This week is pretty substantial for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, as the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo is being made available for download on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for everyone to download. If you missed checking this one out because you didn’t get a unique download code from Nintendo, you can now download it directly from the eShop, no code required.
Additionally, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is due out in just a few weeks and Nintendo has allowed pre-loading of the title. Once you buy it, you’ll be able to pre-load the game and it’ll be ready to play on February 19 at 9pm PST. The new Hyrule Warriors DLC featuring characters from Majora’s Mask is out as well, so if you’ve picked up Hyrule Warriors in the past and you’re craving something new to do in that game, be sure to check it out.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Demo Version – Experience big game hunting with the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo, now playable on Nintendo 3DS. Play alone in a robust single-player experience or join with up to three other players via a local connection or online via Wi-Fi to tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters.
Moon Chronicles – DLC – The three remaining episodes in Major Kane’s epic lunar journey are all available today for download, giving fans the opportunity to experience the entire season without delay. Players may purchase the new content individually, as separate episodes, or choose to purchase the Season Pass, which contains all three remaining episodes for a lower price. Click here to watch a trailer for Moon Chronicles.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Pre-Purchase – You can now pre-purchase Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Upon your purchase in the Nintendo eShop, you can pre-load the game onto your Wii U console, and then you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it’s officially released in the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. PT.
Hyrule Warriors – DLC – The Majora’s Mask Pack is available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for only $7.99 and includes new maps, costumes and the ability to play as Young Link and Tingle (Tingle!). The Majora’s Mask Pack is also part of the Hero of Hyrule Pack, the 4-Pack Hyrule Warriors DLC Bundle. The Hero of Hyrule Pack is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99, and includes the Majora’s Mask pack, two previously released DLC packs, a “Boss Pack” that will launch in March and a bonus in-game Dark Link costume.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Game & Watch Gallery 3 – With the third installment of the Game & Watch Gallery series, you can enjoy five different games in both their original and revised versions: Egg, Turtle Bridge, Green House, Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong Jr. There are also six extra games that can be unlocked and played in Classic mode.
Virtual Console on Wii U
DIG DUG – Become Dig Dug as you drill and defeat all of the enemies to clear each stage. Defeat the deep-dwelling Pooka and Fygar by using the harpoon and pumping air into them, or by dropping rocks from above. Lure and defeat multiple enemies at once, and collect vegetables for bonus points.
MAPPY-LAND – Nyamco and his gang of felines have hidden birthday presents across MAPPY-LAND. Help Mappy find them and make it back to Mapico’s birthday party on time! Activate traps or use special items to distract the cats as you collect six of the same presents in each stage.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Ubisoft Game Sale: Select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games are on sale for up to 75 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 16.
- It’s the final week of the Curve Digital Sale! Save up to 25 percent on select games until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 12.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge is 50 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 12.
- GetClose: A game for RIVALS is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 19.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Moon Chronicles Episode 1 is 50 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $4.50) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
- Enjoy discounts on Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Code of Princess and more games from ATLUS starting at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 9 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 16.
- Get a discount on purchases of Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) from 9 a.m. PT Feb. 5 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 19.
- Christmas Wonderland 3 for Nintendo 3DS will be reduced to $4.99 (from $7.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.
- Halloween: Trick or Treat 2 for Nintendo 3DS will be reduced to $4.99 (from $7.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.
- Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper for Nintendo 3DS will be reduced to $4.99 (from $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.
- Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace for Nintendo 3DS will be reduced to $4.99 (from $7.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.
Also new this week:
- Dolphin Up (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Puzzle Monkeys (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Tri-Strip (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- KAMI (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- SpongeBob HeroPants (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)