This week’s Nintendo Download has a few new titles, though nothing for any of the Virtual Console services. However, there is a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS, which seems to be taking the lion’s share of the attention.
With the new update, 3DS owners will be able to partake in the recording of 3D videos, new StreetPass Plaza content, access to the Nintendo Zone to partake in “game previews, 3D videos, trivia challenges, retailer promotions and coupons, and more,” enhanced online gaming features, a revamped Nintendo eShop, and even the ability to transfer game files between Nintendo 3DS systems.
For more information on the update, check out the website here. As for this week’s downloadable games and videos for the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare, and WiiWare, here is the press release:
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – DEC. 8, 2011
Dec. 8, 2011
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Pushmo™ – Push, pull and climb through incredible puzzle-like climbing toys called Pushmo. Enjoy adorable characters, charming 3D graphics and endless replay value. Available in the Nintendo eShop for $6.99. (For Nintendo 3DS™)
Foster the People, “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” – Foster the People and Gabourey Sidibe star in a relentless, stunt-heavy car chase film. When a driving exam goes very wrong, the ensuing chase tears up a small town in this outrageous music video, now available on the Nintendo Video service. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo 3DS system update – The latest Nintendo 3DS system update is now available. For a full list of what is included, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/system-update. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™
Castle Conqueror – Against – You are a great warrior from an ancient tribe. The god of the island bestows his blessing upon you, giving you the power to curse the invaders and save your tribe. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)
MotoHeroz (demo version) – Racing game thrills meet platformer charm in MotoHeroz, a side-scrolling racer with simple controls and engaging physics. The result is a new kind of racing adventure. (For Wii™)
Also new this week:
• Word Searcher 4 (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
• Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder (WiiWare)
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:
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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS system, to the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.
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. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. 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.
Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS 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/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/dsi.