Nintendo Download: May 2nd (North America)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

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[UPDATE: New DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC is available today. The Summer Scramble map, which features a few Fire Emblem: Awakening characters in a bikini (namely Tharja) is available for $3. You can also get it as part of the Scramble Pack for $6.50.]

There’s not a whole lot going on in this week’s Nintendo Download. Today, the Wii U gets two more Virtual Console titles in the form of Pac Man for the NES ($4.99) and Mega Man for the NES ($4.99). In addition, we’re also getting Tank! Tank! Tank! and Kung Fu Rabbit ($TBD). Meanwhile, the 3DS gets Balloon Fight for the NES ($4.99) on its Virtual Console, BearShark ($3.99), Gummy Bears Magical Medalion ($5.99), My Riding Stables – Jumping for the Team ($29.99) for the eShop and Armageddon Operation Dragon ($4.99/500 Points) for DSiWare.

While there isn’t much in the way of new games, the eShops are getting a number of discounts until May 9th. Nintendo is slashing its prices on games like 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure to $4.99, Dillon’s Rolling Western to $6.99, Pushmo to $4.99, Fluidity: Spin Cycle to $7.99, and Tokyo Crash Mobs to $4.99. Shin’en is also slashing its prices by 30% on its titles for both the Wii U and the 3DS eShops, including Art of Balance TOUCH!, Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!, Nano Assault Neo and Nano Assault EX. Meanwhile, Zen Pinbal is having a sale on several of its pinball tables. To celebrate the upcoming Iron Man 3, all Marvel-themed pinball tables will be available for 50% off in Zen Pinball 2 as well as Marvel Pinball 3D. This offer lasts until 9 AM PST May 9th.

Finally, Code of Princess will get a price reduction to $29.99 on the eShop. It’s currently unclear if this is another sale or if this will be a permanent price drop on the eShop. Either way, now would be a good time to pick this game up if you’ve ever been interested.



May 2, 2013

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
PAC-MAN® – Control iconic character Pac-Man as you navigate through mazes, eating Pac-Dots and simultaneously avoiding devious ghosts. Warp from one edge of the maze to the other using tunnels, or eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables and make the ghosts vulnerable. Earn extra points to achieve the high score and see how far you can get before losing all your lives.
MEGA MAN – Join the blue bomber in his first ever adventure as he battles the evil Dr. Wily and his robotic henchmen. Mega Man is a super robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Light. When another scientist by the name of Dr. Wily goes rogue with an army of six of his own devious Robot Masters, it’s up to Mega Man to put a stop to his nefarious plot by traversing a series of stages rife with enemies, traps and perilous platform challenges. Mega Man was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System™ in 1987.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
BearShark – BearShark, the hit animated 3D series exclusively on Nintendo Video™, has inspired a game. Play as Steve, last of his bloodline, as you run, jump and swim for your life from the top predators of land and sea.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™
Balloon Fight – Don’t be fooled by the simple premise of Balloon Fight: Underneath the game’s cute exterior you’ll find a surprisingly challenging game with strategy to spare. After mastering the easy-to-learn controls, you will have to get a grip on the game’s impressively realistic physics and ever-increasing enemies and environmental hazards like lightning and water.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo Games – For a limited time, Pushmo™, 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure™, Dillon’s Rolling Western™, Fluidity: Spin Cycle and Tokyo Crash Mobs™ are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The sale ends May 9 at 9 a.m. PT.
Games by Shin’en – For a limited time, Art of Balance TOUCH!Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!Nano Assault Neo and Nano Assault EX are 30 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The offer ends May 9.
Zen Pinball 2 – Zen Pinball 2 is your home for nonstop pinball action. Featuring an exciting lineup of pinball tables, including Marvel Pinball™ and Plants vs. Zombies™ pinball, as well as a collection of original designs, there is a table for everyone. For a limited time, allMarvel Pinball tables are 50 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Download Zen Pinball 2 for free by 9 a.m. PT on May 9 to get all Marvel Pinball tables at the discounted price.
Marvel Pinball 3D – Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate super hero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel Universe. Zen Studios is celebrating the theatrical release of Iron Man 3 with a Marvel Pinball 3D sale. For a limited time get the game for 50 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS until 9 a.m. PT on May 9.
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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.
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