Here’s this week’s digital content for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in the United States. The big game this week is the well-received Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games and Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the games you can get your hands on this week on the Nintendo eShop.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS and Wii U
- Shovel Knight – Play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest: to defeat the evil Enchantress and search for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade, a multipurpose weapon with techniques that have been lost to the ages. Exclusively on Wii U, read in-game messages from other players or write messages of your own with Miiverse integration using the Digger’s Diary. Participate in battles between two Shovel Knights in the Nintendo 3DS exclusive StreetPass Battle Arena, a crazy battle game in which anything can happen. Click here to watch the newest trailer.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U
- Try All Five Sports: New 48-hour Wii Sports Club Free Trial –Baseball and Boxing are available today at 6 p.m. PT on the Nintendo eShop version of Wii Sports Club! To celebrate, we’re offering all five sports in a new 48-hour trial offer from 6 p.m. PT on June 26 until 11:59 p.m. PT on December 31, 2014. This offer is in addition to the 24-hour trial offer for first-time users of the digital version of Wii Sports Club. *Note: once game play is initiated, your trial will be available for the next 48 hours.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS and Wii U
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – Now available on both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, take on the role of Trevor Belmont, forefather of Simon, and battle Dracula in a time long before the events of the first two Castlevania games. In addition to his trusty whip, Trevor has the ability to transform into one of three different companion spirits that he meets at various points in his quest: Syfa, a young vampire hunter capable of powerful magic; Grant, a ferocious pirate who can climb on walls; and Alucard, forgotten son of Dracula who can shoot fireballs and transform into a bat. Lead on with bravery as you overcome 17 levels of never-ending horror. Click here to watch the trailer for Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Ubisoft Summer Game Sale – Select Ubisoft Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are on sale in the Nintendo eShop at up to 75 percent off. This offer is valid until 9 a.m. PT on July 7.
- ATLUS Games – ATLUS is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Code of Princess and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked. Check them out now! This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 7.
- Urban Trial Freestyle – Race through a wide range of urban environments in this fresh take on the action-bike-racer genre. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on July 10, Urban Trial Freestyle is 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Nordic Games – For a limited time, select games from Nordic Games are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, includingDarksiders II. Visit the Nintendo eShop for full details. This offer is available until 9 a.m. PT on July 8.
- Disney’s Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – For a limited time, Disney’s Frozen: Olaf’s Quest is available at the discounted price of $19.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 31.
Also new this week:
If you fancy grabbing a bargain today then look no further than the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Ubisoft has put 17 of its games up for sale including the critically acclaimed Rayman Legends and the immensely popular Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. The games will be available at this price point until July 7th.
3DS games on sale:
Wii U games on sale:
Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games North American gamers will be able to download this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. The games are as follows:
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- Nintendo eShop Sale – Save up to 30 percent on top franchises being featured at E3, including select Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games. Hurry — the sale in the Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ends Monday, June 16, at 8:59 a.m. PT.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Pac-Land – Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. Your journey will take you through bustling towns, rugged mountains, dangerous ravines and vast deserts. To make matters worse, the ghosts of Pac-Land will stop at nothing to stand in your way. Can you complete this fantastical rescue mission and make it back home in time for dinner?
- PAC-MAN Collection – Enjoy four games in one featuring the iconic chomping yellow hero. In PAC-MAN, PAC-MANIA and PAC-MAN Arrangement, help PAC-MAN collect all of the dots and survive multiple levels of mayhem. In PAC-Attack, line up blocks from left to right as they drop down. Think quick, move quicker and plan a path so PAC-MAN can make his attack.
- Soccer – Direct your team up and down the field, pick from seven international teams – USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Spain – and perform all the kickoffs, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks seen in a real match. You can choose the skill level of the opposing team on a scale from one to five, so as your team improves, so do your opponents. You even choose the length of the match. As time ticks down, do your best to score the winning goal.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marion. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. The duo must traverse through construction sites, alleyways and underwater hideouts complete with secret elevator shafts, spiked ceilings and razor-sharp mechanical claws. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and save the world?
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Nicalis Games – To celebrate the recent release of 1001 Spikes, Nicalis is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Ikachan, Cave Story 3D, NightSky and VVVVVV. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
- INAZUMA ELEVEN – It’s almost summer, and international soccer excitement is in the air. Celebrate the season with a worldwide sale on soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN, now 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.
- Soccer Up 3D – For a limited time, Soccer Up 3D is available at the discounted price of $2.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 16.
- Resident Evil Revelations – A scary good deal. Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on June 19, Resident Evil Revelations on Nintendo 3DSand Wii U will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
- QubicGames – For a limited time, QubicGames is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and AiRace Speed. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 2.
- Also new this week:
added two new Pac-Man titles to the Wii U virtual console after his Super Smash Bros arrival announcement. Pac-Land for NES and Pac-Man Collection for the Game Boy Advance are also available as part of the 30 per cent off eShop promotion in North America to celebrate E3 this week, meaning you can nab them for $3.49 and $4.89, respectively.
It appears as though those hoping to buy Bayonetta 2 digitally won’t be offered the original Bayonetta. This was discovered on the official product page. However, if you purchase Bayonetta 2 at retail you’ll be given the first Bayonetta game for you to enjoy.
“The retail version of Bayonetta 2 comes with the first Bayonetta game. Digital downloads of Bayonetta 2 from Nintendo eShop do not include the first game.”
Nintendo has released a batch of trailers to coincide with this week’s E3 event in Los Angeles. Among the trailers is one for Gunman Clive 2 which is heading to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can check out all the glorious eShop trailers that Nintendo have posted today, below.
Image and Form have announced that Steamworld Dig will be coming to the Wii U eShop. The game sees you control the main character, Rusty, who arrives at a small Western mining town called Tumbleton, after having received a deed for a mine from his long-forgotten uncle. Image and Form say that they decided to bring the game to the Wii U as the fans had asked for it and also they’re huge fans of Nintendo. They’re aiming for a fall 2014 release on eShop.
Nintendo of America has detailed which games you’ll be able to download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. There’s a number of titles including The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap and 1001 Spikes available. You can check out all the content, below.
- NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
- Tomodachi Life – What happens when friends, family and celebrities become Mii characters and live on an island? Tomodachi Life, that’s what! Give Mii characters items, voices and personalities, then watch as they rap, rock, eat donuts, play sports, dress like dinosaurs, ride a roller coaster, walk a fashion show runway and dream about being a snail. Wait…what?! In Tomodachi Life, Mii characters hang out, play concerts, engage in rap battles and even partake in cool games like Tomodachi Quest, a mini-RPG adventure. Expect the unexpected – Tomodachi Life will be available on June 6. Click here to check out the trailer for the game.
- NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
- 1001 Spikes – Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins goes to look for his estranged father, world-famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins. Devious traps and cleverly designed levels ensure a variety of challenges that will test the limits of your skills, reflexes and patience. One adventurer. 1001 Lives. Can you do it? 1001 Spikes is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Check out the exclusive interview with the game’s developer here.
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Choose your Dragon Racer, soar through clouds and explore new unmapped territories. Discover hidden locations, unlock mysterious Dragon Riders and join in epic races across the beautiful yet treacherous Island of Berk. The How to Train Your Dragon 2 game will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on June 10. Clickhere to check out the trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap – The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Capplays a pivotal part in the Four Swords storyline of The Legend of Zelda series, and is the first and only game in which Link explores the land of the Minish – a tiny, mysterious kingdom on the surface of Hyrule. That makes this unique entry in The Legend of Zelda series a must-play for new and old fans alike. Inventive items like the Mole Mitts and Gust Jar give Link powers he’ll need to use wisely if he wants to save the puzzling world of Hyrule and the miniature land of the Minish. When there’s a princess to save, a bad guy to beat and you’re THIS small, the stakes could not be higher.
- Wii U System Update
- Don’t forget to update your Wii U system – Don’t miss out on some great enhancements to your Wii U experience, including a Quick Start menu that lets you view and select your 10 most recently used games and apps right as your Wii U system starts up. For more information about the update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/system-update.
- NintendoeShop Sales
- Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars – For a limited time, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is available at the discounted price of $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Select downloadable content from the game is also available at a discounted price. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 9.
- Just Dance Game Sale – For a limited time, save 50 percent on select Just Dance games in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, includingJust Dance 2014. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 9.
- Bit Boy!! ARCADE – Help Kubi and Bernd through this action-focused time-traveling adventure. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 26, Bit Boy!! ARCADE is 40 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Treva Entertainment Game Sale – For a limited time, Treva Entertainment is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Riding Stables 3D and Riding Stables 3D: Jumping For the Team. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 25.
Also new this week:
Nicalis has confirmed via a press release that 1001 Spikes will making its way to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop on June 3rd. There will be a loyalty discount in place for Nintendo 3DS owners that own any of Nicalis’s other titles. If you do, then you’ll be able to get the game for $10 rather than the standard $15. The company said it has come across a few small issues with the title, but would rather release it now than push it back again. A patch should be coming shortly after launch.
Nintendo of America has listed precisely which games Nintendo fans can download this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop. There’s everything from Mega Man to Klonoa: Empire of Dreams. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Mario Kart 8 – Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV (broadband Internet access required for online features).Mario Kart 8 will be available on May 30. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
- Ittle Dew – Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Experience devious puzzles, timeless game play and lots of exploration in this puzzling adventure game. Click hereto check out a trailer for Ittle Dew.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- KLONOA: Empire of Dreams – Emperor Jillius has banned dreaming, and finds Klonoa guilty of breaking the law. To win back his freedom, Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, must journey across the empire to defeat four nightmarish monsters. Platform your way through 40 stages filled with puzzles, useful items and bad guys in a fight to restore dreams.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- Mega Man Xtreme 2 – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The final Mega May release is Mega Man Xtreme 2, which originally launched on the Game Boy Color system in 2001. Join Mega Man X and Zero as they solve a mysterious case involving Reploids being turned into empty shells. As the investigation leads deeper into a research facility, the two partners will discover that all souls are up for grabs. Click hereto check out a trailer for the game.
- New Nintendo eShop Cards
- $10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/photoswithmario.
- Nintendo Promotion
- Nintendo eShop Sale
- Get up to 33 percent off Pushmo and Crashmo – See where it all started before the Pushmo World game comes out for the Wii U console. From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT to June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS is offering the first two games,Pushmo and Crashmo, at up to 33 percent off their regular prices. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.
Also new this week:
- LEGO The Hobbit – LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.