Nintendo Download: December 26th (North America)

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

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UPDATE: While it was initially reported that Pokemon Bank would be coming on December 27th, a recent announcement from Nintendo has changed that. Due to large traffic volumes on the eShop as new 3DS and Wii U users set up Nintendo Network IDs, the Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter will be delayed until further notice.

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It’s the last Nintendo Download of the year. On the Wii U, we finish off the Year of Luigi with Dr. Luigi for $14.99, which will be available on December 31st. There’s also Super Punch Out!! for the SNES ($7.99) for the Virtual Console and a special Wii Sports Club promotion. From 12:01 AM PST on December 31st to 11:59 AM PST on January 1st, all three available Wii Sports Club games will be free for everybody to play. This includes Bowling, Golf and Tennis.

Meanwhile, the 3DS gets EDGE by Two Tribes today and the long-awaited Pokemon Bank. This app has a $4.99 yearly subscription fee, but if you download it between that day until the end of January, you’ll get to try it out for a full month. In addition, the 3DS Virtual Console gets Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color ($4.99).

Finally, there are a lot of promotions happening on both the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Ubisoft is having a 30% discount on select titles, including Assassin’s Creed III and ZombiU. Meanwhile, the Atlus has discounts on several of its games, including Shin Megami Tensei IV ($29.99), Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked ($19.99), Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hackers ($19.99), Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan ($19.99), Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl ($29.99), and Code of Princess ($19.99) until January 6th.

Keep in mind that the Nintendo eShops are still having difficulties at the time of this writing. Hopefully, they’ll be back up soon.

Press Release will be added shortly.

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  • I’m telling you all right now. Pokemon Bank will not make the scheduled release tomorrow. If it does, (not only will I be thoroughly impressed, but) the servers are going to be so undeniably plagued that you might not even be able to download it/access the eShop/etc. I’d advise everyone eagerly awaiting this to chill on it just a little while longer.

    • RagunaXL

      yeah, I agree. I’ve been checking often. between the holiday newcomers and now pokemon bank it’s not going to be accessible soon. good thing they didn’t really add any great games.

  • handsomejack47

    Heads up: the eShop is STILL having problems, so it will be a bit of a pain getting on in the first place.

  • Carlos Mendoza

    well i hope the fix and they need to take their time or we would face a disaster. clearly nintendo did not anticipate a lot of new wii u and 3ds owners that they over capacitated the servers, the may have anticipated a few wii u and 3ds but i guess they had a great x-mas.

  • James Best

    No Pokemon Bank. Bummer.

  • Skie Dragoon

    Nice! Wii Sports Club for Free for a limited time, i wanted to try it out see how different it is from the original 😛 sucks to hear about Pokemon Bank though…..