On Wii, DSi & 3DS eShop: Sakura Samurai, TNT Racers

3 February 2012
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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.

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:

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (3DSWare, $6.99)
Description: Travel a world rife with beauty and danger to rescue the legendary Princess Cherry Blossom. Her kidnapper has placed dozens of blade-wielding henchmen in your path.

Nintendo Video: “Drown in the Now” by The Crystal Method.

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

GO Series: Undead Storm (200 DSi Points / $1.99)
Description: Six months after a mysterious meteorite strike, the undead have awoken and are taking over the city. What lies behind this zombie epidemic? Only you can uncover the truth.

Nintendo WiiWare:

Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Great Gateway Grab (600 Wii Points)
Description: Carmen Sandiego is back and only you can foil her V.I.L.E plans. Travel the globe, solve brain-twisting math puzzles, and catch the villain behind the Great Gateway Grab. Crack the case of the Great Gateway Grab in single-player Story Mode. Perfect your math skills in single-player Practice Mode. Challenge your friends and family to solve math puzzles against the clock in Multiplayer Mode.

European Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

3D Classics: Kid Icarus (£5.40 / €6)
Description: Kid Icarus exploded onto gamers’ screens back in 1986 and rapidly became a firm favourite of many players all over the world. Now Nintendo has created a remastered 3D version of the title.
Note: Lucky European Club Nintendo members who registered two Nintendo 3DS games between November 1st and January 31st 2012 will be able to receive a free game download. The code will be sent via email.

Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (£4.50 / €5)
Note: This game isn’t new to DSiWare shoppers, but it’s now also been added to the 3DS eShop.

Nintendo Video: The Magic Piano, Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Episode I, Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D Trailer.

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

Castle Conqueror: Against (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)

Nintendo WiiWare:

TNT Racers (1000 Wii Points)
Description: TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks ’N’ Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets! A powerful adrenaline kick is guaranteed. Grab TNT Racers today and let your competitors eat dust!

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)

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