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.
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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.
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Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Zombie Slayer Diox (3DS Virtual Console / Sega Game Gear, $6)
Game Description: Legendary samurai guitarist Diox is out to end the zombie infestation once and for all! The “x” is silent, but his music is not! Zombie Slayer Diox is a rhythm-action game with a side-scrolling twist! Designed and developed by UFO Interactive Games internally, Zombie Slayer Diox puts you into the jeans and leather boots of a samurai guitarist in the year 20xx.
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• 1st Class Poker & Blackjack (500 DSi Points / $5)
Description: Welcome on Board our Casino-Ship for First Class Poker and BlackJack! Rarely have there been so many variations of Poker, BlackJack and Videopoker in a single collection: Texas Hold’em, Double Flop Hold’em, Omaha, Pineapple and many more classics are waiting for you.
Win the tournament or challenge your friends with the local multiplayer – with up to five participants. You can extensively adjust the game according to your own rules choosing computer opponents from beginners to pros. Celebrate your victories and communicate with the aid of the integrated voice- and text chat. The amusing 3D graphic and even your own photo in the game make this collection a first class Poker-Package.
• Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Island of Diamonds (600 Wii Points)
Description: We’re between a rock and a hard place, detective! Five priceless diamonds have been stolen from some of the world’s greatest museums. The Chief wants ACME’s best agent on this case, and that means you, detective. He’s adamant that you can put Carmen Sandiego’s criminal schemes on ice once and for all!
Carmen Sandiego is back and only you can foil her V.I.L.E plans. Travel the globe, solve brain-twisting math puzzles, and finally confront the world’s greatest thief. Crack the case of the Island of Diamonds 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. In Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math, you practice your math skills and use them to fight crime. Ideal for grades 4–5, math topics include arithmetic, logic puzzles, fractions and much more!
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Dr. Mario (3DS Virtual Console / Game Boy, £2.70 / €3)
Description: At Mushroom Kingdom Hospital, nasty viruses are on the loose. It’s time to give them a dose of Mario’s medicine! In this classic puzzle game you must eradicate all the viruses in the bottle, by spinning and lining up the coloured vitamin capsules as they fall. The more lines of viruses you clear, the more points you rack up, scoring huge combos. But beware of side effects: this game may be addictive!
• Enjoy Gaming’s Pyramids Demo (Free)
• Kid Icarus 3D Anime: Episode 1 – Thanatos Rising (Video, Free)
• Shaun the Sheep 3D: Episode 3 (Video, Free)
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Aahh! Spot the Difference (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)
Upcoming Releases In March:
• Wii Virtual Console – Super Street Fighter 2 with added Online Multiplayer! (CAPCOM, SNES) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dr Mario (Nintendo America, Game Boy) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo America, Game Boy) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo America, 3DSWare) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (SEGA Europe, Game Gear) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Shinobi (SEGA Europe, Game Gear) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dragon Crystal (SEGA Europe, Game Gear) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Mega Man 5 (CAPCOM Europe, NES) March 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Cave Story (Nicalis Europe) March 2012
Upcoming Releases In April:
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle (Nintendo) April 5, 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) April 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Metal Slug 3 (D4 Entertainment, NEO-GEO) April 2012
• WiiWare – La-Mulana (Nicalis) April 2012
Upcoming Releases In 2012:
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Toki Tori (Two Tribes, Game Boy Color) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) Q2 2012 [in Europe]
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Picross e (Jupiter) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) Q2 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Amoebattle (Intrinsic Games) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Wario Land II (Nintendo, Game Boy Color) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Labyrinth (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Blast (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Drift 2 (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Columns (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, 3DSWare) 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Vectorman 2 (SEGA Australia, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis) 2012