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Nintendo Download: May 29-June 4.
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May 29, 2014, 16:34:11
May 29, 2014 – The wait is almost over. Mario Kart 8 hits the Wii U eShop at midnight on May 30! Ittle Dew also drops on the Wii U eShop. Mega May concludes with the release of Mega Man Xtreme 2 on the 3DS Virtual Console, and Klonoa: Empire of Dreams hits the Wii U Virtual Console. There's more to check out, so be sure to hit up your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern for all of this week's updates!

Wii U

Retail Games

  • Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo, $59.99 (available May 30)

    eShop Games

  • Gravity Badgers – Wales Interactive, $4.99
  • Ittle Dew – Ludosity AB, $9.99
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland – O2 Games, $19.90

    Virtual Console

  • Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (Game Boy Advance) – Namco-Bandai, $6.99

    Price Drops

  • LEGO The Hobbit – $39.99 beginning June 2


    Virtual Console

  • Mega Man Xtreme 2 – Capcom, $4.99


  • Pushmo & Crashmo – up to 33% off through June 13

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    Posted: 05/29/14, 16:34:11  - Edited by 
     on: 05/29/14, 16:33:54    
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?

    I've seen Davoid post about it on Facebook. He seems to like it.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 17:51:53

    I've been looking forward to it! Might download it today with my Deluxe Points.

    EDIT: Oh, there's a discount on 3DS but not Wii U. Gotta love Nintendo's lack of cross-buy. I should save my money and get it on Steam or PSN.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 21:35:32  - Edited by 
     on: 06/03/14, 21:40:16

    Oh, that's cruddy. I want the Wii U version for the multiplayer.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:03:31
    There's reportedly a glitch (if it is a glitch) that lets you get the discount on the Wii U version as well. Might want to look into that pronto in case it is a glitch, and it's about to be fixed.

    EDIT: I wouldn't be surprised if it's a matter of people getting the discount on Wii U as well because of the whole NNID eShop merging thing, but what do I know. Nothing. That's what I know.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:06:48  - Edited by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:07:47
    ludist210 said:

    Like, today today? Or Thursday?

    1001 Spikes is available on the 3DS eShop on June 3, 2014. Retails for $10.01 - at least in North America, and you also own another Nicalis eShop game.

    Guillaume said:
    I want the Wii U version for the multiplayer.

    Oh wow, didn't even know they made this for Wii U!

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:31:58  - Edited by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:34:54
    Got it for $10.01 on Wii U. Maybe not a glitch? That's a little too cute to be a coincidence. Would be neat if I got the discount because I own VVVVVV on 3DS. Still a bummer that I can only play it on Wii U, though I suppose if I wanted to play it on 3DS that badly I wouldn't have been so opposed to buying it on there.

    It's really the principle though. I don't feel safe buying a game from Nintendo's eShop.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:41:27
    Secret_Tunnel said:
    I don't feel safe buying a game from Nintendo's eShop.

    I know, it's so scary!!!

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:45:15
    I feel it's pretty damn safe, probably safer than a physical collection, if you're an idiot like me who's misplaced a case containing a few dozen DS games or so. I'm not sure I'll ever find them/get them back again. But the 3DS games I got off eShop are just a phone call to Nintendo away if I ever lost my 3DS.

    So I think it's safe. But I would say it's inconvenient if you often go visit friends who own the same consoles as you and you wish you could simply connect to your account and play your games there.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:52:01
    This is why I live a life of no friends. Don't need to take games anywhere anymore!

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 22:54:03
    Guillaume said:
    But the 3DS games I got off eShop are just a phone call to Nintendo away if I ever lost my 3DS.

    I've heard you need to have your system's serial number, so be sure to write that down. It seems like these things operate on a case by case basis, but it wouldn't hurt.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 23:03:23

    If you linked your console to your Club Nintendo account (and why in the world would anyone NOT do that?!?) then they already have the serial number.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 23:07:19

    Yep, Nintendo has the serial number.

    Also, pre-sharing-of-accounts, they used to have you get a police report, but not anymore.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/03/14, 23:42:36

    Good to hear. Baby steps, I guess. I would assume that there are people at Nintendo who want totally unified accounts just as much as we do.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/04/14, 00:13:54  - Edited by 
     on: 06/04/14, 00:14:15
    I just downloaded 1001 Spikes... Is anyone else experiencing audio issues? Such as a clicking sound in the levels that is constant, but random - in that it clicks at the start of the level, but if you die and start over, the issue may or may not present itself. Apart from the clicking sound, it seems that the depth, tonality of the music changed when starting over at one point. It's as if I was playing in a tunnel when this second issue presented itself. I tried web searching, but no results found for my concerns. Maybe it's just me?

    Posted by 
     on: 06/05/14, 06:30:19

    Yeah, there are a few audio glitches that they'll be fixing with a patch within the next few days. It was either do that or push the game itself back a few more weeks.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/05/14, 06:42:09

    I'm glad to know it's not just on my end. While the audio glitches make it unplayable for me, I'm just happy to have this game finally be made available. Thanks for the reply!

    Posted by 
     on: 06/05/14, 07:00:20
    I just breezed through the first world of Klonoa. The game is pretty much as good as I remember it. Tight controls, nice animations, and eventually it becomes a decent challenge.

    Posted by 
     on: 06/05/14, 07:00:45
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