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Nintendo eShop Update - February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015, 08:43:22 PM by Link-NM
This week is all about Donkey Kong as the eShop gets all three Donkey Kong Land Gameboy games on 3DS VC and all three Donkey Kong Country SNES games for the Wii U VC. Besides that, Ironfall Invasion arrives on the 3DS and a special sale related to Donkey Kong.

Quote from: Nintendo of America PR
This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
IRONFALL Invasion - IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Titan Attacks! - The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-'em-ups.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Donkey Kong Land - Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool's clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.

Donkey Kong Land 2 - K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he's demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.

Donkey Kong Land III - Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won't stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they'll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!

Virtual Console on Wii U
Donkey Kong Country - Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong's quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble - Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
TNT Racers is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
Toon Tanks is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:
NES: Donkey Kong
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter's Seal - Available Feb. 28
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever - Available Feb. 28

Price reduction:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Beginning at 9 a.m. PT on March 1, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom and more games from Little Orbit will receive permanent price reductions.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 will be reduced to $2.99 (from $6.66) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.

Also new this week:
GravBlocks+ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Super Mario amiibo Gold Edition details revealed
February 26, 2015, 10:36:40 AM by Link-NM
Here's the press release with the details:

Quote from: Nintendo of America PR

Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition available on March 20 exclusively at Walmart

Feb. 26, 2015

Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96.

Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible games in different ways. This new golden figure represents the third Mario amiibo. The other two Mario amiibo are:

The original ‘fireball’ Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series.
A new ‘wave’ Mario from the Super Mario series available on March 20, for a limited time bundled only with Mario Party 10.
The new gold-colored Mario amiibo is compatible with multiple games that support amiibo. For example, Mario Party 10 features a new amiibo Party mode that players can only access by tapping their compatible amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad controller to customize them and bring them into the game as board pieces. Players can also save items to their amiibo, then use them strategically. Or players can train their amiibo to supercharge its stats and expand its abilities in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The full list of compatible games and amiibo can be found at http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.
For more information about amiibo, visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is now available!
February 20, 2015, 05:28:38 PM by Link-NM
Kirby's newest adventure for Wii U is now available on both the eShop and at retail.

Quote from: Nintendo of America PR

Draw Rainbow Ropes on the Wii U GamePad to Guide Kirby Through a World Made Entirely Out of Clay

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 19, 2015 – From having Kirby ride on hamsters to turning him into yarn, Kirby games have always experimented with inventive visual styles and unique game play. Launching for the Wii U console on Feb. 20, the visually striking new adventure Kirby and the Rainbow Curse finds players controlling Kirby exclusively using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad controller in a world made of clay. By drawing lines on the touch screen with the stylus, the player creates Rainbow Ropes that will help Kirby navigate obstacles and defeat enemies. Three friends can hop in and out at any time using Wii Remote controllers to play as Waddle Dees and assist Kirby, and players can even use compatible amiibo figures once a day, per stage, to power up Kirby with special abilities.
“Kirby and the Rainbow Curse kicks off another absolutely stellar lineup of Wii U games for this year,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “In the first half of the year alone, Wii U owners will be able to adventure with Kirby, party down with Mario and his friends in Mario Party 10, build levels in the Nintendo eShop-exclusive Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and experience Nintendo’s newest IP with the action-packed Splatoon.”
Unlike other games in the Kirby series, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is set in a beautiful “clay-ful” world. The controls are also easy to pick up for all types of players, since the game is played exclusively on the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad. The Rainbow Ropes will guide Kirby in the direction players want him to go, and drawing ropes in creative ways like a loop will even give Kirby a quick speed boost. Strategy not only comes into play in guiding Kirby, but also in the amount of Rainbow Ink used, as drawing Rainbow Ropes uses precious ink. By staying on the ground or collecting an ink bottle, players can refill the Rainbow Ink quickly. In addition to moving Kirby around, Rainbow Ropes can be cleverly used to solve environmental puzzles. Using a well-drawn rope can block a waterfall or uncover hidden areas.
Instead of his traditional copy abilities, Kirby can transform into powerful vehicles. As a tank, Kirby will move automatically and players must tap on the GamePad touch screen to shoot at approaching enemies. When traveling through the depths as a submarine, Kirby will move to the spot players tap on the touch screen. And as a rocket, drawing Rainbow Ropes will help navigate him to the goal.
Anyone that wants to experience Kirby and the Rainbow Curse with friends or family members is in luck! Up to three additional players can join the adventure at any time. As the player who controls Kirby draws Rainbow Ropes and taps the GamePad, other players use Wii Remote controllers (sold separately) to play as friendly Waddle Dee characters to assist Kirby and help discover the game’s numerous collectibles. While ultimately everyone works together to reach the goal, each player’s collected stars will display at the end of each stage, encouraging a little friendly competition.
Kirby, King Dedede or Meta Knight amiibo can each be used once a day to power up Kirby with special abilities. By tapping a Kirby amiibo to the Wii U GamePad, players receive an unlimited Star Dash within a stage, which usually can only be activated by collecting 100 stars. A King Dedede amiibo outfits Kirby with a hat that grants him six health bars instead of the normal four. And the Meta Knight amiibo gives Kirby a mask that lets him use a fast dash that blasts right through weaker enemies.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse launches for Wii U on Feb. 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game will also be available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com.
For more information about Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, visit http://kirby.nintendo.com/rainbow-curse/.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

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Nintendo eShop Update - February 19, 2015
February 20, 2015, 03:41:33 AM by Link-NM
This week, there's not much on the eShop. Kirby will soon arrives on the Wii U and the digital version will be on the eShop. On the 3DS, Pokémon Shuffle is released and Theatrythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call gets new DLC. Full details below:

Quote from: Nintendo of America
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.

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.

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!

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)
4Elements (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack details
February 17, 2015, 11:17:36 PM by Link-NM
The DLC includes two new modes, Boss Challenge and Ganon's Fury, and will be available on March 12, 2015. Full details below:

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