Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live at 9AM Pacific time on Thursdays.
Nintendo has now added these 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.
Very cool news this week that Netflix is on 3DS. On an average day, more than 1.5 million Netflix members instantly watch TV shows or movies via the Wii console. So I’m sure it’ll be very popular on the 3DS handheld too.
American Nintendo Downloads
This week’s 3DSWare eShop game is:
• Mario’s Picross (Nintendo, $3.99)
Description: Help Mario unlock the mystery of Picross. The secrets lie in the numeric codes at the top and on the left side of each window. Decipher these numbers and uncover hidden pictures. (For Nintendo 3DS)
This week’s new DSiWare games are:
• B Team – Episode 2: Ice & Venom (Subdued Games, 800 DSi Points/$7.99)
Description: The saga continues in B Team – Episode 2: Ice & Venom! Continue your mission in this humorous, action-packed squad-based shooter. Assume control over a small private army whose “soldiers” were hired from all over the world and lead your platoon through an onslaught of commandos, voodoo warriors, Eskimo hunters, and that’s just the beginning! When the action gets too intense to manage by yourself, hook up with a friend in cooperative multiplayer to battle your way through the bullets! Multiple weapons, upgradeable equipment, challenging boss battles, and destructible environments bring this action-packed shooter to life! Reload and complete your mission! (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Go Fetch! 2 (Agetec, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: May the best dog win… Go Fetch 2, is the sequel to the popular game with enhanced graphics, improved controls, and features a new battle mode. The idea of Go Fetch 2 is a simple, yet entertaining game. Balls are thrown and the player must guide their puppy to retrieve them. Your puppy must avoid various obstacles and collect items in order to complete missions and advance in the game. A wide variety of locations and a variety of game modes offer unique challenges for the player. Choose your puppy from different breeds, each with their own attributes. Remember, puppies are easily distracted, use your bark command to scare away cats or birds and do your best to avoid obstacles as not to waste valuable time. The different game modes, along with the exciting battle mode will provide countless hours of fun for both, you and your friends. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Play & Learn Spanish (Selectsoft, 800 DSi Points/$7.99)
Description: Play & Learn Spanish is the fast, fun, and friendly way to learn to speak Spanish! Get ready for an exciting and entertaining challenge as you match the pictures to the words you hear, and see how high you can score. You’ll be surprised by how much Spanish you’ve learned while you play! Over 700 words and phrases with entertaining visuals help you learn quickly and speak with confidence. Listen to and speak aloud Spanish words and phrases while you explore settings such as the supermarket, restaurant, and city streets. Play & Learn Spanish is easy and effective for beginners and travelers and a fun refresher for advanced and intermediate speakers! (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
This week’s new WiiWare game is:
• Monochrome Racing (Nordcurrent, 500 Wii Points)
Description: Screeching tires, the smell of burned rubber, the rush of adrenaline and enemies that are left in the dust – these are the emotions that drive real racers. However there is much more than this in the world of Monochrome Racing – there is the passion for color! Color is everything here, it is what you strive for, in the world where everything is in black and white. Color is your fuel, color gives you speed, color makes you stronger and ultimately makes you the true leader of the monochrome racing world. Play with up to 4 players, on more than 80 tracks, with more than 10 cars to choose from and upgrade. (For Wii)
European Nintendo Downloads
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS):
• Pac-Man (Game Boy, Namco Bandai Games, £3.60/€4)
Description: Someone’s got the munchies again! Gobble, gobble, gulp! Who’s munching power pellets? Who’s zipping around the maze at top speed, chomping up ghosts and scoring big points? It’s Pac-Man, the world’s hungriest character! Devour a fruit treat and get a big bonus score. But if you’re caught by the little haunters, you’re ghostflakes! Use the warp tunnel for a quick escape. Hours of ghost-chomping action! (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Go! Go! Kokopolo (Room 4 Games, 800 DSi Points/£7.20/€8)
• My Australian Farm (BiP Media, 200 DSi Points/£1.80/€2)
• The Lost Town: The Dust (Circle Entertainment, 500 DSi Points/£4.50/€5)
• Monochrome Racing (Nordcurrent, 500 Wii Points)
• Konami will bring “3D Classics: TwinBee” to the 3DS eShop in August. It’s been confirmed for Japan next week. So fingers crossed that’s worldwide.
See anything you’ll be downloading?