On Wii, DSi & 3DS eShop: 3D Classics: Urban Champion, Flight Control
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:
• 3D Classics: Urban Champion (Nintendo, $4.99)
Description: Enjoy classic games in a new dimension with the 3D Classics range, remastered with immersive 3D visuals! In 3D Classics Urban Champion, prove you’re the toughest guy on the streets. Block, punch and dodge your way through opponents to force them back – and down the open manholes! Plus you’ll have to contend with angry neighbours dropping flower pots and avoid the attentions of the police, too. Battle solo against computer-controlled foes or face off against a friend via Nintendo 3DS Local Play.
New on the Nintendo 3DS Video Channel:
• Jason Derulo, “It Girl” – Now until 3 p.m. Pacific time on Aug. 26, you can check out Jason Derulo’s latest video in 3D. His new album, Future History, releases on Sept. 27 and features the smash hit “Don’t Wanna Go Home.”
• UYUYUI! – available 3 p.m. PT on Aug. 20
• Duel – available 3 p.m. PT on Aug. 18
This week’s new DSiWare games are:
• Build-a-lot (Mumbo Jumbo, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: Become a real estate mogul and take over the housing market as you construct, upgrade and sell houses for huge profits. You can flip houses for quick cash or sit back and watch the rental income pile up. Travel to scenic towns and perform special tasks for the local mayors, or toss out the blueprints and create your own dream neighborhood in Casual mode. In Career Mode, you will visit various towns and perform special tasks for the local mayors. In Casual Mode, your goal is to generate a specific amount of money using any strategy you like. At the beginning of each level, you’ll be tasked with goals to meet, and you must manage your budget and workers to complete each challenge. You’ll need to gather your materials and blueprints to make your dream neighborhood a reality. Decide if you should upgrade, repair or demolish houses in the neighborhood. Add special buildings to the town, such as a workshop, a bank or a sawmill. Put your strategic skills to the test in Build-a-lot! (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Blockado – Puzzle Island (Bitfield, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: Help Valerie escape from a mysterious island by solving puzzles and becoming the ultimate puzzle mastermind. This is a thrilling puzzle game for casual and advanced players alike. Help Valerie escape a mysterious island by solving puzzles to uncover hidden clues about the island’s past. Simply move the treasure chest to the exit field. But beware – other stones will block the way. Magnetic, spring and twin stones will challenge you as you progress. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Zoonies – Escape from Makatu (Kiloo, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: Help Leo the Lion escape from the jungle in this exciting platformer. Join the exciting adventures of Leo the tiny lion as his Sunday afternoon flight suddenly ends with a spear through his engine. Evil shaman Makatu and his savage tribe of Tuba warriors chase Leo to trap him forever. Only you can help Leo find his way back to friends and family. Clear the path for Leo as he tries to escape Makatu and the treacherous jungle. Interact with the entire world and experience thrilling game play with just a tap of the stylus. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
This week’s new WiiWare game is:
• Flight Control (Firemint, 500 Wii Points)
Description: Control a never-ending stream of aircraft in this insanely addictive worldwide hit from Firemint! Take on the role of an air traffic controller at an increasingly busy airport. Direct all manner of aircraft to safety, but don’t let them collide! Sounds easy? As the planes roll in thick and fast, you’ll need nerves of steel and smart strategy to keep the chaos under control. To play, just use your Wii Remote to select and drag planes to their landing zones. You can even work with friends and family in instant drop-in/drop-out multiplayer mode for up to four people! Travel to five different airports including the Australian Outback and an aircraft carrier. Watch out for 10 unique aircraft types, including jets, seaplanes and helicopters. Flight Control takes only a minute to learn. Just don’t expect to put it down as quickly as you pick it up!
European Nintendo Downloads
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• 3D Classics: Urban Champion (Nintendo, £4.50/€5)
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Moto eXtreme (Chillingo, 800 DSi Points/£7.20/€8)
• My Asian Farm (BiP Media, 200 DSi Points/£1.80/€2)
• Flight Control (Firemint, 500 Wii Points)
Future Downloadable 3DS Games:
- August 25, 2011: Gargoyle’s Quest (Capcom) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- September 15, 2011: Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (Capcom) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- September 22, 2011: 3D Classics: TwinBee (Nintendo) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- September 2011: Pyramids (Enjoy Gaming LTD) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- December 2011: Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Fall 2011: Mighty Switch Force (WayForward) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Late 2011: Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Late 2011: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- Late 2011: Metroid II: Return of Samus (Nintendo) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- Late 2011: Bionic Commando (Capcom) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
See anything you’ll be downloading?