Nintendo Download: April 18th (North America)

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Nintendo Download

Before we get into the Nintendo Download, I want to share something with you from yesterday’s press release from Nintendo.

You Are Not Dreaming – This is Real: Nintendo fans rejoice: EarthBound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this year.

No, it’s not coming today. But, for the first time in over a decade, we have a chance at playing EarthBound in a viable form – as well as affordable and legal. Here’s hoping that day comes soon.

As for the here and now, we have games coming to the eShop for the 3DS. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 3D and Tetris: Axis are now both available digitally. They will be joined on Sunday with the retail and digital release on LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Some of the other new games on the service include Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper, Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo, and Witch & Hero. DSiWare will also see new releases, which include Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever coming today and Puzzler Brain Games and Puzzler World 2013 (both will also be available as 3DS downloads) coming on April 23rd.

Nintendo Download

Sales are also going on in the eShops. The Guild01 games of Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, and Crimson Shroud will all see discounts through May 30th. Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud will sell for $4.99 each while Aero Porter will be at $2.99. Also on sale is Kirby’s Adventure on the Wii U. The game is available for $.30 as part of the Famicom Anniversary Sale

Speaking of Wii U, look out for the system update coming next week. The update will not only speed up loading times but will add more functions to the system. And coming the following will be the opening of the Wii U’s Virtual Console. Games will be available for similar prices compared to the Wii’s service.

Finally, new DLC is available for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. The new dungeon is called Strongest Trail and is available for purchase now.




April 18, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™

LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins – This prequel to LEGO® City Undercover on Wii U reveals the origin story of Chase McCain, one of the city’s most celebrated crime fighters. Chase McCain is on his first assignment as a police officer, and it’s up to the player to help him clean up LEGO City. By changing into different disguises, Chase has access to unique abilities, such as putting out fires as a firefighter and breaking open doors as a robber. With multiple areas of LEGO City to explore and a boatload of collectibles, the chase has most certainly begun. LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins will be released in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on April 21.

Pokémon News

DLC for PokémonMystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – New Mystery Dungeons are now available for purchase in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity! Those looking for the STRONGEST Mystery Dungeon will find it in Strongest Trail! Don’t forget, Poké Forest is a FREE download until April 30!

Pokédex3D Pro Sale Ends Soon – Fans have until 9 a.m. PT on April 19 to get their hands on the Pokédex 3D Pro application at the special discounted price. Visit the Nintendo eShop today to purchase and download this application for only $9.99.

Nintendo eShop Sale

LIBERATION MAIDENLIBERATION MAIDEN is a full-scale 3D sci-fi shooter created by acclaimed developer SUDA51 from Grasshopper Manufacture, creator of fan-favorites Lollipop Chainsaw, No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned. Set 100 years in the future, LIBERATION MAIDEN puts players in the role of Shoko Ozora, piloting a humanoid robot called Kamui. Purchase the game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.

CRIMSON SHROUD CRIMSON SHROUD was created by game designer Yasumi Matsuno, whose previous works include industry cornerstones such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story and Tactics Ogre. CRIMSON SHROUD reimagines the tabletop RPG and puts the power of the dice in the hands of the player to determine his or her fate. Purchase the game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.

AERO PORTER – Designed by Seaman creator Yoot Saito, AERO PORTER combines puzzle and simulation game play as players sort color-coded luggage onto conveyor belts while avoiding mishaps and delays at an airport. Purchase this game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $2.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.

Dress To Play: Cute Witches! – Create a little witch and design her outfit in the dressing room. When you finish, get ready to set off on an adventure as your character flies away on her broomstick to a peaceful world inhabited by fantasy characters. Purchase Dress to Play: Cute Witches! from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $1.99 until 9 a.m. PT on April 24.


BearShark Season Finale – The newest hit series from Nintendo Video™ wraps up this week with the final episode of BearShark Season 1. In a fitting end, Bear and Shark chase Steve through a nursing home. Don’t miss the fast-paced action, and be sure to watch for a very special announcement.

Also new this week:

Harvest Moon®: The Tale of Two Towns 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Puzzler Brain Games (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Available April 23)
Puzzler® World 2013 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Available April 23)
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Tetris®: Axis (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Witch & Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Puzzler Brain Games (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi – Available April 23)
Puzzler® World 2013 (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi – Available April 23)
Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)

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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,, or

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