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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, December 6, 2012

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. PST

Wii U will revolutionize how people connect with games, each other and entertainment through the system's unique and integrated second-screen controller.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

WiiU

FIFA Soccer 13 Demo (Electronic Arts/$4.99)

EA Sports delivers its best soccer game ever on a Nintendo console with award-winning gameplay—including the Player Impact Engine—HD graphics, and over 500 officially licensed clubs. Three revolutionary new ways to play bring players of all abilities together, making this the most accessible FIFA console game ever made. Families can play together in Co-op Mode, where one player manages and up to four others play. Team Management Control features interactive radar to send players on supporting runs, attacking or defensive, and touch screen control to change tactics, formations or subs on the fly. Experience the thrill of managing your favorite soccer club in Manage Match, directing players from the sidelines and even giving half-time talks. Plus, view a statistical analysis of the match and any player at any time.

Innovations that utilize the Wii U GamePad put you on the pitch and immerse you in the action. Lift and look through the GamePad touch screen to aim the ball on set pieces and penalty kicks, then put the perfect curve on your shot and let it fly. Shake the GamePad to activate Touch Screen Shooting, removing the element of ‘hit and hope’ and allowing for pinpoint accuracy. Plus, connect and interact with friends like no other FIFA title. See your friends online and invite them to play, or message them in real time using touch screen typing.

No. of Players: up to 5 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Downloadable Content (Nintendo/$2.50/3DS/eShop)

Extend the Mario fun and test your skills with two new Coin Rush course packs: the "Platform Panic Pack" and "Coin Challenge Pack C." These downloadable course packs are now available for purchase from the New Super Mario Bros. 2 in-game shop.

Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment/$36.99/3DS/eShop)

Venture into a wide-open world featuring gorgeous 3D elements where the most powerful tool is your imagination. Help Maxwell solve robust puzzles in seamless, free-roaming levels by summoning any object you can think of. Leverage the 3DS’ Street Pass functionality to see all of the creative solutions to puzzles by players in your area. And for the first time, learn the backstory about Maxwell’s parents, 41 siblings (including his twin sister Lily), and how he got his magical notepad.

Features

  • All-New Unbound World: Explore an open universe with unlimited hours of fun using every level as your playground.
  • Object Library: Store previously summoned objects and your own creations in Maxwell’s “magic backpack” for easy access and future use.
  • Street Pass: Leverage the 3DS’ Street Pass functionality to see all of the creative solutions to puzzles used by other players.
  • Merit Board: Each world comes with a comprehensive list of hints, including the new “Starite Vision” helper highlighting all nearby starites and starite shards.

No. of Players: 1 player

Fractured Soul Demo (Endgame Studios/$11.99/3DS/eShop)

Fractured Soul is a classic side-scrolling platform game with a twist: it is played across both screens at once! Created by platform gamers for platform gamers, and exclusively for 3DS, Fractured Soul literally adds a new dimension to this much-loved genre.

You are forgotten. Stranded on an outpost in deep space, you remember nothing of who you are. All you know is that you are different. You are able to shift into a parallel dimension at will.

The outpost has been invaded, and is now swarming with hostiles. Escape is imperative, and with danger on all sides, it is only your unique power that can give you a fighting chance...

Features

  • Double the action: Fractured Soul takes the classic, instantly familiar platform game and brings it to the next level with dual-screen gameplay!
  • Online rankings for speed running: Compete against your friends and the world via Nintendo leaderboards.
  • Gameplay variety: 5 major zones, each bringing a unique challenge to the second screen. Your dimension-shifting journey will take you underwater, through fierce winds, scorching heat and even inverse gravity!
  • Hours of content: 30 levels across 5 zones, including both platforming and shoot-em-up game styles, as well as epic, dual-screen boss battles!
  • Hardcore challenges: Unlock challenge levels, and test your skills to the limit!

No. of Players: 1 player

LEGO The Lord of the Rings (WB Games/3DS/eShop)

Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play. Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things. To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed —Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend through the LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

Features

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth
  • Discover and unlock more than 80 playable characters
  • Experience epic battles
  • Use a variety of weaponry and magical items

No. of Players: 2 players alternating

Skrillex & The Doors (Video/available Nov 30 at 6 a.m. PT)

In this unprecedented collaboration between electronic trailblazer, Skrillex, & rock legends, The Doors, BREAKN' A SWEAT takes you on a post-apocalyptic adventure in full 3D - only on Nintendo Video.

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (Natsume/$39.99/3DS/eShop)

Once a thriving town, Echo Village is almost empty after the inhabitants lost everything in a poor economy.

Your parents recently offered you a chance to renovate the abandoned family farm, but reviving a successful ranch requires rebuilding the town. Can you find the materials and blueprints that allow you to create the best community in the land?

Features

  • Find blueprints and design your farm and town!
  • Choose a boy or a girl and customize your appearance!
  • Woo the heart of your favorite bachelor or bachelorette!
  • Share crops and interact with others in multiplayer!

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition (Telegames/3DS/eShop)

The most comprehensive card games collection for Nintendo 3DS…plus you get over 1,000 unique puzzle challenges!

You get almost limitless gameplay:

  • Classic Card Games - Bridge, Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Cribbage, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Crazy 8's, Go Fish, Skat, Romme
  • Casino Card Games - Poker (7 variations of Draw, Stud, and Hold 'em), Video Poker (5 variations), BlackJack (1 to 5 players)
  • Other Games and Puzzles - Mahjong (404 layouts), Solitaire (202 variations), Tangram (505 puzzles), Picture Puzzle (101 puzzles)

No. of Players: up to 5 players

Crystal Adventure (Telegames/$1.99/3DS/eShop)

In the outskirts of the kingdom, there are rare crystals containing a secret magical energy inside them.

Rumor has it;a sorcerer is collecting the crystals in a tower for some reason, but no one knows where or ifthe tower actually exists.

As the most famous bounty hunter in the kingdom, you are hired to seek out and investigate the tower’s location. At last you find the tower,but it has already been overrun by a large group of monsters, performing a dark ritual to summon a highly dangerous demon.

Although the demon has been summoned, you must stop the continuing ritual and kill the demon before it gains full power, or everything will be destroyed.

Game features:

  • Multiple ways to clear your path,in order to reach the depths of the monster’s lair
  • Frequent decisions available during battle
  • Power up your hero with various resources

No. of Players: 1 player

Christmas Wonderland 2 (Virtual Playground/$7.99/3DS/eShop)

It’s Christmas time and Santa’s Elves are working non-stop to get all the toys made in time.

The Workshop is buzzing with activity and Wonderland is crammed full of fabulous toys, candy canes and Nativity characters. Santa must hurry to the Grotto in the Downtown Shopping Mall to see boys and girls before he flies around the World delivering all his presents. Meanwhile, Dan and Sally go shopping at the Mall before going home to put up the Christmas decorations. They can’t wait for Santa to come down their chimney ! Can you help Santa deliver all the toys in his amazing Winter Wonderland?

Features

  • Exciting family Christmas entertainment
  • Fabulous atmospheric hidden object scenes
  • Amazing colorful graphics
  • Lots of fun mini-games

No. of Players: 1 player

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots/$7.99/3DS/eShop)

It is 1912, and a fabulous voyage on the Titanic awaits you. As assistant to globetrotter Professor Jacob Larsson, you board that breathtaking ship to experience a wonderful passage to New York.

Yet early in the evening of April 14th, Captain Smith unexpectedly requests Larsson's help. Deep within the bowels of the mighty Titanic, the body of a stoker had been discovered. Now it is up to you to solve this murder.

Features

  • 50 faithfully depicted scenes on board the luxurious Titanic
  • Lots of tricky mini-games for pondering and puzzling
  • A gripping story with numerous tasks and puzzles over six extensive chapters
  • first hidden object adventure game at the eShop

No. of Players: 1 player

Mighty Bomb Jack (Tecmo Koei/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

The hero of the game, Jack, must make his way through 16 levels of a pyramid in order to defeat the demon Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. Each level is split into two parts: an action zone and a Royal Palace room. Action zones can be split up into several portions, and contain power-ups, such as money bags, Mighty Coins, and Mighty Drinks, usually hidden in treasure chests. Mighty Coins allow Jack to change colors, and Mighty Drinks add 10 seconds to the game's timer.

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

BurgerTime (G-Mode/500 Points)

As Chef Peter Pepper, you must fend off the Food Foes while making perfect burgers! Each ingredient is located on a different platform, and you must climb a series of ladders in order to reach them all. Walk across the ingredient to drop it closer to the waiting plate below. Once all the burgers have been completed, you’ll be able to move on to the next level. Use pinches of pepper to stun Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Egg and Mr. Pickle. You can also lure them onto or under burger buns, lettuce, cheese or tomatoes to escape their clutches! Making perfect burgers gets progressively tougher through the six screens of BurgerTime. It’s the ultimate kitchen confrontation!

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous


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