Nintendo Download: December 5th, 2013 (North America)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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Nintendo Download: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog

This week’s Nintendo Download offers a handful of retro classics, some with a 3D twist. SEGA fans can enjoy 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast (the latter of which features local multiplayer and a new Random Transformation Mode). The Virtual Console on 3DS gets Donkey Kong 3 this week, while the Wii U Virtual Console gets The Legend of the Mystical Ninja. Last but not least—this week’s Character Sale highlights Donkey Kong. Check out the full Press Release below for more details!


Dec. 5, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
3D Sonic The Hedgehog – 3D Sonic The Hedgehog is the third of eight SEGA 3D Classics making its way to Nintendo 3DS. Enhanced with 3D game play, you will race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world.

3D Altered Beast – 3D Altered Beast is the fourth SEGA 3D Classic to make its way to Nintendo 3DS. Summoned from the dead by Zeus, shape shift into various beasts and fight off hordes of demons to rescue the captured Athena from the clutches of evil. In addition to its new 3D game play, 3D Altered Beast also supports local multiplayer and a new Random Transformation Mode.

Virtual Console™ on Nintendo 3DS
Donkey Kong™ 3 – Classic arcade game Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters.

Virtual Console on Wii U™
The Legend of The Mystical Ninja – In Super NES™ classic The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang must work together to overcome multiple levels and save Princess Yuki. The co-op multiplayer game contains intense worlds filled with side-scrolling levels, colorful graphics, stores for upgrading equipment and a host of mini-games like the Quiz House and Horse Races.

Nintendo eShop Sales
Your favorite gaming friends – on sale now – Donkey Kong headlines the final week of this special offer on select games in the Nintendo eShop. Now through 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 12, get 30 percent off onDonkey KongDonkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3 for Wii U, as well asDonkey KongDonkey Kong Jr. and Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.for Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:
• Brilliant Hamsters! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Hooked on Bass Fishing (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™ / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:

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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