Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games Nintendo fans can get their hands on this week on the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The games include LEGO The Hobbit for the Nintendo 3DS as well as Kirby & The Amazing Mirror for the Wii U VC.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! Summon Red, Yellow and Green Kirby to help you solve puzzles, fight enemies or take out the big baddies. Use copy abilities such as the arrow-shooting Cupid Kirby or the melee-master Smash Kirby, while platforming through maze-like worlds. Need a break from the action? Try mini-games such as Crackity Hack and Kirby’s Wave Ride, which also star our favorite pink hero and friends.
- WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! Prepare for lightning-quick game play as you blaze through more than 200 bizarre microgames designed by a crazy crew of Wario’s cronies. Simple controls make each game in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ easy to get into … until the games start coming faster … and faster … and FASTER! Think you can outwit Wario?
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- LEGO(r) The Hobbit – LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the first two films in The Hobbit trilogy.
- Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – In this JRPG, monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals imbued with the power of the Star God are equipped to fight them. Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on April 15.
- Nintendo eShop Sales
- DuckTales: Remastered – Embark on an authentic Disney adventure around the world to retrieve five legendary treasures with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews: Huey, Dewey and Louie. Now through 9 a.m. PT on April 17, get DuckTales: Remastered for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Escape From Zombie City – For a limited time, Escape From Zombie City will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This promotion starts at 9 a.m. PT on April 12 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on April 27.
- G-Style Co. – Select G-Style games will be on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Crazy Construction, Chain Blaster, Undead Bowling and Jump Trials Supreme. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on April 12 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on April 27.
Also new this week:
- Mach Rider (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
- Atlantic Quest (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 15
- Governor of Poker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Boxzle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- My Exotic Farm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Permanent price reduction:
- My Farm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Starting today, the price of My Farm is being reduced from $7.99 to $4.99.
- Coming soon:
- Popular NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 launches for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on April 17. Considered by many to be one of the best games ever made, the title makes for a great way to enjoy the Easter holiday weekend and beyond.
This week’s Nintendo downloads for North America are now in. There’s a number of titles to get your hands on this week including Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball for the Nintendo 3DS eShop and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition. I’ve listed all the titles that are available this week, below.
- Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball (3DS)
- Super Monkey Ball (3DS)
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition (Wii U)
- Metroid Fusion (Wii U)
- Advance Wars (Wii U)
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Wii U)
- Evofish (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (3DS)
- Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (3DS)
Also, if you buy or already own the classic puzzle game Dr. Mario from the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, you can get $5 off the purchase price of its sibling game Dr. Luigi in the Nintendo eShop starting today at 9 a.m. PT until April 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
Nintendo of America has announced exactly which games Nintendo fans can download on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U this week. There’s a number of titles, but the biggest has to be the release of Dr Mario on the Wii U eShop. The Sonic Lost World Zelda based free DLC is also available. Here’s what you can download.
- Dr Mario – Wii U eShop
- Clu Clu Land – 3DS eShop
- Sonic Lost World Zelda DLC – Wii U eShop
- My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Skater Cat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Hawaii (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Full and Demo Versions
- Cube Tactics (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- I am in the movie (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)
Spring is here. To celebrate, Ubisoft is having a limited-time sale on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games in the Nintendo eShop. Acclaimed Wii U hits like Rayman Legends and Just Dance 2014 are up to 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop, while all Ubisoft Nintendo 3DS games are 50 percent off. This offer is good until March 31.
This week’s Nintendo downloads for Europe have been confirmed. Leading the pack is the highly regarded Super Nintendo classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Wii U eShop. The acclaimed Zelda adventure will retail for €7.99 / £5.49. You can see the rest of the downloads and sales available, below.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Virtual Console) – €7.99 / £5.49
- Wii Party U – €44.99 / £34.99
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €44.99 / £36.99
- RUSH – €1.99 / £1.79 until 9/01/14, then €3.99 / £3.59
- Wii Fit U Quick Check – Free
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – €34.99 / £28.49
- Donkey Kong 3 (Virtual Console) – €4.99 / £4.49
- 3D Ecco the Dolphin – €4.49 / £4.09
- 3D Galaxy Force II – €4.99 / £4.49
- Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker – €19.99 / £17.99
- Girl’s Fashion Shoot – €29.99 / £29.99
- Nano Assault EX Demo – Free
- AeternoBlade Demo – Free
- Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS) – Now: €19.99 / £14.99 until 9/1/14, Was: €29.99 / £24.99
- Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS) – €5.99 / £5.39 until 9/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Bugs Vs Tanks (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Crimson Shroud (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- Liberation Maiden (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
- The Starship Damrey (3DS) – €4.99 / £4.49 until 2/1/14, Was: €7.99 / £7.19
Permanent Price Reductions
- Nano Assault EX (Wii U) – Now: €9.99 / £8.74, Was: €14.99 / £12.49
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has tried to explain to investors why its digital offering aren’t cheaper than fully fledged retail copies. Iwata says that as the content is exactly the same as what is offered in a retail version of a game then there should be no reduction taken into account. Iwata says that he ultimately doesn’t want to devalue software.
“Although the mainstream idea regarding the digital business in the industry before we actually started selling software in both digital and packaged formats last year was that the digital version should or must be priced lower than its packaged counterpart, we decided that, since the contents are the same, the company would offer the software at the same price, be it the packaged version or the digital version. This is because we want consumers to value software as highly as possible and because we have been trying to heighten the value of our software whenever we produce it.”
Watch out Mario, Donkey Kong’s here to squash you! Luckily for fans, Nintendo’s Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for the 3DS eShop is slated for a possible release on May 9. The action-puzzler, intended to stretch your brain as you race against the clock, will feature a level editor much like its predecessor Mario VS Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, and multiple puzzles modes as well as unlockable mini-games. In the downloadable title, Donkey Kong has set up his own carnival with Pauline, where you can also play as mini Peach, Mario and Toad in 180 different levels. Here’s the trailer to join in on the mini Mario and Donkey Kong action.
Nintendo has announced that it will share the download numbers of New Super Mario Bros 2 when it hits the Nintendo 3DS eShop next month. The numbers will be made public so that the industry ‘can better understand’ the market. Will you be purchasing the retail copy of New Super Mario Bros 2, or the digital copy?
“We would like to show the public the number of New Super Mario Bros. 2 or Onitore that have been sold by download so that those in this industry can make the next move after finding out the consumer behaviour toward download version”
“When they know the size of the digital distribution market, they might be inclined to accept a certain inventory risk to try the download sales with special features.”
Nintendo have spoken to online gaming publication MCV regarding their personal stance on digital downloads and digital distribution, claiming physical media will be around for a long time.
“WiiWare and DSiWare are not threats to retail. We don’t believe today’s packaged business will simply be replaced by electronic distribution.
Titles like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart and Wii Fit will always work best with the big launch presence that only a retail environment can provide. WiiWare will work alongside retail. It is not a replacement.”
- Nintendo online manager, Polly Sherrard
Nintendo has finally delivered and is offering free downloadable demo’s of select WiiWare titles on the Nintendo Wii via the Wii Shop Channel. To gain access to these demos you will need to do the following:
- At the start of this service, all demos are directly available from the main entry point of the Wii Shop Channel, the recommendation page. Alternatively you simply need to visit the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel and select “Search by Genre”.
- Next you choose the “Demo” genre to get a list of all demos currently available. Every demo can be downloaded to your Wii console or to an SD Card free of charge, so feel free to try as many as you like!
- Just pick the title of your choice, select “Download” and you will be playing before you know it!
New games will be appearing on the Nintendo DSi shop on a weekly basis Nintendo of America have confirmed.
Much like the Wii Shopping Channel, the Nintendo DSi shop will allows consumers to access a large amount of downloadable content for their hand-held, including applications and downloadable games. New content will be available on a weekly basis, with customers in the UK most likely to see new downloads appear on a Friday.