Nintendo Download

There’s a nice amount of content available in this week’s Nintendo Download. The Wii U receives the demo for Resident Evil Revelations and two Virtual Console titles in the form of Xevious ($4.99) and Solomon’s Key ($4.99), both for the NES. There’s also a sale for Chasing Aurora going on this week. From now until May 16th, you can get this game for $7.49, which is 50% off of its normal price.

Meanwhile, the 3DS gets Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move ($9.99), SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition ($2.99) and Publisher Dream for DSiWare ($1.99/200 points). In addition, a new map for Fire Emblem: Awakening will be available today. The Hot-Spring Scramble is the last part of the Scramble Pack, which features the characters going to a hot-spring. This map will cost you $3.00. As always, you can get the full map pack for $6.50, which includes Harvest Scramble and Summer Scramble.



May 9, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – Test your puzzle-solving skills in this spinoff of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong™ series. Use tiles to create the best path through each level. The main game contains more than 180 levels, spread across four different puzzle modes. Although each mode has a slightly different style of play, they all share the same goal: Get the Minis to the star.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Resident Evil® Revelations – Demo Version – Resident Evil®Revelations returns, complete with HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. Additional content includes a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode, integration with and improvements to Raid Mode. The demo will be available on May 14.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Xevious – Control the Solvalou Fighter plane and destroy the Xevious forces in this classic arcade shooter. Fire the Zapper missiles against air-based enemies, and drop the Blaster bombs down upon ground-based targets to earn bonus points and beat the high score.

Solomon’s Key – As Dana, a skilled and talented hero, you must strategically maneuver through more than 40 stages using mysterious block-creation skills and other magical powers. Free the captive Fairy in each stage by finding the Bell, and escape by grabbing the Magic Key.

Nintendo eShop Sale
50 Percent Off Chasing Aurora – Chasing Aurora is an indie multiplayer game that lets players control birds flying through challenging arenas. Now through May 16, get Chasing Aurora for 50 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Also new this week:
• SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Publisher Dream (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™)

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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.

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Kyle Emch
Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.