Back in April (from April 27th to April 30th), Nintendo held a sale on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, in order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Kirby series. The start of that sale coincided with the 25th Anniversary of the very first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land, released on April 27th 1992.
When that sale was announced, many were wondering whether a similar sale would be held in North America and Europe, and the answer is yes! In North America, the start of the sale also coincided with the release of Kirby’s Dream Land (August 1st, 1992).
Therefore, it’s no wonder we assumed the European sale would start on August 3rd, the very day the game was released in Europe, 25 years ago… which conveniently happened to be the same day as the usual Nintendo eShop update day (Thursday). Unfortunately, it’s only today that the Kirby 25th Anniversary sale went live in Europe!
The European Kirby 25th Anniversary will be live until August 17th, so a full week (as opposed to just 4 days in Japan). Here’s the list of games on sale:
- Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo): €29.99/£26.24 (normally €39.99/£34.99) [50 Gold Coins]
- Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo): €29.99/£26.24 (normally €39.99/£34.99) [50 Gold Coins]
- 3D Classics Kirby’s Adventure (Nintendo): €4.49/£4.04 (normally €5.99/£5.39) [10 Gold Coins]
Nintendo 3DS – Virtual Console
- Kirby’s Dream Land (Nintendo, GameBoy): €2.99/£2.69 (normally €3.99/£3.59)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, GameBoy): €2.99/£2.69 (normally €3.99/£3.59)
Wii U – Wii Downloads
- Kirby’s Adventure Wii (Nintendo): €14.99/£13.49 (normally €19.99/£17.99) [20 Gold Coins]
Wii U – Virtual Console
- Kirby Super Star (Nintendo, SNES): €5.99/£4.11 (normally €7.99/£5.49) [10 Gold Coins]
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Nintendo, SNES): €5.99/£4.11 (normally €7.99/£5.49) [10 Gold Coins]
- Kirby & The AMAZING MIRROR (Nintendo, GBA VC): €5.24/£4.71 (normally €6.99/£6.29) [10 Gold Coins]
- Kirby’s Adventure (Nintendo, NES VC): €3.74/£2.61 (normally €4.99/£3.49)
- Kirby: Mouse Attack (Nintendo, DS VC): €7.49/£6.74 (normally €9.99/£8.99) [10 Gold Coins]
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo, N64 VC): €7.49/£6.74 (normally €9.99/£8.99) [10 Gold Coins]
Also, some new My Nintendo rewards for the Kirby 25th Anniversary are now available: they will be listed on this page in a few minutes! The Nintendo eShop Sales page will also be updated with those new sales in a few minutes.