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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, February 7, 2013

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2013 @ 6:40 p.m. PST

Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, NDS, 3DS, and Wii U systems. Since 1983, when it launched the NES, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the Wii, Wii U, NDS, 3DS, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES, N64 and GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon.

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.

Wii U

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (Tecmo Koei/eShop)

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is a collaboration between the popular manga "Fist of the North Star" and the "Warriors" video game series, which is known for its action-packed gameplay.

Various episodes have been included from the original manga in addition to the Raoh storyline, such as that of the Celestial Emperor, the Land of Shura, and the final story revolving around Bat and Rin, allowing the game to faithfully recreate the battles between these captivating characters and their legendary martial arts. The game's Legend Mode follows the overall story of the original manga, while Dream Mode focuses on events that take place between episodes in the original story, enabling "Fist of the North Star" fans as well as newcomers to the series to completely enjoy the rich story the series is known for. Online cooperative and versus play are also available, and there is downloadable content planned to expand the game even further.

No. of Players: up to 8 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Brain Age: Concentration Training (Nintendo/$29.99/eShop)

Brain Age is back with all-new devilishly difficult brain-training exercises designed by world-famous brain researcher Ryuta Kawashima, MD to refocus the modern mind.

People today have numerous devices to stay connected (e.g. laptops, smart phones, tablets), and these distractions have led to an information overload making it difficult to stay focused on specific tasks. Brain Age: Concentration Training brings newly designed training exercises that will challenge players with activities to help improve their concentration skills and the ability to access their short term memory.

Spend at least 5 minutes a day to try and better your focus and attention skills. The new Devilish Training exercises dynamically increase or decrease in difficulty based on your real-time results to help consistently train players at the limit of their abilities. Beyond the Devilish Training, there are additional new and classic puzzles for every purpose to challenge one's concentration or math skills, but also to provide relaxation activities to give the brain a break.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Index Digital Media/Demo/eShop)

For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city

But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis’ oldest mystery.

You are only as good as your map and your heroes. Celebrate the tradition of classic pen and paper roleplaying games by using the bottom touch screen to chart out your path and the dangers you have encountered. A good map might save your life. A deep character creation and party customization system encourages experimentation and rewards creativity and imagination. Every choice matters. All-new casual play option allows beginners and newcomers to more easily learn the ropes without fear of setback or death with this new, less daunting mode.

Gaming’s best tribute to retro RPGs enters a new dimension packed with improvements and content: an enhanced graphics engine boasting polygonal enemies and new 3D special effects; upgradable, customizable skyships that let players travel and battle amid the clouds. Take advantage of the new StreetPass feature to trade guild cards and characters. An exceedingly atmospheric and fully orchestrated musical score from Yuzo Koshiro, in addition to expanded, more immersive 3D dungeons with analog camera control rounds up the features of the newest addition to the Etrian Odyssey franchise.

Features

  • From your heroes to your skyship, customize everything!
  • Your airship is key! Travel and battle amid the clouds.
  • Don’t just explore the map, chart and create your own path.
  • Take control of the analog camera in the 3D dungeons.

No. of Players: 1 player

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D (Konami/$29.99/eShop)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 returns to the roots of soccer with unique levels of control plus major emphasis on the individual style of the world's best players.

Thanks to feedback from dedicated fans, PES2013 offers total freedom to play any kind of ball, which for the first time includes full control over shooting and first touch. Endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, PES will continue to push boundaries, perfectly reflecting the genius of top level players and capturing the essence of modern teamwork. The result will be the most faithful recreation of modern

Features

  • Total ball control and freedom of play
  • Worlds top licenses and competitions in cluding UEFA Champions League and Copa Santander Libertadores
  • Use the touchpen to string together your favorite moves

Mega Man 2 (Capcom/$4.99/eShop)

Dr. Wily and his new army of robots are back. Can Mega Man save the world again?

Original Release Date: June 1989

Mega Man 2 is widely regarded by fans as one of the greatest action games of all time. With even more stages and Robot Master bosses than the previous installment, its sheer size and scope is enough to get any action gamer's heart palpitating.

The year is 200X. Dr. Light's super robot, Mega Man, had succeeded in smashing the evil ambition of the nefarious Dr. Wily, and peace reigns over the planet. However, Dr. Wily proves to be a hard man to keep down, and has returned with a new army of Robot Masters in tow to challenge our hero. Can Mega Man save the world again?

No. of Players: 1 player

Ah! Heaven (CIRCLE Entertainment/$1.99/NDSiWare/eShop)

Ah! Heaven, is a platform game developed with an Eastern ink painting style.

You play as a soul willing to ascend to heaven. Though heaven's gate is open, God will not take you there, you have to go by yourself. You will meet all kinds of danger in your journey; Can you get through it to make your ascension?

Features

  • Unique Eastern ink painting style, depicting various regions from across the world.
  • An exhilarating experience with simple controls.
  • 24 challenging stages; can you beat them all in the fastest time possible?

No. of Players: 1 player


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