The Nintendo Download – 4/11/13


The big news in this week’s Nintendo Download is the long-awaited release of Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Two of Nintendo’s newest heroes, Dillon and Russ, are back to save the frontier from the ravenous Grocks, but this time they aren’t alone. By besting such characters as the strong but greedy lizard gunman Gallo, the foolish but powerful bear Boone, and the mysterious squid assassin from the East Sea, Nomad, each can be recruited into the fold to help fend off the invaders.


Shifting gears to the Wii U for a moment, Injustice: Gods Among Us is now available in the Wii U eShop. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of Mortal Kombat, this game features several of DC Comics’ biggest names engaged in a conflict where the line between good and evil is no longer as clear as it once was.


On April 17th, the 30th anniversary celebration of the release of the Famicom in Japan continues with Kirby’s Adventure. For a limited time, this NES classic can be had for just 30 cents, and now features Miiverse interaction and Restore Points.


Back on the Nintendo 3DS, “the missing entry in the classic Shin Megami Tensei RPG series finally arrives in North America,” and you can get it in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. This first-person sci-fi RPG is rated M for Mature and follows a group of hackers as they take on a centuries-old mystic society for the fate of humanity.


Up for soccer? Then soccer up! Soccer Up 3D is a port of the arcade-style WiiWare title which allows you to create teams using your Mii and compete against another player with Download Play. Another neat feature is the “Free Control Ball,” in which the ball has inertia-free movement.


Finally, Clash of Elementalists is available for both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSiWare. Four elemental fighters square off in one of four modes in this fighting game, and each warrior has their own finishing move as well. Plus, you can fight against a friend, thanks to DS Wireless Play.

And that’s everything for this week. Click the corresponding links above to learn more about each title, including additional screenshots and videos.


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