Nintendo Download: May 8, 2014

Hey, everyone! It’s time for another round of Nintendo Download – the time of the week when we take a look into what Nintendo will release for download on their digital stores. This week is handheld intensive, so let’s jump right in!

The only game for Wii U this week is Wario Land 4, which should make lots of you pretty happy. Everything else is on the 3DS or DSi (yes, you read that correctly – DSi). Mega May continues with two more Mega Man titles. Both Mega Man II and III are available for the 3DS Virtual Console. Also available on the 3DS are Grinsia and Parking Star 3DTHE “DENPA” MEN 3 The Rise of Digitoll also hits the 3DS in both full format and a demo. Speaking of demos, a Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends demo comes out today. Now, let’s move over to DSiWare. You can get Jewel Match, Jewel Quest 4: Heritage, and Sokomania 2: Cool Job on either the DSi Shop or the 3DS eShop.

There are also several discounts and sales going on right now. For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 3D Games CollectionJewel Match 3 and Murder on the Titanic. Now through 9 a.m. PT on May 26, experience the fantasy action and physics-based puzzles of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For a limited time, Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 29. Also, ATLUS wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Starting 9 a.m. PT on May 12 through 9 a.m. PT on May 19, Etrian Odyssey™Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS..

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

  • Wario Land 4 ($7.99)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man II ($TBD)
  • Mega Man III ($TBD)
  • Grinsia ($10.00)
  • THE “DENPA” MEN 3 The Rise of Digitoll ($9.99)
  • THE “DENPA” MEN 3 The Rise of Digitoll – demo version (FREE)
  • Parking Star 3D ($2.99)
  • Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – demo version (FREE)

New DSiWare from the DSi Shop and Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Jewel Match ($4.99 / 500 Points)
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage ($7.99 / 800 Points)
  • Sokomania 2: Cool Job ($1.99 / 200 Points)

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • Joindots – For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 3D Games CollectionJewel Match 3 and Murder on the Titanic. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 22.
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Now through 9 a.m. PT on May 26, experience the fantasy action and physics-based puzzles of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D – For a limited time, Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 29.
  • ATLUS – ATLUS wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Starting 9 a.m. PT on May 12 through 9 a.m. PT on May 19, Etrian OdysseyUntold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

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PRESS RELEASE

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – MAY 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

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

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man II™ – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a differentMega Man game (actually, two this week!) will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. In Mega Man II, jump and blast your way through a barrage of maniacal robotic monsters while collecting a variety of weapons and items to help fight more Robot Masters. Who is this stranger from the future called Quint? Can Mega Man reach Dr. Wily before time’s up? Suit up, power up and let’s go! Click here to check out the trailer for Mega Man II.
Mega Man III™ – The sinister Dr. Wily has taken control of an offshore oil rig to drill to the center of the Earth. By reaching the molten core, he will be able to collect energy in order to power his latest invention. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and Mega Man must put a stop to this! Join robotic dog Rush and walking suitcase Flip-Top as you progress through Dr. Wily’s fiendish fortress, battling various Robot Masters and collecting their weapons before facing the mad scientist and his final robotic creation. Click here to check out the trailer for Mega Man III.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Grinsia – Grinsia, Kemco’s classic 16-bit style JRPG, follows a family of three treasure hunters who go out in search of some ancient ruins said to be full of untold riches. Their adventure begins with little incident, but little do they know that they’ll be caught up in a more sinister plot as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Click here to check out the trailer for Grinsia.
THE “DENPA” MEN 3 The Rise of Digitoll - Full and Demo Versions – THE “DENPA” MEN 3 is the third game in the expansive, augmented-reality RPG series that lets players catch and form parties of Denpa Men to conquer perilous dungeons and explore a new world. The exclusive demo is also available today. Click here to check out the trailer for THE “DENPA” MEN 3 Rise of the Digitoll.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Wario Land 4 – Bask in the greedy glory of treasure hoarding as you hop, roll and zombify Wario through 20 huge, puzzle-packed levels. This critically praised platformer sees our stubby anti-hero in search of gold, jewels and riches beyond imagining. But when his insatiable need for loot lands him in a twisted pyramid of traps, he’ll need your wits to help him get out. Click here to check out the trailer for Wario Land 4.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Joindots – For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 3D Games CollectionJewel Match 3 and Murder on the Titanic. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 22.
Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Now through 9 a.m. PT on May 26, experience the fantasy action and physics-based puzzles of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D – For a limited time, Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 29.
ATLUS – ATLUS wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Starting 9 a.m. PT on May 12 through 9 a.m. PT on May 19, Etrian OdysseyUntold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Also new this week:
  • Parking Star 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends - Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Jewel Match (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS/ Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
  • Sokomania 2: Cool Job (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop 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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or 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 the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, 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, Nintendo 2DS 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/wiiuhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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