Nintendo Download list: 23rd May 2013 (Europe)

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It’s a Kirby kind of week, as Nintendo’s pink star appears within a further two titles released through Wii U’s Virtual Console service.

Elsewhere, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Resident Evil Revelations become available to digitally download, whilst the Nintendo 3DS enjoys a rather expansive week with multiple new releases.

The full list of content is as follows:

Price Reduction
* The “DENPA” MEN: They Came By Wave, Genius Sonority – £5.69 (€6.39), was £7.19 (€7.99)
The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures that float around radio waves in your daily environment. Catch the Denpa Men to form a party, which you can take on a variety of adventures in this fun, new Dungeon RPG! Each radio wave territory has its own unique Denpa Men. Go to many different places in real life to find Denpa Men with a great variety of skills, and go on an exciting adventure to save your loved one from the clutches of the King of Evil!

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Kirby’s Dream Course, Nintendo – £5.49 (€7.99) Special Offer until May 30th: £3.79 (€5.59) for those that have purchased Kirby’s Adventure
Kirby’s Dream Course puts a new spin on golf, with Kirby as the ball and enemies as obstacles! Conquer eight different courses packed with water, spikes, conveyor belts and trampolines. Roll Kirby to take out enemies, and then head for the hole that appears. Adjust the angle of movement, add spin and power, and also copy the powers of enemies; such as using a parasol to float, ice to freeze water or fire to burn bad guys! Kirby’s Dream Course also features a two-player mode to compete against a friend.

This is the US version of the game.

* Kirby Super Star, Nintendo – £5.39 (€7.99) Special Offer until May 30th: £3.79 (€5.59) for those that have purchased Kirby’s Adventure
Kirby Super Star features not one, not two, but six games in one – plus extra modes and minigames – all starring the powerful pink hero with the ability to copy his enemies’ abilities. Each adventure has its own storyline, featuring Kirby battling against classic foes like Meta Knight and King Dedede, and unique gameplay; from platforming to treasure-hunting and even a space shoot ‘em up! A friend can also join in as Kirby’s helper, using their own copy abilities to attack enemies and come to Kirby’s aid.

This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Download Software
* LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Warner Bros. – £39.99 (€49.99)
The Dynamic duo teams up with legendary DC Super Heroes to save Gotham City! DC Super Heroes Unite! Play as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and more! Discover LEGO Gotham City! Harness the power of the Wii U GamePad for unique game play and control functionality.

* Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom £39.99 (€49.99)
The critically acclaimed survival horror title Resident Evil™ Revelations returns redefined for console complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. This latest version of Resident Evil Revelations will also deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to RAID Mode such as new weapons, skill sets, and playable characters including Hunk and Rachael!

3DS Demo
* Project X Zone: A Lethal Surprise Demo, Namco Bandai – Free
When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a massive selection of heroes including favourites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world. Enjoy over 50 characters from 29 franchises from Namco Bandai, Capcom & Sega, including Street Fighter, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Sakura Wars, Tales of Vesperia and many more!

* Rabbids Rumble, Ubisoft – Free
Rabbids have escaped from your cartridge all over your Nintendo 3DS and found their way into the real world. You must collect them throughout 7 worlds full of mini-games and bring the complete collection back, one battle at a time!

3DS Download Software
* Air Battle Hockey 3D, Agetec – £4.49 (€4.99)
The basic rules are familiar: use a racket to hit a ball into the opponent’s goal. The first one to score ten points wins. The game features special Skills and Targets. There are six different offensive and defensive skills. Play aggressive and attack with the Lightning Shot skill which changes direction of the ball during mid-flight, tricking your opponent in scoring a goal. Play defensive and use the Hyper Racket skill to increase the size of your Racket improving protection of your goal. Watch for Targets that appear during the game, hitting those triggers various events, such as an increase ball speed or reducing your opponent’s skill gauge to zero. In addition to the Two-Player Battle Mode, there is also Endless Mode, a squash-like game where you compete for a high score.

* Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
Go ape with the swingin’ king of the jungle! Donkey Kong and his simian sidekick Diddy Kong are back for more action-packed platforming antics in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, an enhanced version of Wii adventure Donkey Kong Country Returns. Jump, race and roll your way across Donkey Kong Island on a quest to rescue DK’s beloved banana hoard from the trouble-causing Tiki Tak Tribe. Stomp on enemies, grab banana bunches and ride rockets, rhinos and much more in classic 2D platforming gameplay, stuffed full of spectacular scenes and tricky traps. Use both characters’ special skills to overcome all kinds of obstacles and explore each stage to the full – hop Diddy onto DK’s shoulders and use his Barrel Jet to hover them both over large gaps, or roll to your heart’s content and trample everything in your path.

* Groove Heaven, Teyon – £3.59 (€3.99)
Rhymi has to deliver a love letter to a beautiful angel only she is a little demon and the letter is from the Devil lord himself. Climb with her to the top of the tower connecting two realms armed with your best dancing moves! Time your steps right, keep to the beat to get moving and grooving away from oncoming danger! Dance under leaping frogs and past black crows, as you collect musical notes and red roses for bonuses. In two bubbly and exciting modes challenge your musical senses either dancing your way to the top, or simply testing how fast you can keep up with the beat! Show off your rhythmic skills and tap your way to Heaven!

* Swords & Soldiers 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.90 (€7.00)
Prepare for an encounter with a freakishly large pepper: Swords & Soldiers 3D is coming your way! Rewrite history as you take control of the brutal Vikings, the devious Aztecs or the crafty Chinese in their global quest to win the favour of the Gods! Swords & Soldiers 3D is a side-scrolling strategy game that lets you control an entire army and lets you wield devastating magical abilities. Demolish your enemy’s castle at the end of these two-dimensional battlefields and lead your troops to victory!

* Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Ubisoft – £17.99 (€19.99)
As the commander of the Ghosts, the best special operations fighting force in the world, your mission is to stop the Russian ultranationalist Yuri Treskayev from coming to power, in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars on Nintendo 3DS. From the hot deserts of Kazakhstan to the villages of Ukraine and the frozen lands of Siberia, you must discover and disable the secret Soviet-era “Dead Hand” bases which Treskayev is using to build an army of drones. You will have access to full resources to build, train, and equip your team, using the most recent high-tech weapons and armour. Experience the critically-acclaimed Ghost Recon series in a new way as you discover rich and deep tactical gameplay never before seen in a Ghost Recon game!

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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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