Nintendo Download list: 28th March 2013 (Europe)
LEGO City Undercover, Luigi’s Mansion 2, and Code of Princess lead this weeks download highlights, which also sees numerous retail releases become available digitally through the Nintendo eShop for the first time.
The full list of additions is as follows:
Nintendo eShop Sale (until April 11th)
* escapeVektor, Nnooo – £4.49 (€5.00), normally £8.99 (€10.00)
Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape. As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. But be careful, the further Vektor gets, the more devious the CPU becomes! There is a whole world to uncover within your CPU! Hiding away are 150 levels (nodes), 27 worlds (zones) and four unique abilities to unlock and upgrade. With Vektor providing you with: Detonate to destroy enemies, Boost and Super Boost to outrun them and Boostenate to smash your way through, you are sure to be able to help him escape!
Wii U Download Software
* LEGO City Undercover, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99)
In LEGO City Undercover, Chase McCain is trying to arrest the dangerous Rex Fury who is responsible for the recent crime wave in LEGO City. To do this he goes undercover, exploring the sprawling open-world LEGO City and donning a range of different costumes for special abilities. The unique properties of the Wii U GamePad controller come into play throughout the hunt for Rex Fury. The GamePad functions as a Communicator to talk to others, is used to scan the surroundings for clues or criminals, or to view the handy map and GPS route when driving around the city.
* Save Data Transfer Tool, Nintendo – Free
This software is for moving save data from a Nintendo 3DS Game Card to a separately purchased downloadable version of that software.
The following are required to use this software:
A Nintendo 3DS Game Card that supports this software
A downloadable version of the Game Card software
Caution! Once the save data is moved to the downloadable version, it cannot be returned to the Game Card. Save data on the Game Card will be reset to default.
3DS Download Software
* 50 Classic Games 3D, cerasus.media – £4.49 (€4.99)
This compilation of fun and addictive games brings together 50 classic puzzles to the Nintendo 3DS. Includes well-loved classic games Battle Ships, Chess, Tic Tac Toe, Peg Solitaire, Sudoku, Air Mah Jong and many more. Whilst completing the puzzles you can play alone, with friends or against the computer with varying degrees of difficulty to match your skill level. There’s something for everyone in this huge collection of 3D puzzle games with hours and hours of endless fun guaranteed!
* Code of Princess, Agatsuma – £24.99 (€29.99)
Blending fighting gameplay with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat’em ups and the character development of an RPG, Code of Princess perfectly combines the two genres, giving hardcore gamers an all new twist on some of their favourite game types. Up to four players can take on challenges cooperatively or battle against one another in competitive play.
* HarmoKnight, Nintendo – £12.99 (€14.99)
Cover your ears – the planet of Melodia is under attack! The evil Noizoids, under the orders of their leader Gargan, aren’t just disrupting the normal tuneful lives of Melodians everywhere – they’ve also kidnapped Ariana, the princess of Symphony City! Help Tempo, the boy chosen to wield the legendary staff, and his friends as they travel across Melodia on a musical adventure. Over 50 stages of rhythm-action fun await, including bonus stages featuring much-loved tunes from some of your favourite Pokémon games.
* Heroes of Ruin, Square Enix – £19.99 (€24.99)
War raged for over a hundred years until strong, powerful Lords emerged from the fighting to bring a fragile peace to the land. This peace is threatened when one of the Lords, Ataraxis, ruler of the city of Nexus, is taken ill by a deadly curse. A call is sent out, promising rewards beyond measure for anyone who finds a cure. Four mercenaries, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and motivations answer the call. One uses forbidden spells to rain death on her foes, one has guns and bombs to blast his way through, another has a mighty sword capable of slicing through entire packs of enemies, and one other gains strength from savagely tearing through anything that stands in his way with brutal, bladed fists.
* Luigi’s Mansion 2, Nintendo – £39.99 (€44.99)
Step into Luigi’s quaking shoes, strap on the Poltergust 5000 – the ghost-catching and puzzle-solving vacuum cleaner – and clear out all the ghosts in Luigi’s Mansion 2. Luigi returns to help his mad-scientist friend, Professor E. Gadd, by sucking up the ghosts in each of the mysterious mansions filled with puzzling contraptions that must be manipulated to proceed. Armed with a torch and the Poltergust 5000, which can be upgraded with new features such as the Strobulb light to stun the wacky wraiths and the Dark-Light Device to reveal invisible clues and objects, Luigi is fully equipped to tackle any paranormal activity!
* Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom – £24.99 (€29.99)
Resident Evil Revelations for Nintendo 3DS brings a straight shot of spine-chilling terror to the handheld console scene, one that fans of the iconic survival horror series won’t want to miss! Set in the time period between Resident Evil 4™ and Resident Evil 5™, this title features a brand new storyline for series favourites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, introduces new characters Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat, and offers entirely original environments for players to cautiously explore.
* Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D, Capcom – £8.99 (€9.99)
It’s a race against time as players compete to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D offers players a variety of gameplay formats with a solo mission option or the ability to team up with others across the world in two-player co-op via Internet Play. The game also includes the addition of an all new Skill Slot feature. Players will be able to fill three skill slots from a selection of 30 skills including improvements to weapon performance, reload speed or melee abilities and customise characters to best suit their style of play.
* Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D, Ubisoft – £17.99 (€19.99)
In Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D, Sam Fisher is sent behind enemy lines in the Korean Peninsula to prevent WWIII by investigating the responsible party that sunk the USS Clarence E. Walsh, the U.S.’s most advanced cruiser. Through his investigation, Sam learns that the key parties who are planning to use the Masse Kernels and launch WWIII are war comrade Douglas Shetland, Displace International, and Admiral Otomo, the Third Echelon Information Self Defence Force (I-SDF) contact. His goal will be to infiltrate their lines and expose their deeds before they manage to launch a new and deadly worldwide conflict.
3DS Download Demo
* Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo – Free
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.
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Harvest Moon, Natsume – £4.49 (€4.99)
Follow in your grandfather’s (muddy) footsteps and become a master farmer! This classic simulation lets you get hands-on with every aspect of farm life: from sowing crops to raising animals. The harder you work, the bigger and better your farm will become. You can also visit the town to buy supplies; from food and drink to keep up your strength, to labour-saving tools for making life easier.
* The Beet Party: Unidentified Flying Waffle, Redrover – £0.89 (€0.99)
The Beet Party is a series of 3D short videos available for download on Nintendo eShop. The two-minute interstitials target four to six year olds and follow the adventures of the five coolest beets around as they explore, experiment, celebrate and communicate with beat-boxing sounds when something new arrives in their fridge.