avoid the single player. Eh...still gonna wait. I'm knee deep in Rune Factory 4.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 20:38
Dammit. Forgot all the GBA games are on the WiiU VC. I already have Super Mario 3 on Wii/WiiU. I want it on my 3DS.


Zack and Wiki is an interesting release. But again I can already play this from the original disc. I wonder if they'll look at a sequel if enough people jump for the VC version though.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 21:05

Is Super Mario Bros. 3 not on the 3DS eShop "down under" or something?

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 22:55
So I bought the animal crossing theme blindly and it's awesome. If you want to see it just follow me on Twitter and I'll have a video there. I'm @antonhtz

edit: Here is a link to the tweet. Not sure how well this works, I usually do not link tweets. Animal Crossing Winter Frolicking Theme

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 23:09  - Edit:  01/21/16, 23:18
Apparently, the Wii U VC release of Super Mario Advance 4 includes the e-reader levels? Might buy it just for that.

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 23:20

I suppose it is. But I wanted the shiny Advance version.

Which I guess I technically don't have on WiiU either. But I still want it on my 3DS instead.

Surely you of all people understand that .

Posted by 
 on: 01/21/16, 23:28
Well one would hope that they'd improve the OS and not make it worse. Can't they at least have basic stuff like changing the COLOR of your background? PS4 Home can change colors and they all look nice, and that's not even taking into account all the custom themes. Also have no idea why PS4 doesn't let you set wallpapers. The system has a BUILT IN share function. The PS3 let you set wallpapers!!

Faceplates and stuff too! Why get rid of something better (nothing wrong with options and customization), especially when that something makes you money? The 3DS has faceplates AND themes, why can't the Wii U and NX do the same?

The Wii U got rid of several nice little functions of the Wii and I have no idea why they did that. The message board (notes) and photo viewer on the Wii were pretty nice, I've no idea why they were completely scrapped. I used both.

Wow. I don't think I knew it was quite so meaty.

Posted by 
 on: 01/22/16, 01:19
@anon_mastermind Yeah I thought I read that, too. Can anyone confirm the e-reader levels are included?

Posted by 
 on: 01/22/16, 01:52
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