New Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live on Thursdays in America at 9AM Pacific time and in Europe at 5PM UK/GMT time.
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Nintendo has now added new/classic games to the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo DSi Shop and Nintendo 3DS eShop. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. While the Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service, where virtual wallets are added to using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations or Amazon.com.
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DSWare, $6)
Description: Relive Pit’s first adventure in 3D Classics: Kid Icarus as you venture from the depths of the underworld up to the heights of the sky palace. Play in 2D or 3D as you face down the evil goddess Medusa.
• Enjoy Gaming’s Pyramids Demo
• Dinosaur Office Season 2 Premiere (Nintendo Video)
Description: Available April 20 – Need your fix of Cretaceous-period office destruction? Tune in to Nintendo Video this week for the premiere of Dinosaur Office Season 2!
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• I Must Run! (200 DSi Points / $2)
Description: I Must Run! is a skill-based action running game. Jump across gaps between prison buildings, run through an underground station, and test your reflexes in a deadly dash over building site cranes. Reach the city centre and save your wife. Remember, you have only 24 hours. Let’s hope your fitness levels can cope, because you must run!
Once you have completed story mode, try to achieve the highest score in the never-ending run in six available levels: Prison, Underground, Sewers, Building Site, Suburbs and Rooftops.
• Rush Rush Rally Racing (900 Wii Points)
Description: The latest commercial independent Dreamcast game from two years ago now released on WiiWare! — Race your way to the top and beyond! Rush Rush Rally Racing will give you the 2D retro gameplay you’ve been waiting for! No sponsored cars, no realistic environments, just plain old fun!
Play the single-player Grand Prix, Time Attack, and Challenge Mode in this 2D top-down racer. Alternatively, race against your friends (or enemies) in the Versus, Get Ahead, or Item Mode with up to four players! Complete all goals and unlock new cars and levels! The adrenaline rush truly never stops when you’re playing Rush Rush Rally Racing. So what are you waiting for? Put on your helmet, put the key in the ignition and start rushing!
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Colors! 3D (3DSWare, £5.40 / €6)
Description: Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! 3D is tailored for the Touch Screen of Nintendo 3DS, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers.
Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.
• Kid Icarus: Uprising 3D animation
• Shaun the Sheep 3D
• The 3D Machine (£0.90 / €1)
Description: After an inventor makes a breakthrough, he leaves his incapable assistant alone with his new wonder invention, which leads to wealth, love…and catastrophe!
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Escape Trick: Convenience Store (500 DSi Points / £4.50 / €5)
Upcoming Releases In April:
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dr Mario (Nintendo America, Game Boy) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo America, Game Boy) April 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Metal Slug 3 (D4 Entertainment, NEO-GEO) April 2012
• WiiWare – La-Mulana (Nicalis) April 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Cave Story (Nicalis Europe) April 2012
Upcoming Releases In 2012:
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Toki Tori (Two Tribes, Game Boy Color) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) Q2 2012 [in Europe]
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Picross e (Jupiter) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) Q2 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Amoebattle (Intrinsic Games) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Wario Land II (Nintendo, Game Boy Color) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Labyrinth (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Blast (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Drift 2 (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Columns (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, 3DSWare) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Unchained Blades (XSEED America, 3DSWare) 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Vectorman 2 (SEGA Australia, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Castlevania: The Adventure (Konami Australia, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Master of Darkness AKA Vampire: Master of Darkness (SIMS Co. Australia, Game Gear) 2012