Nintendo Download for 3/31/2016: Want to take Pokken for a spin for free?

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This week's Nintendo Download won't give you games from classic systems, but still decent offerings nonetheless.  First up is Lovely Planet, a game in which you have to get to the titular planet while using speed boots, an infinite supply of bullets, and the ability to jump over twice your own height.  If you downloaded the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion, you can save fifteen percent off of the full game until May 5th, 2016.

Next up is Pokken Tournament.  If you're still on the fence about picking this one up, now you have the chance to check out a demo.  For some reason I can't download the demo, but that might be because I have the full digital version already so I looked up some info on the demo.  The demo will teach you the basics of the game and then let you fight a single battle against the CPU in the Ferrum Stadium stage.  You have a limited number of Pokemon you can use including Pikachu, Lucario, Gengar, and Charizard, and you have two pairs of support Pokemon to use; Emolga and Fennekin, and Cubone and Diglett.  This info is courtesy of Serebii.net.

Finally we have Mario Super Sluggers from the Nintendo Wii.  Mario and company head out onto the ball field where you'll use your Wii Remote to swing for the fences and pitch the ball.  The game let's up to four players play on nine unique stadiums including a urban cityscape and an ice-filled castle.  I mean, it's not a Mario sports game without some shenanigans, right?

Continue reading to check out Nintendo's official press release for more sales and announcements.

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:

With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice y ...

With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you??re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Lovely Planet ?? With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you??re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. If you downloaded the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Lovely Planet until May 5, 2016. Click here to see a trailer for the game.
    • Pokkén Tournament ?? Demo Version ?? Try before you buy! In this free demo, battle Pokémon in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion.
    • Mario Super Sluggers ?? Missed out on this fun Wii game? You can now download it directly on the Wii U system! Rookies and veterans alike will be swinging for the fences in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote controller like a bat, or use a pitching motion to test your strike power from the mound. Play ball with up to four players, and select from nine unique stadiums ?? everything from an ice-filled castle to an urban cityscape. (additional accessories required; sold separately)

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • 99Moves (Wii U), Soccer Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21.
    • Baila Latino (Wii U), Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Oxygene are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 15.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1) starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.
    • Canvaleon is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.95 to $4.95) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 7.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

New DLC:

  • Fire Emblem Fates ?? New DLC Map ?? Vanguard Dawn ?? A trial ground that uses the Elincia??s Gambit stage from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, this new map is now available to download in the Fire Emblem Fates game for only $1.99.
  • Fire Emblem Fates ?? Map Pack 1 ?? As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Map Pack 1 at the Dragon??s Gate in the game for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as they are released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.

Activities:

  • Miiverse Star Fox Zero Intergalactic Art Event ?? Calling all Star Fox fans! We have less than one month until the Star Fox Zero game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 21. To celebrate, Miiverse is offering an opportunity to win $10 in Nintendo eShop credit. To participate in the sweepstakes, draw some fantastic Star Fox fan art and post it to the Miiverse Star Fox Zero Intergalactic Art Event community by April 22. Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad ?? which classic character will inspire your artistic creation? You can enter once each week for your chance to win $10 in Nintendo eShop credit ?? 40 winners will be chosen in total.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the US (incl. DC), 13 years or older. Promotion begins 11:00 AM PT on 3/29/16 and ends 11:00 PM PT on 4/22/16. To enter, post your Star Fox Zero fan art in Miiverse or mail postcard as stated in Official Rules. Forty prize winners will each receive $10 credit to the Nintendo eShop (approx. retail value of all prizes: US$400). For Official Rules, click here. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA, USA.

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 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.

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 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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