Nintendo Download, Nov. 17, 2016: Time to Catch ’em All!
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:
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – Embark on a new adventure and catch, battle and trade new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. Discover Z-Moves and unleash these intense attacks in battle. Call upon Pokémon with Poké Ride to discover new areas across the region and take on the Island Challenge Trials to become the Pokémon Champion! Who are you going to choose as your partner Pokémon: Rowlet, Litten or Popplio? The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games will be available on Nov. 18. Until then, don’t forget you can download the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version and meet the Pokémon that can be found in the full versions of the games. Ash-Greninja, the Pokémon that appears alongside Ash in the animated TV series Pokémon the Series: XYZ, will also appear as a member of your team and can be transferred to the full version of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon once purchased when the games launch Nov. 18.
Swapdoodle – The Swapdoodle game is an easy way to write messages, draw 3D pictures and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends. Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of played games and your Mii character. You can also purchase in-game add-on packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!
Touch Battle Tank – Tag Combat - New tanks! New gimmicks! And two players at the same time!
The 3D Tank Battle Game is fully loaded with new features!
Steer your tank with the slide pad whilst intuitively aiming and firing with the touch screen, battles have never been more action packed!
This time there are two tanks, Offensive and Evasive types.
- The Offensive type can charge up energy to fire off a Barrier Bomb, a special move that not only destroys your enemies but also any bullets they've fired!
- The Evasive type can use up its energy to hover in the air, dodging all enemy fire whilst being able to fire back itself! It's invincible!
The enemy tanks also have new equipment of their own.
Elusive Warp Tanks, floating mines flying on to the screen, fixed battery guns with unique bullet variations, and Super Boss Tanks are all making their first appearance!
In addition, there are machines that can call additional enemy tanks to the battlefield, completely changing the flow of play! Destroying these machines quickly is the key to victory.
There are 90 stages in all. (50 Normal Stages + 40 Extra Stages.)
New in this game is local multiplayer. Now two players can go through the excitement of clearing stages together!
If you clear all the stages together, you can try out playing the new Combat Mode.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Wario Land: Shake It – Wario returns to form, with all the jumping, power-dashing and butt-stomping we’ve come to expect. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. By shaking the Wii Remote, you can shake down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags and even cause in-game earthquakes. Purchase and download this vibrant Wii console platformer on the Wii U console today!
Exile’s End - EXILE'S END is a platformer with exploration elements set on a dangerous alien world. The game was developed by one-man indie studio Magnetic Realms with art, cutscenes, and music provided by legends of the 8 and 16-bit eras from Japan. It draws its thematic influence from the science-fiction films and anime of the ‘80s and its gameplay from classic action-adventure titles.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Nov. 22
Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese - It's time to learn Japanese! Join Asuka and Kenji as they take you through a world of Hiragana and Katakana!
Have you always been interested in learning Japanese? Asuka and Kenji are here to help guide you along the path to learning how to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Use digital flash cards to learn how to both write and how to pronounce each character. And when you think you've gotten a grasp of the language, you can participate in a memory game of over 60 lessons requiring you to use your finger to "cut" across the matching Hiragana or Katakana.
If you get past these lessons, you will surely learn the basics of the Japanese language!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Swap Fire - Be ever mindful of your spacetime...
Swap Fire's a shooter with a literal twist. Shooting other players rips a hole in spacetime thus swapping your locations. You'll have to commit to losing in order to win in Drop Zone, manage spacetime to dominate the map in Control Point, master the art of teleportation to go for the gold in Swoccer, and much more!
- Wii U™ exclusive shooter
- Crazy fun couch multiplayer for up to 5 friends
- Innovative "shoot to swap" mechanic is just as much about psychology as it is about reflexes
- Announce the game as the commentator using the Wii U GamePad™
- 4 tournament cups
- 9 unique multiplayer modes
- Narrative driven single player training/puzzle mode
- Top secret secrets!
The year is 2139. Retro Quantum Industries (RQI) has invented the next wave of transportation. Forget autonomous vehicles, these scientists invented teleportation! Unfortunately, even 2139's technologically advanced citizens are terrified to have their bodies teleported through time and space. After spending billions of dollars on R&D, the company cannot afford commercial failure.
The solution is Swap Fire! A high stakes game show, featuring teenage contestants utilizing RQI's teleportation technology. Sales and usage of consumer grade personal teleporters spiked after the first season of Swap Fire, in which Justin Agitprop was crowned as the Swap Fire Valedictorian. Now, it's time for season two. The fans are eager and the executives at RQI are more so!
Be ever mindful of your spacetime!
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Excitebike 64 – Grind your way through the extreme sport of motocross and attempt more than a dozen outrageous tricks, such as heel clickers, cliffhangers and bar hops. Select from six different riders – each with her or his own unique style – and race across 20 stadium tracks and outdoor courses. You can also create your very own courses or race against up to four friends (additional controllers required for multiplayer mode; sold separately).
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
My Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes – This holiday season, My Nintendo members have a chance to win big! Members can enter the My Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes now through 2 p.m. PT on Nov. 21 simply by choosing the five gifts that top their wish lists this year. Not a member yet? Sign up for free and then enter the sweepstakes. Head to http://happyholidays.nintendo.com/sweepstakes/ to learn more and enter.
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the US (incl. DC), 13 years or older. Promotion begins 2:00 PM PT on 11/14/16 and ends 2:00 PM PT on 11/21/16. To enter, vote for your top 5 Nintendo products as stated in Official Rules. Eight winners will each receive one prize package (ARV US $242.96–292.96). For Official Rules, visit www.nintendo.com/corp/My-Nintendo-Holiday-Sweepstakes-2016/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
- Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon – Tropical – Available Nov. 18
- Pokémon Solgaleo/Lunala – Available Nov. 18
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS 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 or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.