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Nintendo Download for 2/12/2015: I know I'm late, but can I just go back a day?

by: Russell -
More On: Nintendo Download Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Okay, I really tried to incorporate a bad pun on that one, but we should all know by now that's not my forte.  Anyway that terrible attempt at a pun is a reference to one of this week's two major releases: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D.  Ever since Ocarina of Time 3D came out I was hoping that Nintendo would give Majora's Mask the same treatment and so far they haven't disappointed.  Granted I never finished Majora's Mask on the N64 so I'm trying to remember how everything falls into place without rewinding time every ten minutes, but I'm getting there...slowly but surely (get it, using the Inverted Song of Time slows time...okay, I'll stop now).

The other major release this week was Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS.  My only other MH experience was the 3DS demo for Monster Hunter 3, and I was entirely lost because, if I recall, the demo didn't really help me all that much and I was left to fend for myself.  I was really confused as to why, no matter how many times I attacked the main target it would never go down.  The demo for Monster Hunter 4 was much better and actually gave me the feeling that I knew what I was doing.  Even still, I feel as though the MH franchise isn't for me.  Not saying I didn't enjoy the demo, but it's not something I personally could see myself getting into.

Other arrivals this week see ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + and 3D Fantasy Zone on the 3DS, as well as Blek and Breath of Fire on the Wii U.  Sale-wise we have select Ubisoft games on sale for up to 70% off on the Wii U and a couple of Disney games on the 3DS for 33% off (Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay and Frozen: Olaf's Quest).  Hit up the press release for more sales and offers.

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 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, w ...

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora??s Mask 3D ?? Available Feb. 13 ?? In this re-mastered and enhanced 3D version of the Nintendo classic, a masked Skull Kid drags Link into the world of Termina, where the moon is falling from the sky. Lucky for Termina, Link can reverse time and relive his last 72 hours in limitless ways. Each time, he??ll don any of his 20+ masks collected throughout the game, help different citizens, battle different bosses and ultimately change the fate of a world. This is the definitive version of a dark classic. Click here to view the trailer. In addition, to help celebrate the game??s release, Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda: Majora??s Mask is hosting a Miiverse drawing event! For more details, check out Mr. Aonuma??s message in the Art Academy SketchPad community in Miiverse.
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate ?? Available Feb. 13 ?? Experience big game hunting with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system. Join up with a traveling caravan of hunters to explore new lands in pursuit of larger-than-life beasts. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters. Click here to view the trailer.
    • ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + ?? The critically acclaimed aerial combat series flies onto Nintendo 3DS. ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + delivers supersonic flying, exciting dogfights and high-altitude acrobatics all in enhanced 3D. In addition, players can take control of customized, real-life aircraft with Nintendo characters like Mario, Bowser and more.
    • 3D Fantasy Zone ?? This classic arcade shooter was first released in 1986, and is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa to fight bizarre enemy invaders in this cosmic challenge.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Blek ?? Blek is a unique, award-winning game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving, and watching your creations move is like magic. Blek can??t be explained in words. Click here to view the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • BREATH OF FIRE ?? The Dark Dragons are in search of six keys to release the devious goddess Tyr. In the Dark Dragons?? destructive wake, Ryu will need to rediscover the lost powers of the Light Dragons, rely on his companions and save his sister ?? and the entire world. Will he succeed in his quest?

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • There are just a few days left to save up to 75 percent off Rayman Legends, Assassin??s Creed IV: Black Flag and other select Ubisoft titles in the Ubisoft Game Sale.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • NES: Sword-Swinging Link
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora??s Mask: Dire Moon
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora??s Mask: Gold Edition
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Gore Magala & Seregios ?? Available Feb. 13 (Free with purchase of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.)

Valentine??s Day Activities:

  • National StreetPass Weekend ?? Valentine??s Edition
    • Show your love for gaming during this weekend??s StreetPass event. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from other Nintendo 3DS users from more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across the U.S. and Canada. It??s a great opportunity to collect Mii characters from new locations to help fill up puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. You can also enhance game play in StreetPass-enabled games you already own such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. To find a Nintendo Zone location near you, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone. For more information about StreetPass, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/features/streetpass/.
  • PlayNintendo.com Valentines

Price Reductions:

  • Battleminer for Nintendo 3DS is $7.99 (reduced from $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 12.
  • Jett Tailfin for Wii U is $12.99 (reduced from $24.95) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 15.

Also New this Week:

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.