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Update: Bumped to the top. Added in Thursday’s updates.

Nintendo Badge Arcade has been receiving daily updates since heading to the 3DS eShop. Because it’s continually updated with content, we’re rounding up all of the additions and changes in a weekly post.

Here’s what’s on tap for the week of July 25:

July 25

– 9 Star Fox panels
– 18 Splatoon panels
– 3 Mario panels (1 day left)
– 1 free play

July 26

– 9 Star Fox panels
– 19 Splatoon panels (2 days left)
– 2 Mario panels (1 day left)

July 27

– 9 Star Fox panels
– 19 Splatoon panels (1 day left)
– 2 Mario Kart panels (1 day left)

July 28

– 9 Star Fox panels
– 12 Pokemon panels
– 3 Ice Climber panels
– 3 Super Mario Bros. 2 panels
– 2 Zelda panels (1 with 1 day left, 1 with 2 days left)
– 1 Kid Icarus panel (1 day left)
– 1 free play



This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Download

3Souls – $3.90
BLOC – $2.99
Dracula’s Legacy – $7.99
Vektor Wars – $7.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Kirby Mass Attack – $9.99

Wii Download for Wii U

Kirby’s Epic Yarn – $19.99

3DS Download

Gotta Protectors – $12.99

New 3DS Virtual Console

Kirby’s Dream Course – $7.99

3DS Demo

Kirby: Planet Robobot

eShop Sales

Wii U

– Sketch Wars is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 11.
– Steel Lords is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.


– Runny Egg, Ninja Battle Heroes and more games from Tom Create are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 26.
– Glory of Generals and Samurai Defender are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.
– Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 4.
– Sadame is more than 45 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 25.
– Epic Word Search Collection is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 4.
– Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker and Shin Megami Tensei IV are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8.

Source: Nintendo PR

Chain Blaster originally landed on the North American 3DS eShop back in 2013. In Europe, however, it never was published – until now. Basically out of nowhere, the eShop lists Chain Blaster for release in Europe on September 1. It will cost €4.99.

For those who didn’t follow Chain Blaster back in the day, here’s an overview:

Set in the future, a deadly virus infiltrates the world’s super computer and puts on standby the world’s nuclear weapons ready for launch. With the world on the brink of destruction, take control of an anti-virus ship and go head to head with the virus, taking on wave after wave of enemy ships in a fierce battle to save the world.

Use special shots known as Chain Blasts to counter the virus ships as they swarm together in attack formations. Trigger a Chain Blast at just the right point to set in motion a combo explosion that will take out the entire chain of enemies. The more enemies you take out in one blast the higher your score. Upload your Top Score online and see how you stack up against players from around the world.


It’s a triple dose of Kirby classics on the eShops this week in North America. Aside from Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Kirby Mass Attack on Wii U, Kirby’s Dream Course is slated for New 3DS.

Nintendo’s website has the following overview:

“Scan the course and check out the obstacles ahead. Get ready for the most surprising game play imaginable in Kirby’s battle against King Dedede! This checkerboard challenge brings outrageous hazards and bizarre surfaces. Gordo, Kracko, Whispy Woods and a cast of zany characters await you. Gain special powers including Fireball, Freeze, and Spark. Transform your enemies into stars revealing eight hidden cups. Control the force and angle of your shot and sink Kirby for a hole-in-one!”

Kirby’s Dream Course will be available tomorrow for $7.99.


Quest of Dungeons has been dated for Europe. According to an eShop listing, the Wii U version will be out on September 1 for €8.99. There’s no 3DS date yet, but it’d be extremely surprising if it didn’t launch on the same day.

We’ve included a trailer for Quest of Dungeons below. You can also find an overview past the break.

Shift DX footage

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In Japan, Shift DX has finally launched via the 3DS eShop. It’s not out yet in the west (that’ll change soon hopefully), but you can get a look at the game below.

RCMADIAX’s Unity-made New 3DS title BrickRace has been given a release date. In both North America and Europe, it’s scheduled for August 18. The game will be a download on the 3DS eShop.

RCMADIAX posted on Twitter earlier today:


Circle Entertainment has determined a release date for the 3DS game Ambition of the Slimes. It should arrive on the eShop in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on August 11.

Here’s the news from Circle’s Twitter, which includes some English screenshots:


Famitsu review scores (7/26/16)

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

Etrian Odyssey V (3DS) – 8/9/9/9
Dragon Ball: Fusions (3DS) – 8/8/8/9
Shin Sangoku Musou Eiketsuden (PS4/PS3/PSV) – 8/8/8/9
Genkai Tokki Seven Pirates (PSV) – 8/8/8/8
Kurobara Valkyrie (PS4) – 7/8/8/8
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut (PS4) – 8/7/7/8
Kyub (XBO) – 7/8/7/7
Fairune 2 (3DS) – 6/7/7/8
Submerged (PS4) – 7/7/6/7

Defend Your Crypt arrived on the Wii U and 3DS eShops last week. Take a look at some footage in the video below.

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