On Wii, DSi & 3DS eShop: Resident Evil Revelations Demo, Prince of Persia

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.

Free 3DS demos of selected Nintendo 3DS games are available to download from the Nintendo eShop – kicking off today with the Resident Evil Revelations demo worldwide, and a Cooking Mama 4 demo (the latter is so far only confirmed for Europe).
Additional 3DS demos coming soon include Sega’s Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (on January 26th), Ubisoft’s Rayman Origins, Konami’s Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, and Sega’s Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure.

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

Play Nintendo 3DS demos

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

Resident Evil Revelations Demo (Free)
Description: Developed by Capcom specifically to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS features, Resident Evil Revelations delivers a true return to classic Resident Evil survival horror gameplay. The full game launches across Europe on 27th January, but if you fancy at getting your hands on, and test driving this ultimate horror experience before it hits the stores. Note: This is a different demo than the one included with Mercenaries 3D. 🙂

Lock ‘N Chase (Game Boy, $2.99)
Description: In classic arcade action game LOCK’N CHASE you must dash around the maze-like bank vaults, grabbing all the coins while avoiding the guards. As you progress, the banks get bigger and the riches become greater, but the guards get tougher, too. Fortunately, snatching a diamond means the law can’t touch you, for a short time at least. You know what they say: no risk, no reward!

Personal note: This game is one of my childhood favorites. It’s an absolutely fantastic (not to mention addictive) puzzle maze game, much better than the Game Boy version of Pac-Man!

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

Gaia’s Moon (200 DSi Points / $1.99)
Description: Fly through the fantastic skies of Gaia in this fun adventure. Something strange is causing changes to the balance of energy in Gaia that is necessary to prolong life. To discover the cause, you must play the role of Atreyu and his magical cane Milo, whose help you will need to be able to fly. But be very careful! The whole planet has gone mad and out of control, and existential chaos may ensue. The mechanics are simple: With a single button you provide the necessary energy to the cane “Milo”, flying Atreyu through the sky of Gaia.

Anne’s Doll Studio: Gothic Collection (500 DSi Points / $4.99)
Description: Dress up a stylish doll by choosing from a wide range of Gothic-style dresses and accessories. Use the stylus to choose hairstyles, hair accessories, dresses, jackets and shoes, mixing and matching items to create hundreds of beautiful combinations. Once your doll is complete you can choose from various backgrounds and border designs to create a stunning picture with your doll at center stage. Alternately, you can set your doll against the background of your choice by taking your own picture using the Nintendo DSi™ system’s built-in camera. You can further decorate your doll by adding stars and other pretty effects or by drawing freehand. Your completed doll pictures can be saved to an SD Card (sold separately), traded with friends, used on social networks or printed out from a computer.

Nintendo WiiWare:

Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors (500 Wii Points)
Description: Stonekeep. The legendary city was once ruined by a dark god’s magick, but saved by your ancestors. Now the legend of Stonekeep requires a new hero: You. Explore dungeons, watch out for deadly traps, fight monsters with a variety of weapons or control dangerous magicks. The choice is yours. But all is not lost. There are allies within the halls of Stonekeep. Choose one to help lead you to victory.

European Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

Prince of Persia (GameBoy Color, £4.50 / €5)
Description: The classic Prince of Persia is now available on Virtual Console! Relive this classic platform game that is often heralded as a pioneer of the platform genre. This re-release is faithful to the original game, complete with the dashing acrobatics of the Prince that made the original famous. – Traverse sprawling levels, dodge deadly traps like spikes and guillotines, clash swords with palace guards – all before facing the evil Grand Vizier and rescuing the princess. But be quick: you only have one hour! The sands of time are flowing…

Resident Evil Revelations Demo (Free)

Cooking Mama 4 Demo (Free)
Description: If cooking is your passion, then you must also try out the Nintendo 3DS demo for Cooking Mama 4 from 505 Games. Join Mama as she cooks up a storm and for the first time ever – in full 3D. Decorate Mama’s kitchen and customize your utensils as you tilt your Nintendo 3DS to cook in a whole new way like never before.

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

40-in-1 Explosive Megamix (800 DSi Points / £7.20 / €8)
Description: Do you like arcade games? Puzzles? Action and shooting games? Then this is just what you have been waiting for: 40 games in one collection! Choose between classic games like sudoku, match-3 and cooking games, and try out new and completely original fun games! With amazing graphics, and using the handheld console features, these 40 minigames in different genres will provide hours of fun. What could be better?

Come On! Heroes (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)

Nintendo WiiWare:

Prince of Persia (SNES, 800 Wii Points)
Description: The classic Prince of Persia is now available for download! Relive this classic game that is often heralded as a pioneer of the platforming genre. This re-release is faithful to the original game, complete with the dashing acrobatics of the Prince that made the original famous. – Traverse sprawling levels, dodge deadly traps like spikes and guillotines, clash swords with palace guards and face the evil Grand Vizier in your bid to rescue the princess. But be quick: you only have two hours! The sands of time are flowing…

Need help with this Super Nintendo classic? GameCenter CX is a famous Japanese show that sees Mr. Arino suffer as he plays through very difficult retro games. In Episode 7 he plays through the first part of Prince of Persia. Take a look:

Prince of Persia SNES walkthrough part 2 from GameCenter CS Episode 8. This is where he uses the password system to complete all 20 levels himself within 2 hours!

Final Level Prince of Persia Cheats: Use the password “FMNS4AP” to start at level 20 with all 120 minutes remaining, or use password “H477ST7” to start at level 20 with all Energy Bottles.

Future Downloadable 3DS eShop Games & Software:

  • February 2, 2012: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (Nintendo, 3DSWare)
  • Early 2012: 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo, 3DSWare)
  • Q1 2012: Dillon’s Rolling Western (Nintendo, 3DS)
  • 2012: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Nintendo, 3DS Game Boy Virtual Console)
  • 2012: Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, 3DS)

See any games you’ll be downloading?