It’s a busy week for the eShop. Those of you who own a New Nintendo 3DS can download a new trio of Super Nintendo virtual console games. They are some of the best ones ever released for the 16-bit powerhouse, including: Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Remember that these games can be played in true pixel mode, allowing for a crisp and beautiful picture.
Not to be left out of the Virtual Console fun is Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day (DS) for the Wii U. This was a hugely popular title about ten years ago on the DS and it could prove to be just as addicting on a home console.
Remember that Nintendo still has the Super Spring Sale going on, so check out some of the games you can purchase at reduced prices. In addition, you can now pick up Shovel Knight on the 3DS or Wii U eShop for only $9.99 until April 21. If you haven’t yet played this game and love titles like Mega Man and DuckTales, be sure to nab it now and thank me later.
Also new this week is Asdivine Hearts from Kemco. It’s got the look of a classic Japanese RPG and is available now for the Wii U. Check out the trailer below!
For the rest of this week’s announcements, read the official press release below:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Bravely Second: End Layer – Steel yourself for the next evolution of the series that reinvented turn-based RPGs – the successor to SQUARE ENIX’s Bravely Default game. Agnés Oblige has been imprisoned, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to the hero, Yew, to save her! Form the ultimate team and strategy, then risk it all in this fast, fresh RPG. Bravely Second: End Layer will be available on April 15.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Asdivine Hearts – Travel alongside four companions (and a cat!) to restore the light in the world in a fantasy RPG boasting animated turn-based battles, plenty of sub-quests and many more intriguing challenges. Click here to see a trailer for the game.
- Lost Reavers – Beta Test Version – Get a first look at Lost Reavers, a free-to-play four-player co-op game. The Open Beta is now available to play. Download it now, and make sure to come back when the full service launches for free on April 28.
- Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
- Super Metroid – The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! – When first released for the Nintendo DS system, the Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day game took the world by storm. The game is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players flex their mental muscles. Inspired by the research of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Brain Age presents quick mental activities that help keep your mind in shape.Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Spring into savings on Nintendo eShop with the Super Spring Sale! Save up to 30 percent off select games in Nintendo eShop until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21. Remember: Purchasing items from Nintendo eShop is an easy way to earn points for the new My Nintendo rewards program. Just make sure your Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account are linked prior to making a purchase. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/ for more information.
- Joe’s Diner (Wii U), Jewel Match 3 (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21.
- Shovel Knight – Digital Version (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Karous – The Beast of Re Eden – and Samurai Defender from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21.
- The Legend of Legacy is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 25.
- Aeternoblade is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $10.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
- Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC: Ballistician Blitz and A Gift from Anna – The Ballistician Blitz map, available for $1.99, is a trial ground using The Wooden Calvary stage from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. If you select “A Gift from Anna” from the “Play DLC” section of the Dragon’s Gate after downloading it, you may select and receive either the Sighting Lens or the Witch’s Mark. A Gift from Anna is free to download in the full game and is only playable once.
- Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest game can purchase Map Pack 1 at the Dragon’s Gate in Chapter 6 of the game for $17.99 to get access to get bonus content and 11 DLC maps as they are released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Animal Crossing : Gardening Weather
- Bravely Second : Ask Agnès
Also new this week:
- Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 19
- Super Strike Beach Volleyball (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Excave III: Tower of Destiny (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Draw 2 Survive (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Slots – Pharaoh’s Riches (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Wii U)
- Dodge Club Party (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Paranautical Activity (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 console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.