The second master tip video for Puzzle & Dragons Z demonstrates how players can use the flying letter ‘L’ pattern to their advantage in the Match 3 puzzle game. In Puzzle & Dragons Z, you play as a dragon tamer that must battle through dungeons, free the legendary Skydragons, and rebuild your world. You can also collect more than 200 companions, from dragons to werewolves and other monsters. The game will come bundled with Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition when it launches digitally on May 22nd through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
There’s some new digital content available in the Nintendo eShop and Wii U Virtual Console for Nintendo systems this week, you can check out the full list here. The biggest of which is probably the launch of amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits, which you can get for free to unlock classic gameplay of good ol’ NES and SNES games with just the tap of your amiibo. You can also download the original Paper Mario game from the Nintendo 64 for Wii U Virtual Console. And last but not least, you can now download a demo for the upcoming Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition from the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS, ahead of its release on May 22nd.
There are also a number of eShop offers to take advantage of, such as the Shin’en Spring Sale– huge savings on select Shin’en Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles, from today until May 21st. How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Monster High: 13 Wishes for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, amongst other Little Orbit games, are on sale starting May 1st until the 31st. And finally, Kung Fu Rabbit is reduced by 70% to $1.49 until May 7th. And there’s still much more on the full list, so get yourself onto eShop and see what downloads and offers you want to grab for yourself!
If you’re in North America and you’ve reached a Gold or Platinum Elite Status, today is your last chance to pick your free downloadable game for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, as part of the phasing out of Club Nintendo. You have until the end of June to redeem your Coins for rewards, and until the end of July to redeem Club Nintendo download codes in the eShop. Then Club Nintendo will be no more! In Europe, after April 20th you could no longer register digital products from the eShop and Club Nintendo will officially end on September 30th.
Indie developer Bear Box Media has announced that StarLight is coming to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The game is described as a reaction-based, physics puzzler in which players guide a star through over 75 levels in three different environments. Players must also grapple or repel off of surfaces and pivot points in the levels to help them avoid colliding with any edges.
Midnight developer Petite Games has revealed a new project called Land it Rocket for Wii U. On another note, the studio has decided to cease development of Micro Racers, which was also coming to Wii U. The decision to cancel the title was necessary because it apparently “wasn’t fun enough to release.” Details regarding Land it Rocket will be announced at a later date.
Nintendo has announced that amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights will arrive in Australia and New Zealand on May 1st. That’s one day after the game launches in North America and Europe. Also known as amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits, the game will be available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. It will allow users to tap any amiibo figure to their Wii U GamePad to unlock a random playable three-minute scene from a classic NES or Super NES game.
Nintendo of America has announced the games and downloadable content you will be able to purchase from the eShop this week. The main title is the Mario Kart 8 downloadable content which adds additional courses and extra characters for you to race with. The fantastic Mario Kart DS is also coming to the Wii U Virtual Console so you will have plenty of racing fun this week. Here’s the games that are available this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Mario Kart 8 Update and DLC Pack 2 – The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like never before in 200CC … if you think you’re fast enough. DLC Pack 2 is here, too, with three new characters, four new vehicles and eight new tracks, all for the thrill of the race. DLC Pack 2 is sold separately for $7.99 individually or bundled with Pack 1 for $11.99 from the in-game shop or the Nintendo eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- Super Smash Bros. DLC – Mewtwo – The Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo makes its grand entrance! Make it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y in its Final Smash, and then use Psystrike to blow away the opposition. Starting on April 28, you can purchase and download the new fighter Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 each game or for $4.99 for both versions.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Mario Kart DS – Race along with Mario and his friends in five single-player modes and over 30 courses. Knock out the competition with your driving skills as you rocket-start the race, use drifting and turbo at critical points and deploy crazy items to gain an advantage.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Cube Creator 3D – Craft your own realm in stunning randomly generated worlds in Cube Creator 3D. You can gather resources, combine elements, explore new worlds and combat strange creatures to survive in this expansive, cubic domain. Grab your copy at an introductory price of $4.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7. Click here to view the trailer for this game.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Korg DSN-12 and Korg M01D from Detune Ltd. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.
- Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is 47 percent off (reduced from $6.66 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 17.
- Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21.
- Mega May is Back! – Vote Today
- During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will launch May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.
- International StreetPass Week
- Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown during International StreetPass Week! Through April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker: Apocalypse – Available April 28
Also new this week:
- Suspension Railroad Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)