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It's the start of 2015, and Nintendo of America's first Download Update is a fairly slim affair, with each system enjoying a Virtual Console arrival alongside a few tempting discounts. Let's get to the details.

Missed the European Nintendo Download Update details earlier in the week? Fret not, you can read all about it right here.

Wii U Virtual Console

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Nintendo, $7.99) — With the recent release and extraordinary sales success of the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire remasters, it should come as no surprise that that Game Boy Advance pinball spin-off is arriving on Wii U. Play pinball while collecting 'mon and prompting them to evolve; we were certainly fans of this in our Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, $9.99 until 8th January, normally $14.99)

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, $6.99 until 29th January, normally $9.99)

3DS Virtual Console

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (Nintendo, $5.99) - The Game Boy Color kicks off its Virtual Console run for 2015 with this mix of high octane gunning and swinging. It has a few flaws, including dull boss fights and forgettable music, but is nevertheless a fairly entertaining slice of retro action. Check out our Bionic Commando: Elite Forces review for the full lowdown.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, $9.99 until 8th January, normally $14.99)

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, $1.99 until 1st February, normally $3.99)

Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games, $1.99 until 1st February, normally $3.99)


That's the start of 2015 for download fans in North America. Let us know what you'll be picking up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (303 votes)

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Wii U Virtual Console)

10%

Shovel Knight (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

22%

Unepic (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

5%

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS Virtual Console)

3%

Shovel Knight (3DS eShop temporary discount)

13%

Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

46%

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