Nintendo Download August 25th

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop
GARGOYLE’S QUEST – The Ghoul Realm is threatened once again. As the gargoyle Firebrand, you are destined to become the Red Blaze – the same powerful force that fought back the Destroyers so long ago. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Nintendo Video™
Blue Man Group, “Upgrade Your Life” – Ding Dong! It’s the Upgrade Your Life Kit via special delivery for Blue Man Group! Hit the red button to change your world and upgrade to 3D with a flip of a switch! Available Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. PT.
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Moving Still – No surprises at the starting point, no surprises at the point of arrival. To feel the monotony of a recurring journey made too many times. Available Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. PT. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Virtual Console™
The Ignition Factor™ – Take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories. Can you keep your cool and save everyone in a constantly changing environment? (For Wii™)

Also new this week:
Let’s Create! Pottery (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™)
Magical Whip: Wizards of Phantasmal Forest (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
Calculator (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
Kyotokei (demo version) (WiiWare™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download2tH8kS2a.php

Well, Gargoyle’s Quest sounds interesting, guess I’ll check it out. 🙂

Nintendo Download August 4th

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo Video™
Pizza Quest – Join Scott on his epic quest for the world’s best pizza ingredients. This video from CollegeHumor becomes available today at 3 p.m. Pacific time. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Nintendo eShop
Mario’s Picross™ – Help Mario™ unlock the mystery of Picross. The secrets lie in the numeric codes at the top and on the left side of each window. Decipher these numbers and uncover hidden pictures. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™
B Team – Episode 2: Ice & Venom – Multiple weapons, upgradeable equipment, challenging boss battles and destructible environments bring this action-packed shooter to life. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

WiiWare™
Monochrome Racing – Screeching tires, the smell of burned rubber, the rush of adrenaline, enemies left in the dust – immerse yourself in a mysterious monochrome world where color is your fuel. (For Wii™)

Also new this week:

Go Fetch! 2 (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

Play & Learn Spanish (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download9pBr39WH.php

Oh joy, just Mario Picross? I’m getting tired of one game a week. Never trust Nintendo to do online correctly!

Nintendo Download July 28

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop
Let’s Golf 3D – Choose from eight customizable characters and play in exotic locations, including the Mayan jungle and a winter wonderland. The 3D visuals will let you view your ball’s trajectory like never before. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Virtual Console™
Brawl Brothers – Rick and Doug know all the moves, from martial arts to pro wrestling throws, and they don’t hesitate to use them. You really don’t want to mess with them! (For Wii™)

WiiWare™
Burn the Rope – Try to burn as much of the rope as possible in each level. But there’s a catch: The fire only burns upward, so you must rotate the levels to keep your flame alive. (For Wii)

Also new this week:

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadjJ5t94Es.php

Another week, another skip of the 3DS Virtual Console. Oh well, at least us early 3DS adopters get 20 old NES & GBA games.

Nintendo Download July 21st

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo Video™ – Coming soon, the new Nintendo Video service delivers short 2D or 3D videos from the worlds of music, comedy, animation and Hollywood. The 3D content can be viewed without the need for special glasses. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

3D Classics: Xevious™ – Revisit the popular vertical-scrolling arcade game with elements that can be enjoyed in 2D or 3D. Pilot the advanced fighter-bomber through 16 hazardous areas and destroy as many targets as possible. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™

Antipole – Wield the power to reverse gravity as you fight your way through the robot mothership. Manipulate gravity to overcome lethal obstacles, change falls into jumps and defeat your enemies. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

Kung Fu Dragon – As a martial artist in training, you must face one of the most difficult tests of skill: waterfall climbing. Increase your score by climbing higher up the waterfall and jumping between various footholds. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Also new this week:

Trollboarder (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)

Bobby Carrot Forever (WiiWare™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download072111H4f87sEo.php

Wow Nintendo, no Virtual Console titles this week? Why do you do so poorly with your digital services outside of Japan? Stop catering to only Japan!

Nintendo Download July 14th


This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured games:

Nintendo eShop
Netflix – This free downloadable application allows Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan, a Nintendo 3DS™ system and a broadband Internet connection to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Nintendo 3DS. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™
Extreme Hangman 2 – If you guess the word correctly, the hangman lives. If you guess wrong, the hangman dies. You’re only allowed a limited number of misses, so guess carefully.
(For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare
AfterZoom – AfterZoom turns the camera of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS system into a virtual microscope. Explore your surroundings and discover new forms of life.
(For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Nintendo eShop
Game & Watch™ Gallery – Enjoy four different games from the classic Game & Watch Gallery series: Manhole, Fire, Octopus and Oil Panic. Original and revised versions of each game are included.
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

• Baseball (Nintendo eShop)

• Puzzle Fever (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare™)

• Just SING! 80s Collection (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)

• 3D Pixel Racing (WiiWare™)

• Super Earth Defense Force (Wii Virtual Console™)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download-071411.php

Nintendo Download July 7th

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured games:

WiiWare:
Just JAM – Pick up that Wii Remote™ controller and get ready to mix, match and lay down your own tunes. Just JAM offers a live music experience featuring your favorite genres and cool artists. (For Wii™)

Nintendo eShop + Nintendo DSiWare™:
Jewel Keepers: Easter Island – With mind-blowing visuals and an engaging storyline, this game will keep you entertained for hours as you travel across Easter Island and help to unravel its mysteries. (For Nintendo 3DS™ / Nintendo DSi™)

Nintendo eShop:
Fortified Zone – Originally released in 1991, this action game allows two characters to be used alternately. Secret agents Masato and Mizuki have been dispatched to infiltrate and destroy an enemy fortress. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

Qix™ (Nintendo eShop)
Make Up & Style (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)
Roller Angels (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)
Farm Frenzy (Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiWare)

For a full graphical version of this newsletter, please go to: http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/download-070711.php

Hmm, I may have to check out Fortified Zone. I looked at Qix and it doesn’t seem to be my thing lol.

North American 3DS eShop press release

Nintendo Offers Free Re-mastered 3D Version of NES Classic Excitebike for Limited Time

REDMOND, Wash., June 2, 2011 – Nintendo of America has announced that the first major system update for the hand-held Nintendo 3DS™ system will be available in North America the evening of June 6, Pacific time. By installing the free update via a wireless broadband Internet connection, Nintendo 3DS users will have access to an Internet browser and the Nintendo eShop, which contains a variety of new content, including Pokédex™ 3D, an application that lets fans see Pokémon™ characters in 3D. To celebrate the grand opening of the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo is offering the NES™ game Excitebike™ re-mastered in 3D as a free download until July 7 for anyone who installs the system update. Upcoming Virtual Console™ content available in the Nintendo eShop includes Game Boy™ games Super Mario Land™, Alleyway™ and Radar Mission™. New content will be added to the Nintendo eShop on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a digital store for Nintendo 3DS owners that provides access to a wide variety of downloadable content, such as original 3D software, classic games that have been re-mastered in 3D called 3D Classics, Game Boy and Game Boy Color “Virtual Console” games in their original 2D glory, and more than 350 Nintendo DSiWare™ games. Visitors can also view video game trailers, screen shots and product information for games, including those available at retail locations.

Within the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo 3DS users will also be able to download the free Pokédex 3D application and start collecting data for more than 150 Pokémon from the Pokémon™ Black Version and Pokémon White Version games. This new application lets users view each Pokémon in 3D with animated motion and sound. The Pokémon image can be rotated 360 degrees, allowing users to zoom in and view it from any angle. The detailed Pokédex also allows users to search, sort and filter all of the data they receive in a variety of ways, making it the essential guide for Pokémon fans. Players can complete their Pokédex by sharing data with friends and using the SpotPass™ feature, or by scanning special Pokémon AR Markers (augmented-reality markers). Once users have received data for a Pokémon, the AR Viewer allows them to view that Pokémon image in a real-world setting in real time, and create photos to share with friends.

“The Nintendo 3DS system is constantly evolving and growing,” said Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nintendo eShop is a one-stop resource for a broad range of Nintendo information and downloadable games and applications. It expands the Nintendo 3DS experience with new and entertaining content.”

Other capabilities that go live with the system update include a free Internet browser that has the capability to show 3D images on sites specifically designed to show 3D images. The browser can also be used during game play. Users can stop their Nintendo 3DS game and go to the browser by pressing the Home button and then resume their game when they are finished browsing.

The system update also gives Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™ system owners the ability to easily transfer most of their previously downloaded Nintendo DSiWare™ games to their new Nintendo 3DS systems.

In the near future, users will be able to download a free application for a short-form video service that will enable them to view specially selected video content, including 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos automatically received when the SpotPass feature is activated.

To install the recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can simply start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu, select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS system features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.

Wow, our lineup is pretty much a joke compared to the Japanese launch. However, we do get Pokédex 3D and 3D Classics: Excitebike at launch. I really hope the service turns out way better than Virtual Console & WiiWare did.