Rayman Legends

Each week, oprainfall offers up the Nintendo Download based on what’s written in an official Press Release on Thursday morning. But, there’s a surprising amount of news missing this week!

First off, I’m going to elaborate on what the Press Release does tell us about. Ladies and gentlemen, the Rayman Legends Challenge App, detailed early on, will be made available today. It may not be the full game, but I suppose this is a way for Rayman fans to have fun on Wii U for a little while. Do keep in mind this app is going to be updated each week with new challenges until the game’s release. Ubisoft just keeps on giving, right? …Yeah.

Rayman Legends Screen 002

Mega Man 4 characters

Mega Man 4 is also coming today. Yesterday, we published an editorial from the talented Josh Speer regarding this game (and how it compares to others in the franchise). Do take a look and tell us how you feel! Tons of the oprainfall Staff are fans of the blue bomber; I’ll bet there will be plenty of us downloading Mega Man 4 soon enough.

And last but not least, there are a few titles mentioned in passing. CRAZY CONSTRUCTION is coming to the 3DS eShop, Color Commando is headed to DSiWare, and SENGOKU is headed to the Wii Shop Channel’s Virtual Console.

That’s all there is to it, this week. Except…

Hey. That big Wii U update is probably/maybe/supposed to be released today. This long-awaited update will improve system stability, load times, and more… but wasn’t mentioned in the Press Release. I suppose one dedicated to it may be coming later today, in which case we’ll have more information from Nintendo that wasn’t already elaborated upon during last week’s Nintendo Direct. I’ll keep my ear to the ground.

And, of course, the day after said update hits (so…tomorrow, I’d imagine), the Wii U Virtual Console will officially launch. For those of you who haven’t heard the news, here’s a look at what we know will appear for the Wii U VC launch line-up:

Balloon Fight
Kirby’s Adventure
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ice Climber
Super Mario World

So, there’s that.

Fire Emblem Awakening Featured 001

The most exciting news for me this week is that the Radiant Hero SpotPass map from Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released today. This, to my understanding, is the final SpotPass map, so I hope everyone with the game enjoys it! I’m kind of sad to see the free content effectively come to an end with this map, but there’s still plenty to experience in terms of DLC (yes, the kind you pay for).

UPDATE: ATV Wild Ride Sale: Here’s something special from Jools Watsham. Seems ATV Wild Ride 3D is being offered at a reduced price! If you haven’t, check out my review of the game.

Nintendo Download


So, there’s your Nintendo Download+ for this week. As mentioned, I may update this post when something official appears regarding the Wii U update and Virtual Console. Here’s the original Press Release:


April 25, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Rayman® Legends Challenges App – The Rayman® LegendsChallenges App allows users to compete against players from around the globe in daily and weekly challenges. Jump in and play challenges on several different maps, including the exclusive Wii U level Murfy’s Dungeon.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™
Mega Man 4 – Originally released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Mega Man 4 provides the same action-based game play the series is known for. In this game, Mega Man has the ability to charge up energy inside his Arm Cannon, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts. Rush, Mega Man’s canine companion, is also back to help battle the robot baddies.

Also new this week:
• CRAZY CONSTRUCTION (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Color Commando (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSiWare™)
• SENGOKU (Virtual Console™ on Wii™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloadq5HcXt9n.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 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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu,http://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds.

Jonathan Higgins
[Former Staff] Jonathan parted ways with Operation Rainfall on June 15th, 2014. You can follow him on Twitter @radicaldefect.