This week's Nintendo Download is headlined by the launch of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the Wii U and 3DS. Not only is the game based on Episode VII, but it also features exclusive playable content that bridges the story between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. If you've played the other Lego Star Wars games, you'll probably get a kick out of this one.
The other huge release this week is Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars on the Wii U Virtual Console. The game that got me into RPGs, Super Mario RPG starts out normal enough with Mario rescuing Princess Toadstool (yes, this was while she was still called Princess Toadstool) from Bowser, until a giant sword plunges into the castle and sends everyone flying. Now Mario must find the princess and get back to Bowser's Castle to get to the bottom of these events. If you've never played it before, I highly recommend checking it out. This game was amazing back when it was first released twenty years ago and still remains my second favorite RPG to this day (the first being Chrono Trigger).
Fans of the Monster Hunter series can now download a "special demo" for Monster Hunter Generations for the 3DS. The demo offers three main quests that you can tackle solo or co-op, and co-op can be either local or online, along with a selection of tutorials for newcomers. That's a nice feature for people like me who have very little experience with the series...especially since I'm going to be reviewing the full game so I want to be as prepared as possible going into this.
Other releases this week are BOXBOXBOY! where Quibby returns with an all new set of puzzles to solve as well as a new ability to duplicate his blocky body into two sets of boxes, The Battle Cats POP!, a tower defense adventure game where you can collect hundreds of cats to power up your army and take down bizzare enemies, and Zero Escape: Zero Time Dliemma, the trailer for which can be seen below.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
The LEGO video game franchise triumphantly returns on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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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.