Digital Download Thursdays

There’s some great content this week for the Wii U. One of the best selling games of all time is finally making an appearance on Nintendo’s home console: Minecraft. It contains some of the most popular add-on content and retails exclusively on the eShop for $29.99. 16 additional packs are already up for download, and more are in the works. Play on the TV or on the tablet with off-TV play.

Three Game Boy Advance Mega Man games are hitting the Wii U Virtual Console. Mega Man Zero 4, Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel and Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman are now available for you to download.

As was mentioned on Tuesday, Cloud and his Midgar stage are now available to download for the 3DS or Wii U versions of Smash Brothers. Also, the original 3DS game, The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind, is available today to purchase for $12.99. It’s a pretty fun platformer/puzzler (check out my review here). Rounding out this week’s news are a bunch of temporary price drops. Costume Quest 2 for the Wii U is only $4.99 from Dec. 21 until Dec. 28 and I highly recommend checking that one out if you haven’t already.

The full press release follows:

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS DLC – Cloud makes his Super Smash Bros. debut and brings the Midgar stage with him, complete with Summons! Cloud + Midgar stage is now available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99 each, or for both game versions together for $6.99.
    • Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Mojang’s video game phenomenon Minecraft launches worldwide in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. The downloadable game comes with some of the most popular add-on content packs. Players will even be able to expand their experience with 16 additional add-on packs available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop at launch. Additionally, only the Wii U console edition features off-TV play. Experience all the adventures you’ve come to expect from creating your own worlds in Minecraft, now on Wii U.
    • TEMPLE OF YOG – Enter the TEMPLE OF YOG and battle your way through two linked dungeons by using the Wii U GamePad controller to peer into and swap between the realms of Light and Shadow. Unlock relics, embark on challenging quests and upgrade four classes in this twin-stick retro roguelike RPG. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Zero 4 – Dr. Weil has taken over Neo Arcadia and ordered any Maverick opposing his rule to be marked for extermination. Take up arms as Zero, equipping new weapons to use in battle. Choose Easy or Normal Mode, which affects the difficulty level, weather and skills obtained.
    • Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel / Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman – Dr. Regal and his cronies from Nebula HQ have returned and raided SciLab. It’s up to Lan and Mega Man to return the stolen PETS to their rightful owners. Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel and Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Turtle Tale (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
    • 3D Game CollectionSuspension Railroad Simulator and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
    • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 22 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
    • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 26.
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Mighty Switch Force! and more games from Wayforward are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Dark Witch – Blad Theme
    • The Legend of Dark Witch – Klinsy Theme
    • The Legend of Dark Witch – Sola Theme
    • SEGA Hi-Tech Theme

Also new this week:

The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Island Flight Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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