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 games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
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™. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime – Put together by anime superstars LandQ Studios and Touhoku Shinkai, Inti Creates debuts an electrifying anime adaptation on the Azure Striker Gunvolt series. The anime presents a scenario that fans of the series will be familiar with, while simultaneously presenting a deeper look into the world of Azure Striker Gunvolt. Download today.
Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective - Parascientific Escape～Gear Detective～' is a sequal to 'Parascientific Escape～Cruise in the distant seas～', where the player is required to find clues and solve puzzles to escape certain situation using PSI abilities.
The story follows Detective Kyosuke Ayana, who has the ability named chronokinesis which allows him to look back in time in a limited field of view, for up till 5 days back. Detective Ayana is hired to find a serial killer threatening the quiet neighborhood of Camellia Hills - but soon finds himself in much bigger trouble as he investigates the crime scenes.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Plantera - Welcome to Plantera!
Download Plantera on Wii U™ for free if you have already downloaded Plantera on Nintendo 3DS™.
(Your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS must be linked with the same Nintendo Network ID.)
In the world of Plantera you grow your own garden and breed plants and animals to earn coins with their produce. Use the coins to buy new plants and animals, and also special items and garden expansions. Watch everything grow, help planting and harvesting, buy new things, and defend your garden from sneaky magpies, rabbits, foxes, and wolves. Raise your level and the productivity of your plants and animals! Earn more and more, and create your own dream garden!
- Relaxing gameplay.
- Create your own garden and breed different kinds of plants and animals.
- Watch adorable creatures animated in a vivid, colorful and cartoony art style.
- Interact with full touch screen controls.
- (designed for left-handers and right-handers)
- Experience a real-time innovation!
- Your garden grows even when your system is powered off.
- BUY 1 AND TAKE 2!
- Download Plantera on Wii U for free if you have already downloaded Plantera on Nintendo 3DS.
- (Your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS must be linked with the same Nintendo Network ID.)
- Invite your family or friends to have their own garden as well!
- (3 save files per game)
- Listen to the beautiful soundtrack by Jesse Valentine.
- For Beginners:
- A Tutorial and detailed In-Game Manual.
- For Experts:
- 21 unlockable Achievements.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong – Donkey Kong just made off with all the Mini-Mario toys, and now it’s up to Mario to chase his longtime nemesis and retrieve the stolen goods. In this GameBoy Advance action-puzzler, leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts and hammers to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.
BRICK RACE - Time to RACE!
In BRICK RACE quickly turn left or right to dodge traffic and collect a HIGH SCORE! Easy pick-up and play action that everyone can enjoy. Endless fun on the go! Grab a high-score, then share it on Miiverse™ with the community to see how it stacks up.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Words Up! Academy - Becoming part of the Academy is not easy; its most illustrious members are waiting for you, ready to challenge you in this extraordinary puzzle and skills game. Prove your mastery of language in WordsUp! Academy... and dare to challenge them and get their approval!
- 6 game modes! From the challenging main mode to the new Relax mode, where you will have fun discovering words calmly and without any pressure... Even your mother will love it!
- Practice vocabulary in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese; the perfect complement to your language course!
- Tens of thousands of words to discover.
- Unlimited hours of play.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Y.A.S.G. - Defend your home!
Defend your planet!
Y.A.S.G is an old-school arcade shooter, where your goal is to defend your planet from danger. Shoot enemy ships and asteroids that wish to destroy your home. But be aware, that some of them can fight back. If your home is destroyed it's game over.
Get as many points as possible. Beat your records. You can always ask a friend to join you - double the player, double the fun!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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