US Nintendo Downloads: The Donkey Kong Country Series Arrives On Virtual Console

I know you’ve been waiting for them so I’m pleased to say that the Donkey Kong Country games are heading to North America today on the Wii U Virtual Console and the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Rare’s acclaimed 2D platforming titles join IronFall, the thrilling third-person shooter for the Nintendo 3DS eshop. Here’s all the games you can download this week in the United States.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Titan Attacks! – The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Donkey Kong Land – Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool’s clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.
    • Donkey Kong Land 2 – K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.
    • Donkey Kong Land III – Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won’t stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they’ll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.
    • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
    • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount. Visithttp://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • 3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
    • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Donkey Kong
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter’s Seal - Available Feb. 28
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever – Available Feb. 28

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

 

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you will be able to download from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week. The game of the moment is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse which has averaged 75 on Metacritic. There’s also a demo for Citizens of Earth, if you’re interested. Anyway, here’s the games you can download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – In this colorful new adventure, guide Kirby through a vibrant world made of clay by drawing Rainbow Ropes on the Wii U GamePad controller. You can even mold your clay Kirby into a Tank, Submarine or Rocket to wreak havoc. Up to three friends can join in and play as Waddle Dee characters to explore levels with you. Kirby and the Rainbow Cursewill be available Feb. 20. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Pokémon Shuffle – Pokémon Shuffle is a free-to-play strategy-based puzzle game featuring a wide variety of Pokémon. Your goal is to clear various stages by matching three or more Pokémon in a row within the number of moves allowed. Know the type of Pokémon and choose them wisely to cause more damage against the opponent Pokémon. You will also be able to raise the level of your Pokémon by using them multiple times. There are 150+ stages awaiting and you will want to collect many different Pokémon – including some Mega-Evolved Pokémon – in order to help you battle efficiently. Challenges await you whether you play at home or on the go. Optional in-game items available for purchase.
    • THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL – New DLC – New add-on tracks are now available for North American fans ofTHEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL. The update includes music from a variety of Square Enix games, including tracks from CHRONO TRIGGER and NIER. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth – Demo Available – Try your hand at being Vice President of the World in the free Citizens of Earth demo, available now in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Recruit friends, family and everyone else around town to join your party and fight your battles! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • AXELAY – The alien Armada of Annihilation is taking over planets, and you are the last line of defense. Guide the Axelay prototype through six levels of nonstop galactic action. Use your vast array of weaponry and dodge enemy attacks at every turn.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Ice Cream Surfer is 70 percent off (reduced from $5 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • 99Moves, Abyss and more titles from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
    • Chat-A-Lot is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to 3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • TOYS VS MONSTERS is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
    • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.

Activities:

  • Pokémon Art Academy Competition – Put your Pokémon creativity on display in an online competition featuring art made in Pokémon Art Academy! Create your masterpiece using the Pokémon Art Academy game for the Nintendo3DS family of systems, and then post your work to thePokémon Art Academy Miiverse community. The winning artists will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must (i) be a legal resident of the 50 United States, D.C., Canada or Mexico, (ii) have access to thePokémon Art Academy game and a compatible device in the Nintendo 3DS family, and (iii) have an active Nintendo Network ID linked to a confirmed email address. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 3/29/15 at 11:59pm PT. Six prizes available to be won, each consisting of 100 Pokémon Trading Cards bearing the drawing of the winner (ARV US $40 each). Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges to determine the winners, using judging criteria set out in the Official Rules, available at http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-art-academy/competition/rules/. Contest co-sponsored by The Pokémon Company International, Inc. and Nintendo of America Inc.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Ice Climbers

Also new this week:

  • Adventure Bar Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Excave (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Flap Flap (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Fishdom (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • 4Elements (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

 

US Nintendo Downloads: Monster Hunter 4 Demo Coming To Everyone

This week’s Nintendo downloads in the United States have been confirmed by Nintendo of America. There’s plenty to get your hands on this week including a demo for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The majority of you will have already played it via a demo code, but now it’s available for everyone to play. Oh, and you can also pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Demo Version – Experience big game hunting with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, now playable on Nintendo 3DS. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Moon Chronicles – DLC – The three remaining episodes in Major Kane’s epic lunar journey are all available today for download, giving fans the opportunity to experience the entire season without delay. Players may purchase the new content individually, as separate episodes, or choose to purchase the Season Pass, which contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price. Clickhere to watch a trailer for Moon Chronicles.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Pre-Purchase – You can now pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Upon your purchase in the Nintendo eShop, you can pre-load the game onto your Wii U console, and then you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it’s officially released in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. PT.
    • Hyrule Warriors – DLC – The Majora’s Mask Pack is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for only $7.99 and includes new maps, costumes and the ability to play as Young Link and Tingle (Tingle!). The Majora’s Mask Pack is also part of the Hero of Hyrule Pack, the 4-Pack Hyrule Warriors DLC Bundle. The Hero of Hyrule Pack is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and includes the Majora’s Mask pack, two previously released DLC packs, a “Boss Pack” that will launch in March and a bonus in-game Dark Link costume.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Game & Watch Gallery 3 – With the third installment of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions: Egg, Turtle Bridge, Green House, Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr.There are also six extra games that can be unlocked and played in Classic mode.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DIG DUG – Become Dig Dug as you drill and defeat all of the enemies to clear each stage. Defeat the deep-dwelling Pooka and Fygar by using the harpoon and pumping air into them, or by dropping rocks from above. Lure and defeat multiple enemies at once, and collect vegetables for bonus points.
    • MAPPY-LAND – Nyamco and his gang of felines have hidden birthday presents across MAPPY-LAND. Help Mappy find them and make it back to Mapico’s birthday party on time! Activate traps or use special items to distract the cats as you collect six of the same presents in each stage.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Colorful Game & Watch
    • NES: Fire-Breathing Bowser
    • NES: Fire Mario

Price Reductions:

Also new this week:

US Nintendo Downloads: Code Name STEAM Demo Coming To US Today

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Suit up! Your mission awaits! In this compilation that bundles three landmark Metroid Prime games (Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), play as bounty hunter Samus Aran and experience the danger and intense action of facing adventure alone. Purchase and download Metroid Prime: Trilogy for 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 5.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Demo Version – Download the freeCode Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo and try the exciting new turn-based action strategy game before it launches on March 13. Developed by Intelligent Systems, the company behind the critically acclaimedFire Emblem series, the Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. game lets you command a strike team of unexpected heroes – assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself!
    • Gunman Clive 2 – In this stylish sequel, travel around the world as Gunman Clive and fight samurai, dinosaurs and giant robots. Clickhere to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Shadow of the Ninja – In AD 2029, Emperor Garuda rules with a cruel iron fist. Two fearless ninjas head out into the night to put an end to his evil reign. In this NES classic, play solo or with a friend as you run, jump and slash through 16 stages of hostile enemy territory. Shadow of the Ninja is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • New Animal Crossing: New Leaf Items
    • Between Feb. 1 and Nov. 7, every two weeks Nintendo will release a new item that has only been available in the Japanese version ofAnimal Crossing: New Leaf. To get them, visit your nearest Nintendo Zone!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario’s Mighty Mustache
    • Luigi’s Mighty Mustache

Also new this week:

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Want to know what games you can download from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop? Well, you’ve come to the right place as Nintendo has detailed the games that will be available this week. There aren’t any particular stand outs, but there’s some good quality entertainment to keep you entertained. So yeah, here’s the games you can get ahold of this week on the Nintendo eShop.

  • NintendoeShop onNintendo3DS
    • 3D After Burner II – 3D After Burner II is a remastered version of the arcade classic. Pilot your F-14D fighter through enemy territory while blasting away squadrons of enemy fighters. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console onNintendo3DS
    • Lufia: The Legend Returns – Join a cast of 12 playable characters in this classic Game Boy Color turn-based adventure filled with love, hope, terror and revenge. Complete quests to open up new paths, level up by battling monstrous enemies and gain new abilities by finding Ancient Texts hidden within dungeons and caves.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – In this NES classic, Ken has retired from his glory days in the Street Fighter world, but he must return to his roots when he finds his friend missing. Jump, climb and fight past monstrous enemies as Ken teleports across the galaxy to set things right.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U andNintendo3DS
    • The Throwback Sale is on! Generations of fun come together as we pair classic games from past Nintendo systems with their newer siblings on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Going on now until Feb. 5 at 8:59 a.m. PT, we’ll offer weekly discounts on select game pairings like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D World. Buy one or buy both games in each pairing – either way, you’ll get great savings during the sale. Check out www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers#throwback-sale for more details.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Loads of indie hits are now on sale during the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who own any of the participating games already – or purchase one at full price during the promotion – qualify to receive 60 percent off any of the other participating games. Check out http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

It’s a brand new year so what better way to start it with by downloading something from the Nintendo eShop. There’s a variety of software available this week including Bionic Commando: Elite Forces on the Nintendo 3DS eShop and Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on the Wii U eShop, Anyway here’s the rest of the games you can download in the United States this week.

  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Bionic Commando: Elite Forces – You are the perfect combination of man and machine – a Bionic Commando equipped with a Bionic Claw that will be extremely handy when infiltrating the danger zone. Blast through enemy lines as you grapple, swing and scale more than 20 levels of forests, deserts, mountains and futuristic cities. You are the last hope in saving your homeland from utter destruction. Suit up, soldier!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire – Much more than a regular pinball game, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire combines fast flipper action with a unique way to catch your favorite Pokémon. Control the flippers to shoot the Poké Ball at targets on one of two PlayFields. Play on either the Ruby or Sapphire Field to rack up as many points as possible. The game lets players catch more than 200 Pokémon and features characters from the Pokémon Rubyand Pokémon Sapphire games.
  • NintendoeShop Must-Haves
    • Start the new year off right in the Nintendo eShop, which features must-have classic and current games. Check the Nintendo eShop each week in January (from Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. PT until Jan. 29 at 8:59 a.m. PT) for Nintendo eShop Must-Haves – they’re the perfect way to build a collection of great games that you can enjoy for years to come.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Shovel Knight on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 33 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Unepic is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • NintendoeShop Nintendo3DS

 

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads For Europe

There’s a ton of content on the European Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop this week in Europe which should undoubtedly keep you entertained throughout the Christmas period. As promised Duck Hunt for the NES will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console and I suspect a few of you will be giving it a download. Here’s all the games you can get this week as well as discounts.

Wii U eShop
Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.49). Special loyalty price of €3.99 / £3.59 for users who own 99 Seconds, Abyss, Darts Up, Rock Zombie or Unepic on the same Wii U.

Wii U Virtual Console
Duck Hunt (Nintendo, NES VC, €4.99 / £3.49)
Kuru Kuru Kururin (Nintendo, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)
Mega Man Zero (Capcom, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)
Mario Party Advance (Nintendo, GBA VC, €6.99 / £6.29)

Wii U Retail Downloads
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €59.99 / £49.99)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €59.99 / £49.99)

Special Offers
Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99 until 1st January, regular price €59.99 / £49.99)
Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £9.99 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £19.99)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Rabbids Land (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Rayman Legends (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £23.99)
Sports Connection (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £3.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £6.49 until 1st January, regular price €29.99 / £19.99)
ZombiU (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 1st January, regular price €19.99 / £15.99)
Just Dance 2015 (Ubisoft, €29.99 / £22.49 until 1st January, regular price €39.99 / £39.99)
Watch_Dogs (Ubisoft, €39.99 / £33.49 until 1st January, regular price €59.99 / £49.99)
Cloudberry Kingdom (Ubisoft, €4.89 / £3.89 until 1st January, regular price €9.99 / £7.99)
Child of Light (Ubisoft, €4.89 / £3.89 until 1st January, regular price €14.99 / £11.99)
Knytt Underground (Ripstone Publishing) – €4.45/£3.99 (Ends January 1, regular price €8.99/£7.99)
Pure Chess (Ripstone Publishing) – €4.45/£3.99 (Ends January 1, regular price €2.99/£2.49)
Rock Zombie (EnjoyUp Games) – €4.89/£4.29 (Ends January 15, regular price €6.99/£6.29)
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko) – €4.99/£4.49 (Ends January 1, regular price €9.99/£8.99)
Stick It To The Man (Ripstone Publishing) – €3.99/£3.49 (Ends January 1, regular price €7.99/£6.99)
TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games) – €4.99/£4.49 (Ends January 8, regular price €7.99/£6.99)
Toki Tori 2 + (Two Tribes Publishing) – €2.99/£2.49 (Ends January 7, regular price €14.99/£12.99)

3DS eShop
Brutus & Futée (Microids, €6.99 / £6.29)
PUZZLEBOX setup (Bplus, €2.99 / £2.69)
Best of Mahjong (GameOn, €1.99 / £1.49)
Best of Solitaire (GameOn, €2.99 / £2.49)

3DS Retail Downloads
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

3DS Demo
WRC FIA World Rally Championship The Official Game Demo (Bigben Interactive, free)

3DS HOME Themes
? Block (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Bountiful Boos (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Completely Goomba (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome to 2015 (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Level 5 3DS Discounts
Aero Porter — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £4.49 / €4.99
Crimson Shroud — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Liberation Maiden — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
The Starship Damrey — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
BUGS vs. TANKS — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99
Weapon Shop De Omasse — £2.69 / €2.99, regular price £7.19 / €7.99