Nintendo Download list: February 21st 2013 (Europe)

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Nintendo of Europe have announced the latest content to be made available through the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Wii U Download Software Sale
* Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, WayForward – £4.49/€4.99 until February 28th
Meet Patricia Wagon, cybernetic police officer on a mission to put the Hooligan Sisters back behind bars. By activating her Siren Helmet, Patricia can shift the machine matrix of Planet Land, altering the world around her. Use your wits and trusty Pellet Shooter to blow crime away!

* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £9.99/€12.49 until March 7th
Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than just your average side-scrolling platform game. Combining mind-bending puzzles with thrilling combat action, the gameplay offers a challenge that’s sure to appeal to everyone. Explore fantastical locations displayed in superb high-definition graphics and experience a rich story full of bravery and villainy – all while fighting enemies and solving physics-based puzzles that make use of realistic fire, water and gravity effects.

Wii U Virtual Console
* F-ZERO, Nintendo – £0.30/€0.30
Part of the Family Computer 30th Anniversary Campaign. In the year 2560, the greatest racing competition is the F-ZERO championship. Pilots from across the galaxy risk their lives in a high-speed battle of turbo-charged hovercraft. Taking full advantage of the Super NES’s ‘Mode 7™’ effect, F-ZERO redefined racing games with its smooth, fast graphics and thrilling gameplay. It also featured one of the most famous soundtracks in video games, and introduced players to the likes of Captain Falcon and Samurai Goroh.

This is a release of the US-NTSC version of the game running at 60Hz.

Wii U Demo
* Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom – Free
Take up arms and venture into a world of spectacular surroundings and challenging monsters in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. With all-new monsters, equipment and weapons and over 200 action-packed quests to tackle, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the most expansive game in the series to date. In this action RPG, take more than just satisfaction from your hard-fought victories: carve conquered monsters to gain their bones, horns, hides and more, then have them fashioned into weapons and armour to steel you for the even tougher battles ahead. It is the hunter’s way.

* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – Free
Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than just your average side-scrolling platform game. Combining mind-bending puzzles with thrilling combat action, the gameplay offers a challenge that’s sure to appeal to everyone. Explore fantastical locations displayed in superb high-definition graphics and experience a rich story full of bravery and villainy – all while fighting enemies and solving physics-based puzzles that make use of realistic fire, water and gravity effects.

3DS Download Software
* NightSky, Nicalis – £8.99/€9.99
NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other on Nintendo 3DS with cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must manoeuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Alternative mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal 3D experience.

Nintendo 3DS Demo
* Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, Konami – Free
An ancient evil rises once more and two generations of heroes will meet their fate as the classic Castlevania series comes to Nintendo 3DS. Over two decades after Gabriel Belmont’s quest to destroy the Lords of Shadow, the Belmont clan once again finds its fate intertwined with evil. Consumed by darkness, Gabriel has now become Dracula and only his ancestors have the power to stop him. Fight evil across two different eras and help lead Trevor and Simon Belmont as they each battle their own destiny and set out to avenge their family against the prince of darkness, Gabriel… nay, Dracula himself!

* Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom – Free
Take up arms and venture into a world of spectacular surroundings and challenging monsters in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. With all-new monsters, equipment and weapons and over 200 action-packed quests to tackle, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the most expansive game in the series to date. In this action RPG, take more than just satisfaction from your hard-fought victories: carve conquered monsters to gain their bones, horns, hides and more, then have them fashioned into weapons and armour to steel you for the even tougher battles ahead. It is the hunter’s way.

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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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