Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can get your hands on this week via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big game this week is the arrival of Pandora’s Tower on the Wii U Virtual Console which is about a young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. There’s also a number of activities this week including the opportunity to get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

  • Wind-up Knight 2 – In this relentless action platformer, play as Sprint, the clockwork knight who just … can’t … stop. Your skills will be pushed to the absolute limits as you jump, swing, roll, attack and endure countless dangers, including traps, cliffs and assorted enemies. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Wii Retail/Download and NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Pandora’s Tower – Pandora’s Tower tells a haunting tale about a cursed young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. The stylish action RPG originally launched for the Wii console and is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Activities:

  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent – Soar into battle with Shiny Rayquaza, available now via the Nintendo Network. This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve and dominate its opponents. This Shiny Rayquaza will be available via Nintendo Network until Sept. 14, so don’t miss this limited opportunity! For more details, go to Pokemon.com/Rayquaza.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Second Star” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Second Star” tournament runs Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
  • Pokémon Shuffle Summer Special – Buy Jewels and Get Six More Free! – Now until Aug. 16, when you purchase six or more Jewels in the Pokémon Shuffle game with your Nintendo eShop funds, you’ll be eligible for a one-time gift of six additional Jewels for free. For more details, head to http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-deal-on-pokemon-shuffle-jewels.
  • Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – It’s not too late to enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest until Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Check here to view a video about the contest.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 8/20/15. 25 winners receive a Nintendo eShop Card code (ARV $20 ea). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Also new this week:

Source: PR

This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US Includes Golden Sun: The Lost Age

Nintendo of America has detailed the games that are available on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. You have got two updates in the form of Splatoon and Super Smash Bros both of which are substantial. And as we reported yesterday both Onimusha Tactics and Golden Sun: The Lost Age will be available today on the Wii U Virtual Console for you to play through. Here’s what is available this week to download:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Super Smash Bros.DLC – Fans of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games can now add even more fun with several free updates and new DLC for purchase on both versions. Free updates include a K.K. Slider costume for Mii Fighters, plus new Community Tournament and Regular Tournament modes and the ability to upload saved replays to YouTube. Players can also purchase new Mii Fighter costumes, from Samus’ Armor to an SSB-logo Hoodie, as well as Peach’s Castle and Hyrule Castle stages from the original Nintendo 64 version of the game. For full details, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.
  • Wii U
    • New Splatoon Update – The Splatoon game for the Wii U console just got a massive free content update. The update includes two new modes: Squad Battle and Private Battle. Squad Battle lets players create a squid squad with friends and head into Ranked Battle modes together, while Private Battle lets two to eight friends battle together in customizable matches. There are also new weapons, level-cap increases, more than 40 new types of gear and more to come throughout the rest of the summer. For more details, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight – Experience a new story with a fixed party, voiced dialogue and animated cut scenes in the incredible world of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. Or revisit the original Etrian Odyssey 2 game with updated graphics and a full roster of classes. Whichever path you choose, there will be exciting dungeons and frightening enemies! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Pokémon Rumble World Update Bonus – Download the latest version of the Pokémon Rumble World game for your Nintendo 3DS system today! Once you do, you’ll be able to visit a new area and get bonus items. First, take a ride on the newly added Lucky Balloon. It will take you to a mysterious area called Changing Land, where you’re more likely to meet Pokémon you haven’t yet caught. The Lucky Balloon will be added to the hot air balloons available in the shop. It’s free, but you’ll need to have reached Adventure Rank 40 to ride on it. Enter the following password into your game to receive 100 Poké Diamonds after you update: 48213190. You have to reach Adventure Rank 4 before you can enter the password. Click here for more details.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    All throughout August, classic games for hard-core gamers are coming to the Virtual Console on Wii U, starting with these Game Boy AdvanceRPGs:

    • Golden Sun: The Lost Age – It is the dawn of a new age. The heroes of Golden Sun have been abandoned, and the land is falling into darkness. Now the world’s final hope may also be its doom. Manipulate the environment with psychic energy and fell whatever beast stands in your way to safeguard humanity before the heroes of the original Golden Sun can stop you. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • ONIMUSHA TACTICS – Prepare to be thrust into massive, old world feudal battles in which every move is a struggle for power in this Game Boy Advance strategy game. Join Onimaru, a young Ogre Clan warrior on a mighty quest to defeat Nobunaga and his enemy Genma armies.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Activities:

  • Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – Enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card code! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest between Aug. 6 at 7 a.m. PT and Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Click here to view a video highlighting this contest.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 8/20/15. 25 winners receive a Nintendo eShop Card code (ARV $20 ea). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Aeternoblade
    • Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

Source: PR

Here’s The Nintendo Downloads For The US

It is Thursday which means it is time to find out what is available to download on the Nintendo eShop in the United States. There aren’t too many new releases this week, but Badlands Game of the Year Edition is available and features more than 15 hours of single-player levels. As promised there’s three Kirby games available on the Wii U Virtual Console these are, Kirby Squeak Squad (Nintendo DS), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64) and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii). Here’s what’s available for download this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition – Fly through the award-winning world of BADLAND and discover an astonishing number of imaginative traps, puzzles and obstacles on the way. BADLAND is a side-scrolling action adventure with innovative physics-based game play and stunning atmospheric graphics and audio. Purchase and download now to enjoy beautiful HD visuals, more than 15 hours of single-player levels and up to four-player local multiplayer awesomeness with co-op and death matches! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Xeodrifter – Xeodrifter is the story of an interstellar drifter traveling the stars on a simple mission of exploration. Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure. People who buy the Wii U version of Xeodrifter will also be able to download the game for Nintendo 3DS for free – and vice versa! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • New Splatoon Update – On Aug. 5, a free software update for the Splatoon game on the Wii U console brings new content to the game, including two new matchmaking modes, new weapon types, an increase to the game’s level caps and more than 40 pieces of new gear. Following this update, more content will continually roll out through the rest of the summer and fall, including the Rainmaker Ranked Battle mode, additional maps and new weapons. For more information visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
    • Just Dance 2016 – Demo Version – Play the free Just Dance 2016 demo today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! No additional Wii Remote controllers are required – you can download the free Just Dance Controller app to your iOS or Android device to turn your smartphone into a controller.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Elliot Quest is 15 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on August 13.
    • High Strangeness is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 3 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 9.
    • 99MovesAbyss and Rock Zombie from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Activities:

  • Miiverse has an entire new look and new features! – With a new Screen Shot Album and Play Journal features, there is a lot to explore! Get ready to have more fun than ever sharing tips, drawings and comments on Miiverse. Check out https://miiverse.nintendo.net/special/redesign_announcement for all the fun details.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Sink or Swim” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Sink or Swim” tournament runs July 31 through Aug. 9. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

Source: Nintendo PR

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

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 big game is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth which has been a long time coming for Nintendo 3DS owners. Just a reminder that the game is only playable on the New Nintendo 3DS. If you are a fan of WayForward’s games then you will be pleased to know that both Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force! 2 are currently on sale. Here’s the games you can get this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • 3D Streets of Rage 2 – The sequel to the original rumbler is back and re-mastered in 3D. Slam the asphalt with bigger, better and totally devastating attacks. Use secret weapons to bash your way through gangs of bikers to rescue your friend and defeat Mr. X. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and New Nintendo3DS XL
    • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth – Rebirth is a remake and expansion of The Binding of Isaac – now with new playable characters, enemies and bosses, and more than 110 new items. Available on both Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS XL, this totally retooled and greatly expanded version of the game also features new graphics rendered in a semi-16-bit style.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DK Jungle Climber – King K. Rool is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong to swing into action. This Nintendo DS platformer uses a simple control scheme that makes the game fun and easy to play – players of all skill levels can swing and climb to new heights.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and Mighty Switch Force! 2 (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) from Wayforward are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on July 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 2.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Midnight is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 6.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
    • BOXBOY!: Qbby & Friends by Starlight

Also new this week:

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

Nintendo of America won’t be publishing an email with all the Nintendo downloads this week due to the passing of Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata. However, here’s the games that will be available to download from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. As you can see the new releases this week are pretty scarce, but there’s a few welcome discounts available for everyone.

Wii U

  • Tiny Galaxy (Arcane Pixel): 5.99$
  • Wii U Virtual Console
  • Blaster Master (Sunsoft) 4.99$

Nintendo 3DS

  • I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (Sonic Powered): 19.99$
  • I Love My Dogs (BigBen Interactive): 24.99$

Nintendo DSiWare

  • G.G. Series VECTOR (Genteprise): 200 points
  • G.G. Series SCORE ATTACKER (Genteprise): 200 points

Wii U Sales (ongoing)

  • Epic Indie Sale: click here for more details!
  • Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • Ittle Dew is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
  • Plenty of Fishies is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31.
  • Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Nintendo 3DS Sales (ongoing)

  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is 40 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 20.
  • European Conqueror 3D, The Legend of Dark Witch and Tappingo from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • Toy Stunt Bike is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
  • AeternoBlade is 46 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 5.
  • Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, 4 Elements and more games from Tulip Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.

Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

It is Thursday which means it’s time to find out which games you will be able to download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big game this week is the much-loved Mario Tennis for the Wii U Virtual Console. The game originally made its debut on the Nintendo 64 back in 2000 and has been a fan favourite ever since. If you have got a Nintendo 3DS then you may want to check out Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth which is 40 percent off. Here’s all the games and discounts you can get ahold off this week.

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Tennis – The Mushroom Kingdom’s finest hit the court in this wild multiplayer tennis game from Camelot, the talented developers behind the Golden Sun and Mario Golf games. Put some power and spin into your shots to claim victory on your own, or go head to head with up to three friends who also have the game in multiple modes.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • The Epic Indie Sale – Own or buy one of the participating Nindie games and take 60 percent off ALL other participating games. The offer lasts until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.
    • Frenchy Bird is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
    • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

Activities:

  • Camp Miiverse – Camp Miiverse returns this year! Running now through July 20, Camp Miiverse is a Miiverse-themed summer camp that splits Miiverse into two teams: Team Yoshi vs. Team Toad. Your Camp Miiverse guides, Tom and Amy, will invite you to participate in fun activities for games such as Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Once complete, users can post a screen shot of the finished activity to that game’s community with either a #TeamYoshi or #TeamToad hashtag. Which team will come out on top? Check out the Camp Miiverse community on Miiverse here for continuing updates.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Supernatural” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world! The new “Supernatural” tournament runs July 7 through July 12. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Story Theme

Permanent Price Reductions

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Pyramids 2 on Nintendo 3DS is reduced to $3.00 (from $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on July 10.

Also new this week:

Xenoblade Chronicles X Was Top Of The Japanese Digital Downloads In May

Xenoblade Chronicles X may have not made too much of a dent in the Media Create retail charts, but according to Weekly Famitsu it is doing rather well in the digital download charts. Monolith Soft’s latest JRPG managed to top the Japanese digital download charts last month, beating the likes of Minecraft and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Here’s the most downloaded titles in Japan during last month.

  1. Xenoblade Chroniocles X (Wii U): 22,805 – 17.6%
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3): 14,750 -100%
  3. Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) : 14,532 – 9.1%
  4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4): 11,350 – 14.4%
  5. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (PS Vita): 10,938 – 14.8%
  6. Tropico 5 (PS4)- 10,200 – 37.0%
  7. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS): 6,139 – 2.3%
  8. Dying Light (PS4): 4,202 – 15.6%
  9. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS Vita): 4,190 – 28.9%
  10. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4) – 3,525 – 12.8%