By Kyle Emch / December 20th, 2012
Once again, the Wii U is getting owned by the 3DS in this week’s Nintendo Download! First off, we get escapeVecktor for the eShop ($9.99) and new Coin Rush packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2 in the form of the “Mystery Adventures Pack” and the “Impossible Pack” ($2.50 a piece). In addition, we got a slew of retail releases available on the eShop, including Mario Tennis Open, Pilotwings Resort, Pokemon Rumble Blast (euuugh), and the BIT.TRIP Saga! The BIT.TRIP Saga is available for $14.99, Pokemon Rumble Blast is available for $34.99, and the rest are available for $39.99. Finally, the 3DS Virtual Console gets a new entry in the form of Wario Land II for the Game Boy Color ($4.99).
That’s not to say there isn’t any new content for the Wii U. Nintendo has finally released the Nintendo TVii application for the Wii U for free on the Wii U eShop. We also get Vampire Crystals for WiiWare on the Wii Shop Channel (1000 points) along with a demo for it. We also get JEOPARDY! and Wheel of Fortune for the Wii U eShop. That’s certainly something.
Dec. 20, 2012
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Wario Land 2™ – In Wario Land 2, Wario must steal his treasure back from the devious Captain Syrup and the Black Sugar Gang. Scavenge for coins and treasures through multiple levels surrounding Wario’s castle. Multiple paths, bonus games and creative game play await Wario as he goes on a challenging quest to find his stolen treasure.Wario Land 2 was originally released for Game Boy™ Color in 1999 and is now available as a Virtual Console title for the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
escapeVektor™ – Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape. As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. There is a whole world to uncover within the CPU. Hiding away are 150 levels, 27 worlds and four unique abilities to unlock and upgrade. Online leaderboards allow you to compete against your friends. Use wildcards to double your score in each level and boost your ranking.
2 Fast 4 Gnomz – Demo Version – Join Bumb, Berzerk, Speedster and Uncle Time as they run, fly, bounce, glide and break their way through the magical lands of Gnomia to fulfill their mysterious destinies. Help them save the kingdom, find a princess and collect hundreds of precious lost socks. 2 Fast 4 Gnomz features 45 levels and four playable characters.
Nintendo Video™ on Nintendo 3DS
Dinosaur Office: New Year’s Party – Dinosaur Office wraps up 2012 with a special Triassic period New Year’s party. Don’t miss a sneak preview on Nintendo Video starting Dec. 23, and the full episode beginning Christmas Day.
New Downloadable Coin Rush Course Packs
New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 – Feel the rush with two new downloadable Coin Rush course packs. The “Mystery Adventures Pack” and “Impossible Pack” are now available for purchase from the New Super Mario Bros. 2 in-game shop.
Also new this week:
• JEOPARDY!™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U™)
• Wheel of Fortune® (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Mario Tennis™ Open (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Pilotwings Resort™ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Pokémon™ Rumble Blast (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• 3D Game Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• BIT.TRIP SAGA (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• PIX3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Riding Stables 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Anonymous Notes Chapter 3 – From The Abyss (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™ Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Cake Ninja: XMAS (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Castle Conqueror – Heroes 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Vampire Crystals (Wii™ Shop Channel on Wii)
• Vampire Crystals – Demo Version (Wii Shop Channel on Wii)
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadP22sZA59.php.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balance by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii U eShop or the Nintendo 3DS eShop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu,http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds.
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