Nintendo Download: December 12th (North America)

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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The 3DS is getting a good selection of content in this week’s Nintendo Download. First off, the Virtual Console will be not only be getting Double Dragon for the NES ($4.99), but two new 3D Classics from SEGA will be available. Both 3D Ecco the Dolphin and 3D Galaxy Force II will be available on the 3DS eShop for $5.99 a piece. Also, demos for Nano Assault EX and the upcoming AeternoBlade will be available this week, with Nano Assault EX also getting its price reduced to $9.99.

Meanwhile, the Wii U doesn’t have as much content once again. While the Wii U’s Virtual Console will also be getting Double Dragon for the same price, it will also be getting RUSH, the last Two Tribes game from their back catalog to be ported to the Wii U. It’ll be available on the eShop for $1.99 this week, a special 50% discount just for its launch.

Finally, don’t forget that the latest Nintendo update not only brings Miiverse to the 3DS, but it also merges the eShop wallets for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you have any leftover currency in any of those wallets, now is a good time to merge them together. It’s like having a unified account system, except not really.



Dec. 12, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
RUSH – RUSH is the third and last of the Two Tribes classics to arrive in the Nintendo eShop. RUSH is a three-dimensional puzzle game played entirely on the Wii U GamePad controller. Players guide cubes to color-coded exit points with the stylus by placing Conveyor belts, Warps, Stops Signs, Splits and many other helpful tools.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Double Dragon – A group calling themselves the Black Warriors has kidnapped Billy Lee’s girlfriend, Marian. Help Billy Lee fight through city streets, buildings, jungles and temples in a quest to find his girl.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
3D Ecco the Dolphin – 3D Ecco the Dolphin is the fifth of eight SEGA 3D Classics making their way to Nintendo 3DS. After a mysterious storm sweeps your family from the seas, it’s up to you to find them and uncover the mystery behind the forces that took them. Save the seas and your family in Ecco the Dolphin and experience the game’s new 3D presentation.

3D Galaxy Force II – 3D Galaxy Force II is the sixth of eight SEGA 3D Classics making their way to Nintendo 3DS. Re-mastered in 3D,Galaxy Force II features drastically improved visuals and a new Arcade Cabinet mode.

Nintendo 3DS System Update
Miiverse and Nintendo Network IDs Come to Nintendo 3DS – A Nintendo 3DS system update released earlier this week adds Miiverse support and the ability to register a Nintendo Network ID. Users can now use the same Nintendo Network ID across the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems to combine Nintendo eShop balances and Wish Lists. For more information, visit

Also new this week:
• Nano Assault EX – Demo Version and Reduced Price (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• AeternoBlade – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Double Dragon (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• Jump Trials Supreme (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Life with Horses 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Orion’s Odyssey (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.

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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