Save for Mega Man X2 on the Wii U Virtual Console and a demo for upcoming 3DS RPG Bravely Default, this week's content dump is comprised largely of stuff Nintendo announced last week – like Dr. Luigi (which launched two days ago), Super Punch-Out!! and Mario Tennis. The full version of Bravely Default launches on the eShop and at retail on February 7.
There is also a limited-time sale on Atlus games to consider. From now until January 6 at 12pm ET, select games in the Shin Megami Tensei and Etrian Odyssey series are on sale, as is 2D brawl-em-up Code of Princess. Hop on past the break for the full list of this week's eShop content.
- Dr. Luigi (Nintendo, 2 players, $14.99)
- Super Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, 1 player, Wii U Virtual Console)
- Mega Man X2 (Capcom, 1 player, Wii U Virtual Console)
- CastleStorm (Zen Studios, up to 4 players)
- Bravely Default Demo (Square Enix, 1 player)
- Mario Tennis (Nintendo, 3DS Virtual Console)
- Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon, 1 player)
- EDGE (Two Tribes, 1 player)
- Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild, 1 player)
January 02, 2014 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Bravely Default - Demo Version – Square Enix's highly acclaimed fantasy RPG is an ambitious game that bolsters its turn-based combat with a compelling new risk/reward system that RPG fans will obsess over. Explore Luxendarc as Tiz and other memorable characters on a visually stunning quest to restore balance to the world. Download the free demo and experience an exclusive side quest that is not available in the main game. The full version of Bravely Default launches for Nintendo 3DS in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 7.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Dr. Luigi – There's a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar – or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on the classic virus-popping puzzle game. Use L-shaped pills in a new game mode and compete with players locally or online. Dr. Luigi is now available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Mario Tennis – Mario Tennis offers three fun-packed modes of tennis play! Practice your swings and shots in Exhibition Mode; go on the Mario Tour, which offers three different save slots to start your very own tennis adventures; or take a break from the workout, and try your luck on some Mario mini-games.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Mega Man X2 – Guide Mega Man X through eight stages in his search to destroy the remaining Mavericks, gain their powers and uncover the secret entity guiding them all. Also, pilot powerful new vehicles like the mobile attack cycle, and, with help from the good Dr. Light, discover incredible new abilities hidden in capsules buried throughout the world. Only then will X will be ready to face his destiny as a Maverick Hunter!
Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight game play and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Atlus Sale – The holidays may be over, but Atlus wants to continue giving away gifts into the new year. From now until 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 6, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor: Soul Hackers, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, and Code of Princess are all on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Also new this week:
CastleStorm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
EDGE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.53 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Dimensions 0.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 in
- Weight 8 oz
- Released 2011-03-27
Nintendo Wii U