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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, May 1, 2014

by Rainier on May 1, 2014 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT

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.

Wii / Wii U

Stick It To The Man (Ripstone/Wii U/eShop/$9.99)

Change the world with Stickers! Read minds with the GamePad. Escape the evil clutches of The Man.

On an ordinary day, hard hat tester; Ray has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain, giving him extraordinary mind-reading powers. Ray can suddenly change the world with stickers, transforming his paper universe by tearing it, folding it and using the crazy stickers he finds (along with his awesome new powers) to solve mind-boggling puzzles! Sadly, Ray doesn't have much time to get to grips with his new-fangled psychic abilities. Instead, he’s on the run from ‘The Man’ for a crime he didn’t commit. Can you help Ray out of this sticky situation? Get ready to tear it, rip it and Stick it to the Man!

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games/Wii U/eShop/$1.99)

Explore the abyss!

Earth, 3024.

Natural resources are scarce and the survival of the human race is in danger. Desperate to find new energy resources, the ASAN creates a biomechanical robot called Nep2no that is capable of withstanding extreme depths in the hope of finding new energy sources. After many years of exploration, a new energy source is found, code named "Gaia".

Your mission will be to find the "Gaia" energy stones by exploring the depths. To do so, you must control Nep2no by counteracting gravity and the surrounding darkness with the aid of a Light that will go out little by little.

Features:

  • 12 Original missions plus 8 in Dark mode.
  • Competitive two-player mode.
  • New Graphic Effects and remixed Music.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/$34.99/Available May 2, 2014)

Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea.

Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirby’s Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. It’s a grand new Kirby™ adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters!*

When a mysterious being kidnaps King Dedede atop a giant Dreamstalk, only Kirby can save the day! Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling environments while using new and returning copy abilities to defeat enemies. Duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce 4-player* battle mode where you fight using a chosen ability like Sword or Ninja. The last Kirby standing reigns supreme. Whether you’re new to Kirby or an old fan, the Kirby: Triple Deluxe game offers a triple threat—action, adventure, and a battle mode!

  • Kirby's powerful copy ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform
  • Jump from the foreground to the background in dynamic 3D side-scrolling levels
  • Employ new and returning abilities, including:
  • Archer - Kirby wields a bow to strike silently from a distance
  • Beetle - Kirby grabs foes with his horn and slams them into the ground
  • Fire - Kirby can roll into a fireball and scorch through the air
  • Sword - Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword
  • Kirby’s new Hypernova ability lets him inhale obstacles and big chunks of levels!
  • Use the Download Play feature to duke it out in Kirby Fighters, a fierce battle mode for up to 4 players*! You can also sharpen your skills by playing solo
  • Enjoy a selection of additional game modes including Dedede’s Drum Dash and Arena
  • Collect hidden keychains in every level, each resembling legacy Kirby characters
  • Unlock improved items and new keychains by using the StreetPass function to tag other players

*Additional systems are required for multiplayer mode; sold separately.

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/$29.99/Available May 2, 2014)

Go clubbing around the world with Mario!

Tee off as your favorite Mario or Mii character while challenging players online (wireless broadband Internet access required). Shoot into warp pipes and dodge piranha plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas or take a shot at the nature-themed courses. The new Castle Club has both naturalistic and Mario-themed courses, a training area to hone your skills, and a pro shop where you can get unlockable gear and outfits. Test your skills in a gauntlet of course challenges, play with friends locally (additional systems and games required for multiplayer mode; each sold separately), or take on players around the world in online real-time tournaments.

  • Play as your Mii character or as your favorite Mario characters.
  • Golf it up on Mario courses.
  • Play with friends all over the world.
  • Trick out your Mii character and get the edge on your competition with outfits and equipment.
  • Use the touch screen and motion sensor to better track and control shots.
  • Create and play in online communities with unique tournament rules.
  • Compete in worldwide tournaments online.

Azada (Tulip Games/3DS/eShop/$5.99)

Over 40 unique puzzles. 5 master-level puzzle.s Hidden clues unlock levels!

Trapped in a haunted room by his great-uncle, the adventurous Titus has asked you to help release him from the magical spell. To do this, you must solve the most mysterious puzzles of AZADA. Crack the series of puzzles and fill in the missing pages of the enchanted book to free Titus from his prison.

No. of Players: 1 player

PICROSS e4 (Jupiter Corporation/3DS/eShop/$5.99)

The 4th game in the Picross e series! Now with big 20x15 puzzles! With Micross and Mega Picross modes!

The 4th game in the Picross e series, with a Navigation Feature! As fans requested, new 20x15 puzzles have been added. Micross and Mega Picross modes are also included, with 150+ new puzzles! Tutorials and rule options let newcomers to the series start playing with ease. With save data from previous games, you can also play additional Special Puzzles. Picross is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" where numbers act as hints to complete images. The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!

No. of Players: 1 player

Tiny Games: Knights & Dragons (Reactor/3DS/eShop/$2.99)

First “Tiny Games” collection for kids. The games offer a diverting experience with age-appropriate session lengths.

Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is the first in a series of mini-games collections for kids. Its look and gameplay is designed for kids, and the games offer a diverting experience with age-appropriate session lengths.

The collection offers these 5 games:

  • Ludo: A board game where you throw dice and try to be first to move four tokens to your own home base.
  • Chest Mover Mania: A puzzle game where you move a chest to a target. No easy feat, as the board is restricted and you can't pull the chest.
  • Ship Encounter: An exciting tactics game. Hide your own ships well, and carefully consider the target for your next cannon ball.
  • Find Mines: A math game that poses the tricky task of finding mines on a field. Your only clue: The number of mines in adjacent fields.
  • 4 in a row: A tactics game where you try to get a row of four tokens – before your opponent does!

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Mega Man Xtreme (Capcom/3DS/eShop/$4.99)

Mega Man X jumps into action to restore peace and fix the Mother Computer's core!

Many years ago, Mega Man X--a blue robot possessing a high intelligence, a kind personality, and formidable power--was found and studied by Dr. Cain. The scientist attempted to create more in the likeness of the robot, calling them "Reploids". However, some of the Reploids began to malfunction, and these were called "Mavericks". The "Maverick Hunters", a group of capable Reploids like Mega Man X, Zero and Sigma, was assembled to fix the situation. However, one day, Sigma revolts and hacks into the Mother Computer, causing the Mavericks to grow in power.

With chaos brewing on the horizon, Mega Man X must join forces with Middy, a genius hacker, and his partner Zero to restore peace. Blast through the past, defeat strong robotic enemies and obtain new abilities as you clean up crime in this action-packed platformer!

No. of Players: 1 player

Mach Rider (Nintendo/Wii U/eShop/$4.99)

Take to high speeds in a desperate race to save the planet!

It's the year 2112. Earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle the invaders as you race from sector to sector on your motorcycle, searching for survivors. Feel the incredible sense of speed as you zip past evil Quadrunners and zigzag between treacherous rocks, oil spills and other obstacles on the course. For a different challenge, create your own course in Design Mode, using the various twists, turns and straightaways the game has to offer. Remember, you are Earth's only hope—you are Mach Rider.

No. of Players: 1 player

Price reduction:

  • Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Starting today, the price of Bird Mania Christmas 3D is being reduced from $1.99 to $0.99.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – On May 5, the price of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Tappingo – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 15, get fun puzzle game Tappingo for 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV – For a limited time, well-received RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV is $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on May 5 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 12.

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