Nintendo eShop And Virtual Console Update, March 12: Codename STEAM Releases For 3DS, Trine, F-Zero, And Many Sales

By Steve Buja , Updated Mar 12, 2015 09:51 AM EDT
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Now that you can finally emerge from your wintry cocoon, feel the sun on your face (for an extra hour no less) you can finally focus on what's really important: the Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console weekly update.

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So grab your 3DS, you're gonna want to bask in the sun with some of the following titles.

The big release this week is obviously Codename S.T.E.A.M, the squad-based action adventure game that has you in control of an elite team of literature's greatest heroes (think League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, minus all the nasty stuff), lead by the man, the myth, the legend himself, Abraham Lincoln (voiced by Wil Wheaton). Perfect for the Steampunk fan you have yet to cut out of your life! Harness the power of steam to scout, surprise and annihilate enemies in this star-spangled blend of turn-based strategy and action game play. Only you can outwit and outgun this otherworldly threat Out tomorrow, March 13 for Nintendo 3DS.

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Meanwhile, over on the Wii U, you can pick up Trine Enchanted Edition, which delves into the origin story of Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya. All that you love from the originals: magic, thievery, gallantry, physics based puzzles and yes, the undead. Buy Enchanted Edition and get a 20% discount on Trine 2: Director's Cut via a limited sale. $14.99

Classic fans are in for a treat. You can pick up 3D Out Run, the 1986 racing title for 3DS starting today for $5.99. While nothing can beat the arcade experience, it's one of the best in the business. While Wii U players can check out F-Zero - GP Legend, the GBA version of the why-haven't-they-made-a-new-one? futuristic racing series! $6.99

To celebrate 25 years as an independent game developer, WayForward is discounting fan-favorite games such as Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force 2 (for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) for up to 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U until March 19. (As an aside, iOS fans can pick up Shantae: Risky's Revenge for free today.)

Players wishing to get into the addictive Etrian series now have ten less excuses. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is on sale for $29.99 - originally $39.99. Or there's always Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, both on sale until March 26.

Also out this week are:

Don't Touch Anything Red - Wii U - do exactly as it says! But you might find it's a bit harder than it sounds. $1.79

Monster Combine TD - 3DS - a tile-based and tower defense game, with a splash of cards tossed in for good measure. Broad appeal and all that. $3.99

Shanghai Mahjong - 3DS - I feel like at one point in your life, you have to own a Mahjong game. While it's more of a matching title than the traditional game, it's always good to unwind. But the price? Eh. $7.99

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