US Nintendo eShop update: Yoshi's New Island, Galaga

All this week's new digital downloads

Yoshi's New Island arrives on eShop this week, with a few notable discounts and retro releases along for the ride.

You can check out our impressions of the Nintendo platformer in our Yoshi's New Island review. You may already have your own thoughts on Galaga, which hits virtual console on 3DS, and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, which arrives on Wii U.

Steamworld Dig, soon to arrive on PS4 and Vita, is discounted by 50 per cent through March 16 on its original home, the 3DS.


Here's the full official list of this week's updates:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Yoshi's New Island - Yoshi is back and he's bustin' out the big eggs. Crush your surroundings and create paths with his new Mega and Metal Eggdozers in a new platforming adventure. It'll take more than egg tosses and flutter jumps to lead Yoshi and Baby Mario through a dangerous new island littered with inventive power-ups. Can you help save Baby Luigi? Yoshi's New Island will be available at midnight on March 14.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels - Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels - originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2 - while finding that its updated game play creates a new challenge. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder your progress).

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Galaga - Move right and left to defend against missiles and alien attacks in this classic shooter. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of attack patterns. You can even rescue a captured fighter and combine with it to form a Dual Fighter with twice the firepower.

Nintendo eShop Sales

SteamWorld Dig - The acclaimed SteamWorld Dig is 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. But hurry, this promotion only lasts until 9 a.m. PT on March 16.
Sale by Zen Studios - Zen Pinball 3D, Marvel Pinball 3D andStar Wars Pinball are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts 9 a.m. March 17 and lasts until 9 a.m. PT on March 31.

Also new this week:

Castlestorm - New DLC Now Available (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Madagascar 3 & The Croods Prehistoric Party Combo Pack (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Bubble Pop World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Cube Tactics (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Lola's ABC Party (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
WAKEDAS - Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Check Nintendo's official site for screenshots and trailers of the eShop additions.