Nov. 14, 2013
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™ – Join your favorite characters like Mario™, Sonic, Princess Peach™ and Amy, as they team up and compete in the most exciting sports events at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Compete in 24 thrilling events, including Bobsleigh, Skiing, Figure Skating Pairs and even Snowboard Slopestyle, which will make its Olympic debut in Sochi, Russia. Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be available on Nov. 15.
Zumba® Fitness World Party – Take your workout to Brazil, Hawaii and beyond in this fitness-filled journey packed with exotic rhythms and culture from around the world. Expand your horizons with more than 40 high-energy routines, 30 calorie-burning dance styles and a red-hot soundtrack. Transform your at-home workout into a rockin’ global fitness party! Zumba® Fitness World Party will be available on Nov. 19.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Adventure Time™: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! – Princess Bubblegum summons Finn and Jake to the Candy Kingdom to investigate a rash of thefts and kidnappings that have plagued her kingdom. She thinks the cause lies within her Secret Royal Dungeon, where only the nastiest monsters and criminals are locked up. If they find a way to escape, the Land of Ooo will be in danger! Adventure Time™: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! will be available on Nov. 19.
Virtual Console™ on Nintendo 3DS
River City Ransom™ – In the classic NES™ game River City Ransom, it’s up to our heroes, Alex and Ryan, to save Cyndi and free River City from the clutches of Slick and his underlings. Battle it out on the streets solo, or with a friend via two-player Download Play!
Nintendo eShop Sale
Your Favorite Gaming Friends – On Sale Now – Nintendo is offering a series of character-themed discounts this holiday season, starting today with Link™. Now through 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 21, save at least 30 percent on The Legend of Zelda™ on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda™: Link’s Awakening DX™ on Nintendo 3DS. Be sure to visit the Nintendo eShop each Thursday to see which character is featured in the next group of discounted games.
Also new this week:
• Adventure Time™: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Nov. 19
• Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Nov. 19
• Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 19
• Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver™ (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Sonic Lost World™ – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Sonic Lost World™ – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Uncharted Waters™: New Horizons (Virtual Console on Wii U)
• Frozen Olaf’s Quest (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 19
• Girls’ Fashion Shoot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Secret Mysteries in New York (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• SENRAN KAGURA Burst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• World Conqueror 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Word Wizard 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Deer Drive Legends (WiiWare™) – Available Nov. 19
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://news2know.net/nintendo/downloadb0h7f4s9.php.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balance by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii U eShop or the Nintendo 3DS eShop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.
A summery of everything in this Nintendo Direct presentation:
– New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds footage was shown.
– Mario Party: Island Tour was also shown.
– Bravely Default will launch on Feb. 7, 2014. A collector’s edition will also be made available.
– Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy launches on Feb. 28, 2014 in both retail and eShop flavors.
– Nintendo Zone will be getting new distributions for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, and more games.
– Unified Nintendo ID for 3DS and Wii U will become available soon. The ID must be the same for both registered consoles.
– Miiverse will also be made available for the 3DS.
– YouTube will also be viewable on the 3DS.
– The YouTube app on Wii U will also be upgraded.
– A teaser trailer for some of the upcoming eShop games were shown.
– New eShop card values are about to be implemented, mostly exclusive to Target.
– New Super Mario 3D World footage was shown.
Today, Nintendo has revealed yet another character for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and it’s a returning character! Marth, which has been in Super Smash Bros. since Melee, will be rejoining the ranks alongside Samus, Mario, and Pikachu to fight once again.
New Gold-and-Black Nintendo 3DS XL Comes with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2013 – The Legend of Zelda series has always been associated with the color gold. From the original gold-colored cartridge for The Legend of Zelda on NES to the box art of the recently released The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD for Wii U, when fans think of “Zelda,” they think of gold. With the launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nov. 22, the tradition of gold continues. On the same day, a new Nintendo 3DS XL bundle will launch that includes Nintendo 3DS XL hardware with gorgeous gold-and-black coloring and the iconic Triforce on the exterior, as well as a download code for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The legendary system is gold on one side and black on the other, beautifully representing the two parallel worlds Link travels between in the game. The special bundle was announced in a video starring The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $219.99.
“This beautifully designed Nintendo 3DS XL system continues a tradition that has delighted our fans for decades,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s a special bundle for a very special video game.”
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is set in the same world as fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super NES and takes place in the same Hyrule after many years have passed. In this new game, Link must journey between two worlds, Hyrule and Lorule, using a mysterious power that lets him become a drawing on walls. Link’s ability to merge with walls allows players to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way. Players are also able to buy or rent various items throughout the game, allowing them to explore dungeons in any order they want, adding a new level of freedom to the game play.
For more information about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, visit http://zelda.com/link-between-worlds.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS 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/3ds.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.
Marriage has a single qualifier in most instances: two individuals coming together through love. A very lucky girl, Emily (a.k.a. spritegoddess), has been presented with an engagement ring with the diamonds arranged in a Triforce-esque manner, and heck, why not? You have the Triforce of the Power of love, the Triforce of the Wisdom in that you will always be wrong and your wife will always be right, and the Triforce of Courage because, hey, marriage can be scary sometimes. Congrats to the lucky couple!
So, the infamous Luminose City save glitch affected quite a few people, but Nintendo has now officially released a patch that you can download now on the 3DS eShop! Once you’ve successfully downloaded it, you’ll see a small Version 1.1 on the title screen of your game, which’ll indicate that you shouldn’t have anymore issues in terms of saving outside of buildings in Luminose City!
For those of you who missed the fiasco, Pokemon X/Y had a bit of a game breaking bug randomly when players would try to save outside of a building in Luminose City. This pretty much applied to the outer rim of the city, but there were a few isolated spots within the city as well. The bug would cause games to crash, and although there was technically a temporary fix found by some of the players, a patch is still the best way to go.