Nintendo is bringing a nice selection of upcoming downloadable games in its most recent Nintendo Download.
Most exciting is probably NES Remix 2 for Wii U. A new game coming April 25 that, like its predecessor, takes old NES games and shakes them up with new elements. Games remixed this time will include Kid Icarus, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Also of note is Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 for the Wii U Virtual Console. This is the confusingly renamed Gameboy Advance version of the SNES classic, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. This adventure of Yoshi and Baby Mario is one of the all-time highlights of platforming history.
The full Nintendo Download press release follows:
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- NES Remix 2 – Take on rapid-fire challenges from classic NES games remixed with mind-bending twists like playing as Link while running from Boos and nabbing coins as Kirby in Super Mario Bros.Experience epic game-play set pieces from the likes of Kid Icarus, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link in ways you never have before. NES Remix 2 will be available on April 25. Click here to check out the trailer for NES Remix 2.
- Child of Light™ – Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales. The story takes you on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, the daughter of a duke, who is transported to the fantastic world of Lemuria. Players can play alone or in seamless Cooperative mode, controlling Aurora’s friend Igniculus the firefly through the Wii U GamePad controller. Child of Light will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the trailer for Child of Light.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week. Yoshi is back, baby! In this Game Boy Advance classic, he’s ready to romp through a crayon-colored world where enemies are everywhere. Prepare to flutter jump and toss eggs to protect Baby Mario from the evil Magikoopa, Kamek. To save the day, Yoshi will have to morph into vehicles and even eat his enemies to turn them into eggs. Click here to check out the trailer for Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Mario Golf: World Tour – Demo Version – Go clubbing around the world with Mario! Tee off as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom or Mii character while challenging players online. Shoot into Warp Pipes and dodge Piranha Plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas, or take a shot at nature-themed courses. Power-up your shots with special items to burn past pesky plants, blast over gaping chasms or freeze water hazards. The full version of Mario Golf: World Tour launches in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour.
- Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – Mama is back in her gardening gloves and planting the seeds of friendship. Get growing with 50 fresh plants, new activities and creative gardening fun. Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends.
- Nintendo eShop Sale
Also new this week:
- Ava and Avior Save the Earth (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 29
- Mystery Case Files®: Return to Ravenhearst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Me & My Furry Patients 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Sea Battle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu,http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.