Nintendo Download: April 24, 2014

Hey guys, Greg filling in for Steve for this week’s Nintendo Download!  Welcome to the world of tomorrow.  Several of the releases listed are not in fact available today, but through out the week.  There are some highly anticipated titles available today though, and more through out the week, so let’s get down to business!

Eager fans that watch Nintendo Directs will be happy to see that NES Remix 2 (check out what we thought!) comes out tomorrow for the Wii U eShop.  Available next week include Ubisoft’s new RPG Child of Light (also on Wii U eShop), and on the 3DS side we have Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends.  So what came out today then?  Well we have Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 in case you wanted to see how the adventure started before Yoshi’s New Island.  Also on Wii U eShop we have a free-to-play game called Ava & Avior: Save the Earth.  By the looks of it, it seems to be one of those freemium games that are popular on the IOS and Android devices.  Over on the 3DS side of the eShop, we have Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, Me and My Furry Patients 3D, Sea Battle, and also a FREE demo of Mario Golf: World Tour (with the full version launching May 2nd).

That’s it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of this week’s releases 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!

New on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • NES Remix 2 ($14.99) *Available 4.25.2014*
  • Child of Light ($14.99) *Available 4.29.2014*
  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 ($7.99)
  • Ava & Avior: Save the Earth ($Free to play *with in-app purchases?)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario Golf: World Tour DEMO ($Free!) – *full version available for $29.99 on 5.2.2014*
  • Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends ($29.99) *Available 4.29.2014*
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns ($29.99) *Available 4.29.2014*
  • Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst ($5.99)
  • Me and my Furry Patients 3D ($?)
  • Sea Battle ($1.99 / 200 DSI points)

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

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PRESS RELEASE
(Again, no full color press release was available this week.)

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – APRIL 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
NES Remix 2 – Take on rapid-fire challenges from classic NES games remixed with mind-bending twists like playing as Link while running from Boos and nabbing coins as Kirby in Super Mario Bros. Experience epic game-play set pieces from the likes of Kid IcarusMetroidSuper Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link in ways you never have before. NES Remix 2 will be available on April 25. Click here to check out the trailer for NES Remix 2.

Child of Light – Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales. The story takes you on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, the daughter of a duke, who is transported to the fantastic world of Lemuria. Players can play alone or in seamless Cooperative mode, controlling Aurora’s friend Igniculus the firefly through the Wii U GamePad controller. Child of Light will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the trailer for Child of Light.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – April is a month to rememberwith classic games launching each week. Yoshi is back, baby! In this Game Boy Advance classic, he’s ready to romp through a crayon-colored world where enemies are everywhere. Prepare to flutter jump and toss eggs to protect Baby Mario from the evil Magikoopa, Kamek. To save the day, Yoshi will have to morph into vehicles and even eat his enemies to turn them into eggs. Click here to check out the trailer for Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour – Demo Version – Go clubbing around the world with Mario! Tee off as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom or Mii character while challenging players online. Shoot into Warp Pipes and dodge Piranha Plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas, or take a shot at nature-themed courses. Power-up your shots with special items to burn past pesky plants, blast over gaping chasms or freeze water hazards. The full version of Mario Golf: World Tour launches in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour.

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – Mama is back in her gardening gloves and planting the seeds of friendship. Get growing with 50 fresh plants, new activities and creative gardening fun. Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends.

Nintendo eShop Sale
Joindots – For a limited time, select games by Joindots are now on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including FunFair Party GamesGardenscapesSecret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg. This offer is valid until 9 a.m. PT on May 8.

Also new this week:
• Ava and Avior Save the Earth (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 29
• Mystery Case Files®: Return to Ravenhearst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Me & My Furry Patients 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Sea Battle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)

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 that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

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.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu,http://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

About the author:

Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

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