Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

This week’s digital releases are a bit sparse. This is normal as we head into the Christmas weekend. Most games have released well ahead of the busy holiday shopping season. After months of waiting and delays galore, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero finally makes its way to the Wii U.

 

 

If you’re in the mood to do some heavy partying, then Nintendo has you covered. Boot up your Wii U and download the Nintendo 64 classic, Mario Party 2. Your favorite characters are dressed up to win it all.

 

 

The official press release is below:

 

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms. Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots. Click here to view the trailer for this game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Party 2 – Get ready to party like it’s the year 2000 all over again, complete with fancy costumes, bags of surprises and games galore! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return in this Nintendo 64 sequel for a new round of Bowser-bashing board game action. Each of your favorite characters wears different themed outfits to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land and Horror Land.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Celebrate the winter holidays with your favorite Capcom games at up to 75 percent off.
    • Other great deals this week include Pirate Pop PlusSteamWorld Heist and Chasing Aurora, plus several more!
    • Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Activities:
  • National StreetPass Holiday – A very special guest is visiting Nintendo Zone for the holidays! A Mii character of Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and countless other classic Nintendo characters, will be available when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location between Dec. 19 and Jan. 15. You’ll be able to receive up to six Mii characters at a time from across all North America via StreetPass relay. This is a great opportunity to exchange custom Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS courses with other players, too! Visit here for more info: http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/national-streetpass-holiday-edition.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario’s Happy Holidays
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 Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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