New eShop and virtual console releases

Out this week:

Releasing this week in the Nintendo eShop is the classic 2D platformer Super Mario Bros. 3 from Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console as well as Golden Sun and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, also from Nintendo, for Wii U Virtual Console and LEGO The Hobbit from Warner Bro. Interactive. All four of these titles can be purchased for $4.99, $7.99, $6.99, and $49.99 respectively.

Also releasing this week are:

Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure

My First Songs

Bit Boy!! ARCADE

Smash Cat Heroes

Nintendo: “April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! This NES classic, one of the most well-known and beloved video games of all time, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both the Wii Uand Nintendo 3DS systems. Follow Mario and Luigi as they leave the Mushroom Kingdom to travel to the seven distinct worlds that neighbor it. Help the famous brothers fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss?”

Nintendo: “Forces of darkness are pursuing the lost art of Alchemy. As they draw ever closer to their foul purpose, mankind hangs in the balance. You and your companions are the last hope. In the Golden Sun game, use noble weapons, magical Psynergy and elemental creatures known as Djinn to get the upper hand in dangerous battles. Combining Djinn in different ways will allow you to create powerful spells and attacks against deadly foes. Can you prevent the oncoming darkness?”

Nintendo: “Whether you’re a veteran of the Super NES version or a racing rookie, you’ll need some practice laps to master this Game Boy Advance classic. Master 20 different tracks across four difficulty levels to prove you’ve got what it takes to rank among the galaxy’s most elite racers. Put the pedal to the metal and get busy boosting, bumping and jumping your way to intergalactic glory.”

WB Games: “In LEGO The Hobbit, follow the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. The Wii U game will be available on April 22.”

Special Offers:

Also this week, Telegames Inc. has put one of their Nintendo 3DS eShop games up for sale at a discounted rate for a limited time.

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  • Classic Games Overload (Telegames Inc.) – $14.99 until 9 a.m. PT on 5/01/14. Regular price is $29.99.

Permanent Price Reductions:

Starting April 21st, Ubisoft will be permanently reducing the price of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and  first-person horror game ZombiU in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.

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  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft) – $39.99 (was $59.99)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft) – $29.99 (was $59.99)

That’s it for this week. Check back Thursday for This Week in the North American Nintendo eShop.

Written by Omar Taylor

Omar Taylor

What is hardware without software?

Responsible for updating news, producing editorials, and reviewing games. When not carrying out these responsibilities, he can be found achieving first place in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando online, designing games, listening to and creating music, and watching and producing animations. Did he mention how good he was at Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando?