Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, and more drop this week! Check out all of this week's updates at noon eastern on your favorite digital store.
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Lovely Planet – With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. If you downloaded the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Lovely Planet until May 5, 2016.
Pokkén Tournament – Demo Version – Try before you buy! In this free demo, battle Pokémon in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion.
Mario Super Sluggers – Missed out on this fun Wii game? You can now download it directly on the Wii U system! Rookies and veterans alike will be swinging for the fences in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote controller like a bat, or use a pitching motion to test your strike power from the mound. Play ball with up to four players, and select from nine unique stadiums – everything from an ice-filled castle to an urban cityscape. (additional accessories required; sold separately)
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
99Moves (Wii U), Soccer Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21.
Baila Latino (Wii U), Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Oxygene are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 15.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.
Canvaleon is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.95 to $4.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Dark Witch 2, Glory of Generalsand more games from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 14.
Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Vanguard Dawn – A trial ground that uses the Elincia’s Gambit stage from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, this new map is now available to download in the Fire Emblem Fates game for only $1.99.
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 at the Dragon’s Gate in the game for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as they are released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.
Miiverse Star Fox Zero Intergalactic Art Event – Calling all Star Fox fans! We have less than one month until the Star Fox Zero game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 21. To celebrate, Miiverse is offering an opportunity to win $10 in Nintendo eShop credit. To participate in the sweepstakes, draw some fantastic Star Fox fan art and post it to the Miiverse Star Fox Zero Intergalactic Art Event community by April 22. Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad – which classic character will inspire your artistic creation? You can enter once each week for your chance to win $10 in Nintendo eShop credit – 40 winners will be chosen in total.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the US (incl. DC), 13 years or older. Promotion begins 11:00 AM PT on 3/29/16 and ends 11:00 PM PT on 4/22/16. To enter, post your Star Fox Zero fan art in Miiverse or mail postcard as stated in Official Rules. Forty prize winners will each receive $10 credit to the Nintendo eShop (approx. retail value of all prizes: US$400). For Official Rules, click here. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA, USA.
Also new this week:
6-Hand Video Poker (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Now I Know My ABCs (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Pixlcross (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Wii U)
Justice Chronicles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
The oddly named Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus sounds interesting. Could only find one review for it (admittedly didn't look very hard) but it was a positive review. Comparisons to Zelda II / Metroid.
Oh, also, I'm familiar with the two people who made PixlCross, so I was able to get a free download code to try it out. I'll be sure to post here what I think, as I know that there are a few picross fans here.
I was interested I. That game from the screenshots I've seen, but also hesitant because the last well reviewed game that was frequently compared to Zelda 2 (Elliot Quest) had the worst port job I've ever played and was badly designed underneath the technical issues.
Despite this, the game was universally praised and not a single review I read mentioned any of the numerous glitches and crashes I had experienced.
Any game could come out with a sloppy port, but that game gave me a bad association with "Zelda 2 clone" and "bad game"