By Jeff Neuenschwander / May 29th, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen… START… YOUR… KARTING!!!
Yes, it’s almost here. Mario Kart 8 will be releasing worldwide tomorrow. From the early impressions, there’s a lot of good stuff to look forward to. Also coming to the Wii U this week is KLONOA: Empire of Dreams. This is a re-release of the original GBA game. The Wii U eShop will also get releases of two indie games in Ittle Dew and Gravity Badgers.
Over on the 3DS, Mega Man Xtreme 2 releases for the Virtual Console, marking the end of Mega May for Nintendo. But it doesn’t end here as we have plenty of Mega Man reviews to go through before the end of the month, including today. In addition, Nintendo has announced a new line of eShop cards that feature AR interactivity. With it, you can take photos of Mario and other Mushroom Kingdom favorites.
Check out the full list of games, as well as the Pushmo and Crashmo sale and LEGO The Hobbit price reduction, below. You can also check out images of the latest releases as well.
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – MAY 29, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Mario Kart 8 – Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV (broadband Internet access required for online features). Mario Kart 8 will be available on May 30. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
Ittle Dew – Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Experience devious puzzles, timeless game play and lots of exploration in this puzzling adventure game. Click here to check out a trailer for Ittle Dew.
Virtual Console on Wii U
KLONOA: Empire of Dreams – Emperor Jillius has banned dreaming, and finds Klonoa guilty of breaking the law. To win back his freedom, Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, must journey across the empire to defeat four nightmarish monsters. Platform your way through 40 stages filled with puzzles, useful items and bad guys in a fight to restore dreams.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man™ Xtreme 2 – 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. The final Mega May release is Mega Man Xtreme 2, which originally launched on the Game Boy Color system in 2001. Join Mega Man X and Zero as they solve a mysterious case involving Reploids being turned into empty shells. As the investigation leads deeper into a research facility, the two partners will discover that all souls are up for grabs. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
New Nintendo eShop Cards
$10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/photoswithmario.
Get a free download code for a select Wii U game from Club Nintendo when you register Mario Kart 8 – Register Mario Kart 8 between May 30 at 12 a.m. ET and July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT to get a free download code for one of the following Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. For full promotion details, visit http://club2.nintendo.com/mario-kart8-promo.
Nintendo eShop Sale
Get up to 33 percent off Pushmo and Crashmo – See where it all started before the Pushmo Worldgame comes out for the Wii U console. From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT to June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS is offering the first two games, Pushmo and Crashmo, at up to 33 percent off their regular prices. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.
Also new this week:
- LEGO® The Hobbit™ – LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or 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 the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, 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, Nintendo 2DS 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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