Today's Nintendo Download update is pretty packed with goodies including the digital release of Fire Emblem Awakening and Ikachan for the 3DS, the puzzling Puddle and demo of The Cave for the Wii U, and the retro NES release of Ice Climber for the 3DS. METAL SLUG 4 is also set to blow up the Wii Virtual Console.
Read on for all the downloads.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Puddle – Winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010, Puddle is a game that finds players guiding a puddle of fluid through 49 challenging and diverse levels by tilting the environment left or right. Players must also take into account friction, gravity and temperature, and use various types of liquids to navigate the unique environments that include burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents.
- The Cave – Demo Version – The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with his or her own unique personality and story. Descend into mysterious depths to explore many different locations, including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear-tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Fire Emblem Awakening – Lead an army of knights, mages, archers and other classes into battle to defend a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. Your army, which grows as the game’s epic story progresses, is composed of a brave group of memorable characters with unique abilities. Just plan your attacks carefully – the lives of your soldiers and the future of the world depend on it. Fire Emblem Awakening launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4.
- Ikachan – You wake up in an underwater cave at the bottom of an enormous abyss, and there's only one way out. Avoid dangerous obstacles and deadly earthquakes as you search for a way out before it's too late. Use whatever tools you can find in the vast undersea kingdom to escape.
- New Downloadable Decoration Sets
- Sparkle Snapshots 3D DLC - Personalize your photographs with two new decoration sets: the “Mario Core Set” and “Mario Kart 7 Set.” These new themed sets are now available for purchase in the Sparkle SnapShop, the in-game boutique. Sparkle Snapshots 3D is available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Also new this week:
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