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It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update details. Around all of the buzz for My Nintendo, there are a number of new releases to choose from that could earn some precious Gold Points, along with some discounts and DLC to consider. Let's get to it.

Missed the European Nintendo Download update? Don't cry, it'll be alright - the details are right here.

Wii U eShop

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Aksys Games, $14.99) - A 2D platforming epic with RPG elements, Chronicles of Teddy has NPC interaction, over 30 hours of gameplay and a lot of unlockables. The visuals look particularly attractive here, seemingly with plenty of gameplay variety thrown into the mix - we'll bring you a review soon.

Lovely Planet (tinyBuild Games, $9.99, 15% off until 5th May for those with the [email protected] demo on the same Nintendo Network ID) - A colourful and charming shooter, you run jump and shoot your way through stages as artfully as possible; the publisher describes it as a 'gun ballet'. It looks lovely, as the name suggests, and we'll bring you a review soon.

PixlCross (PixlBit Studios, $5.99) - Utilising GamePad controls for solving and creating Picross puzzles, developer PixlBit studios has also focused on the user interface and Miiverse features. You'll be able to share creations on Miiverse (and elsewhere) with puzzle IDs, and also browse and download others from in the game; beyond that there'll be plenty of offline solo play puzzles. We'll have a review and interview about the game with you soon.

6-Hand Video Poker (Skunk Software, $6.00) - This is exactly as it promises, a recreation of the video poker machines you'd perhaps find in Las Vegas; we'll make a bet and bring you a review.

Now I Know My ABCs (Skunk Software, $2.49) - A slice of edutainment that aims to teach young children the alphabet by colour coding the letters, helping them learn upper and lower cases and serving it all with a dose of positive reinforcement. We'll see whether it's as easy as 1, 2, 3 in our review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Super Sluggers (Nintendo, $19.99) - The latest Wii download to land on the Wii U eShop, this was rather popular back in the day for blending an iconic sport in the Americas with Mario wackiness and motion controls. Naturally there's multiplayer and a host of modes, some incorporating plenty of twists on the sport. We certainly had some fun with it in our original Mario Super Sluggers review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Canvaleon (OXIAB Game Studio, $4.95 until 7th April, normally $9.95)

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 21st April)

Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, $1 from 1st April to 1st June, normally $1.99)

Baila Latino (Oxygene, on discount until 15th May)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Oxygene, on discount until 15th May)

Wii U Demo

Pokkén Tournament (Nintendo, free)

3DS eShop

Justice Chronicles (Kemco, $9.99) - Kemco returns with another retro-styled RPG that was originally released on smart devices. On this occasion you team up with the God of Death to help a wounded Battle Maiden on a quest through the world; it sounds like a typical Friday afternoon to us. We'll check it out and bring you a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 14th April)

Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, on discount until 14th April)

Soccer Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, on discount until 21st April)

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Oxygene, on discount until 15th May)

3DS DLC

Fire Emblem Fates: Vanguard Dawn Map (Nintendo, $1.99 or included in Map Pack 1, which costs $17.99)


That's your lot for the North American Download Update this week; let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading this week?

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