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EoD - Wii U holiday
 

North America - This week's digital downloads and screens (Dec. 27th)

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Holiday Deals in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U – For a limited time, Chasing Aurora, Little Inferno and Trine 2™: Director's Cut are now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a special price.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Fluidity: Spin Cycle – Tilt, turn and even completely rotate your Nintendo 3DS system 360 degrees to maneuver a puddle of water through a mazelike, magical world filled with tricky tunnels and crazy contraptions. In this sequel to the hit game Fluidity, change from liquid to a block of ice or a steam cloud to solve fun, gravity-defying puzzles as you try to rescue the Rainbow Spirits trapped in the pages of a magical book.

Super Mario Bros.™: The Lost Levels – Originally released in 1986 in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2, this game has made only brief appearances in the West. Mario™ fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated game play presents an entirely new challenge. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder progress). Players can get ready to put their Mario skills to the ultimate test and save the Princess once again. Just don't be surprised if she's in another castle. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is now available as a Virtual Console title for the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Mega Man™ – Join the blue bomber in his first ever adventure as he battles the evil Dr. Wily and his robotic henchmen. Mega Man is a super robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Light. When another scientist by the name of Dr. Wily goes rogue with an army of six of his own devious Robot Masters, it's up to Mega Man to put a stop to his nefarious plot by traversing a series of stages rife with enemies, traps and perilous platform challenges. Mega Man was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System™ in 1987 and is now available as a Virtual Console title for the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Virtual Console for Wii™
SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD – SHOCK TROOPERS 2ND SQUAD is a military-themed action game, first released in 1998. Choose one of four mercenaries and battle through multiple stages by shooting, using different weapons and jumping. The highly praised scoring system from the previous game returns, but the characters are all new. Some other changes include the abilities to operate vehicles and choose different routes in levels.

Also new this week:
• A Jam-Packed Year-in-Review! (Nintendo Video™ on Nintendo 3DS)
• Johnny Impossible™ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Mahjong 3D - Warriors of the Emperor (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Goooooal América (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™ Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Jump Trials Extreme (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Wizard Defenders (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)

To view this week's Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadNkl6B2df.php.

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27 Dec 2012 12:44

Holy shmow theres a deal on chasing aurora. Time to hit that up. Also lost levels on 3DS?? Now I can go from being angry at work to having gamer rage on break! perfect!! AND THE FIRST MEGAMAN?! Man, there is a lot to want this week
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Anonymous
27 Dec 2012 13:10

No Zen Pinball? I am really looking forward to this game...
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27 Dec 2012 13:14

I'm a patient person, but seriously where is the NEW Wii U eShop content Nintendo? Everything has been available since launch or the week after launch.. if you wanna add retail downloads, but it's saddening the Wii (which is infamous for no support) has more support for new downloads compared to Wii U..
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27 Dec 2012 13:22

Why would I want to buy SMB: The Lost Levels and Mega Man on my 3DS when I already own it? Seriously, stop reselling the same games and give us brand new virtual console titles specifically for a handheld like Pokemon. There are hundreds of thousands of gameboy and gameboy colour games just waiting to be played be eager players like myself. It's frustrating to see such lack of VC support on both the Wii and 3DS, not the mention the lack of downloadable content for the Wii U. Nintendo says they care about online and everything but things like these tell me otherwise and that they are being lazy or just plain ignorant of the things they're consumers want. I remember getting excited for new and good VC games because there were always a steady stream of them, mix in with some ok and crappy titles. Now were just getting ok and crappy titles and thats if were lucky. Sometimes its weeks before another game is released.
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Anonymous
27 Dec 2012 13:37

@Syrek

Yes, because YOU represent everyone. ME ME ME, that's all so many people think about. Nothing wrong with having these games on the eshop. Having Mega Man 1 on 3DS means save states, something that makes me really excited.

>_>
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27 Dec 2012 13:55

Not a bad week on bit due to the 3DS VC, however, nothing of real interest for me. I'll hold off.

Which is good because I still need to buy stuff from last week's update.
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27 Dec 2012 14:02

EVIL-C wrote:@Syrek

Yes, because YOU represent everyone. ME ME ME, that's all so many people think about. Nothing wrong with having these games on the eshop. Having Mega Man 1 on 3DS means save states, something that makes me really excited.

>_>


Trust me, I'm not the only one who thinks this is a missed opportunity for Nintendo to give us virtual console games that are equally as good but ones we have not received as of yet. Also, both the Lost Levels and Mega Man 1 on the Wii Virtual Console have save states so there really isn't any difference. I can assure you this is not just me thinking this, but I digress. I make no offence to you in any way, this is just how I feel considering my situation. I do realize other people don't have it on the Wii Virtual console so that makes sense, but I would assume that most people on this site with a Wii probably already own it on the Wii VC.
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27 Dec 2012 15:02

Yeah...I'm ready to see the VC to hit the Wii U in the next month or so. Also want update title screens like the 3DS has, if you know what I mean.
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27 Dec 2012 20:44

Thanks to my birthday and Christmas I have $100 sitting in my Wii U eShop account with nothing to spend it on because they're taking their sweet ass time releasing games for it (I'm not interested in retail games since I've already played nearly all of the launch games that interested me). If the money was useable on the 3DS eShop as well (like PS3 and PS Vita share accounts) it wouldn't be as much of an issue, but as of right now I regret redeeming all of those cards on the Wii U.

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