Nintendo Download: 5th February 2015 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo Download is in for North America, with Renegade Kid concluding the tale of their episodic Moon Chronicles on Nintendo 3DS.

Bandai Namco extend Wii U’s Virtual Console service with Dig Dug and Mappy-Land, while 3DS owners are treated to Game & Watch Gallery 3. They can similarly get a taste for the adventure that awaits you in Monster Hunter 4 Utimate, with the Majora’s Mask Pack for Hyrule Warriors on Wii U allowing Young Link and Tingle to enter the fray.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Curve Digital: It’s the final week of the Curve Digital Sale! Save up to 25 percent on select games until 12th February 2015.
* GetClose: A game for Rivals: 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 19th February 2015.
* SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge: 50 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $19.99) until 12th February 2015.
* Ubisoft Game Sale: Select Wii U games are on sale for up to 75 percent off until 16th February 2015.

Price Reductions (3DS)
* Christmas Wonderland 3, Microvalue – now $4.99, previously $7.99
* Halloween: Trick or Treat 2, Microvalue – now $4.99, previously $7.99
* Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper, Microvalue – now $4.99, previously $9.99
* Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace, Microvalue – now $4.99, previously $7.99

Special Offers (3DS)
* ATLUS: Enjoy discounts on Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Code of Princess and more games from ATLUS until 16th February 2015.
* Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition: 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 19th February 2015.
* EnjoyUp Games: Get a discount on purchases of Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online until 26th February 2015.
* Moon Chronicles – Episode 1: 50 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $4.50) until 26th February 2015.
* Ubisoft Game Sale: Select Nintendo 3DS games are on sale for up to 75 percent off until 16th February 2015.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Dig Dug, Bandai Namco – $4.99
Become Dig Dug as you drill and defeat all of the enemies to clear each stage. Defeat the deep-dwelling Pooka and Fygar by using the harpoon and pumping air into them, or by dropping rocks from above. Lure and defeat multiple enemies at once, and collect vegetables for bonus points.

* Mappy-Land, Bandai Namco – $4.99
Nyamco and his gang of felines have hidden birthday presents across Mappy-Land. Help Mappy find them and make it back to Mapico’s birthday party on time! Activate traps or use special items to distract the cats as you collect six of the same presents in each stage.

Wii U Add-on Content
* Hyrule Warriors Majora’s Mask Pack, Koei Tecmo Games – $7.99
The Majora’s Mask Pack is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for only $7.99 and includes new maps, costumes and the ability to play as Young Link and Tingle (Tingle!). The Majora’s Mask Pack is also part of the Hero of Hyrule Pack, the 4-Pack Hyrule Warriors DLC Bundle. The Hero of Hyrule Pack is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and includes the Majora’s Mask pack, two previously released DLC packs, a “Boss Pack” that will launch in March and a bonus in-game Dark Link costume.

Wii U Download Software
* Dolphin Up, Rawkins Games – $3.99
Swim and flip your dolphin to the moon and beyond! A fun, vibrant, 2-minute game with surprising depth, Dolphin Up lets you do amazing tricks with a porpoise. Successful flips, spins and tailslides build speed, allowing you to jump higher and soar into the stars. Perfect your landings and chain your tricks together to form huge combos, discover new possibilities and work your way up the leaderboards.

* Puzzle Monkeys, Log Games – $2.99
Experience the addictive puzzle gameplay that takes unique advantage of the Wii U GamePad! Use the Wii U GamePad’s buttons and touchscreen to manipulate and destroy falling colored blocks. Align 3 or more blocks of the same color to destroy them and initiate high scoring chains of destruction. Destroy all of the monkey blocks to advance to the the next level. Online leaderboards to see where you rank among the worlds best scores!

* Tri-Strip, Form Up Studios – $1.99
It’s a retro-themed single-player puzzle game, much in the style of 90′s era puzzle games. Score points by arranging rows of triangular tiles into quads. Your score multiplies by however many quads you can create in a single move. Enjoy strategic gameplay at a fast pace in the Arcade mode. Push yourself to the limit in the five Challenge modes. Weep for mercy in the time-based challenges of the Super-Hardcore mode!

Virtual Console (3DS)
* Game & Watch Gallery 3, Nintendo – $3.99
With the third installment of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions: Egg, Turtle Bridge, Green House, Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. There are also six extra games that can be unlocked and played in Classic mode.

3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Colorful Game & Watch, Nintendo – $1.99
* NES: Fire-Breathing Bowser, Nintendo – $1.99
* NES: Fire Mario, Nintendo – $1.99

3DS Download Demo
* Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom – Free
Experience big game hunting with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, now playable on Nintendo 3DS. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters.

3DS Download Software
* Kami, Circle Entertainment – $2.99
Kami is deceptively simple: fold out colored paper to fill the screen in with few moves as possible. Relaxing and easy to pick up, you’ll soon find yourself deep in contemplation to perfect each puzzle. Created by State of Play, famous for their handcrafted aesthetics, Kami has been created with real paper in an elegant Japanese theme.

* Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2 – 4, Renegade Kid – $4.50 per episode, or $9 Season Pass
The three remaining episodes in Major Kane’s epic lunar journey are all available today for download, giving fans the opportunity to experience the entire season without delay. Players may purchase the new content individually, as separate episodes, or choose to purchase the Season Pass, which contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price.

* SpongeBob HeroPants, Activision – $29.99
SpongeBob HeroPants is an action game with a focus on platforming, exploration, light puzzles and combat. Each of its six playable characters–SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton–can morph into a unique superpowered champion to solve challenges, unlock new areas and defeat SpongeBob’s crazy imagination. The full adventure features boss battles, upgradeable skills and a treasure trove of hidden items to unearth.

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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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