This week in the world of Nintendo focuses on the anticipated launch of Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The ever popular racing game will finally come to the newest Nintendo system at Midnight tonight and can be downloaded directly off of the Nintendo Digital Store. I would make sure your broadband connection is up to snuff as Nintendo is expecting this to be heavily downloaded. Personally, I won't be shocked if it crashes their system.
Some of the highlights beyond Mario Kart 8 is the launch of Mega Man Xtreme 2, which is the final launch title of Mega May on the Virtual Console. I hold a special place in my gaming heart for the Mega Man series, and this title looks to be a fantastic buy. It will be available on the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS.
Be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter as you rev up your engines for karting action!
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. (Photo: Business Wire)
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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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The 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 the 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??, 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.