February 2, 2017 – Fire Emblem Heroes hits mobile, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World hits the 3DS, and more in this week's Nintendo Download! See 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:
Fire Emblem Heroes – Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills and take them to new heights. This is your adventure – a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Available today on App Store and Google Play, this application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Discover a handicraft world bursting at the seams with creativity, as you guide Yarn Yoshi or Yarn Poochy through clever side-scrolling stages. Unravel secrets, toss yarn to weave platforms, and power up with woolly transformations. All stages from the Wii U version are joined by new ones starring Poochy and more Nintendo 3DS exclusive features. A free demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is also available to download in Nintendo eShop.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Gradius – To save the planet in this TurboGrafx-16 space shooter, you must deploy the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper to fight the Bacterion invasion. Pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper’s target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.
BOMBERMAN ’94 – The explosively fun BOMBERMAN gameplay is blowing up on Wii U! Place bombs, gather power-ups and ride different ROOI to defeat enemies and conquer stages in this classic action-packed TurboGrafx-16 game. You can even participate in tag-team matches, ensuring that you’ll have a blast!
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Great deals this week include Swap Fire, Soccer Up 3D and CUP CRITTERS (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Get ready for Valentine’s Day with My Nintendo – Valentine’s Day is coming up! Reward yourself or a loved one with discount rewards on digital games featuring the characters you love, as well as multiplayer games you can play together. Go to https://my.nintendo.com/ to redeem points today.
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Nintendo 3DS)
Paper Mario (Wii U)
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (Nintendo 3DS)
Dr. Luigi (Wii U)
Game & Wario (Wii U)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
Lifespeed (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Legna Tactica (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Star Splash: Shattered Star (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
30% discount on Rhythm Heaven Megamix for 80 Gold points...that's actually not the worst deal ever! I think I'll go for that, since I hadn't picked up Megamix yet and probably won't be spending Gold points very often.
My Nintendo also has Platinum Points prizes for Fire Emblem Heroes: Free -- 10 Orbs 100 Points -- 500 Universal Crystals: Used to level up any allies that are level 20 and higher. 100 Points -- 500 Universal Shards: Used to level up allies that are level 19 and lower. 100 Points -- Stamina Potion: Gives +50 Stamina 100 Points -- Light's Blessing: Used in battle to revive all allies, restore HP, enable allies to move, and enable use of Special skills. 100 Points -- Dueling Crest: Restores all Dueling Swords.
You can also earn Platinum points by clearing each chapter of the game. There don't seem to be any "Register X Friends" or "Link Fire Emblem Heroes to your Facebook" coin incentives, so it sounds like FE Heroes doesn't have any social media or leaderboards-type stuff going on. Which is perfectly fine by me.