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:
• Arc Style: Soccer!! 3D (3DSWare, $7)
Game Description: Enjoy fast-paced matches with the simple controls of this casual soccer game. You can customize your teams’ names and uniforms, or even use a photo of your own face.
• Renegade Kid’s Mutant Mudds Demo (3DSWare, Free)
• World Premiere “Skyscrapers” by OK Go (available for free at 9AM PST)
Description: OK Go hit Nintendo Video once again this week with their latest display of 3D mastery. Don’t miss the world premiere of the band’s newest video “Skyscrapers” on Nintendo Video! Here’s the colorful music video:
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• 90’s Pool (200 DSi Points / $2)
Description: Chalk up a victory with classic 90’s Pool, a fun and realistic pool simulator which will keep you playing for hours! Compete against a human opponent or the computer, or play on your own in a campaign containing 20 different trick shot missions.
• 2 Fast 4 Gnomz Demo (Free)
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (3DS Virtual Console / Sega Game Gear, £4.50 / €5)
Game Description: Sonic and Tails are back with three times the fun and three times the trouble! Dr. Robotnik is building the ultimate super-weapon with the help of Knuckles, but you can stop him by getting the Chaos Emeralds first. Rip across snow and water on Sonic’s new jet skateboard or zip underwater in Tails’ “Sea Fox”. But look out – Nack the Weasel is after the Emeralds, too!
• Shinobi (3DS Virtual Console / Sega Game Gear, £3.60 / €4)
Game Description: Shinobi. It’s Japanese for stealth, the perfect description of a Master Ninja. And that’s exactly what you are! Armed with throwing stars and finely-honed battle skills, you must defeat the Ring of Five. Fight your way past mercenaries and karate thugs. Take out the meanest martial artists and rescue hostages. But these dangers pale in comparison to your ultimate challenge: A fight to the death against five evil Ninja Assassins whose mastery of the deadly ancient arts may well surpass your own!
• Dragon Crystal (3DS Virtual Console / Sega Game Gear, £2.70 / €3)
Game Description: In Dragon Crystal you must fight countless battles with frightful creatures, as you search for the way out of a bizarre world of labyrinths.
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Hints Hunter (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)
• Mega Man 5 (Wii Virtual Console / NES, 500 Wii Points)
Description: Proto Man – once the trusted brother of Mega Man – has mysteriously gone berserk, kidnapping Dr Light and forcing Mega Man to go on the offensive. Assisted by his new sidekick Beat, a robotic bird, and his faithful robo-dog Rush, Mega Man must battle through eight thrilling levels and defeat the Robot Masters lurking within. Defy gravity in Gravity Man’s stage, chip away the defences in Stone Man’s stage, and catch some surf in Wave Man’s stage, before the final showdown!
Upcoming Releases In April:
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle (Nintendo) April 5, 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Super Street Fighter 2 with added Online Multiplayer! (CAPCOM, Sega Mega Drive) April 12, 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dr Mario (Nintendo America, Game Boy) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo America, Game Boy) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo America, 3DSWare) April 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Metal Slug 3 (D4 Entertainment, NEO-GEO) April 2012
• WiiWare – La-Mulana (Nicalis) April 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Cave Story (Nicalis Europe) 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
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Unchained Blades (XSEED America, 3DSWare) 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Vectorman 2 (SEGA Australia, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis) 2012