February 19, 2015 – Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Pokémon Shuffle, and more this week! Check out your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern for all of this week's updates.
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – In this colorful new adventure, guide Kirby through a vibrant world made of clay by drawing Rainbow Ropes on the Wii U GamePad controller. You can even mold your clay Kirby into a Tank, Submarine or Rocket to wreak havoc. Up to three friends can join in and play as Waddle Dee characters to explore levels with you. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will be available Feb. 20. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Shuffle – Pokémon Shuffle is a free-to-play strategy-based puzzle game featuring a wide variety of Pokémon. Your goal is to clear various stages by matching three or more Pokémon in a row within the number of moves allowed. Know the type of Pokémon and choose them wisely to cause more damage against the opponent Pokémon. You will also be able to raise the level of your Pokémon by using them multiple times. There are 150+ stages awaiting and you will want to collect many different Pokémon – including some Mega-Evolved Pokémon – in order to help you battle efficiently. Challenges await you whether you play at home or on the go. Optional in-game items available for purchase.
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL – New DLC – New add-on tracks are now available for North American fans of THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL. The update includes music from a variety of Square Enix games, including tracks from CHRONO TRIGGER and NIER. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Citizens of Earth – Demo Available – Try your hand at being Vice President of the World in the free Citizens of Earth demo, available now in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Recruit friends, family and everyone else around town to join your party and fight your battles! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Wii U
AXELAY – The alien Armada of Annihilation is taking over planets, and you are the last line of defense. Guide the Axelay prototype through six levels of nonstop galactic action. Use your vast array of weaponry and dodge enemy attacks at every turn.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Ice Cream Surfer is 70 percent off (reduced from $5 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5. 99Moves, Abyss and more titles from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26. Chat-A-Lot is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to 3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5. TOYS VS MONSTERS is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12. 2 Fast 4 Gnomz is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
Pokémon Art Academy Competition – Put your Pokémon creativity on display in an online competition featuring art made in Pokémon Art Academy! Create your masterpiece using the Pokémon Art Academy game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and then post your work to the Pokémon Art Academy Miiverse community. The winning artists will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must (i) be a legal resident of the 50 United States, D.C., Canada or Mexico, (ii) have access to the Pokémon Art Academy game and a compatible device in the Nintendo 3DS family, and (iii) have an active Nintendo Network ID linked to a confirmed email address. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 3/29/15 at 11:59pm PT. Six prizes available to be won, each consisting of 100 Pokémon Trading Cards bearing the drawing of the winner (ARV US $40 each). Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges to determine the winners, using judging criteria set out in the Official Rules, available at http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-art-academy/competition/rules/. Contest co-sponsored by The Pokémon Company International, Inc. and Nintendo of America Inc.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
New themes this week include: NES: Ice Climbers
Also New this Week
Adventure Bar Story (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Excave (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Flap Flap (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) Fishdom (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) 4 Elements (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Guess I'm going to play that F2P Pokemon game, because Puzzle and Dragons cannot come to NA soon enough!
Does Kirby have a demo? I'd like to try it out and see how it works on Wii U. I'm not a huge fan of Canvas Curse, it was fine but I feel like the mechanics outwore their welcome after a few hours, the 2nd half was a bit of a slog...
Pokemon Shuffle is so weird and annoying, it has the most grueling, hand-holding tutorial of all time, I think it's like the 3rd or 4th battle before you're allowed to make a single move on your own, the rest of the time you're just tapping where that damn Amelia tells you to tap.
Also the game is completely and unceremoniously 2-D, and there seems to be no settings or options menu of any kind so unless I'm completely daft there is no way to adjust this.
The F2P stuff seems bizarre too, there's hearts, there's jewels, there's a countdown timer, there are items to buy, I'm not even sure how it all works and if it's fair or not, it's too confusing to know if it's worth real world money or a total scam.
But it certainly is cute and colorful and charming, and the gameplay seems fun when Amelia rarely stops yapping and lets you play. Ugh! I can't tell if I love it or hate it.
EDIT: so apparently after level 12 Amelia finally leaves you alone, thank goodness!!!!
EDIT 2: One of the options in the store is to buy 75 jewels for a whopping $47.99, wow, just wow, if you played this game a lot you could easily burn through that many jewels. Nintendo's gone whale hunting.