This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty brings the original classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee game to the Wii U console with a fully ground-up remake, featuring amazing next-gen visuals, reworked game play and new audio and music. Can you save the hapless Mudokons as Abe attempts to escape the meat factory and ultimately learn the true nature of his fate? The future of Oddworld relies on you!
Virtual Console on Wii U
Big Brain Academy – This Nintendo DS staple brings entertainment that anyone young or young-at-heart can enjoy. It’s the perfect way to challenge and stimulate your mind. Test your mental acuity in a five-category quiz: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification.
Kuru Kuru Kururin – Oh no! Kururin’s brothers and sisters are lost across 10 different worlds! In a special helicopter, the Helirin, navigate through mazes as quickly as you can while avoiding obstacles such as walls, pistons and cannons. You can also customize your Helirin by using items acquired in Adventure mode.
Polarium Advance – In this Game Boy Advance puzzler, create horizontal rows of the same color to clear the board. Challenge yourself to 365 puzzles, with many modes that will test your mind.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Rock ‘N Racing Off Road (Wii U), Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
The Legend of Legacy (Nintendo 3DS), Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Save up to 50 percent on select Wii U games including Teslagrad, Chariot and more in Nintendo eShop during the “Nindies Love You” sale! This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.
Nano Assault NEO is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Avoider, Color Bombs and more games from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
Shadow Puppeteer is 10 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $13.49) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 12 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.
Girls Like Robots is over 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Feb. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Angry Bunnies, Color Zen and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 14.
Brunch Panic and Sweet Memories – Blackjack are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
Petit Novel series – Harvest December is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $11.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.
Also new this week:
Word Puzzles by POWGI (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
Cutie Clash (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Cutie Pets Go Fishing (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Outside the Realm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Vector Assault – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Petit Novel Series: Harvest December – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
11th February 2016 – Packed with even more content than its predecessor, Hyrule Warriors: Legends will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on March 24th. After Hyrule Warriors took Wii U by storm, those large-scale battles can now be taken on the go, complete with the new ability to command and switch seamlessly between up to four characters on the battlefield, play as five new characters, and enjoy two new and exclusive storylines.
Experience a sprawling story across The Legend of Zelda timeline in Legend Mode, which sees players take on hordes of enemies as they relive classic Zelda games reimagined in the style of Koei Tecmo’s long-running “Warriors” series. When a sorceress by the name of Cia rips time and space apart, Link must team up with Impa, Sheik, and The White Sorceress Lana to save Hyrule in battles inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Players will have to strategically switch between up to four characters as the tides of battle command.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends also comes with two new exclusive stories: a four-chapter epilogue based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and a five-chapter story based on series newcomer Linkle, a dual-crossbow-wielding Cucco farmer who believes her heirloom compass means that she’s destined for greater things. Linkle isn’t the only new addition to the series, as Toon Link, Tetra and King Daphnes from The Wind Waker, and the mischievous Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask also make their debut. As a special bonus for fans of the original Wii U game, all new copies of Hyrule Warriors: Legends will come with a code that allows players to download these new characters to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U*.
Another addition comes in the form of My Fairy Mode. This time around, when players explore Adventure Mode there are fairies to be found, each of whom can be levelled up to bestow additional benefits in battle across all modes. By feeding them and dressing them in new costumes, players can increase their trust, change their personality traits, or strengthen their Fairy Magic. They can even be rented to friends through Local Play, allowing them to take advantage of their skills for up to 24 hours.
No matter which Nintendo 3DS family system Hyrule Warriors: Legends is played on, there is plenty of action for both new and returning players. Those who play the game on a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL system can enjoy an enhanced experience made possible by the additional horsepower and features of those systems, such as the ability to control the camera via the C Stick.
New Nintendo 3DS owners - as well as those with access to the NFC Reader/Writer accessory for other Nintendo 3DS family systems - will also be able to use amiibo based on The Legend of Zelda characters to generate more powerful versions of previously-unlocked weapons for their respective characters. This includes the new Wolf Link amiibo that will release alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which will bestow these more powerful weapons onto Midna or Twili Midna.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends will also release as a Limited Edition, featuring a copy of the game and a compass watch replica of Linkle’s family heirloom compass. Last but not least, March 24th will also see the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition** across Europe. With ten The Legend of Zelda games available for Nintendo 3DS family systems via Nintendo eShop***, it’s the perfect time for Zelda fans to join the ranks of Nintendo 3DS owners and enjoy key titles in the series’ rich history on a single handheld system.
Charge into battle wherever you go with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS family systems when it launches across Europe on 24th March.
- Downloading the demon will cost you 10% less when buying via eShop
- Offer valid until 3/10. Game launches on 2/26.
Time for me to call it a night, boys and girls. I'm feeling pretty tired tonight. Lots of stuff going on here, both with and outside of work. Nothing bad, just busy! Getting some rest should help to keep me from losing my mind with all that's going on! See you in a few, short hours.
Nintendo has a major hit on their hands with Splatoon. While the Wii U install base may not be all that big, the owners out there are more than willing to eat up what Nintendo is putting out. That seems especially true for new IP, with Splatoon becoming a great success. Nearly half of all Wii U owners have picked up the game! That shows that Nintendo fans really have some trust in the Big N when they put out something completely new.
Splatoon seemed like it had everything working against it. The title has a very Japanese-centric style, which can be hard for Western audiences to accept. The focus of the game is online multiplayer, an area where Nintendo isn't really proven at all. While there was single player content, it's very clear that this game is meant to be played online. On top of all that, it's a shooter that manages to be friendly and colorful, all while the traditional route in this genre is dark and bloody.
Even with the odds stacked against it, Nintendo managed to create a big hit. The sales continue to grow around the world and it's very obvious that a large fanbase has been created. The best part is seeing that Nintendo is just as appreciative of fans supporting the game as fans are of the game itself. I mean, we just saw one of the game's devs break down and cry on stage because he was so happy for the fan support! What an absolutely beautiful thing to see. It shows just how much heart the younger devs at Nintendo have.
I think we all know what's coming next. Splatoon has been a big hit, so it's silly not to believe that a sequel will come out at some point. We don't know what platform or when, but you can bet that Splatoon 2 is going to happen. The question is, just what will it be? You'd have to imagine that online multiplayer is going to be a focus once again, but what else should be in there? Do we need more online multiplayer modes? Should there be an expanded single player game? Should it take the base idea in a completely new direction? What do you want for the inevitable Splatoon 2? Leave a comment and let us know!
1. Final Fantasy Explorers
2. Mario Kart 7
3. Super Mario Bros. 3
4. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
6. Super Mario 3D Land
7. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
8. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
9. Smash Controller
10. Shovel Knight
11. Super Mario Bros.
12. The Legend of Zelda
13. Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
15. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
16. Pokemon Omega Ruby
18. Pokemon Trading Card Game
19. Fantasy Life
20. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
1. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Launch Trailer
2. Pokemon Picross – Turn Puzzles into Portraits
3. Final Fantasy Explorers Trailer
4. Fire Emblem Fates: Downloadable Content
5. Yo-kai Watch Launch Trailer
6. Yo-kai Watch Episode 1
7. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
8. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Trailer
9. Project X Zone 2 Trailer
10. Mario Kart 7 Video
11. Super Smash Bros. – Bayonetta Gets Wicked
12. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam TV Spot
13. Terraria Announcement Trailer
14. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Just the Fax Trailer
15. Super Smash Bros. – Corrin Chooses to Smash
16. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Launch Trailer
17. PSMD Special Video: Ep. 1
18. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam E3 2015 Trailer
19. Treehouse Live @ E3 2015 Day 1 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
20. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailerz