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Nintendo Download: April 28-May 3, 2016.
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April 28, 2016, 16:09
April 28, 2016 - Xenoblade Chronicles, Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge, Lost Reavers, and so much more drops today. Be sure to check out all of this week's updates 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 Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge
– Make Minis march like never before in this free download. To get started, simply tap any amiibo figure on the Wii U GamePad controller or a New Nintendo 3DS system. Or, tap select amiibo figures to guide one of 11 Minis across more than 50 levels, using their in-game Minis and their unique abilities, like Yoshi who can eat enemies, to reach the exit. But watch out! Mine carts, ghostly Boos and other new obstacles lurk around every corner.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Disney Art Academy
– Pre-Purchase – To help you start playing as soon as possible, if you pre-purchase the game in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, it will pre-load the game to your system. That means you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it launches on May 13. Be one of the first to play! Game playable in 2D only.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection – A collection of nine classic SEGA games in one game … and in 3D! From the arcades straight to your Nintendo 3DS system, experience the classics that defined genres.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Lost Reavers
– Lost Reavers is a free-to-play, four-player co-op game that asks players to haul treasure safely back to extraction points while their friends protect them. Choose one of four distinct characters to play, and explore a variety of worlds ranging from Ancient Ruins and Medieval Castles to a Modern City.

The Deer God – The Deer God is a game about survival, reincarnation and karma. Find power-ups, unlock ancient secrets and test your platforming skills in this unique side-scrolling pixelated adventure! Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Wii Retail on Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles
– You’ve played him in the Super Smash Bros. games, so now experience Shulk in his very first adventure! Discover expansive environments and deep character customization options as you delve into an epic conflict between the Homs (humans) and Mechons (robots). Explore the game’s unique upgrade, battle and relationship-building systems as you fight to change the future with trusty allies and the ancient Monado blade.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

(Nintendo 3DS), Jones on Fire (Wii U) and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Journey of a Special Average Balloon
and Outside of the Realm from Eli Brewer are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.

The Letter is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.

Explody Bomb and Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility from Alkterios Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 19.

SDK Paint is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

To celebrate the developer’s 10th anniversary, Swords & Soldiers 3D, Tappingo and more games from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Etrian Mystery Dungeon and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 9.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.

Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 25.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Star Fox Zero : Space Battle

Shovel Knight Campfire Dream

Plague Knight’s Theme

Also new this week:

(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 04/28/16, 16:09
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
I may be in for Xenoblade eventually. I knew this was coming so I took advantage of this by trading my disc copy in to Gamestop for $50. I'm actually wondering what the next SNES games on 3ds will be since we are done with the first few waves that were pre-announced.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 16:12
Also don't forget the SteamWorld Heist DLC, "The Outsider" which is out today!

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 16:17
I'm getting Xenoblade because I'll be able to play with the Gamepad. That's huge. Plus Lost Reavers...I hope we can keep the stuff that we earned from the beta. If not, no big.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 17:23
I'll get SEGA 3D Classicas and Xenoblade Chronicles eventually. I'm hoping for more SNES games soon.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 17:32
@ludist210 Yeah that's really cool that they made sure to add Gamepad support for Xenoblade Chronicles. I don't think that's a standard feature for Wii games on Wii U, right? The ability to use the Pro Controller would be cool too, but oh well.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 17:32

It is for downloads, but not on disc games. Not sure about the Pro Controller, but I'm pretty sure that's a no.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 17:56  - Edit:  04/28/16, 18:05
Hmm. Tempting to download Xenoblade Chronicles, despite owning that game three different times. (twice on Wii, once on N3DS)

I'll definitely grab the Amiibo Tap game. It's a freebie, so why not.

I think the next SNES game to hit N3DS will be Super Punch-Out!!, since (IIRC) PAL regions recently got that last week.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 18:07
Time to get my amiibos out of the cupboard.

You should be able to use the pro controller, since the CC Pro was supported on Wii in Xenoblade.

Edit: nvm, Gamepad support is what I was remembering. Better than nothing, I guess.

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 18:49  - Edit:  04/28/16, 18:51
@anon_mastermind still confused as to how they could get gamepad controls working for Wii VC games but not Pro controller support...

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 18:53
@Scrawnton Yeah I'm not quite sure. It could be a technical thing. But don't the Pro Controllers also hook up to the Wii U with the same Bluetooth technology? Kind of odd. You'd think they'd just say "If a Pro Controller is connected, treat it like a Classic Controller."

Will Lost Reavers or Amiibo March have any My Nintendo support? Any My Nintendo missions to gain Platinum Coins?

Posted by 
 on: 04/28/16, 19:53

Neither game appears to have My Nintendo support...yet.

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 00:45
VofEscaflowne said:
Also don't forget the SteamWorld Heist DLC, "The Outsider" which is out today!

Sad this wasn't on their damn press release!

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 00:55

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 03:18  - Edit:  04/29/16, 04:58

Yeah... the SteamWorld games have been nice hits on the eShop! Don't they usually highlight DLC? Regardless, I picked it up as soon as it went live. At 4.99$ US (5.49$ in Canada), it's not too bad. I'm not sure how much content if features exactly since it's woven into the main game's storyline instead of being a separate add-on as I thought it would be so I'll play through my new game + on Elite difficulty (rough!) to see it through. Should be fun!

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 04:48

Why is your post empty?

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 05:22

NoName is shy and will sometimes edit out his messages.

Believe in yourself, NoName! We love you!

Posted by 
 on: 04/29/16, 21:10
@Guillaume @NoName I know the feeling, I'm the same way. I sometimes change my posts too or hesitate in making them. I saw his original post and it seemed fine to me.

Posted by 
 on: 04/30/16, 00:19
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