Nintendo Download list: 18th April 2013 (Europe)

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Fire Emblem: Awakening leads the charge amid this week’s Nintendo Download list for Europe.

It’s joined by Kirby’s Adventure which strolls to the Wii U’s Virtual Console service, alongside Kung Fu Rabbit which becomes the latest addition to the Wii U Download Software range.

Meanwhile a number of Nintendo 3DS games from LEVEL-5 and Rising Star Games are on sale, with further additions for the handheld.

Nintendo eShop sale
* Aero Porter, LEVEL-5 – £2.69 (€2.99), normally £4.49 (€4.99)
* Crimson Shroud, LEVEL-5 – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* Liberation Maiden, LEVEL-5 – £4.49 (€4.99), normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* Virtue’s Last Reward, Rising Star Games – £19.99 (€24.99), normally £30.00 (€40.00)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Kirby’s Adventure, Nintendo – £0.30 (€0.30)
Part of the Family Computer 30th Anniversary Campaign. The only Kirby game ever made for NES™, Kirby’s Adventure was a groundbreaking platformer famous for introducing Kirby’s ability to copy the powers of enemies. By sucking up foes, Kirby can fire lasers, burst into flames, use a giant mallet and more. Kirby can also combine powers with some unexpected results. With lots of minigames and secrets to discover too, Kirby’s Adventure – like Kirby – is full of surprises!

This is the European version of the game, which was optimised originally by the developer to offer gameplay and music speed similar to the US version. Demos and animations may run at PAL speed. The aspect ratio has been corrected for this release.

Wii U Download Software
* Kung Fu Rabbit, Neko Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99)
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples, and only you managed to escape! Use your agility and combat skills to save your disciples! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies, and rip them to shreds! Each of the 70 levels requires logic, precision, agility and lots of sabre rattling. The game also has lots of trophies to win, babies to save, carrots to eat, and a Universal Evil to expunge.

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Dig Dug, Namco Bandai – £3.59 (€3.99)
Get on down with Dig Dug, and wage underground war with your trusty pump! Vanquish persistent Pookas and fiery Fygars to clear each stage. Defeat enemies by inflating them with air or by dropping rocks on them from above. Earn bonus points by collecting fruit or defeating deep-dwelling foes. This classic game blends old-school arcade action with strategy; try to lure multiple enemies into position and satisfyingly squash them with a single rock!

3DS Download Software
* Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo – £39.99 (€44.99)
Turn-based combat comes alive like never before on Nintendo 3DS! Fire Emblem: Awakening continues the traditions of the classic series while enhancing the experience with 3D visuals and making the strategic gameplay more accessible for newcomers. Players lead forces across maps, fighting enemies and achieving goals across a fantasy world rich with character.

* Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo, Pixel Toys – £4.99 (€4.99)
Lead Mr Nibbles on a 3D mission to recover his acorn stash when pesky critters steal them. He must use his trusty grapple rope to navigate the treacherous woodland environments and defeat those critters!

Nintendo DSiWare
* Forgotten Legions, Cypronia – £4.49 (€4.99) / 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Forgotten Legions is an innovative real-time strategy in a fantasy setting, and is an exclusive for Nintendo DSiWare. Choose from two unique sides and command 18 units in 30 campaign missions. Endless mode brings hours of challenging gameplay, with the chance to add the results to a web-based leader board.

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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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