Nintendo Download: January 3rd (North America)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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Nintendo Download

Happy 2013, everybody! What better way to celebrate the new year than with some new games in this week’s Nintendo Download. Sadly, there’s not a whole lot to be found this week; all the new additions are for the 3DS eShop only. But what it lacks in quantity, it certainly makes up for in quality.

First off, we finally get Unchained Blades for the North American eShop this week for $29.99. Not only that, but we also get the digital version of Code of Princess ($39.99) this week. We also get Gunman Clive ($1.99), Air Battle Hockey 3D ($4.99), Galaxy Saver ($1.99/200 points) and Snowboard Xtreme ($1.99).

As for the Wii U, we actually lose something this week. SimCity for the SNES has been delisted as of this writing. Whether it will be made available once again is currently unknown. Considering Nintendo’s current treatment of the service, that’s pretty wishful thinking.

PRESS RELEASE

Jan. 3, 2013

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Unchained Blades – Fang must traverse dangerous living temples known as Titans in order to meet his maker once again and exact his revenge on the great Goddess Clunea. But he cannot do it alone. Journey through grid-based dungeons in first-person view with your seven allies in classic turn-based combat, all while fighting more than 180 varieties of monsters that you can convince to fight alongside you in battle.

Code of Princess™ – Blending fighting game play with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat ’em ups and the character development of an RPG, Code of Princess provides hard-core gamers with a new twist on some of their favorite game types. Up to four players can take on challenges cooperatively or battle against one another in competitive play either locally or online. Code of Princessis also available at retail stores. (Additional systems and software required for multiplayer games; sold separately.  Wireless broadband Internet access required for online features.  For more info, go tosupport.nintendo.com)

Gunman Clive – In the year of 18XX, the west is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits has kidnapped Mayor Johnson’s daughter and is spreading havoc across the land. Only Gunman Clive can bring order to the west and save the girl. Gunman Clive is an old-school side-scrolling platform game set in the Old West with 3D graphics and a unique art style. Jump and shoot your way across diverse and challenging levels while fighting massive bosses.

Nintendo Video™ on Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Video Best of 2012 – Nintendo Video is bringing you the very best comedy and music videos from 2012. Don’t miss special re-airings of your favorite 3D videos.

Also new this week:
• Air Battle Hockey 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Galaxy Saver (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™ Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Snowboard Xtreme (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadZ91vCid8.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/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds.

About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.




  • Unchained Blades looks pretty good.  Too bad it’s coming out so close to Fire Emblem: Awakening.

    • Not too close for me though, figure I’ll have it trounced before then.  However that doesn’t say anything for my horrible back log!

  • I’m excited to see non Nintendo Digitals coming to the eShop.  Now if we can see the promised “retailers can sell digital codes at a price point of their choosing” concept that had the news all lit up last year happen.

  • ScienceNonfiction

    I heard that in the 3DS version of Unchained Blades “B” is confirm and “A” is cancel (which definitely has something to do with the game coming out on PSP 6 months ago). That’s gonna be really annoying when I first start the game! But oh well, guess I’ll adjust to it in time.

    Isn’t it weird how we get used to certain things like that? I mean, when I’m playing a Nintendo system my brain automatically registers that the button on the right (“A”) is confirm and the bottom button (“B”) is cancel. But stick a PlayStation controller/system in my hands and I just instinctively recognize the bottom button (“X”) as confirm and the right button (“O”) as cancel. It’s almost, like, subconscious!