Nintendo Download list: 16th May 2013 (North America)

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A swarm of Virtual Console releases lead this week’s download list, across Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.

As with Europe, the Wii U Virtual Console enjoys a ‘Super’ week, with Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Metroid arriving on the service.

Special Offers
* BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Gaijin Games
Runner2 is an action-packed, auto-running platformer with five exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and five death-defying boss battles. BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be on sale for 25 percent off until May 30.

* Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo – 50% off
We’re celebrating spring with a sale on classic favorites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros. 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console version of Super Mario World from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 23.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Capcom – $7.99
The third game in the legendary Ghosts ‘n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts follows Arthur in a challenging quest to rescue the princess. Players take control of Arthur in a classic side-scrolling adventure to defeat the creatures of the night and save the day once more.

* Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo – $4.99
Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven fantastical worlds. Each character has a unique set of abilities: Luigi can jump higher and farther than any of the other characters, Toad can dig extremely fast and pull items out of the ground quicker than anyone and the princess is the only one who can jump and hover temporarily.

* Super Metroid, Nintendo – $0.30
Super Metroid was originally released in 1994 for the Super NES system and features beautiful graphics, a huge assortment of enemies and various worlds to explore. Considered one of the best video games of all time by critics and fans alike, the side-view action game introduces a host of powerful weapons and items to the Metroid series. Super Metroid is the fifth game released on the Virtual Console for Wii U to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Famicom. For a limited time, the game will be available for only 30 cents.

Wii U Download Software
* LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – TBC
Batman and Robin team up with some truly super friends in this action-packed sequel. Experience one of the best-selling games of 2012 with new and enhanced game play using the Wii U GamePad controller. With help from other famous DC Super Heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, the Dynamic Duo are in for a fight to put the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker behind bars and save Gotham City. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will release on May 21.

Wii U Demo
* Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom – Free

Virtual Console (Wii)
* The King of Fighters ’99, D4 Enterprise – TBC
Originally released in 1999, this is the 6th installment in the King of Fighters series. This time, there is a new protagonist with an all-new story. Instead of the previous 3-member team format, now teams have 4 members, where 3 members actually fight and 1 member is designated as a “Striker”.

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Harvest Moon, Natsume – $4.99
You have inherited your grandfather’s farm and been given the opportunity to succeed as Ranch Master. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill in as the life of a farmer isn’t exactly a walk through the park. To build a successful farm, you will need a lot of working capital. Learn to juggle elements of farming and ranching as you face new challenges at the turn of the seasons.

* Mega Man 5, Capcom – $4.99
Betrayed by his own kin, Mega Man must fight Protoman and accomplices to save Dr. Light! Protoman has gone berserk! Destroying half the city was not enough. Now, he has kidnapped Dr. Light and is holding him and the entire city hostage. Speeding to the rescue is Mega Man and his modified Mega Buster, but eight of Protoman’s cybernetic soldiers plan to send Mega Man to the scrap heap for good!

3DS Download Software
* Bowling Bonanza 3D, EnjoyGaming – $5.99
Enjoy Gaming brings you Bowling Bonanza. Probably the most realistic and playable. Ten Pin Bowling game avaiable! Play Now! For both the casual and the serious gamer Bowling Bonanza boasts full 3D rigid body physics. Create any kind of shot by adjusting your stance, direction or ball spin or for the more serious, position the ball and shape the shot as required.

* Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles!, EnjoyUp Games – $3.99
In Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles!, dress to play and play to dress! Create your character and design their outfit in the dressing room, just as you like. When you are done, get ready to set off on an adventure, where you will have to catch as many bubbles as possible from the magic washing machine (which has many magical powers). The more you play, the more prizes and clothes you will receive to dress your character!

* The Starship Damrey, LEVEL-5 – $7.99
Seek the inconcievable truth of the Starship Damrey and discover why nothing is more frightening than complete innocence.

* Swords & Soldiers 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – $7.99
Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way! Swords & Soldiers is a 3D side-scrolling, real-time strategy game that lets you control an entire army and wield devastating magical abilities.

Nintendo DSiWare
* California Super Sports, Cypronia – TBC

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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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