Nintendo Download: May 29, 2014

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It’s almost here….we’re just 1 day away from some fast paced, gravity-defying racing in Mario Kart 8!  That’s right folks, you’ve been waiting oh so patiently and now the time has arrived!  Hope you all have the day off tomorrow so you can kick some butt and race some laps.  Oh and not to mention, upload to YouTube for some bragging rights! Oh and don’t forgot, Ittle Dew is here for your adventuring pleasure, plus a few other titles and several discounts. Let’s check it out below.  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

  • Mario Kart 8 ($59.99)
  • Ittle Dew ($9.99)
  • Gravity Badgers ($4.99)
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland ($19.90)

New on the Virtual Console on Wii U

  • KLONOA: Empire of Dreams ($6.99)

New on the Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mega Man Xtreme 2 ($4.99)

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

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii
  • Pushmo and Crashmo are both 33% off until June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

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PRESS RELEASE

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Mario Kart 8 – Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueledMario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV (broadband Internet access required for online features). Mario Kart 8 will be available on May 30. Clickhere to check out a trailer for the game.
    • Ittle Dew – Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Experience devious puzzles, timeless game play and lots of exploration in this puzzling adventure game. Click here to check out a trailer for Ittle Dew.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • KLONOA: Empire of Dreams – Emperor Jillius has banned dreaming, and finds Klonoa guilty of breaking the law. To win back his freedom, Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, must journey across the empire to defeat four nightmarish monsters. Platform your way through 40 stages filled with puzzles, useful items and bad guys in a fight to restore dreams.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Mega Man Xtreme 2 – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a differentMega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The final Mega May release is Mega Man Xtreme 2, which originally launched on the Game Boy Color system in 2001. Join Mega Man X and Zero as they solve a mysterious case involving Reploids being turned into empty shells. As the investigation leads deeper into a research facility, the two partners will discover that all souls are up for grabs. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
  • New NintendoeShop Cards
    • $10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/photoswithmario.
  • Nintendo Promotion
  • NintendoeShop Sale
    • Get up to 33 percent off Pushmo and Crashmo – See where it all started before the Pushmo World game comes out for the Wii U console. From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT to June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS is offering the first two games, Pushmo andCrashmo, at up to 33 percent off their regular prices. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.

Also new this week:

Price reduction:

  • LEGO® The Hobbit – LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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 DSiShop 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/wii,http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80’s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

Jeremy – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • ralph green

    There are many interesting games. I think I’ll try mario kart and luv me buddies. I have spoken highly of both games

  • Kim

    Luv me buddies was released in Europe, I can finally buy it

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