By Jeff Neuenschwander / September 19th, 2013
Please excuse my tardiness with the Nintendo Download. The regular writer of this series had to send his laptop in for repairs. And with the news coming out of TGS and the death of a former Nintendo President, you can see how this would get lost among the shuffle.
But we do have quite a bit of new gaming coming today and through the early parts of next week. We’ll start with the Wii U first, which surprisingly has only one title releasing on the eShop today, Super Mario Bros. ($4.99/$1.00 for HD re-download) for the Virtual Console. However, that’s just because the other games releasing this week will be coming later. These are The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD ($49.99; Sept. 20th) and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure ($59.99; Sept. 24). In addition, there are sales going on for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (50% off until September 22nd) and Chasing Aurora ($4.99 until October 3rd).
Over on the 3DS, we have quite a bit more content. Leading the way is Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi ($34.99), a visual novel courtesy of Aksys Games. The game is also available at retail. Also releasing on the eShop from Aksys is Shifting World ($7.99), a puzzle-platformer that has actually been released in retail form since April 2012. Other new 3DS games are Star Wars Pinball ($6.99), Mahjong 3D – Essentials ($2.99), Rage 0f the Gladiator ($6.99), and AiRace ($4.99). New DSiWare comes by way of the Tales to Enjoy! story series with Three Little Pigs ($1.99/200 Points) and The Ugly Duckling ($1.99/200 Points). Finally, appearing on the Virtual Console is the NES game Solomon’s Key ($4.99), a puzzle game courtesy of Tecmo Koei.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – SEPT. 19, 2013
Sept. 19, 2013
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker HD – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker makes its glorious return on the Wii U console with gorgeous HD graphics and enhanced game features. In this definitive version of the Nintendo GameCube™ classic, players can experience the game in gorgeous 1080p graphics and manage their inventory and view maps on the Wii U GamePad controller. With the new Tingle Bottle feature, players with broadband Internet access can connect with others over Miiverse™. Comments or screen shots posted on Miiverse will wash up on the shores of other players’ games. And if the TV is already in use, no worries – players can play the entire game directly on the Wii U GamePad. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be available at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 20.
Scribblenauts™ Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure – In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of The Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Super power your imagination as you battle the mightiest villains in an exciting, action-filled adventure through Gotham City, Metropolis, Atlantis and other iconic locales from the world of DC Comics. Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure will be available on Sept. 24.
Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Super Mario Bros.™ – It’s the adventure that started it all. Play as Mario™ and Luigi™ as they jump, kick shells and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES™ classic.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
FIFA 14 – FIFA 14 is the most authentic soccer game on Nintendo 3DS with more than 30 licensed leagues, 50 real-world tournaments, 500 authentic clubs and 12,500 players wearing official kits. Play traditional 11 versus 11 matches or free your game in epic 5-v-5 street matches with full-3D effects. Compete as a real-world superstar or re-create yourself in-game. Download FIFA 14 on Sept. 24.
Chasing Aurora – Play against your friends or race against the clock in Chasing Aurora, the aerial action game that lets you fly like a bird. Download Chasing Aurora on Wii U at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 3.
Also new this week:
• Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Sept. 24
• Rage of the Gladiator (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Solomon’s Key™ (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• AiRace Speed (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Mahjong 3D – Essentials (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Shifting World (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Star Wars Pinball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Tales to Enjoy! The Ugly Duckling (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™ / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Tales to Enjoy! Three Little Pigs (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloadrdjk9788.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 or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.
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