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Nintendo Download for 5/1/2014: May-ga Man month has begun

by: Russell -
More On: Nintendo Download Splinter Cell: Blacklist Shin Megami Tensei IV Mario Golf: World Tour Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Um...yeah, that title was stretching it a bit, but I've had that terrible pun in my head all day.  Granted that doesn't make it right to unleash it upon the masses, but it's finally out of my head.  With that, Mega May have begun with Mega Man Xtreme hitting the 3DS Virtual Console.  The Xtreme games kind of worked like the Mega Man Game Boy games, taking Mavericks from the first two Mega Man X games and putting them together.  Not quite the same as the classic Game Boy games, but I still enjoyed Xtreme.

There are also two big releases in the forms of Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour, each coming out tomorrow.  You can click the link above to check out our review of the latest entry in the Kirby franchise to see if it's one to pick up.

In other 3DS eShop news, the puzzle game Tappingo will be on sale for 30% off until 9am PT on May 15th, plus Shin Megami Tensei IV will be $29.99 until 9am PT from May 5th until 9am PT on May 12th.  Other 3DS eShop releases are Azada, Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons, and PICROSS e4.  Might have to try that last one, I loved Picross on the Game Boy.

For the Wii U we have the classic NES game Mach Rider as well as a game called Stick it to the Man.  In addition, if you're a Splinter Cell fan, Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be dropping to $29.99 on May 5th, so keep an eye out for that one.  Personally, I'm not that good at games where stealth is required.  Don't get me wrong, I don't mind stealth, but I'd rather not get a game over just because you get spotted.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Kirby's next adventure arrives on the Nintendo 3DS. (Photo: Business Wire)

Kirby's next adventure arrives on the Nintendo 3DS. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kirby: Triple Deluxe ?? Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles and huge chunks of the environment with Kirby??s Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy their abilities like Archer, Circus and Bell. It??s a grand new Kirby adventure, plus a new multiplayer battle mode: Kirby Fighters! Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available on May 2. Click here to check out the trailer for the game.
    • Mario Golf: World Tour ?? Go clubbing around the world with Mario! Tee off as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom or Mii character while challenging players online. Shoot into Warp Pipes and dodge Piranha Plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas or take a shot at the nature-themed courses. Mario Golf: World Tour will be available on May 2. Click here to check out a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Mega Man?? Xtreme ?? It??s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Today??s release: Mega Man Xtreme. This spinoff to the Mega Man X games was originally released on Game Boy Color. In the action-packed platformer, Mega Man X must join forces with Middy, a genius hacker, and his partner Zero to restore peace. Help them defeat strong robotic enemies, obtain new abilities and clean up crime!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mach Rider?? ?? It??s the year 2112. Earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle the invaders as you race from sector to sector on your motorcycle, dodging obstacles and searching for survivors. For a different challenge, you can even create your own course in Design Mode, using the various twists, turns and straightaways the game has to offer.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Stick it to the Man?? ?? Meet Ray: He lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers to change the world around him by folding, tearing and pulling off stickers! And if that weren??t enough, Ray can also read people??s minds using the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to check out a trailer for Stick it to the Man.
  • Nintendo eShop Sales
    • Tappingo ?? Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 15, get fun puzzle game Tappingo for 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    • Shin Megami Tensei®IV ?? For a limited time, well-received RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV is $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on May 5 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 12.

Also new this week:

Price reduction:

  • Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) ?? Starting today, the price of Bird Mania Christmas 3D is being reduced from $1.99 to $0.99.
  • Tom Clancy??s Splinter Cell® Blacklist?? (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) ?? On May 5, the price of Tom Clancy??s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99.

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 weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by 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 Nintendo 3DS, 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.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL 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, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.