Mar. 15, 2012 -Nintendo Download logo 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.

This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

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Sonic the Hedgehog™: Triple TroubleSonic the Hedgehog™: Triple Trouble – While the evil genius Dr. Robotnik is testing the ultmate destructive weapon, one of his assistants makes a mistake causing his lab to explode and scattering five Chaos Emeralds across the planet Mobius. Sonic and Tails spin-dash to rescue them. Tricky Knuckles streaks right behind, with sticky-fingered Nack the Weasel joining the hunt. Its a triple-threat race to see who will get the Emeralds first!

Three times the action and Triple the Trouble! Loop, blast and super spin-dash through six zones, five bonus rounds and a wild 3-D stage.
(For Nintendo 3DS™)





Shinobi™Shinobi™ – Only you can save them.

As Joe Musashi, Red leader of the Oboro School of Shinobi, your destiny awaits. An evil force emanating from Neo City has captured your fellow students. Attack with your powerful katana as you battle for their freedom. Each ninja you rescue adds their formidable weaponry, training and Ninjutsu magic to yours.

Destroy the enemies with bombs, shurikens, a crescent blade and more. Use the magic of the ninja to wreak havoc with the force of a tornado or the blinding glow of lightning. When all else fails, turn your body into a living bomb and explode with concussive damage. Do not stop until the City of Fear is annihilated! Are you ready for the challenge of Ninja warfare?
(For Nintendo 3DS)



Dragon Crystal™Dragon Crystal™ – Imagine a glowing magic crystal. As you gaze into it, an intense force pulls you in and causes a black out. You pinch yourself, but you don't wake up. You're caught in a fantastic world of unearthly beauty and deadly demons. Here, countless evil forces confront you. Your only ally is your loyal pet dragon.

Blaze a trail through the treacherous labyrinths of four magic kingdoms - collecting weapons, armor, magic books, potions, rods and rings as you go. Fend off enormous insects, monstrous centepedes and sneaky sand sharks.

Pass through 30 worlds in search of the Magic Goblet. There's no way out of this musical nightmare... until you find it.
(For Nintendo 3DS)



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Kid Icarus™ 3D Anime - Thanatos RisingKid Icarus™ 3D Anime Thanatos Rising – Nintendo is working together with three of Japan's renowned anime studios to produce short 3D animations set in the world of Kid Icarus. These videos contain unique story lines and are not representative of the content found within the Kid Icarus: Uprising game.

Nintendo is partnering with renowned Japanese animation studios to celebrate the Kid Icarus franchise and bring their latest creations exclusively to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Video. The first anime series, Production I.G is producing Thanatos Rising, a movie featuring the angel Pit and his battle against one of Medusa's minions.

Production I.G is an animation studio which was established in 1987. Ensuring consistency and quality throughout the production process, from concept to completion, the studio is currently developing a worldwide presence.

Production I.G's Notable Works:

1995, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
2004, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
2011, 劇場版 戦国BASARA -The Last Party- (Sengoku Basara: The Last Party) (Movie version)
2012, ももへの手紙 (Momo e no Tegami)

Look for videos from Shaft, Inc. and Studio 4°C, coming soon!
(For Nintendo 3DS)


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Pirates AssaultPirates Assault - Enemies have come in search of your Treasure, Captain!

Pirates Assault is tower defense game that brings a little twist to the genre. A treasure must be protected, and to accomplish that you have to build the best defense strategy. Even if some pieces of the treasure are stolen, they can be retrieved as long as the enemy that stole your treasure is on the screen and alive.

If the enemy is sunk, that piece of treasure can’t be recovered.
(For Nintendo DSi)



Nintendo Wii Virtual Console

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge™Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge™ - Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge is the fourth installment in the Samurai Shodown series launched in 1996.

The combat system is essentially the same as in the third installment, Blades of Blood, with tweaks added to enhance the combat experience, such as a vastly altered Rage Explosion System and more powerful chain combos.

The ending also changes depending on the time taken to clear the game, encouraging players to improve their skills and speed if they want to see the One True Ending. Players can choose from 17 samurai warriors, including new characters Kazuki Kazama and Sogetsu Kazama, to battle their way through the game.
(Virtual Console™ for Wii™)

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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 to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS 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, or

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