By Jonathan Higgins / January 30th, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download should give fans of the Virtual Console in North America (at least) one reason to be excited. Super Mario Bros. 3 may still be listed as TBD, and North America may be trailing behind Europe a little bit on this one, but The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console today. (Have you checked out my review for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds?) The original Mario Bros. also arrives today on the 3DS Virtual Console.
One more thing worth highlighting beyond Castle Clout 3D, Wii Fit U and Ohno Odyssey is that a “Super Indie Sale” will be in effect from today (January 30) ’til February 13. You can purchase games like Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, Toki Tori 2+ and BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien at 60% off after purchasing one of those at full price. Again, that’s buy one game at full price, potentially get five others at 60% off. Not bad…not bad at all.
You can check out the full press release below.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – JAN. 30, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ – Considered one of the greatest video games ever made, the Super NES™ classic follows hero Link™ as he searches for Princess Zelda™ in twisting mazes, dark dungeons, mysterious palaces and shadowy forests. Traversing both Light and Dark Worlds, he must navigate eight dark dungeons, fighting evil enemies and huge bosses.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™
Mario Bros.™ – Mario Bros. is the first game to feature Mario™ and Luigi™ together. Help the two brothers clear stages by collecting coins and avoiding enemies in this action classic.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Castle Clout 3D – Crush and destroy enemies with your powerful trebuchet in this vivid 3D version of the popular Castle Clout game. Choose your ammo and angle of attack to crash castles across five continents, then design custom levels and challenge your friends in multiplayer mode.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Wii Fit™ U – With Wii Fit U, you can create fitness routines, review progress and compare with friends in online Gym Communities and Miiverse™. Get active with more than 70 fun activities, from new ones using the Wii U GamePad controller to Wii Fit favorites. Jan. 31 is the last day for Wii U owners who also have a Wii Balance Board™ to take advantage of Nintendo’s free trial offer of Wii Fit U. After that the download costs $29.99. You can also purchase the game with an included Fit Meter in stores at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Super Indie Sale – Own or purchase one of five participating games at regular price to get 60 percent off all other participating games! Participating games include: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition,Toki Tori 2+ or BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. This offer is valid from 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 30 until 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 13.
Ohno Odyssey – Ohno Odyssey is a physics-based, action-puzzle game that challenges players to guide stranded aliens through gravity-defying stages as they roll on rails, and jump over and smash through obstacles. Starting today, download Ohno Odyssey from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.
Also new this week:
- ARC STYLE: Solitaire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/download5d8a0w2B.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 that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances 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 loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
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 www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.
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