The Nintendo Download – 1/17/13

Today’s Nintendo Download is short but sweet… at least, if you’re a Nintendo 3DS owner. Seriously, unless you have a Nintendo 3DS, there is nothing here for you. Even you there, the guy still sporting a Nintendo DSi– nothing for you, either. Today is totally 3D or bust.


At the top of the list is the new free demo for the upcoming February 4th release of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Build and lead your army of knights, mages, archers, and more as you fight your way to a strategic victory, but be very careful, for there are no second chances for your followers should they fall in battle.

Well, except maybe by reloading your last save, but you wouldn’t do that… would you?


In Tokyo Crash Mobs, fast-paced puzzle action meets digital graphics as you try to group similarly-attired people into cliques to get them to leave the line, allowing you to progress. For $5.99, you get both a Story Mode and a Challenge Mode to test your skills.


Originally released in 1997, Kirby’s Star Stacker removes the Dream Land warrior from his more traditional adventure elements and places him in a puzzle game for the Game Boy Virtual Console. Just sandwich the stars between Kirby’s animal pals to proceed, but watch out for King Dedede! It’s just $2.99 in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.


Already available at retail for an MSRP of $39.99, Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue contains over 30 mini-games featuring the cast of the hit Disney/Pixar film. You can also assemble an interactive fish tank and your own personal reef with items purchased with the tokens collected in the mini-games.


Already available at retail for an MSRP of $29.99, Deer Drive Legends allows up to two players to simultaneously take on the challenges hunting more than 30 animals, including bosses who were previously thought to be extinct, like the Tyrannosaur and sabre-tooth tiger!

And finally, there is news on the Wii front, but it does those of us in Canada no good: Amazon Instant Video in the Wii Shop Channel.

That’s everything this week. To find more screens, videos, and information on each of this week’s releases, click each of the relevant links above.


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