Nintendo Download: May 16th (North America)

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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We’ve got a good amount of content in this week’s Nintendo Download. For the 3DS, the first of the Guild02 games, THE STARSHIP DAMREY, is available today for $7.99. We’re also getting Swords & Soldiers 3D ($6.99), Bowling Bonanza 3D ($5.99), Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles ($3.99) and California Super Sports on DSiWare ($4.99/500 points). For the Virtual Console, we’re getting Mega Man 5 for the NES ($4.99) and Harvest Moon for the Game Boy Color ($4.99).

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We’ve got some downloadable content for both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate this week. For Fire Emblem: Awakening, the next map in the Future Past map pack is available today for $3, or you can get the whole pack for $6.50. For Monster Hunter, a new set of quests, An Ominous Cry and Gathering of Songbirds, are available this week for free.

Meawhile, on the Wii U, the digital versions of Resident Evil Revelations and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes are also available this week. There’s also a sale for BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien going until May 30th, which has the game available for 25% off its usual price.

Finally, the Wii U Virtual Console gets a few new additions in the forms of Super Mario Bros. 2 ($4.99), Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts ($7.99), and Super Metroid, which is currently on sale for $0.30 as part of the Famicom 30th anniversary. In addition, you can get the Wii U version of Super Mario Bros. 2 for half off from now until May 23rd at 9 AM if you buy the Wii U version of Super Mario World. THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 is also available on the Wii’s Virtual Console (900 points).




NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – MAY 16, 2013May 16, 2013This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:Virtual Console™ on Wii U™ Sale
Save 50 Percent on Super Mario Bros.™ 2 for Wii U – We’re celebrating spring with a sale on classic favorites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros. 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console™ version of Super Mario World™ from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 23.Virtual Console on Wii U – New Releases
Super Metroid – Super Metroid was originally released in 1994 for the Super NES™ system and features beautiful graphics, a huge assortment of enemies and various worlds to explore. Considered one of the best video games of all time by critics and fans alike, the side-view action game introduces a host of powerful weapons and items to the Metroid™ series. Super Metroid is the fifth game released on the Virtual Console for Wii U to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. For a limited time, the game will be available for only 30 cents.Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – The third game in the legendary Ghosts ‘n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts follows Arthur in a challenging quest to rescue the princess. Players take control of Arthur in a classic side-scrolling adventure to defeat the creatures of the night and save the day once more.

Super Mario Bros. 2 – Mario™, Luigi™, Princess Toadstool and Toad™ embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven fantastical worlds. Each character has a unique set of abilities: Luigi can jump higher and farther than any of the other characters, Toad can dig extremely fast and pull items out of the ground quicker than anyone and the princess is the only one who can jump and hover temporarily.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ – New Release
LEGO® Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Batman and Robin team up with some truly super friends in this action-packed sequel. Experience one of the best-selling games of 2012 with new and enhanced game play using the Wii U GamePad controller. With help from other famous DC Super Heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, the Dynamic Duo are in for a fight to put the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker behind bars and save Gotham City. LEGO® Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will release on May 21.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U Sale
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien –Runner2 is an action-packed, auto-running platformer with five exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and five death-defying boss battles. BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alienwill be on sale for 25 percent off until May 30.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ – New Release
Swords & Soldiers 3D – Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way! Swords & Soldiers is a 3D side-scrolling, real-time strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities.

Also new this week:
• Resident Evil® Revelations (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Mega Man™ 5 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
 Harvest Moon® (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• THE STARSHIP DAMREY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Bowling Bonanza 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• California Super Sports (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™)
• THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99 (Virtual Console on Wii™)

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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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