Nintendo Download: May 22, 2014

We are almost one week away from the launch of Mario Kart 8 on Wii U. If you are looking for something to hold you over, this week’s Nintendo Download might be for you. We’re getting four new Wii U games, three 3DS games, one 3DS demo, a DSiWare game, and several discounts. Let’s check it out.

Starting off on Wii U, we get Street Fighter Alpha 2 on the Virtual Console. If that’s not enough, check out Swords & Soldiers, Squids Odyssey, or Fit Music. All, as you would expect from the titles, provide a completely different experience. Maybe one is for you.

Over on the handhelds, Mega May continues with Mega Man V (Game Boy) for the 3DS Virtual Console. You can also get either the demo or the full version of Alien on the Run. Turtle Tale also makes its 3DS debut today. Those interested in DSiWare are not to be left out, as you can get Lost Treasures of Alexandria.

But that’s not all. Several companies are rolling out some sweet discounts on the eShop. Today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67% off on the 3DS eShop. You can also get $10 off Classic Games Overload for 3DS until 9 a.m. PT on June 2. Select Joindots games, including 3D MahJonggFunfair Party Games and Gardenscapes, are discounted in the 3DS eShop until 9 a.m. PT on June 5. And over on the Wii U, from today through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25% off.

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

  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 ($TBD)
  • Swords & Soldiers ($2.99)
  • Squids Odyssey ($TBD)
  • Fit Music ($TBD)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man V ($2.99)
  • Alien On The Run ($TBD)
  • Alien On The Run – demo version (FREE)
  • Turtle Tale ($TBD)

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

  • Lost Treasures of Alexandria ($TBD / TBD Points)

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • Darts Up 3D (3DS) – Today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67% off.
  • Classic Games Overload (3DS) – Get $10 off Classic Games Overload until 9 a.m. PT on June 2.
  • Joindots Games (3DS) – Select Joindots games, including 3D MahJonggFunfair Party Games and Gardenscapes, are discounted until 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
  • BLOK DROP U (Wii U) – Today through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25% off.




May 22, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console on Wii U
Street Fighter™ Alpha 2 – Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes with lightning-fast game play and amazing innovations. Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters and the incredible Custom Combo System created a standard for all games to fight by. Neutralize opponents’ attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute incredible Custom Combos to create a rapid-fire assault of attacks. Previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison are joined by five fighters: Rolento, Gen, Sakura and classic favorites Dhalsim and Zangief.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mega Man™ V – 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 V, which originally launched on the Game Boy system in 1994. During a peaceful stroll with his sister, Roll, Mega Man is confronted by a powerful robot that drops from the sky. The enemy easily defeats Mega Man, and then quickly dispatches an army of robots to conquer Earth. Waking up in Dr. Light’s laboratory, Mega Man is given a new and powerful weapon to defeat the alien invasion: the Mega Arm. Using the aid of weapon upgrades and companion assists, Mega Man blasts through waves of robotic foes to solve the mystery behind this alien attack. Click here to check out the trailer for Mega Man V.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Swords & Soldiers – The funniest action-strategy game you’ll ever play! Command an army of Vikings in their quest to create the ultimate BBQ sauce, lead the Aztecs in defense of the Holy Pepper and build an array of explosive Chinese toys. Build your own forces and defeat your foes using berserkers, dart blowers, giant boulders, ninja monkeys (yes, ninja monkeys!) and other crazy weapons and items. Click here to check out the trailer for Swords & Soldiers.
Squids Odyssey – A unique mix of action and turn-based RPGs! With its colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Squids Odyssey is exclusive to Wii U and includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, as well as original content. Click here to check out the trailer.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Darts Up 3D – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on June 11, Darts Up 3D is 67 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Classic Games Overload – For a limited time, get $10 off Classic Games Overload in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 2.
Joindots – For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games, including 3D MahJonggFunfair Party Games and Gardenscapes in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 5.
BLOK DROP U – Now through 9 a.m. PT on June 4, BLOK DROP U is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
AeternoBlade – For a limited time, Aeternoblade is on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts on May 23 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 26.
Also new this week:
• Fit Music (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Alien On The Run – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Turtle Tale (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Lost Treasures of Alexandria (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.
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