Nintendo Download: May 15, 2014

What do you get when you combine Thursday with a dose of Nintendo’s latest downloadable games on the eShop for Wii U and 3DS? That’s right. You get the Nintendo Download! This week, we’ve got an even mix of four games each for Nintendo’s newest platforms, and one extra thrown in for their last gen handheld. Let’s dive right in!

Even though the retail disc version of Wii Party U has been out for some time (see our review), you can now download it on your Wii U. Alongside this party game, you can grab another game that could get players off their seats for a different reason. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails was demoed last year at E3, and you can finally download it today. Also out on the Wii U eShop are Adventures of Lolo and Color Zen.

Moving over the handheld side of the eShop, we’ve got Renegade Kid’s Moon Chronicles (review coming soon), a remake of their DS game, now in glorious 6o frames-per-second 3D. Continuing Mega May, we’ve also got Mega Man IV (Game Boy version). Rounding out the 3DS-only games, we’re getting ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D and Candy Match 3. It doesn’t stop there, though, as you can download DEEP SEA CREATURES on either your DSi Shop or 3DS eShop.

The 3DS also has several sales this week. Smash Bowling 3DBig Bass Arcade No Limit, and other Big John Games will be discounted from now until June 5, 2014 (9 AM PT). Also, Code of PrincessShin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, and other ATLUS games will be discounted to $14.99 each from May 19 (9 AM PT) until June 2, 2014 (9 AM PT). If you have not downloaded any of these games, these sales might be your best time to do so.

Well, 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

  • Wii Party U ($TBD)
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails ($9.99)
  • Adventures of Lolo ($4.99)
  • Color Zen ($3.99)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Moon Chronicles ($8.99)
  • Mega Man IV ($2.99)
  • ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D ($4.99)
  • Candy Match 3 ($7.99)

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

  • DEEP SEA CREATURES ($4.99 / 500 Points)

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • Big John Games (3DS) – Smash Bowling 3D, Big Bass Arcade No Limit, and other Big John Games will be discounted from now until June 5, 2014 (9 AM PT).
  • ATLUS Games (3DS) – Code of Princess, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, and other ATLUS games will be discounted to $14.99 each from May 19 (9 AM PT) until June 2, 2014 (9 AM PT).

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PRESS RELEASE

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – MAY 15, 2014

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Wii Party U – Invite your friends over… it’s time to party! Your living room becomes a party playground as you enjoy time together in comically themed board games and minigames that get everyone off the couch. Every kind of party can be found in this one unique package that takes advantage of your TV, Wii Remote controllers and the Wii U GamePad controller. Also available at retail, Wii Party U will now be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U starting May 16.
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails – Featuring a unique control system that allows for 360-degree platforming action and thrilling 2D shooting, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails sees players glide along colorful glowing rails, leaping over the space station’s ample hazards and blasting back endless hordes of enemy rodents. The titular Scram Kitty offers helpful tips and feedback in real time via the TV screen as the player battles on the Wii U GamePad controller.Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Click here to check out the trailer.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Moon Chronicles™ – Experience Renegade Kid’s award-winning first-person shooter, remastered in glorious 3D. Moon Chronicles delivers an atmospheric sci-fi adventure with enhanced graphics and intuitive touch-screen controls for a truly unique experience – all running at a silky-smooth 60 frames per second. Moon Chronicles is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to check out the trailer.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man™ IV – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This week’s release is Mega Man IV, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1993. Join Mega Man and his friends on another mission to put a stop to Dr. Wily. This time, the mad scientist has used a mind-control machine to reprogram robots from the World Robot Exposition to do his bidding. Blast your way to victory with classic Mega Man game play. Click here to check out the trailer.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero, Lolo, sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve. He can move blocks to trap enemies, clear a path or use as a shield. He can also activate the Magic Shot that will turn enemies into eggs. But watch out, as a single touch from these creatures could spell trouble for our hero. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true NES classic.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Big John Games Sale – For a limited time, Big John Games is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Smash Bowling 3D and Big Bass Arcade No Limit. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
ATLUS Sale – For two weeks, Code of Princess™, Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil SurvivorOverclocked and more will be at their lowest prices yet! Starting at 9 a.m. PT on May 19 through 9 a.m. PT on June 2, get these cool ATLUS games for $14.99 each in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Also new this week:
• Color Zen (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Candy Match 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• DEEP SEA CREATURES (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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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.

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