By Jonathan Higgins / May 1st, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download highlights two games coming to 3DS tomorrow, May 2nd. The first is Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and the second is Mario Golf: World Tour. Methinks the two cater to different kinds of crowds, but I’d be curious if there were fans out there ready and waiting for both! It’s also the beginning of “Mega May”. Every Thursday this month, Capcom will be bringing a classic Mega Man game to the Virtual Console on 3DS. First out of the gate: Mega Man Xtreme. The Virtual Console on Wii U gets Mach Rider. The last bit of news I’ll mention is especially relevant to niche RPG fans: Shin Megami Tensei IV will be $29.99 on the Nintendo eShop from May 5th until May 12th. As usual, to see all the games available on the respective eShops and at retail this week, take a look at the Press Release below.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Kirby: Triple Deluxe – Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles and huge chunks of the environment with Kirby’s Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy their abilities like Archer, Circus and Bell. It’s a grand new Kirby adventure, plus a new multiplayer battle mode: Kirby Fighters! Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available on May 2. Click here to check out the trailer for the game.
Mario Golf: World Tour – Go clubbing around the world with Mario! Tee off as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom or Mii character while challenging players online. Shoot into Warp Pipes and dodge Piranha Plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas or take a shot at the nature-themed courses. Mario Golf: World Tour will be available on May 2. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man™ Xtreme – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Today’s release: Mega Man Xtreme. This spinoff to the Mega Man X games was originally released on Game Boy Color. In the action-packed platformer, Mega Man X must join forces with Middy, a genius hacker, and his partner Zero to restore peace. Help them defeat strong robotic enemies, obtain new abilities and clean up crime!
Virtual Console on Wii U
Mach Rider™ – It’s the year 2112. Earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle the invaders as you race from sector to sector on your motorcycle, dodging obstacles and searching for survivors. For a different challenge, you can even create your own course in Design Mode, using the various twists, turns and straightaways the game has to offer.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Stick it to the Man™ – Meet Ray: He lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers to change the world around him by folding, tearing and pulling off stickers! And if that weren’t enough, Ray can also read people’s minds using the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to check out a trailer for Stick it to the Man.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Tappingo – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 15, get fun puzzle game Tappingo for 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Shin Megami Tensei®IV – For a limited time, well-received RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV is $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on May 5 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 12.
Also new this week:
• Abyss (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Azada (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• PICROSS e4 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Starting today, the price ofBird Mania Christmas 3D is being reduced from $1.99 to $0.99.
• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – On May 5, the price ofTom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99.
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 eShop 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 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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