Last week’s Nintendo Download list was ominously absent amid the furore of the Nintendo Network issues, although it appears that Nintendo of America had still moved to clarify what content was newly available.
Dr. Luigi leads the charge, whilst Super Punch-Out!! and Mario Tennis join the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services.
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter were slated to release, although have since been postponed, with Atlus and Ubisoft titles on sale.
Nintendo eShop Sales
* Ubisoft Wii U Sale
Get 30 percent off select Ubisoft titles, including, Assassin’s Creed III, Just Dance 4, ZombiU, Rabbids Land, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 and ESPN Sports Connection, in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Download now before this promotion ends on Dec. 31.
* Ubisoft Nintendo 3DS Sale
Get 30 percent off select Ubisoft titles, including Rayman Origins, Rayman 3D, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D, Rabbids Travel in Time and Petz Fantasy 3D, in the Nintendo eShop. Download now before this promotion ends on Dec. 31.
* Atlus Sale
The holidays may be over, but Atlus wants to continue giving away gifts into the new year. Now through 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 6, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor: Soul Hackers, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, and Code of Princess are all on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Super Punch-Out!!, Nintendo – TBC
Featuring the tight game play and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES™ classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns.
Wii U Download Software
* CastleStorm, Zen Studios – TBC
Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles.
* Dr. Luigi, Nintendo – $14.99
There’s a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar – or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on the classic virus-popping puzzle game. Use L-shaped pills in a new game mode and compete with players locally or online. Dr. Luigi will be available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Dec. 31.
Virtual Console (3DS)
* Mario Tennis, Nintendo – TBC
Mario Tennis offers three fun-packed modes of tennis play! Practice your swings and shots in Exhibition Mode; go on the Mario Tour, which offers three different save slots to start your very own tennis adventures; or take a break from the workout, and try your luck on some Mario mini-games.
3DS Download Software
* Pokémon Bank, Nintendo – $4.99 per year
Pokémon Bank is an application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that allows you to deposit, store and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet. Pokémon Bank will be available on Dec. 27 with a free, 30-day trial for everyone who downloads and activates it prior to Jan. 31. After that, Pokémon Bank will be a paid service, with an annual subscription fee of $4.99.
* Bird Mania Christmas 3D, Teyon – TBC
Christmas time is almost here and the skies are crowded with Santa’s elves delivering presents across the globe. Mojo the bird is still mid-flight in his pursuit of sunny Africa so with a little Christmas spirit and Santa’s hat it’s time to turn up the turbo and fly full blast to Africa!
* Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot, CoderChild – TBC
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is an action-packed platform game, where music plays a very important role. With only one button to jump, you must help Cubit to go from platform to platform, while you avoid obstacles and enemies through the different scenes of the game. Perhaps you think this makes this game not difficult, right? Well, you are right; this game is not difficult… this game is Hardcore!
* EDGE, Two Tribes – TBC
In EDGE, the award winning retro inspired platformer, players take direct control of the cube and roll their way around the game’s dozens of levels. Search for all the prisms, find the shortcuts to improve your times.