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‘Twas the night before Christmas and it sure was a rouser! Not one soul could sleep – not even a Mouser. There sat Daisy and Peach, snug by the fire, 3DSes in hand, flush with gaming desire.

The Koopalings were jumping on top of their beds, while Ridley shot fireballs straight at their heads. In jumped a hero – why, it was Link, of course! – to put an end to his evil with a fair bit of force.

Villager sipped cocoa, a treat straight from Brewster, to keep him awake: a sort of sugary booster. “Hey, listen!” Navi cried, floating near her screen. It was the greatest thing any of them had ever seen!

“12 Days of Gifts?” Elma had asked; the others observed, completely aghast. “Check out these items! They’re awesome! They’re cool!” “A Splatoon squid plush? That totally rules!”

“Quick!” yelled Pit. “Log on to Amazon!” Palutena was nervous as she held her baton. They were selling out fast: dozens a minute, I’d say! It was then Chrom sighed, “I’ll get my chance another day…”

A book all on lore, soft Pokémon to adore… there wasn’t a thing that didn’t make them want more. Lucina was surprised. “Wait, look: it’s me! I can stuff that Figma right under the tree!”

The group sat in fear, understandably worried. Despite their best efforts, the site wasn’t hurried. Kirby broke the silence: nobody had spoken. “I’m pretty sure that my F5 is broken…”

Then: success! They all snagged their favorite gifts – a second, a third, and even a fifth! Mario looked on, a fervent admirer. “Thank you so much, Nintendo Inquirer!”

It’s been a long and chilly road, but we’ve finally reached the end of our 12 Days of Nintendo Holiday Gift Series. For those stragglers out there who have yet to grab their loved ones a present, there’s still time! The Nintendo eShop is holding a massive sale, slashing prices on a number of fantastic titles.

Although eShop users are unable to gift purchases to others, a downloadable Nintendo game makes the perfect present for oneself (or for someone who doesn’t care about being surprised).


Shovel Knight for Wii U and Shovel Knight for Nintendo 3DS

Wield your Shovel Blade and embark on an incredible 8-bit journey this holiday season! From today until 8:59 a.m. PST on January 1st, you can receive a copy of the hit indie title Shovel Knight on either Wii U or 3DS for 33% off! That’s right: you can grab Shovel Knight, as well as the free Plague of Shadows expansion, for just $9.99 for a limited time.


Capcom Winter Sale

Select Capcom titles are up to 75% off until 8:59 a.m. PST on January 1st. Been itching to get into the Monster Hunter series? Now’s your chance!

Wii U games included in the sale:

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – $5.99

DuckTales: Remastered – $5.99

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $13.59

Resident Evil Revelations – $39.99

Nintendo 3DS games included in the sale:

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – $13.59

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – $23.99

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – $14.99

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – $14.99

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – $4.99

Resident Evil Revelations – $4.99

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition – $4.99

3DS and WiiU Eshop Xmas

Other eShop Price Cut Highlights:

For Wii U:

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures – $4.99

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition – $3.20

Armillo – $4.99

Art of Balance – $6.70

Blok Drop U – $2.00

Costume Quest 2 – $4.99

Canvaleon – $6.95

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin – $1.59

Darksiders II – $7.99

Electronic Super Joy – $6.99

Human Resource Machine – $7.99

Jeopardy! – $7.99

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker – $4.99

Legend of Kay Anniversary – $12.99

Life of Pixel – $4.99

Little Inferno – $4.99

Maze – $2.49

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – $4.99

Mighty Switch Force! 2 – $2.99

Momonga Pinball Adventures – $2.99

Mortar Melon – $2.99

Nova-111 – $4.49

OlliOlli – $2.99

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff – $4.99

Pumped BMX + – $4.99

Rock ‘N Racing Off Road – $2.99

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – $9.99

Slender: The Arrival – $5.99

Star Sky – $2.00

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – $3.33

Suspension Railroad Simulator – $5.00

Swords & Soldiers – $13.99

Tengami – $4.99

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – $19.99

The Swapper – $2.99

The Swindle – $8.99

The Voice – $19.99

Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles – $2.99

Toto Temple Deluxe – $5.99


Wheel of Fortune – $7.99

Wipeout Create & Crash – $9.99

Zombie Defense – $3.99

For Nintendo 3DS:

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures – $4.99

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition – $3.20

3D Game Collection – $4.99

Adventure Bar Story – $3.99

AeternoBlade – $4.99

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains – $19.99

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition – $14.99

Etrian Mystery Dungeon – $19.99

Etrian Odyssey IV Legends of the Titan – $9.99

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto – $9.99

KORG DSN-12– $19.00

KORG M01D – $17.00

Murder on the Titanic – $5.99

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff – $4.99

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – $9.99

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – $9.99

SpongeBob HeroPants – $14.99

Steel Empire – $15.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – $9.99

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze – $14.99

The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins – $9.99

The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure – $14.99


Wipeout Create & Crash – $9.99

For a complete list, visit the Nintendo eShop offers page. If you missed any one of our previous gift guide articles, check out the rest of the 12 Days of Nintendo Holiday Gift Series.

From all of us at Nintendo Inquirer, we wish you Happy Holidays!

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.