Nintendo Downloads: Final Fantasy Tactics & more


Fans of Final Fantasy have a lot to look foward to on the Nintendo eShop this week for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. First up is the Monster Hunter-inspired Final Fantasy Explorers for Nintendo 3DS. Go out and hunt legendary monsters from the Final Fantasy series while dressed as your favorite characters with up to four friends.

Also new this week on the Wii U is Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, which is a spin-off of the main Final Fantasy franchise that gives players tactical control of the battlefield and characters.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS – Master more than 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers – The best-selling LEGO Marvel video game franchise returns with a new action-packed superhero adventure on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed Marvel films, additional classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics, open-world game play and the introduction of dynamic new Team-Up Moves.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Shadow Puppeteer – Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful, world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning local co-op adventure. Work together as a boy and his shadow, manipulating light to solve puzzles that bring you closer to finding the evil shadow puppeteer.

Virtual Console on Wii U

FINAL FANTASY Tactics Advance – When Marche and his friends open an ancient magical tome, their small town is transformed into a fantasy-filled kingdom known as Ivalice. In this Game Boy Advance RPG classic, guide Marche and his clan against countless foes, and discover the wonders of Ivalice. Build up your party, master abilities and summons, and learn tactical combat to win in battle.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  • It’s the last week of the Winter Warm-up Sale! Check out this week’s deals and save up to 30 percent off select games. The sale ends Feb. 4 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • 99Moves, Darts Up 3D and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Art of Balance TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
  • Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.
  • The Magic Hammer is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.

Also new this week:

  • Hello Kitty’s Magic Apron (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • RV-7 My Drone (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • The Magic Hammer – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Joe’s Diner (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Level 22 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • MINI-GAMES MADNESS VOLUME: #1 – HELLO WORLD! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Crazy Train (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)