Nintendo Download list: 2nd May 2013 (North America)


A diverse Nintendo eShop sale, an aggressive rabbit, and Virtual Console classics lead this week’s update.

Whether primarily a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS there’s enough new content to keep you occupied, with prices cut on additional downloadable content for the otherwise freemium Zen Pinball 2.

The full list of content is as follows:

Nintendo eShop Sales
* Nintendo Games (Nintendo 3DS)
For a limited time, Pushmo, 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure, Dillon’s Rolling Western, Fluidity: Spin Cycle and Tokyo Crash Mobs are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The sale ends May 9 at 9 a.m. PT.

* Games by Shin’en (Nintendo 3DS)
For a limited time, Art of Balance TOUCH!, Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!, Nano Assault Neo and Nano Assault EX are 30 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The offer ends May 9.

* Zen Pinball 2 (Wii U)
Zen Pinball 2 is your home for nonstop pinball action. Featuring an exciting lineup of pinball tables, including Marvel Pinball and Plants vs. Zombies pinball, as well as a collection of original designs, there is a table for everyone. For a limited time, all Marvel Pinball tables are 50 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Download Zen Pinball 2 for free by 9 a.m. PT on May 9 to get all Marvel Pinball tables at the discounted price.

* Marvel Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate super hero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel Universe. Zen Studios is celebrating the theatrical release of Iron Man 3 with a Marvel Pinball 3D sale. For a limited time get the game for 50 percent off exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS until 9 a.m. PT on May 9.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* MEGA MAN, Capcom – $4.99
Join the blue bomber in his first ever adventure as he battles the evil Dr. Wily and his robotic henchmen. Mega Man is a super robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Light. When another scientist by the name of Dr. Wily goes rogue with an army of six of his own devious Robot Masters, it’s up to Mega Man to put a stop to his nefarious plot by traversing a series of stages rife with enemies, traps and perilous platform challenges. Mega Man was originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System™ in 1987.

* PAC-MAN, Namco Bandai – $4.99
Control iconic character Pac-Man as you navigate through mazes, eating Pac-Dots and simultaneously avoiding devious ghosts. Warp from one edge of the maze to the other using tunnels, or eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables and make the ghosts vulnerable. Earn extra points to achieve the high score and see how far you can get before losing all your lives.

Wii U Download Software
* Kung Fu Rabbit, Neko Entertainment – TBC
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples. Only you managed to escape. They let you live… They’ll soon regret it! 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!

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Balloon Fight, Nintendo – TBC
Don’t be fooled by the simple premise of Balloon Fight: Underneath the game’s cute exterior you’ll find a surprisingly challenging game with strategy to spare. After mastering the easy-to-learn controls, you will have to get a grip on the game’s impressively realistic physics and ever-increasing enemies and environmental hazards like lightning and water.

3DS Download Software
* BearShark, Silverball – TBC
BearShark, the hit animated 3D series exclusively on Nintendo Video, has inspired a game. Play as Steve, last of his bloodline, as you run, jump and swim for your life from the top predators of land and sea.

* My Riding Stables 3D – Jumping for the Team, Treva Entertainment – TBC
Start a new adventure! After the exciting incidents last year, the main character returns to the riding stable of her mother. After her arrival, she has to face new challenges: Her old rival Pamela is the new jockey and a cold-hearted banker wants to close the stable to establish a hotel. There is only one chance left – to win the semifinal of the most famous horse show world-wide, organize the final tournament at the riding stable, welcome the greatest jockeys of the world and finally be recognized.

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