Nintendo Download – April 4, 2013

Are you ready for another fun-filled Nintendo Download? Here we go! (And, no, that was not a Mario foreshadow. Sorry.)

The Wii U eShop grows by just one title today, but it is a big one. Toki Tori 2, the follow-up to the indie classic is now here. This sequel takes the basic idea from the original, but then blows it up in a very good way. The open-world “Metroidvania” style is a welcome addition to the game, and the simplistic controls will keep any puzzle-platforming fan entertained for hours. I played it at PAX East, and I loved it. Look for our full review coming soon!

The Nintendo 3DS eShop is also growing – with games that could frighten the faint of heart. For those vampire hunting fans who may have finished the newest game, you can now go back to its roots with the NES classic Castlevania. If that is not your thing, perhaps fighting fires in Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is more up your alley. Still yet, you can hang out with ghosts in Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D if nothing else suits you.

The Wii Shop Channel is also gaining titles, because NAM-1975 is available today on the Virtual Console. So, if you are looking for a retro action-shooter, look no further than this war-themed NEO-GEO title.

The news does not stop there, though. On April 5, a large update is coming to Colors! 3D for Nintendo 3DS. (Check out our previous post for more details.) The 3DS title escapeVektor is 50% off right now in the eShop. And finally, there are four new DLC packs for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.

We have posted the full list of all the releases and prices below, along with the official press release, straight from Nintendo of America. Be sure to let us know what game(s) or apps get you excited to play. Let us know in the comments below or in our forums!

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Toki Tori 2 ($14.99)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Castlevania ($4.99)
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D ($TBD)
  • Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D ($TBD)

Virtual Console on Wii Shop Channel

  • NAM-1975 (900 Points)

DISCOUNTS – Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • escapeVektor ($4.99 / Regular $9.99)

Other Updates

  • Colors! 3D update coming April 5 (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – new DLC (Nintendo 3DS)
    • Ivy Park ($2, Difficulty: ???, 12 Floors)
    • Scalchop Beach ($2, Difficulty: ???, 12 Floors)
    • Kecleon Bazaar ($2.50, Difficulty: ??, 20 Floors)
    • Ultimate Wilds ($3.50, Difficulty: ?????, 99 Floors)

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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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