Nintendo Download for 1/1/2015: Happy New Year!

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Well it's officially 2015 and Nintendo is kicking off the new year with a couple of classic hand held games for the Virtual Consoles.  The Wii U gets Pokemon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire from the Game Boy Advance which is pretty much pinball, except you have to catch Pokemon in the process.  Meanwhile the 3DS gets the Game Boy Color game Bionic Commando: Elite Forces.  As much as I love the NES version of Bionic Commando, I've never played Elite Forces as the one time I found a used cart in a nearby game store, I couldn't get it to work for the life of me, so it might be about time I give this one a shot.

As for sales elsewhere on the eShops, Shovel Knight is 33% off until 9am PT January 8th for both the Wii U and 3DS, Unepic is 30% off until 9am PT on January 29th, and both Dress to Play: Cute Witches! and Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! is 50% off until 9am PT on February 1st.

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:

In Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, blast through enemy lines as you grapple, swing and scale more tha ...

In Bionic Commando: Elite Forces, blast through enemy lines as you grapple, swing and scale more than 20 levels of forests, deserts, mountains and futuristic cities. You are the last hope in saving your homeland from utter destruction. Suit up, soldier! (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Bionic Commando: Elite Forces ?? You are the perfect combination of man and machine ?? a Bionic Commando equipped with a Bionic Claw that will be extremely handy when infiltrating the danger zone. Blast through enemy lines as you grapple, swing and scale more than 20 levels of forests, deserts, mountains and futuristic cities. You are the last hope in saving your homeland from utter destruction. Suit up, soldier!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire ?? Much more than a regular pinball game, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire combines fast flipper action with a unique way to catch your favorite Pokémon. Control the flippers to shoot the Poké Ball at targets on one of two PlayFields. Play on either the Ruby or Sapphire Field to rack up as many points as possible. The game lets players catch more than 200 Pokémon and features characters from the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games.
  • Nintendo eShop Must-Haves
    • Start the new year off right in the Nintendo eShop, which features must-have classic and current games. Check the Nintendo eShop each week in January (from Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. PT until Jan. 29 at 8:59 a.m. PT) for Nintendo eShop Must-Haves ?? they??re the perfect way to build a collection of great games that you can enjoy for years to come.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Shovel Knight on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 33 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 8.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Unepic is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • Nintendo eShop Nintendo 3DS

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 console and the Nintendo 3DS family of 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.

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.

 
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