Nintendo Download: Kid Icarus

Nintendo Download: Kid Icarus

This week’s Nintendo Download doesn’t feature any surprise twists like the last one. Still, I’ll bet there are a good handful of games some people will enjoy this week. Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in just a few hours is Kid Icarus ($4.99). Also worth noting: the arrival of Picross e2 ($5.99) and Chain Blaster ($6.99). People are no doubt familiar with Kid Icarus and Picross e2, but… here’s a look at Chain Blaster, if this is the first you’ve heard of it:

What else is coming this week? There’s Angler’s Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D ($29.95) and Cute Witch Runner ($1.99, or 200 Points). So there’s that. August is just around the corner. Next week, you’ll probably see Pikmin 3 featured in the Nintendo Download, and after that, Nintendo fans can look forward to things like Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and DuckTales Remastered. There’s plenty of good stuff coming! What are you looking forward to?


July 25, 2013

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

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
Kid Icarus – Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow, in this NES™ classic. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below, secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians and face Medusa in the final battle. Are you the stuff of legends? Restore peace to Angel Land and prove your worth.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Chain Blaster – With the world on the brink of destruction, take control of an anti-virus ship and go head to head with wave after wave of enemy ships in a fierce battle to save the world. Fight off the virus ships by firing Chain Blaster shots to set in motion a combo of explosions. The demo and full versions of Chain Blaster are now available.

Also new this week:
• Angler’s Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing™ 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• PICROSS e2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Cute Witch! Runner (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSiWare™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:

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