Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has arrived in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The game is a re-mastered version of Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii, and it features an all-new world with eight brand-new levels. The Nintendo 3DS version also features a new mode that gives players an additional heart and new items to ease the path.
If you decide to purchase the digital version of the game, make sure you have $34.99 and at least 17,693 of open blocks on your Nintendo 3DS. Will you be purchasing the game digitally? Or are you waiting to pick up a physical copy from a retailer? Let us know in the comments.
Developer WayForward Technologies has set a launch date for the original Shantae’s re-release on the Nintendo 3DS’ Virtual Console. Shantae will be released in the Nintendo eShop on June 20th. When the game was initially released for the Game Boy Color in 2002, it launched solely in North America. However, the game’s debut on the Nintendo 3DS will mark the first time consumers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand will have the option of purchasing the game from their respective regions.
Kirby fans will be pleased to know that three Kirby games are coming soon to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Based on listings from Nintendo’s website, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course and Kirby Super Star will be added to the Wii U’s Virtual Console on Thursday, May 23rd. Each game will cost $7.99 and will feature off-TV play via the Wii U GamePad. If you just can’t wait until next week and you’re itching to play a Kirby game on your Wii U right now, you can download Kirby’s Adventure, which can be yours for only 30 cents until tomorrow – so act quick!
For a limited time, auto-running platformer BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Originally priced at $14.99, you can purchase the download-only game for 25 percent off until May 30th. Runner2 features five worlds, 125 levels and five boss battles.
With the help of Maestro Interactive Games, Nintendo-licensed developer Notion Games is bringing 2D platformer Super Ubie Land to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U later this year. Although it previously called “Super Ubi Land,” the game was renamed due to requests from publisher Ubisoft, which is quite often referred to as Ubi.
If you don’t want to use a credit card or a Nintendo Prepaid Card to buy Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, there’s an alternative option. Nintendo has announced that download codes for the game are now available for purchase at GameStop stores in North America. In our Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move review, we praised the game for its major replay value and said that it is one of the best games in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
As part of the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign, Super NES classic Super Metroid is now available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U. The Virtual Console title requires 42MB to download and costs only 30 cents until June 11th, which is when it will return to its regular price of $7.99. A Miiverse community for the game was recently activated, and in it you can post screenshots from the game to share with other players.
Above you can watch the trailer of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, which is an updated version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis. Available now on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in Japan, the remake features stereoscopic 3D visuals, a save option and customizable button functions. Currently, there’s no word on whether 3D Sonic the Hedgehog will be released outside Japan, but we’ll keep you posted.
Developed by Clockwork Games, Bowling Bonanza will be released Thursday, May 16th, in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The game features over 10 bowling environments, over 30 bowling balls, full 3D physics in full 3D environments, and multiple game modes, including Quick Play, Arcade and multiplayer. To read more about the game, click here.
The Resident Evil: Revelations demo has today arrived on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U in both Europe and Australia. The free demo requires 619 MB of free space to download and has 30 limited uses. The demo is expected to hit North America tomorrow, May 14th. Resident Evil: Revelations will be released this month in North America on the 21st, Australia on the 23rd, and Europe on the 24th.