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

Want to know which games you can get hold of this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop in the United States? Well, read on. There’s Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars which is a crossbuy title. This means if you purchase it on the Nintendo 3DS you’ll get the Wii U version free and vice versa. The beautiful Tengami is now 50% off too on the Wii U eShop, so that’s worth a purchase.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Nintendo 3DS
    • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Get that “aha!” feeling over and over as you guide Minis – toy versions of Nintendo characters – to the exit in each puzzling stage. Tap objects like bridges and springs with the stylus to perfect your strategy. You can even create stages and share them online, and use the new tipping system to reward your favorite creators and unlock more content. Additionally, those who purchase the Wii U version of the game will receive a download code for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game at no additional cost, and vice versa. More information on this special offer can be found at Clickhere to view a trailer for the game.
    • OlliOlli – The fun game play of OlliOlli hits the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, bringing more than 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels and 250 challenges. Complete all challenges to unlock the super skillful RAD Mode and rack up the biggest combos along the way to rule the leaderboards. If you purchase either the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS version of the game, you get the other version for free! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Proun+Proun+ is a journey through modern art. Guide a ball racing along a pipe while dodging obstacles. Five different speeds from Relaxed to Speed of Light mean this game is suitable for both casual and hard-core gamers. The jazz-rock music will push you to the limits. Download Proun+ in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the introductory price of $5.99. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Azure Striker GUNVOLT – Update – Play the demo or an updated full-game version of this 2D side-scrolling action game on Nintendo 3DS. The hero’s agility and control over lightning creates a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • SkyKid – Guide friends and rivals to a battle in the skies in one- or two-player mode. Pilot planes up and down against an arsenal of ground and air forces. Keep a steady hand and your eye on the target!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Tengami is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
    • Master Reboot is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 1.
    • Darts Up, Rock Zombie and Spy Chameleon from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
    • PING 1.5+ is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
    • The Letter and Maze from Treefall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Special Mii Distribution:

  • Stop by select Best Buy stores from 1 to 4 p.m. (local time) on March 7 to try out the New Nintendo 3DS XL system with amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. You can also play the Nintendo 3DS games everyone is talking about: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Bring your Nintendo 3DS system with you for the chance to get a special Mii character of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D producer, Eiji Aonuma, and collect Mii characters to fill puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. Click here to learn more and find the location nearest you.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Kirby: Craft-Paper Party
    • Kirby: Sweet Gourmet Race
    • Kirby: Stripes and a Smile
    • Azure Stiker Gunvolt: Sumeragi 7

Also new this week:

Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Now Available

Nintendo has just released a new firmware update for Nintendo 3DS owners. It is version 9.5.0-23U and I’m afraid it is just a stability update. As if the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t stable enough. So yeah, sadly there’s no additional features with this update but make sure you download it.

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Thanks, Matthew

Here’s Plenty Of Gameplay Clips For Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be heading to the North American eShop next week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s also a crossbuy title which means if you purchase the Wii U version you will get the Nintendo 3DS version for free. The videos showcased above and below show off both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Be sure to check them out.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Faceplates Now Available For Pre-order On Nintendo UK Store

Those beautiful Xenoblade Chronicles 3D faceplates for the New Nintendo 3DS which were previously only available for Japanese consumers are now available to pre-order on the Nintendo UK Store. You can get the faceplates with a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles X for £52.99. Be sure to visit the Nintendo UK Store to check out the bundles that are currently available with those lovely faceplates.

Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Coming To US On May 5th (Trailer)

We’ve finally got a release date for the North American version of Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker on the Nintendo 3DS. Atlus says that the game is coming to North America on May 5th and to celebrate they’ve released the new trailer which you can watch above. It’s not really early 2015, but at least we’ve finally got a date.

Dragon Ball Z 2D Fighting Game Headed To The Nintendo 3DS In Japan

Dragon Ball Z fans should rejoice as news has come from Jump Magazine that there’s a new 2D fighting game based on the franchise coming to Japan. The new game is titled Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden and will be arriving this summer. You’ll be able to play through a range of over 100 fighters. These will be available in both one-on-one and team battles.

Players can employ “Ultimate Arts” finishing moves, and the game will feature unique layouts and stages. With “Z Assist,” Bulma and Chichi (among other characters) will provide support to players via Bulma’s inventions from Capsule and Chichi’s fury (which fills the screen with a giant speech balloon of her venting).

Thanks, Amanda

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven For Nintendo 3DS Coming To North America This Spring

Great news for XSEED fans as the company has announced that Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven will be coming to North America this spring. The company also released a brand new trailer which you can view above. If you’re not familiar with the title it’s a strategy RPG and is developed by both Neverland and Marvelous. It was released in Japan back in October. I’m sure this localisation news will come as a pleasant surprise for many of you.

The strategy RPG follows Luchs Eduard, a young man who has inherited the Famille inn from his family. The inn has no guests, so Luchs makes a liking by mining crystals, the primary fuel source in this world. One day he finds a fairy named Charlotte sleeping inside a crystal, and he agrees to help her recover her lost memories.

Thanks, Amanda and Okumei