With players still busy pounding one another in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and trekking through the Hoenn region, it’s a quieter Nintendo Download list for North America this week.
There’s still plenty to enjoy, with the sumptuous Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and perplexing Ultimate NES Remix becoming available. Meanwhile Fire Emblem and Lode Runner join Wii U’s Virtual Console service, and Walt Disney’s birthday is marked by discounts across the House of Mickey’s gaming output.
Special Offers (Wii U)
* 99Seconds: More than 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 26th December 2014.
* Disney: To celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday this week, Disney is discounting Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Disney Planes and other fun games until 8th December 2014.
Special Offers (3DS)
* AeternoBlade is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 19th December 2014.
* AiRace Xeno: 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.69) until 25th December 2014.
* Disney: To celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday this week, Disney is discounting Disney Planes and other fun games until 8th December 2014.
* Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan: 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) from 8th – 22nd December 2014.
* Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers: 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) from 8th December – 22nd December 2014.
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Fire Emblem, Nintendo – $7.99
Play the first Fire Emblem game to ever be released in the United States! In this timeless Game Boy Advance classic, master battle tactics as you train your army, learn their strengths and weaknesses and command them into the fray.
* Lode Runner, Konami – $4.99
Play as the Runner and collect all of the gold in 50 challenging stages. The action may be easy to pick up and play, but the stages become increasingly challenging as you move on. You can also create your own levels in Edit Mode.
Wii U Download Demo
* Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, SEGA – Free
Try it before you buy it! Download the free demo version of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Sonic and his friends must work together as a team to stop the evil alliance of Lyric and Dr. Eggman.
Wii U Download Software
* Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Nintendo – TBC
Ready for adventure? Captain Toad stars in his own puzzling quest through maze-like mini-universes, only on Wii U. Each stage is stacked with tricks and traps, so our stubby little hero will have to use his wits to dodge dangers and track those treasures. Survive smoldering volcanoes, hazardous steam engines, haunted houses and many other perils – all in the name of treasure!
3DS Download Software
* Christmas Wonderland 4, Microvalue – $9.99
Be part of the famous town parade down Main Street, see the festive lights switched on, then go shopping for some presents for the family. Far away at the North Pole, Santa and Mrs Claus are helping the Elves get all the toys ready and packed on the sleigh, so Santa can start his journey on Christmas eve.
* Disney Violetta: Rhythm and Music, Little Orbit – $29.99
Tap to the rhythm of Violetta’s hottest tracks. Disney Violetta: Rhythm and Music lets you show off your rhythmic and musical abilities as you score points while watching your favorite music videos from the hit TV series. Think you know everything there is to know about Violetta? Take the Violetta quiz and prove it.
* Ultimate NES Remix, Nintendo – TBC
Take on a rapid-fire onslaught of challenges and mashups from 16 of Nintendo’s finest 8-bit games. Test your skills on a gantlet of quick, tricky challenges and remix stages that combine parts of different NES classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, Kid Icarus and Metroid. The best mix of titles from the NES Remix and NES Remix 2 games is on Nintendo 3DS… now you’re playing with portable power! As a bonus, get a free Famicom theme for your Nintendo 3DS Home menu when you purchase the Ultimate NES Remix.
For Nintendo eShop purchases, the download code for the free theme will appear on the digital Nintendo eShop receipt. For the packaged version, the code will be included on the reverse side of the game cover sleeve. Download codes are available while supplies last. Both the download codes and the offer expire on 5th December 2015.