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Nintendo Download: March 24-30, 2016.
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March 24, 2016, 16:11:35
Hyrule Warriors Legends, Yoshi's Story, three new VC games for the New 3DS, and so much more are part of this week's Nintendo Download! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates today at noon eastern on your favorite digital storefront.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Hyrule Warriors Legends
– Cut down entire legions of enemies as fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda series using powerful moves, as the Hyrule Warriors game comes to the Nintendo 3DS system. Control multiple characters to enhance your strategies, and enjoy new story elements with playable characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra and King Daphnes. Take advantage of an epic discount when you buy all DLC packs in a single purchase with the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass, sold separately. You’ll also get an exclusive The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume for immediate use in the game, then download the additional DLC packs as they become available throughout the year.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut
– Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut brings hair-whipping, belly-dancing action to the Wii U console. The most popular game in the Shantae series now has HD illustrations, a Magic Mode Costume and new Warp System.

Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS

​Donkey Kong Country
– The Super NES masterpiece is now on New Nintendo 3DS! Play more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels of platforming action. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, the dynamic duo of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong will prove to be an unstoppable force.

Super Mario Kart – Take to the roads with your favorite Mario characters in the first game of this iconic series! Super Mario Kart offers crazy tracks that will test your gears. Use classic power-ups and gain the advantage to make it to the finish line.

EarthBound – Intergalactic terror strikes the small town of Onett as a blazing extraterrestrial object crashes in the night. Earth now faces imminent destruction by the universal evil threat, Giygas. A courageous boy named Ness and his three friends vow to save the planet from hideous destruction. Acclaimed RPG EarthBound is a great game to take on the go.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Yoshi’s Story
– Baby Bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree and put a spell on Yoshi Island. In this charming Nintendo 64 game, it’s up to a few remaining Yoshi characters to restore everything to its rightful place as they run, ground-pound, flutter-jump, throw eggs and traverse a colorful storybook-looking world. Complete a course in Story Mode, and then best your high score in Trial Mode.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
(Nintendo 3DS), Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Capcom are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 29.

Epic Word Search Collection (Nintendo 3DS) and Word Party (Wii U) from Lightwood Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (Nintendo 3DS), Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash (Wii U) and more games from Natsume are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on March 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), and SpongeBob HeroPants (Nintendo 3DS) from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 30.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Suspension Railroad Simulator
is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.

Life of Pixel is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 11.

Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack is 50 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 1.

Maze and The Perplexing Orb are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

Explody Bomb is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $.99 to $.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

Adventures of Pip is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.​

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

3D Gunstar Heroes
, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX and more games from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is 25 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $6.70) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 14.

Japanese Rail Sim Journey in Suburbs #1 is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.

Stella Glow, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 4.

New DLC:

Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Hidden Truths (1 and 2) – The secret prologue to the world of the Fire Emblem Fates games, this two-map set is now available to download in the game for only $4.49.

Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Map Pack 1 in-game at Dragon’s Gate for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as it is released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.


Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge
– For a limited time, get a download code for early access to the Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge game. Just buy any amiibo figure from a participating retailer between March 25 and April 27, and you’ll get early access to the game. Download this game for free on your Nintendo 3DS system or Wii U console, then tap any amiibo figure to get started. Click here: http://minimario.nintendo.com.

National StreetPass Weekend: Spring Edition – Swing into spring with Nintendo 3DS! From March 25 to March 27, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location with your Nintendo 3DS family system. While you’re out and about, be sure to take advantage of the cool StreetPass features in many popular games. To find a Nintendo Zone near you, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone.

Also new this week:

Infinity Runner
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Witch & Hero 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 03/24/16, 16:11:35    
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Hmm, I didn't know Shantae: Risky’s Revenge was getting a Wii U port. Anyone who hasn't played it yet, it's a great game!

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 16:21:54
Anyone know if the Hyrule Warriors season pass stuff is also for the Wii U version? I want all that cool stuff that the 3DS version is getting, but I don't want to start the game from scratch and buy it again.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 16:35:45

From my understanding, you can buy the 3DS-exclusive characters (Tetra, Toon Link, King Hyrule, Skull Kid, Linkle) as a set for the Wii U version for $13 later this year. People that buy the 3DS version get a code in their game packaging that lets them get these characters for free in the Wii U version.

In addition, you can also get the DLC...but only the characters and not the maps. I think it's $10 for the DLC characters (1 from Link's Awakening, 1 from Phantom Hourglass, 2 from A Link Between Worlds). And Medli is free either way. I think there're 29 characters total right now. More detail from official site

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 17:07:26  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/16, 17:09:40

That's bullshit. I want the maps.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 17:38:32

Yeah same here. I love the game a bunch and would buy it again if there was a way to transfer content over but the way it is now, it just frustrates me. Maybe when it drops in price I'll cave in...

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 17:44:17
I've always been interested in these games but have yet to try a single one. I think I have 2 eshop cards I haven't used yet.

This could be it.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 18:04:33
Stealth Inc. 2 is on sale for $6 through the end of March. If you haven't picked it up already, I highly recommend it to fans of puzzle platformers and, to a lesser extent, Metroidvanias.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 18:25:39
Resident Evil Mercenaries and Revelations are $5 apiece on the eShop. Is this worth it?

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 18:40:56
@nate38 Yeah but... the game killing glitch. I'd recommend playing it on Steam like I'm doing right now and I actually got past the glitch part.

@TriforceBun I don't know about Mercenaries since that seemed like a kind of thrown together launch game based on pieces of the other games, but Revelations is pretty awesome, well worth $5. Closest thing to Resident Evil 4 we have gotten since, though a few odd design choices hamper it a bit.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 19:12:05  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/16, 19:13:31
Absolutely. Revelations is the definitely the better game, if you can only get one.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 19:13:14

So, what happens if you have the 3DS game? You still don't get maps on the Wii U..or you do?? I'm still confused, even after the "official site."

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 19:55:26
You get characters only, I think?

The game mechanics in Legends are a bit different, I think. So they probably couldn't just copy and paste the maps. Maybe?

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 21:10:09
Anand said:
You get characters only, I think?

The game mechanics in Legends are a bit different, I think. So they probably couldn't just copy and paste the maps. Maybe?

Yeah, this is true. No new maps/scenarios--sorry, Stache! That said, there's soooo much content already in HW Wii U that I dunno if I'd ever actually finish the initial set of DLC.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 21:15:51
You might not finish them, but Robbo probably will (if he hasn't already). He games while he sleeps.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 21:25:13
Oh whoops, I meant is Mercenaries worth it. I have Revelations--good game. I enjoyed RE4's Merc mode too, so I was wondering if this was similar.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 21:34:44
I believe it's the exact same thing with more depth and such. Totally forgot this game existed. I'd be into a PC or wii U version.

Did my brother lie to me? He said that Castlevaniaesque game Slain! was coming out today. That game looks pretty awesome but I'm not a fan of the in your face thrash death whatever metal.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 22:03:14
Have you heard much of Revelations 2? THAT is seriously RE4.5. It's fucking awesome. It's like a blend of every RE game. My one complaint is some of the enemies are way too generic.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 22:04:35  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/16, 22:08:53
@carlosrox I'll probably check it out eventually but the episodic thing kept me away from it. I'm sure you can just buy the whole thing in one package now?

But wait, did it come to the "last gen" platforms? I see it listed on PS3 on Gamerankings but there are no reviews for it.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 22:38:02
Yup. The whole package seems to run for $25ish. I was also turned off and expected nothing from this game based on the first trailer and footage O saw of it. I was dead wrong.

Um I have no idea if it was last gen as well actually.

Well the episodes are also surprisingly long. The first chapter alone is worth many hours of play. I'm not sure if it applies to anywhere else but Steam has Chapter 1 for a fucking DOLLAR. My bro has the PS4 version I was playing but I had yet to get the PC version til last night when I saw this deal. My other brother got it as well with me, and I gifted it to a friend to empty the 2 bucks I had in my Steam wallet.

Looking forward to some PC coop play with my bro and friend! It's kinda silly though because only 1 character can use guns :/ The other gets throwable items and melee....

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 23:16:34  - Edited by 
 on: 03/24/16, 23:17:47
Doubt my laptop could run this game though.

Posted by 
 on: 03/24/16, 23:18:23
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