US: Nintendo Downloads 18th February 2016

Nintendo of America has sent out a press release informing people which titles will be available for download via the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. There’s some big titles including Fire Emblem: Fates which is sure to be a hit with fans and Project X Zone 2. If you’re a Sonic fan you’ll be pleased to know that Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble and Sonic Lost World from SEGA are on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 22 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 7th. Here’s what’s available for download this week in the United States.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright – Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you walk the path of Birthright, you’ll battle the corrupted king of Nohr beside a family of strangers. Command them expertly and forge deep relationships to master this next entry in the beloved turn-based strategy series. The Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright game will be available on Feb. 19.
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest – Two kingdoms are on the brink of war. Whose side will you choose? Torn between two families, you’re an heir of Hoshido, raised by Nohrian royals. If you walk the path of Conquest, you must fight to change your misguided kingdom from within. Command warriors with expert precision and forge deep relationships to master this next entry in the beloved turn-based strategy series. The Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest game will be available on Feb. 19.
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 1 – Map Pack 1 features 11 maps plus bonus content upon release. These maps shine new light on the cast of characters from Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, as well as old favorites from the Fire Emblem Awakening game. Discover new background stories about these beloved warriors, while earning more experience points and exclusive weaponry. By purchasing Map Pack 1, players will receive the downloadable content as it releases. Maps will launch weekly through April 21. Players must own Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest to access all DLC, which is available for purchase in-game after completing Chapter 6. The first map, Map 1: Before Awakening, is now available for free to owners of either game.
    • Project X Zone 2 – In the sequel to the original world-crossing adventure, legendary characters from some of Japan’s most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever! Team up with classic characters from dozens of the most popular franchises in video game history like Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening and Fiora from the Xenoblade Chronicles game. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos – In this NES classic sequel, the Emperor of Darkness, Ashtar, is on the move following his servant’s failure. It’s up to Ryu Hayabusa to save the day again. Pick up items that will provide increased abilities, like splitting Ryu into three. Destroy enemies with the Invincible Fire Wheel and other powerful ninjutsu techniques.
    • Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga on NES. Help Ryu defeat the forces of evil once more and discover the real culprit behind – spoiler alert! – Irene’s tragic death!
    • Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones – Join the Lee brothers as they head on a worldwide search for their friend Marion and the powerful Sacred Stones. Defeat your enemies using a collection of martial arts moves, including those of enemies that join your quest. Play solo or together with another player as you finally reach the evil mastermind behind Marion’s kidnapping.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • SEGA Dreamcast Theme
    • Pokémon: Champion Steven
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright – Available on Feb. 19
    • Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest – Available on Feb. 19


    1. Same here. I’ve been wanting that game ever since I saw the free LoZ DLC that you can get for it, but I still can’t justify spending $30 on it lol

  1. ~*I got my copy of Project X Zone 2 in the mail yesterday. I only did the prologue battle stage & I was already reading sexually suggestive dialogue & the game’s T for Teen rating lists partial nudity as content. A female character even got her butt pinched! s/ I’m surprised the game wasn’t censored by the US government because of the law that says games entering the US must be heavily censored even when the content is perfectly acceptable for teenagers aged 13-16. /s Oh that’s right! There is no such law! My mistake. I guess ShadyKnights doesn’t know what the hell he was talking about & was simply a Nintendolt damage controlling for his Nintendo Overlords like the sheep that he is. *shrug* Oh well. That’s his problem.*~

      1. ~*Apparently. Matters not to me, though. As far as I’m concerned, he’s just another Brandon Headache, alexsmith113, & smashbroslink. No need to argue with them since they got their heads up Nintendo’s ass. Their opinion won’t change & neither will mine so just say my peace, try the “agree to disagree” thing if my first comment to them doesn’t get them to accept my opinion, & move on. If they don’t agree to disagree, oh well. it just shows who the real immature person in the argument was. Nothing says immature more than someone trying to actually win an opinion battle. Sadly, I still fall prey to my less mature Ridley X3 persona. Lucifer X3 is still a work in progress, it seems.*~

      2. ~*Calling him out on some of my comments in other articles isn’t doing myself any favors, though, by making me the more mature person. Then again, maybe I should implement more troll tactics into my Lucifer X3 persona. lol*

      3. ~*Either way, I’ve been on the internet too long. Time to go watch the latest Arrow & Supernatural episode on Hulu Plus on my PS4 with the wife then play some Toukiden Kiwami and a little bit of Project X Zone 2 on 3DS. Maybe watch Howard the Duck with her, too, before playing a video game or two.*~

          1. -||My calculations estimate that -Subject: Chains of Lucifer- is 32 years old by human standard||-

            1. ~*32. Ugh. I hate that number. It looks & sounds so lame. But no. I’m not that old. You are off by 4 years. I’m 28 & will turn 29 in May.*~

              1. -||Yes, I didn’t consider the time dilation of Nintendo’s atmosphere||-

          2. ~*Look further down for my right age cuz Lord Quadraxis was way off.

            Update: Apparently he’s got proof to back up his “facts.” Clearly I’m not dealing with someone that thinks he’s stating an opinion but a fact. This should be interesting. I can’t wait to see him give me these laws, regulations, precidents, etc to prove it’s the US government pulling Nintendo’s American Sect’s strings & not just NoA being puritanical morons. But since he misread my comment & thought I was justifying pedophilia in video games, he probably only read what he wanted to read out of the so called proof he has. Guess I’ll find out if he’s right or just crazy soon enough. I doubt it, though. If the US Government is to blame for Nintendo games being censored, why haven’t Atlus & their games been forced to obey this “censorship” law yet? What are your thoughts on the matter? Think he’s crazy or think he might be right? If he’s right, I’ll concede his opinion is indeed a fact & my opinion is now moot since there is a fact telling me my opinion is wrong. As for the pedophilia thing, I had to fix his misconception of the word. Apparently he’s in the group of people that think pedophilia incorporates being attracted to anyone under 18 when that is so not the actual definition of the word. *sigh* Popular belief, especially when it’s WRONG, can be so annoying.*~

            1. ~*Crap! Look further up! I forgot this comment would be under my comment telling my right age!*~

            2. I have done zero research into who is actually responsible for the censorship of Nintendo games in America. I just assumed it was NOA. Bit honestly, I don’t play Fire Emblem, so I haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to the situation. Browsed some of the articles out of boredom, but that’s about it. So I am not the best person to speak on the matter. But Commander is good people. He and I got into it a long time ago, but we’ve both mellowed. We don’t agree on everything, but we respect each other. You and I ate very similar in opinions, so you are also good people. So hopefully you two can make peace.

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