US: Nintendo Downloads For December 22nd

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms. Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots. Click here to view the trailer for this game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Party 2 – Get ready to party like it’s the year 2000 all over again, complete with fancy costumes, bags of surprises and games galore! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return in this Nintendo 64 sequel for a new round of Bowser-bashing board game action. Each of your favorite characters wears different themed outfits to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land and Horror Land.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Celebrate the winter holidays with your favorite Capcom games at up to 75 percent off.
    • Other great deals this week include Pirate Pop Plus, SteamWorld Heist and Chasing Aurora, plus several more!
    • Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at


  • National StreetPass Holiday – A very special guest is visiting Nintendo Zone for the holidays! A Mii character of Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and countless other classic Nintendo characters, will be available when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location between Dec. 19 and Jan. 15. You’ll be able to receive up to six Mii characters at a time from across all North America via StreetPass relay. This is a great opportunity to exchange custom Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS courses with other players, too! Visit here for more info:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario’s Happy Holidays

Also new this week:


  1. I got stuck in Pirates Curse. I may go back and finish playing through, then pick up 1/2 genie hero. I’m not a huge fan of way forward, but I enjoy their dialog and most recent Shantae games.

  2. For Mario Party 2, my only question is this: what are the optional controllers allowed for it? I only have a Gamepad and 2 basic Wiimotes. I’m still working on getting a Pro Controller, and a WM+ Wiimote (for LoZ: SS)…Would I also need a classic controller pro?

  3. I love the Shantae Games I got every last one i even got a game called trip world on the game boy in the box looks a bit crap but it’s on my shelf only played it once.

  4. sickr: I would like to congrats you for the high quality content you post here everyday. Came from other very annoying news website. As would say Peppy, keep up the good work.

  5. “When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land . . . Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots.”

    Well that kinda takes the mystery right out of it, doesn’t it?

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