Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live at 9AM Pacific time on Thursdays.
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.
American Nintendo Downloads
This week’s 3DSWare eShop game is:
• 3D Classics: TwinBee (Nintendo, $4.99)
Description: This vertical-scrolling arcade game was originally available only on the Famicom system in Japan. Now, for the first time ever in North America, fans can play this classic shooter with a new 3D look. – This trailer shows the NES/Famicom original version in action:
New on the Nintendo 3DS Video Channel:
• Blue Man Group Foley Part II
This week’s new DSiWare games are:
• Escape Trick: Ninja Castle (Intense Co., 500 DSi Points / $4.99)
Description: When a powerful ninja sneaks into a gadget-laden castle’s forbidden area, he gets trapped inside. Play as the powerful Raiko Mitarai and escape from the castle by solving tricky puzzles. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Break Tactics (Agetec, 500 DSi Points / $4.99)
Description: Break Tactics is a full-scale tactics game. Recruit and deploy units, strategies and engage in epic battles leading your men to victory. As Commander you can increase levels, attacks and movements. Your units can increase hit points, offense and defense strength. Determine battle objectives and deploy the best units for each battle. Take full advantage of the terrain and use items to gain an advantage. Earn Break points to upgrade and level up your units. Command your army to victory and end this war once and for all. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
This week’s new WiiWare game is:
• Aya and the Cubes of Light (Object Vision Software, 1,000 Wii Points)
Description: Solve the cubic mazes and rekindle the stars in this exceptional hybrid of puzzle-platform gaming and 3D action. Teleport onto the Cubes to collect the Energy Packs and get the Cube engines working again.
• 3D Pixel Racing (demo version)
European Nintendo Downloads
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• 3D Classics: TwinBee (Nintendo, £4.50 / €5)
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Cut the Rope (Chillingo, 500 DSi Points / £4.50 / €5)
Description: A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. – Cut the Rope combines realistic physics with simple, yet accurate and precise controls. Cut the Ropes by simply swiping the stylus across them and collect the stars by touching them with the candy. Every level is ingeniously designed to give the player an extremely varied gameplay experience, which means getting that candy to Om Nom won’t be easy!
You can watch the DSiWare trailer on Nintendo’s Cut the Rope page.
• Anonymous Notes Chapter 2 — From the Abyss (Sonic Powered, 200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)
• 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix (Nordcurrent, 700 Wii Points)
Description: Welcome to the home of 101 mind-blowing games for all tastes! Whether you like puzzle games, sport games or fast-paced arcade action, you’ll definitely find something to suit you here! Jump in – tens of hours of games await you.
Future Downloadable 3DS Games:
- 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)