December 8, 2016 – Animal Crossing, Demon's Crest, Fire Emblem, Metroid, and a celebration of Zelda highlight this week's Nintendo Download. See all of this week's updates at noon eastern on your favorite digital store.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – There’s more to discover than ever before in the Animal Crossing: New Leaf—Welcome amiibo game. This updated version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf adds new features and activities, as well as support for all Animal Crossing series amiibo figures and cards. Discover new villagers, explore the Campground, and interact with characters—all with the tap of compatible amiibo cards or figures.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Demon’s Crest – Firebrand must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. In this Super NES action platformer, breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon – Discover the origin of classic character Marth in this Nintendo DS retelling of the original Fire Emblem game. Alternate turns with the enemy and shape your army to suit your strategy by selecting from dozens of units with unique spells, abilities and weapons. Each unit has its own strategic benefits, so guide them wisely or risk losing them on the battlefield.
Wii Retail on Wii U
Metroid: Other M – Join Samus for an action-packed space adventure that takes the best elements of first- and third-person gaming to create a seamless blend of gameplay, storytelling and cinematography. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in third person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in a first-person perspective.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Great deals this week include Brunch Panic, The Keep and Rorrim, 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.
My Nintendo Celebrates The Legend of Zelda – The latest My Nintendo rewards are inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda franchise. Fans can redeem My Nintendo points for discounts on digital games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS) and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii U). There is also a commemorative 30th anniversary Home Menu theme for the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system. On top of that, enjoy the incredible music of The Legend of Zelda with orchestral music videos. Head to https://my.nintendo.com to check out the rewards.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Disney Tsum Tsum
Mickey & Friends Holiday Season
Also new this week:
GALAXY BLASTER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Teslapunk (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Bridge Constructor Playground (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
It very well could be. I haven't been keeping up to date, so I've just wandered out of my cave to marvel at today's fancy schmancy rereleases of 20 year old games.
Shadow Dragon doesn't have support conversations, so most of the characters don't get any lines aside from when they're first recruited and/or die. But the text fleshing out the world and the dialogue introducing the levels is very well done. So what writing does exist is great. This game actually contains some of my favorite story moments in the series. And the gameplay is the smoothest in the series pre-Awakening. Plus, you can reclass units as much as you want without having to use any items, if that is something you're into.