Kokuga: From the Creator of Ikaruga
Nintendo Download
The 3DS is getting a lot of love in this week’s Nintendo Download.

The 3DS Virtual Console gets another helping of Game Gear titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($4.99), Sonic Labyrinth ($4.99) and Crystal Warriors ($3.99), as well as Spelunker for the NES ($4.99). Also, if you’re still on the fence on whether or not to get Project X Zone, Namco has thoughtfully provided a new demo for you in the form of the Project X Zone: Ghost Demo. Finally, Ikaruga creator Kiroshi Iuchi’s latest shoot-em-up Kokuga is available on the eShop this week for $14.99.

The Wii U, sadly, hasn’t gotten a whole lot. It got one new Virtual Console in the form of Vegas Stakes for the SNES ($7.99). However, Nintendo is also running a special promotion this week for Club Nintendo members. Purchasing any Virtual Console title on the Wii U will net you 20 extra coins. This unfortunately only applies to the Wii U Virtual Console, leaving the Wii’s Virtual Console out to dry.



June 27, 2013

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

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 – Originally released for the Game Gear console, Sonic is back to put a stop to Dr. Eggman’s mechanical machinations in Sonic The Hedgehog 2. With the help of his best friend Tails, Sonic must rush through winding Zones and battle waves of Badniks in order to save his animal friends.

Spelunker – Wander through miles of uncharted caves in search of the legendary underground pyramid and its vast treasures. But beware of the scalding steam vents, poisonous bats and the avenging spirits of dead spelunkers that lurk in every corner of this massive underground labyrinth.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE – URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE brings innovation to the popular action bike-racer genre and takes it into new dimensions. Download the game from the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS console at a discounted price of $5.59 until 9 a.m. PT on July 4.

Project X Zone: Ghost Demo – For the first time ever, characters from some of the most historic franchises in video game history come together in one epic adventure. Play as more than 50 of your favorite characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA and Capcom, and watch them interact in dream scenarios. Project X Zone is the ultimate strategy RPG that combines the greatest collection of characters ever seen in a video game. Project X Zone: Ghost Demo will be available on July 2.

Club Nintendo Bonus Coin Promotion
This Weekend Only: Earn 20 Coins – Purchase any Virtual Console game from the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U™ console between 12 a.m. PT Friday, June 28, and 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday, June 30, and earn 20 bonus Club Nintendo Coins.

Also new this week:
• Crystal Warriors (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• Sonic Labyrinth (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• Crash City Mayhem (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Available 7/2)
• Kokuga (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove Mini (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Vegas Stakes (Virtual Console on Wii U)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloadnmc5RRe9.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.


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.