Nintendo Deals & Downloads: Get Super Mario Galaxy 2 cheap & more


This week is rather light on releases, with only new things coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U virtual console, aside from light releases listed below. That being said, the Throwback Sale and the Super Indie Connection Sale are both worth checking out. Also remember that Nintendo announced Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii yesterday, which has a 50% sale during its first week of availability. The title is downloadable and does NOT need Wii Mode to run. For more information about that, check out the announcement from yesterday.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

3D After Burner II – 3D After Burner II is a remastered version of the arcade classic. Pilot your F-14D fighter through enemy territory while blasting away squadrons of enemy fighters.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Lufia: The Legend Returns – Join a cast of 12 playable characters in this classic Game Boy Color turn-based adventure filled with love, hope, terror and revenge. Complete quests to open up new paths, level up by battling monstrous enemies and gain new abilities by finding Ancient Texts hidden within dungeons and caves.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – In this NES classic, Ken has retired from his glory days in the Street Fighter world, but he must return to his roots when he finds his friend missing. Jump, climb and fight past monstrous enemies as Ken teleports across the galaxy to set things right.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

The Throwback Sale is on! Generations of fun come together as we pair classic games from past Nintendo systems with their newer siblings on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Going on now until Feb. 5 at 8:59 a.m. PT, we’ll offer weekly discounts on select game pairings like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D World. Buy one or buy both games in each pairing – either way, you’ll get great savings during the sale. Check out this page for more details.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Loads of indie hits are now on sale during the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who own any of the participating games already – or purchase one at full price during the promotion – qualify to receive 60 percent off any of the other participating games. Check out this page for more details.

Price reduction:

  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for Wii U has been reduced to $39.99 (from $49.99).
  • The LEGO Movie Videogame for Wii U has been reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99).
  • LEGO The Hobbit for Wii U has been reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99).
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for Nintendo 3DS has been reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99).
  • Soccer Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS has been reduced to $2.99 (from $6.99).

Also new this week:

  • Electronic Super Joy: Groove City (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Family Tennis SP (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • uWordsmith (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Asterix The Mansions of the Gods – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Best of Mahjong (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Soccer Up Online (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Space Lift Danger Panic! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Quell Memento (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Jan. 16
  • WRC Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)