UK Nintendo eShop Update for March 7th: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Metal Slug 4

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Nintendo eShop Update 07/03/13

This week’s Nintendo eShop Update features a variety of gameplay experiences – from the all-out action of arcade classic Metal Slug 4 to the unique adventure Legend of the River King which originally appeared on the Game Boy and GBC in the late 90s. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ‒ Mirror of Fate from Spanish studio MercurySteam is also out today for 3DS so get ready to embark on this “epic adventure set against a backdrop of tragedy and revenge, continuing the story of the cursed Belmont clan.”

Here’s this week’s eShop Update in full:

3DS Download Software

  • Nano Assault EX – £13.49 / €14.99

    • Stop the deadly Nanostray virus in Nano Assault EX. Experience a fast-paced action shooter, set within a visually stunning cellular system that leaps off the screen in full 3D.
      Nano Assault EX features online rankings, support for Circle Pad Pro and full stereoscopic 3D graphics.

Nano Assault EX Screenshot 1

Virtual Console

  • Legend of the River King (3DS) – £4.49 / €4.99

    • Cast off on a unique role-playing adventure! Legend of the River King sees you play as a young fisherman seeking a mystical fish to cure his sick sister. Endure a perilous quest, angling through streams, rivers and raging rapids. Sell your fish at local markets to buy supplies, and do battle with local predators trying to steal your catch! You can also raise a virtual pet fish, watch it grow and even evolve into another species. It’s an aquatic quest that will test your bravery, skill, heart and, indeed, sole!

Legend of the River King Screenshot 1

  • Metal Slug 4 (Wii) – 900 Nintendo Points

    • Metal Slug 4 is the fifth instalment in the Metal Slug series. Choose from four different mercenaries and battle against the terrorist group “Amadeus”. Skilfully jump and shoot your way through enemies while picking up items to replenish your weapons. Like in the previous games, you can ride vehicles and fight vigorously against enemies. Furthermore, Metal Slug 4 introduces the all-new Metallish System, an interesting bonus scoring system that puts a new spin on things. Additionally, there are new items and characters, creating a fresh new take on the Metal Slug universe.

Metal Slug 4 Screenshot 1

Download Versions of Packaged Software

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ‒ Mirror of Fate – £39.99

    • An ancient evil rises once more and two generations of heroes will meet their fate as the classic Castlevania series comes to Nintendo 3DS. Battle the armies of the night and prove yourself to be the ultimate vampire hunter in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ‒ Mirror of Fate, exclusively on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL. Over two decades after Gabriel Belmont’s quest to destroy the Lords of Shadow, the Belmont clan once again finds its fate intertwined with evil. Consumed by darkness, Gabriel has now become Dracula and only his ancestors have the power to stop him. Fight evil across two different eras and help lead Trevor and Simon Belmont as they each battle their own destiny and set out to avenge their family against the prince of darkness, Gabriel… nay, Dracula himself! Castlevania: Lords of Shadow ‒ Mirror of Fate offers the same much-loved action as previous handheld Castlevania titles, but this time combining 2D platforming gameplay with lavish 3D graphics. Players explore Dracula’s castle and the surrounding areas, discovering powerful relics that can enhance their abilities and confronting all manner of terrifying monsters along the way. Challenging puzzles, devious traps and nightmarish boss battles stand between you and the ultimate goal: destroying Dracula himself. Now, enough talk… have at you!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Screenshot 1

Source: Nintendo UK

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