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04/29/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

29th April Check out this week’s newest downloadable offerings on Nintendo platforms:

Download Play Special

Selected Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console games that incorporate Download Play functionality release this week.  This enables those owning these selected titles to play two-player with a friend, without that friend having to download the game as well!

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Balloon Fight

(Nintendo)

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €3.99

(£3.59)

Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Go up, up and away with this NES classic from the 1980s. In Balloon Fight you have one simple mission: pop or be popped! Burst enemies' balloons from above, and hit them again before they have time to re-inflate. Danger comes from the sky or sea, too; watch out for lightning strikes and a very hungry fish. Balloon Fight also features a two-player mode with cooperative and competitive play, plus a survival mode called Balloon Trip - which may be familiar to fans of Nintendo Land!
Ice Climber™

(Nintendo)

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£4.49)

Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Conquer treacherous peaks, leap across icy chasms and swat snow-dwelling beasts – solo or with a friend – in this NES classic. Use your hammer to bash blocks and to defend yourself from the wildlife as you head towards the summit. Make it through all eight floors to reach the bonus stage and grab as many vegetables as you can before hitching a lift on a friendly condor. In two-player mode, either work together to reach the mountaintop or compete to see who can get the glory first!
Mario & Yoshi™

(Nintendo)

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£4.49)

Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Mario & Yoshi is a fast-paced NES puzzle game in which you must mix and match falling characters and piece together eggshells to free the Yoshi trapped inside. Simply move Mario back and forth to catch the falling Little Goombas, Boo Buddies, Bloopers and Piranha Plants. Capture creatures between two eggshell halves and you’ll release a Yoshi; the more creatures you capture, the larger the Yoshi and the bigger the bonus! Mario & Yoshi also features a split-screen, simultaneous two-player mode that brings Luigi into play.
Super C

(Konami)

Nintendo 3DS

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£4.49)

 Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Alien warmonger Red Falcon is back! Thought to have been defeated by the heroic warriors Mad Dog and Scorpion, he’s assembled a force of evil minions to attack Earth. Based on the hit arcade game, Super C is the sequel to the classic Contra. Battle through intense side-scrolling and top-down viewpoint shooter action, and save the planet.
 

Special offers

 Title Platform Price Available Further Info Contact
Marvel Pinball 3D

(Zen Studios)

Nintendo 3DS

(Download Software)

€3.49, was €6.99

(£2.99, was £6.29)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 14:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Game Description: Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate Super Hero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on characters from the Marvel Universe.

Zen Pinball 2

Zen Pinball 2 is the premier pinball experience on Wii U, featuring an exciting library of pinball tables including Marvel Pinball, Plants vs. Zombies Pinball and original designs by Zen Studios. Zen Pinball 2 features advanced ball physics, beautiful graphics, deep social connectivity, tournament play, multiplayer and regular releases of new add-on tables! Zen Pinball 2 is a FREE download on the Nintendo eShop and comes with trials for each table.

Zen Pinball 2: Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles Pack (Unlock)

(Zen Studios)

Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€4.99, was €9.99

(£3.99, was £7.99)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Zen Pinball 2: Marvel Pinball: Original Pack (Unlock)

(Zen Studios)

Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€4.99, was €9.99

(£3.99, was £7.99)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

 Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Zen Pinball 2: Marvel Pinball: Vengeance & Virtue Pack (Unlock)

(Zen Studios)

Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€4.99, was €9.99

(£3.99, was £7.99)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Zen Pinball 2: Fantastic Four Table (Unlock)

(Zen Studios)

Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€1.49, was €2.99

(£1.19, was £2.39)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Zen Pinball 2: Captain America Table (Unlock)

(Zen Studios)

Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€1.49, was €2.99

(£1.19, was £2.39)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

Zen Pinball 2: Civil War Table (Unlock) Wii U

(Add-on Content)

€1.49, was €2.99

(£1.19, was £2.39)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13

until 9/5/13, 23:59 CEST

Mel Kirk

mel@zenstudios.com

 

New releases

Title Platform Available on Price Point Further Info Contact
Pac-Man

(NAMCO BANDAI Games)

Wii U

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£3.49)

Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Pac-Man needs no introduction; it’s one of the most popular video games ever made! Move Pac-Man through the mazes, avoiding ghosts and eating all the Pac-Dots. Beware though; each of the ghosts behave differently! When Pac-Man chomps a Power Pellet, he becomes invincible, and is able to eat the blue ghosts. The more ghosts Pac-Man eats in a row, the higher the score. Don’t forget to eat the bonus fruit, too!
Mega Man

(CAPCOM)

Wii U

(Virtual Console - NES)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£3.49)

Nintendo PR

pr@nintendo.co.uk

Game Description: Mega Man's original adventure blasts onto Nintendo eShop! The series became famous for its challenging mix of platforming and shoot 'em up action, and here you can see how it all began. As a super-robot created by the genius Dr. Light, it's up to Mega Man to traverse ten unique stages and beat the devious Robot Masters designed by evil Dr. Wily. Beating each boss allows Mega Man to use its trademark weapon, giving you an advantage in other stages – a technique still used in the series today.
Picdun 2: Witch's Curse

(INTENSE)

Nintendo 3DS

(Download Software)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €4.99

(£4.49)

INTENSE

infoglobal@intense.jp

Game Description: In the new Picdun, take on 60 dungeon levels with a young lady as your partner - an Archer, Whipper or Spellcaster. Cover all tiles on a floor to reveal the hidden picture.
My Riding Stables 3D – Jumping for the Team

(Treva Entertainment)

Nintendo 3DS

(Card/Download)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €39.99

(£34.99)

Sofie Dittmer

s.dittmer@treva-entertainment.com

Game Description: An exciting 3D horse adventure awaits you! Which family will win the coveted pasture? Immerse yourself in this gripping tale of true friendship and sinister plots. Train the ranch horses, take good care of them, and prepare for the final deciding tournament.
Publisher Dream

(CIRCLE Ent.)

Nintendo 3DS

(DSiWare)

Nintendo eShop from 2/5/13 €1.99

(£1.79)

Chris Chau

chris@cir-ent.com

Nintendo DSi

(DSiWare)

Nintendo DSi Shop from 2/5/13 200 Pointss week  and all Marvel tables for Zen Pinball 2 available at 50% off!
Game Description: Ever dream about making and publishing your own digital games? Publisher Dream is a simulation game that places you in the owner's seat of a company called "Triangle". Triangle focuses on a digital platform called "cShop" for development and publishing endeavours. You can hire people to develop

various game genres, and control the game budgets and quality to safeguard limited resources. Do you want to be one of the biggest publishers on cShop? This may be a great way to test your skills before actually starting your own game company.

 

Keep up to date with all the official Nintendo announcements and exclusive new game information by following the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter feed @NintendoUK.

About Nintendo eShop:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo 3DS XL offers a variety of free and paid for software, as well as videos, user reviews and more information about Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software. On Wii U, users can download free game demos and Wii U Download Software or watch videos. On Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo 3DS XL users can download free game demos, Nintendo 3DS Download Software, classic games for Virtual Console, Downloadable Videos and Nintendo DSiWare. Download versions of selected Wii U Disc software or Nintendo 3DS Card software are also now available. Funds to purchase software can be added using a credit card or through Nintendo eShop cards which can be found at retail stores.

About Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop:

The Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo Points which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel & Nintendo DSi Shop, as well as in selected retail stores. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

ENDS