Nintendo Download for 6/30/2016: Lego Star Wars: Legend of the Seven Stars

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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.


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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 LEGO video game franchise triumphantly returns on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with a fun-filled, humo ...

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)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens ?? The LEGO video game franchise triumphantly returns on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • BOXBOXBOY! ?? It??s time to think outside the box once again. Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He??ll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across numerous puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes and even lasers!
    • Monster Hunter Generations ?? Special Demo ?? Now available on Nintendo eShop, experience the most dynamic Monster Hunter game yet! This hefty demo will offer you three main quests that you can take on either solo or co-op (local or online!), along with a selection of basic tutorials for newcomers. Additional demo and system required for multiplayer mode. System sold separately.
    • The Battle Cats POP! ?? Rampage across the globe with weird ??n?? wild cats in an exciting tower defense adventure. Collect hundreds of fightin?? cats to power up your army, take down bizarre and hilarious enemies and win glorious treasure. Click here to see the trailer.
    • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma ?? Series mastermind Kotaro Uchikoshi has pulled out all the stops to deliver the most compelling and mind-shredding gaming experience ever seen on a hand-held platform. Choice is your only method of salvation and your only means of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to earn your freedom? Click here to see the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars ?? A mysterious enemy named Smithy has appeared, forcing Mario and Bowser to fight together as allies. In this beloved Super NES collaboration between Nintendo and RPG masterminds Square Enix, journey across a wide variety of locations and tackle a mixture of obstacles that will require both timing and strategy. Gain experience, grow more powerful and meet memorable characters to take down Smithy and his gang.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • ZaciSa??s Last Stand is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.19) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 29.
    • VoxelMaker is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 4.

New DLC:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Minecraft: Story Mode, A Telltale Game Series ?? Continue the story with our intrepid heroes in Episodes 2-5, now available for purchase. A Season Pass is also available for purchase, which includes access to all remaining episodes in the Minecraft: Story Mode, A Telltale Game Series game, a five-part episodic game series set in the world of Minecraft.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Hyrule Warriors Legends ?? Link??s Awakening Pack ?? Get ready for the next battle! Join the next wave of legendary heroes and continue the fight with new downloadable content. New content available includes playable character Marin from the The Legend of Zelda: Link??s Awakening game, a new weapon for Linkle, a new map for adventure mode, two new Challenge Battles and 16 new My Fairy Costume pieces.

Activities:

  • Nintendo Badge Arcade ?? Fill your HOME Menu with fun and try out Rhythm Heaven Megamix machines in Nintendo Badge Arcade. Also receive one free play from June 30 to July 3, and another free play from July 4 to July 6! Learn more at http://badgearcade.nintendo.com/.

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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