Nintendo Download: 25th June 2015 (Europe)

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With E3 2015 now behind us, this week’s Nintendo Download once again becomes a hive of activity across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Three new additions to Wii U’s Virtual Console service will test your brain and take you on adventures with Kirby, whereas you can get artistic with Art Academy: Atelier and explore handicraft worlds in Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Meanwhile on Nintendo 3DS, Garfield Kart ignites its engine, Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 leaps into battle and CIRCLE Entertainment’s Tappingo 2 builds on the success of its predecessor puzzler.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Knytt Underground, Ripstone Publishing – £3.99 (€4.49) until 2nd July 2015, normally £7.99 (€8.99)
* Paper Monsters Recut, Mobot Studios – £2.79 (€3.29) until 2nd July 2015, normally £5.49 (€6.49)
* Pure Chess, Ripstone Publishing – £2.49 (€2.99) until 2nd July 2015, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
* Puzzle Monkeys, Log Games – £1.49 (€1.49) until 23rd July 2015, normally £2.99 (€2.99)
* Stick it to the Man, Ripstone Publishing – £3.49 (€3.99) until 2nd July 2015, normally £6.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.39 (€3.99) until 2nd July 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* Pure Chess, Ripstone Publishing – £2.49 (€2.99) until 2nd July 2015, normally £4.99 (€5.99)
* Shin Megami Tensei IV, ATLUS – £8.99 (€9.99) until 2nd July 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
* Van Helsing Sniper ZX100, EnjoyUp Games – £3.49 (€3.49) until 19th July 2015, normally £6.66 (€6.66)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
A smash hit on Nintendo DS, the renowned Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training encouraged millions of users worldwide to keep their minds sharp with simple, daily exercises. There are more than a dozen different numerical and verbal exercises to give your grey matter a workout, designed to be played for a few minutes each day. You can track your training with the in-built calendar and test your progress by checking your Brain Age score. A Separate Sudoku mode is included as well, for when you want a break from training!

* Kirby: Mouse Attack, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
Someone has stolen Kirby’s strawberry shortcake! Did King Dedede do it, or could it be The Squeaks: a band of intergalactic, thieving rodents? The powerful pink hero Kirby gets even more tricks this time, as you can mix his copy abilities directly on the touch screen to make brand new ones. Arm yourself with more than 25 upgradeable powers, float, jump and battle your way through eight huge worlds in search of the true shortcake-snatching culprits!

* Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
Kirby’s first 3D adventure sees the powerful pink hero go beyond Dream Land and into the stars to save his friends from a deadly new enemy, Dark Matter. This cute colourful platformer features all the Kirby action you could wish for. Swallow enemies to copy their abilities, such as fire, ice or electricity, mix and match to create Power Combos – try them all for surprising results! Explore planets made of lava, water or even sweets; battle giant bosses as you seek out the scattered Crystal Shards. Kirby 64 also includes three bonus mini games for up to four players.

This is the US version of the game. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price.

Wii U Download Software
* Art Academy: Atelier, Nintendo – £21.40 (€26), normally £24.99 (€29.99) Discount of £3.59 (€3.99) on Art Academy: Atelier for users who have downloaded Art Academy: SketchPad on the same Wii U.
Welcome to your new workshop! Learn to draw and paint step-by-step with a wide range of materials in Art Academy: Atelier, only for Wii U. Use realistic techniques via the Wii U GamePad touch screen, all learned through structured lessons, then curate a virtual gallery, share your creations via Miiverse, and even upload videos of your work to YouTube!

* Cube Life: Island Survival, Cypronia – £5.39 (€6.99)
Cube Life: Island Survival is the first block building open-world survival game for the Wii U. Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island… All of life’s necessities like food, water, shelter to meet your everyday needs are now gone and it’s up to you to survive. You’ll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive, and cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier for you. In Creative Mode there is no limit to your imagination – the game enables players to build constructions in 3D-generated game worlds. In Survival Mode, the player must maintain health, explore caves, gather resources and craft tools on the unknown island. Get food, explore and build during the day, hide, fight, and survive as night falls on the island. The game features open-world block building, Creative Mode, Survival Mode, day/night cycles, crafting, trading, 200+ items and tools, explosives, wild animals, realistic graphical effects like water reflections and sunbeams, optimized cube rendering 30+fps, internet rankings, and regular updates.

* Shiftlings, Activision – £13.99 (€14.99)
Control two adorably dim-witted alien space janitors on their quirky quest to repair the galaxy! Features strategic single-player & co-op missions where you can play on your own or challenge a friend locally. Enjoy over 50 dynamic interplanetary puzzles across five themed planets with ten levels each, which increase in difficulty as players advance. Encounter cosmic challenges of size and space: quickly shift weight between the custodian cosmonauts to avoid traps. The game boasts high re-playability – blast back to the beginning to discover new hidden collectibles and unlock more secrets to the universe.

* Yoshi’s Woolly World, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
In this unique platformer, join Yoshi in a handcrafted woolly world and try to rescue the Yoshi clan, which have been turned into yarn balls by naughty knitwit Kamek. Use Yoshi’s trademark skills, such as flicking out his tongue and throwing items, tug on stray threads, defeat enemies, unravel secrets and find loads of collectibles! Visit amiibo.nintendo.eu for compatible amiibo™ and the latest information.

Free Bonus Game until 23rd July 2015:
Download Code for Yoshi Touch & Go for Wii U included as a free bonus for every purchase of Yoshi’s Woolly World from Nintendo eShop. The download code will be shown on the screen after purchase and on the receipt. The download code is valid until 21st August 2015.

3DS Add-on Content
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts 1, Tecmo Koei Games – £3.99 (€3.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts 2, Tecmo Koei Games – £5.99 (€5.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts 3, Tecmo Koei Games – £6.99 (€6.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts 4, Tecmo Koei Games – £6.99 (€6.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts 5, Tecmo Koei Games – £6.99 (€6.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Edit Parts Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £21.99 (€21.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Edit Parts 1, Tecmo Koei Games – £0.99 (€0.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Edit Parts 2, Tecmo Koei Games – £0.99 (€0.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Mount Pack 1, Tecmo Koei Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Mount Pack 2, Tecmo Koei Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Mount Pack Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £2.99 (€2.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Old Costumes 1, Tecmo Koei Games – £2.99 (€2.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Old Costumes 2, Tecmo Koei Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Old Costumes 3, Tecmo Koei Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Old Costumes 4, Tecmo Koei Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Old Costumes Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £6.99 (€6.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes 1, Tecmo Koei Games – £7.99 (€7.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes 2, Tecmo Koei Games – £7.99 (€7.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes 3, Tecmo Koei Games – £7.99 (€7.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes 4, Tecmo Koei Games – £7.99 (€7.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes 5, Tecmo Koei Games – £3.99 (€3.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Special Costumes Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £29.99 (€29.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra BGM Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £2.99 (€2.99)
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3: Extra Scenario Set, Tecmo Koei Games – £4.99 (€4.99)

3DS Download Software
* Garfield Kart, Anuman Interactive – £24.99 (€29.99)
Join Garfield and his friends in the funniest fast and furry-ious game! The game features 16 different circuits with stunning 3D environments from the world of Garfield; 8 characters (Garfield, Odie, Jon, Nermal, Arlene, Liz, Harry and Squeak); various driving skills (skids, mini jumps, shortcuts); 8 bonuses for some crazy attacks and defenses.

* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3, Tecmo Koei Games – £29.99 (€39.99)
The latest sequel of Samurai Warriors Chronicles is now on Nintendo 3DS! Switch between up to four playable characters in real time and use “Hyper Attacks” to make this the most strategically rich title in the series. The new “Challenge Mode” allows you to tackle a series of objectives one after the other in a limited time and reach your final goal. You can even check your rankings against other warriors online. Weapon upgrades, custom parts and more make this a truly immersive title!

* Tappingo 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99)
Tappingo 2 is a new awesome puzzle game, in which you create small pictures by solving puzzles. Your goal is to solve each puzzle picture by making all the numbered blocks extend into lines of the correct length. The number on each block indicates exactly how long the line needs to be. The game keeps track of the time taken to solve each puzzle. You can challenge your friends or yourself to set a better time! How fast can you solve it?

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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