Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Super Mario Kart – Hit the road with your favorite characters in the first game of the iconic Mario Kart series. Super Mario Kart first launched on the Super NES in Japan on Aug. 27, 1992, and is releasing now on the Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s upcoming 22nd anniversary. The classic game offers crazy tracks that will test your gears in two single-player modes and three multiplayer modes. Use power-ups and gain the advantage to finish in first place. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Mega Man 5 – Every Thursday in August, Nintendo and Capcom are bringing classic Mega Man games to the Virtual Console on the Wii U system. This week is NES classic Mega Man 5. In the fifth chapter of the original Mega Man series, the battle is closer to home as Mega Man fights to save the world from further destruction. Gain the advantage by picking up items and successfully defeating bosses to gain their weapons as your own. Get ready for 13 stages of intense action-platforming before fighting against Proto Man. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Cybernator – In the year 2065 AD, the nations of Earth have split into two major powers: the Axis and the Federation. In this awesome Super NES action game, complete mission objectives as the fight spans across Earth, the moon and the vast expanse of space. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Update for Steel Diver: Sub Wars – The latest update for Steel Diver: Sub Wars is here. Premium-version players get new local Friend Battle stages, new unlockable subs and crew, and new features that make it even easier to battle online with friends. The free version now allows players to purchase subs and use a single-play coin to battle online.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- The Mysterious Murasame Castle – Remember Takamaru’s Ninja Castle in Nintendo Land for Wii U? That fun game is based on The Mysterious Murasame Castle. For the first time ever, the classic 1986 game is coming to North America. Play as young samurai apprentice Takamaru and infiltrate four castles before making your way to Murasame Castle. Use sword and shuriken attacks against swarms of enemies and unlock the secret behind the source of evil. Click here to view some game play.
- Double Dragon II – Aug. 14 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
- Life Force – Aug. 21 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Nintendo eShop Sales
- UFO Interactive Games – Johnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny, Zombie Slayer Diox and additional UFO Interactive games are on sale starting on Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. PT until Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. PT in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
- Bear Box Media – Internal Invasion is reduced from $4.99 to $1.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 8 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Also new this week:
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 www.nintendo.com/wiiu or www.nintendo.com/3ds.
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