The highest profile piece of eShop content for this week is certainly Hyrule Warriors Legends for the Nintendo 3DS. Portable hack-n-slash action in the Zelda universe definitely sounds like a good thing.
There's also Infinity Runner for the Wii U, and a few installments of Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs and Witch & Hero 2 for the 3DS. There's a new selection of Virtual Console releases also.
Check out all the details below.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Hyrule Warriors Legends – Cut down entire legions of enemies as fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda series using powerful moves, as the Hyrule Warriors game comes to the Nintendo 3DS system. Control multiple characters to enhance your strategies, and enjoy new story elements with playable characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra and King Daphnes. Take advantage of an epic discount when you buy all DLC packs in a single purchase with the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass, sold separately. You’ll also get an exclusive The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume for immediate use in the game, then download the additional DLC packs as they become available throughout the year.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut brings hair-whipping, belly-dancing action to the Wii U console. The most popular game in the Shantae series now has HD illustrations, a Magic Mode Costume and new Warp System. Click here to see a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS
- Donkey Kong Country – The Super NES masterpiece is now on New Nintendo 3DS! Play more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels of platforming action. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, the dynamic duo of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong will prove to be an unstoppable force.
- Super Mario Kart – Take to the roads with your favorite Mario characters in the first game of this iconic series! Super Mario Kart offers crazy tracks that will test your gears. Use classic power-ups and gain the advantage to make it to the finish line.
- EarthBound – Intergalactic terror strikes the small town of Onett as a blazing extraterrestrial object crashes in the night. Earth now faces imminent destruction by the universal evil threat, Giygas. A courageous boy named Ness and his three friends vow to save the planet from hideous destruction. Acclaimed RPG EarthBound is a great game to take on the go.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Yoshi’s Story – Baby Bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree and put a spell on Yoshi Island. In this charming Nintendo 64 game, it’s up to a few remaining Yoshi characters to restore everything to its rightful place as they run, ground-pound, flutter-jump, throw eggs and traverse a colorful storybook-looking world. Complete a course in Story Mode, and then best your high score in Trial Mode.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Nintendo 3DS), Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Capcom are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 29.
- Epic Word Search Collection (Nintendo 3DS) and Word Party (Wii U) from Lightwood Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.
- Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (Nintendo 3DS), Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash (Wii U) and more games from Natsume are on sale starting at9 a.m. PT on March 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), and SpongeBob HeroPants (Nintendo 3DS) from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Suspension Railroad Simulator is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
- Life of Pixel is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 11.
- Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack is 50 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 1.
- Maze and The Perplexing Orb are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Explody Bomb is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $.99 to $.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Adventures of Pip is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- 3D Gunstar Heroes, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX and more games from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
- Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is 25 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $6.70) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 14.
- Japanese Rail Sim Journey in Suburbs #1 is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
- Stella Glow, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.
- Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Hidden Truths (1 and 2) – The secret prologue to the world of the Fire Emblem Fates games, this two-map set is now available to download in the game for only $4.49.
- Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Map Pack 1 in-game at Dragon’s Gate for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as it is released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.
- Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge – For a limited time, get a download code for early access to the Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge game. Just buy any amiibo figure from a participating retailer between March 25 and April 27, and you’ll get early access to the game. Download this game for free on your Nintendo 3DS system or Wii U console, then tap any amiibo figure to get started. Click here: http://minimario.nintendo.com.
- National StreetPass Weekend: Spring Edition – Swing into spring with Nintendo 3DS! From March 25 to March 27, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location with your Nintendo 3DS family system. While you’re out and about, be sure to take advantage of the cool StreetPass features in many popular games. To find a Nintendo Zone near you, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/
Also new this week:
- Infinity Runner (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Witch & Hero 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)