What’s new this week on the Nintendo Download? The big news is Pikmin 3, which hits the Wii U eShop this Sunday, August 4. Also coming to Nintendo’s newest home console is Cloudberry Kingdom, Disney Planes, and Harvest Moon. Over on the 3DS eShop, we will get Kirby’s Dream Land 2, Disney Planes, Bike Rider DX, My Farm 3D, and Family Kart 3D.
Of all the new games, we are definitely most excited about Pikmin 3 and Cloudberry Kingdom. The Virtual Console titles of Harvest Moon and Kirby’s Dream Land 2 should also make many people happy. The others could be hit or miss, so if we end up getting review copies, we will let you know what we think.
The only other thing Nintendo worth sharing is that you can get a free 2-month subscription to Hulu Plus by being a Wii U owner. Visit www.huluplus.com/WiiU2months to register. (Note that this is only available to new subscribers.)
That wraps it up for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of all the releases, game details, and prices below, along with the official press release information, straight from Nintendo of America. And 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
- Pikmin 3 ($59.99) – Embark on a new adventure in the critically acclaimed Pikmin series, known for its mass-action game play and adorable Pikmin characters. With three explorers at your command, split Pikmin into multiple squads to maximize your strategy. Five Pikmin types, including new Rock Pikmin and Winged Pikmin, offer unique abilities to help overcome enormous obstacles. Can you defeat massive bosses and gather enough food to save your depleted home planet? With additional challenge modes and a frenetic multiplayer battle mode (additional accessories required; sold separately), the world of Pikmin has never been more alive and fun. *Available 8/4/13*
- Cloudberry Kingdom ($9.99) – Cloudberry Kingdom is a platformer designed with a random level generator – every level is a new challenge. The difficulty level can match any need, from the casual to the hard-core player. Experience a variety of game-play modes and up to four player local multiplayer and co-op play.
- Disney Planes ($49.99) – From above the world of Cars, Disney Planes takes players on an action-packed, high-flying adventure with Dusty, a big-hearted, speed-loving crop duster, as he goes on global missions, air races and grand adventures around the world. *Available 8/6/13*
- Harvest Moon (estimated $7.99) – Take in the natural beauty and breathe the fresh country air in this fascinating farming simulation game. Experience first-hand the down-to-earth goodness of life on a farm. Your challenge is to dig in and build your life as a farmer with old-fashioned hard work and dedication. There are buildings on your property, but they are in need of livestock. You have a modest house, but if things get lonely in the field, it’s going to take a remodel to woo a female farming companion. Success in this game is measured by the fruits of your labor, so remember, you always reap what you sow!
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Kirby’s Dream Land 2 ($6.99) – Originally released in 1995 for the Game Boy system, Kirby’s Dream Land 2follows everyone’s favorite pink puffball Kirby as he joins up with animal friends like Rick the Hamster and Coo the Owl to battle King DeDeDe and save the Rainbow Islands. Each of Kirby’s animal friends possesses important abilities that can multiply the magnitude of Kirby’s powers.
- Disney Planes ($39.99) – Get over your fear of heights and take to the skies for a daring mid-air adventure that will test your pilot skills and your sense of humor. After a few flight lessons with Skipper, throttle forward over the world of Cars, just like Disney’s hit movie Planes. *Available 8/6/13*
- Bike Rider DX ($5.99) – Enjoy a new kind of jump ‘n run action, riding your bike on bumpy roads, crossing deep valleys and dodging all kinds of obstacles. Travel the globe to be the champion of the WORLD TOUR mode, or break the highscore in the endless GRAND PRIX mode and see how far you can go. You can use a variety of power-up items like the “Air Ride” and make use of fun gimmicks such as giant whirlwinds on your way through the stages! Will you be able to collect all gold coins and unlock the special bonus stages?
- My Farm 3D ($7.99) – Buy new animals, feed them, care for them and make your farmyard a happy one to unlock lots of bonuses. Sell your chickens’s eggs at the market, get new colours for your animals and exchange them with your friends!
- Family Kart 3D ($4.99) – Join Billy, Sarah, Cuz, and all the family in a lighthearted racing game that has come to the Nintendo 3DS thanks to ARC Style’s Family series! Enjoy three different modes: Grand Prix, Free Play, and Time Mode. With eight characters and eight karts, all with their different strengths and weaknesses, you can play for hours challenging the 12 different courses at one of three different levels of difficulty! Then connect to the national ranking online and see how your best times in Time Mode compare to those of your rivals across the nation! Use your items wisely, master the road, and earn your rightful place as the head of the family as you leave your kin in the dust!
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]