Nintendo eShop And Virtual Console Update: Chariot, Mega Man Battle Network 2 And Some Great Sales Are Available Now

By Steve Buja , Updated Jan 08, 2015 10:19 AM EST

Now that we have all settled into this once in a lifetime year, 2015, we can get back to the business at hand. Today is Thursday, and that can mean only one thing: it's the weekly Nintendo eShop and Virtual console update!

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The big release for the House of Mario is Chariot, the platform-esque racer that's been making a mark on every other system since its release last year. Guide your chariot with the help of a friend as you attempt to outwit and outmaneuver scores of enemies and obstacles that are trying to prevent you from delivering the king's remains to safety. Has the potential to be called 'classic'. $14.99

The week's Virtual Console title is MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 2, the 2002 GBA strategy title that improves on the original Battle Network game. Purchase supplies and exchange information in local NetSquares, battle an assortment of enemy viruses in real time and collect Battle Chips as rewards to equip new abilities. Get ready for a new adventure in cyberspace as you stop this latest virus from spreading. $7.99 for the Wii U.

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The 3DS is getting Adventures of Lolo, the 1989 NES game based on the Eggerland series of puzzlers in Japan. Though perhaps not widely known, the game has received considerable critical praise from all across the internet. Though on the surface it is a mere block pusher title, there is a considerable amount of strategy involved as you guide Lolo on a quest to save his wife, Lala.

Several Wii U sales are going on this week. No better time than the cold dregs of January to catch up on something you might have missed.

Wooden Sen'Sey, Puddle and more games from Neko Entertainment are on sale until 8 January 22.

Cubemen 2 has been reduced to $4.99 until January 22.

Abyss, 99Moves and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until Jan. 29. 99Moves is particularly intriguing, and a worthy successor to 99Seconds.

Meanwhile, over the Nintendo 3DS, you can pick up some hopefully new favorites for less.

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is $14.99 until January 22.

4 Elements, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst and more from Tulip Games are on sale until April 2.

Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 - which combines two of everyone's favorite things, sniping and killing vampires, is $0.99 until January 29. The site says $6.66, which we must admit is worth it for the story alone.

Last, you can test your pathfinding skills with Maze - (Wii U; $2.99) a First Person Puzzle Adventure game that tasks you with finding the exit of increasingly difficult mazes. David Bowie will not be making an appearance, sadly.

That's us for this week. See you next Thursday. Good gaming out there, folks.

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