Nintendo Download for 4/24/2015: This week is all about DLC

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As the title suggests, there's a bit of DLC on the eShops this week, namely for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros..  For Smash Bros., if you didn't get in on the Club Nintendo offer for Mewtwo, you're now able to download him on both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, but the catch is that it costs $3.99 per game or $4.99 to get him for both.  I was able to download him last week as I registered both copies of Smash Bros. a while back and he seems to play okay, but it's been way too long since I've played Melee and I'm sorely out of practice with Mewtwo.

For Mario Kart 8 there are two things to download/purchase this week.  First is a free update that adds a new 200CC speed to the game, just in case 150CC wasn't fast enough for you.  You can also purchase DLC Pack 2 which includes three new characters, four new vehicles, and eight new tracks.  DLC Pack 2 can be purchased individually for $7.99 or bundled with DLC Pack 1 for $11.99.

There's a bit more Mario Kart goodness this week as Mario Kart DS arrives on the Wii U's Virtual Console.  This was the second portable Mario Kart game after Mario Kart: Super Circuit on the Game Boy Advance, and the first on the DS systems.  With the Wii U now being able to play over half of the Mario Kart library in some way, fans of the series should have no issues getting their fix in no matter which version they grew up with...though we're still missing Mario Kart 64 on the Wii U.

More info on this week's offers, including some info on the upcoming Mega May event, can be found in this week's official Nintendo Download press release.

 

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:

The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like n ...

The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like never before in 200CC ?? if you think you??re fast enough. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Mario Kart 8 Update and DLC Pack 2 ?? The latest Mario Kart 8 free software update has crossed the finish line and now you can race like never before in 200CC ?? if you think you??re fast enough. DLC Pack 2 is here, too, with three new characters, four new vehicles and eight new tracks, all for the thrill of the race. DLC Pack 2 is sold separately for $7.99 individually or bundled with Pack 1 for $11.99 from the in-game shop or the Nintendo eShop.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Super Smash Bros. DLC ?? Mewtwo ?? The Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo makes its grand entrance! Make it Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y in its Final Smash, and then use Psystrike to blow away the opposition. Starting on April 28, you can purchase and download the new fighter Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 each game or for $4.99 for both versions.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Kart DS ?? Race along with Mario and his friends in five single-player modes and over 30 courses. Knock out the competition with your driving skills as you rocket-start the race, use drifting and turbo at critical points and deploy crazy items to gain an advantage.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Cube Creator 3D ?? Craft your own realm in stunning randomly generated worlds in Cube Creator 3D. You can gather resources, combine elements, explore new worlds and combat strange creatures to survive in this expansive, cubic domain. Grab your copy at an introductory price of $4.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7. Click here to view the trailer for this game.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Tetrobot & Co. is 70 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.
    • Cocoto Magic Circus 2 is 66 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.

Activities:

  • Mega May is Back! ?? Vote Today
    • During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will launch May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.
  • International StreetPass Week
    • Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown during International StreetPass Week! Through April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker: Apocalypse - Available April 28

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.

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