May 19, 2016 – A new addition for Minecraft, PixelJunk Monsters, and a couple of new VC games highlight this week's downloads. Check out all of this week's additions, deals, and more today at noon eastern on your favorite Nintendo digital storefront.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Super Mario Mash-Up Pack – Nintendo is partnering with Mojang and Microsoft to bring the imaginative worlds of the Super Mario series and Minecraft together as a free update for those who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game. For the first time ever, players will be able to fend off blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones the same way they do Creepers and Zombies.
PixelJunk Monsters – The classic tower defense game comes to the Wii U system! Play as Tikiman and protect your offspring from hordes of monsters sweeping through your realm.
Wii Retail on Wii U
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure – Play as Pikachu as you run, jump and smash your way through an action-packed adventure. You’ll travel across land, sea and sky to show off your speed and skill. Travel to all corners of the PokéPark to experience a variety of Zones and Attractions, as well as meet and befriend many Pokémon.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Contra III: The Alien Wars – In the year 2636, the alien war continues, and it’s up to two soldiers, Bill and Lance, to put a stop to the alien invasion. In this Super NES action classic, battle through six stages of nonstop run-and-gun action while collecting power-ups to take out the aliens.
Hyrule Warriors Legends Master Wind Waker Pack – Download this new DLC in the Hyrule Warriors Legends game for only 99 cents to receive 16 new Fairy Costume pieces, the “Master” Wind Waker map for Adventure Mode and one new adventure battle scenario. You can also purchase the Hyrule Warriors Legends Season Pass for $14.99 to receive all DLC packs as they become available.
Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Maps: III: The Changing Tide – Shiro’s wounded band must seize an opportunity. Part 3 of Heirs of Fate is now available for $1.99.
Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps as they are released by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Funfair Party Games (Nintendo 3DS), Joe’s Diner (Wii U) and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Shadow Puppeteer is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.
STEEL RIVALS is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Sweet Memories-Blackjack, Brunch Panicand more games from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.
Nano Assault EX is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.
Epic Word Search Collection is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 30.
Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 6.
Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
Also new this week:
Digger Dan DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Sweetest Thing (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Chompy Chomp Chomp Party (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
I didn't know PixelJunk Monsters was coming to Wii U but it's pretty awesome! Sure it is another tower defense game but it is one of the best I have played. It's from Q-Games aka Dylan Cuthbert's studio aka the guy who helped program the original Star Fox.
Digger Dan DX looks kinda neat, and I have some eShop credit....
EDIT: Digger Dan kinda sucks, I gave up after like the 10th level. For some reason your character can defy gravity but other things in the world react to gravity, it's very confusing, seems sort of half baked. Also there is a very short time limit on each level and I'm always against time limits in games, and especially in this game it seems like a bad idea because the best part of each level is finding these really cool looking secret rainbow diamonds but there is no time to look for them. Hidden secrets + time limit = fail IMHO.