The Nintendo Download – 4/18/13

Okay, first: My apologies for this running so late. It’s been a hectic day/week, and I won’t bore you with that. I’m going with a really quick-n-dirty edition of the Nintendo Download this week, basically just using the press materials (mostly) instead of writing my own. If you have a preference between the two, let me know in the comments, and I’ll take it into consideration going forward.


LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins – This prequel to LEGO® City Undercover on Wii U reveals the origin story of Chase McCain, one of the city’s most celebrated crime fighters. Chase McCain is on his first assignment as a police officer, and it’s up to the player to help him clean up LEGO City. By changing into different disguises, Chase has access to unique abilities, such as putting out fires as a firefighter and breaking open doors as a robber. With multiple areas of LEGO City to explore and a boatload of collectibles, the chase has most certainly begun. LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins will be released in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on April 21.


Pokémon News

DLC for PokémonMystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – New Mystery Dungeons are now available for purchase in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity! Those looking for the STRONGEST Mystery Dungeon will find it in Strongest Trail! Don’t forget, Poké Forest is a FREE download until April 30!


Pokédex3D Pro Sale Ends Soon – Fans have until 9 a.m. PT on April 19 to get their hands on the Pokédex 3D Pro application at the special discounted price. Visit the Nintendo eShop today to purchase and download this application for only $9.99.


Nintendo eShop Sale

LIBERATION MAIDENLIBERATION MAIDEN is a full-scale 3D sci-fi shooter created by acclaimed developer SUDA51 from Grasshopper Manufacture, creator of fan-favorites Lollipop Chainsaw, No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned. Set 100 years in the future, LIBERATION MAIDEN puts players in the role of Shoko Ozora, piloting a humanoid robot called Kamui. Purchase the game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.


CRIMSON SHROUD CRIMSON SHROUD was created by game designer Yasumi Matsuno, whose previous works include industry cornerstones such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story and Tactics Ogre. CRIMSON SHROUD reimagines the tabletop RPG and puts the power of the dice in the hands of the player to determine his or her fate. Purchase the game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.


AERO PORTER – Designed by Seaman creator Yoot Saito, AERO PORTER combines puzzle and simulation game play as players sort color-coded luggage onto conveyor belts while avoiding mishaps and delays at an airport. Purchase this game from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $2.99 until 9 a.m. PT on May 30.


Dress To Play: Cute Witches! – Create a little witch and design her outfit in the dressing room. When you finish, get ready to set off on an adventure as your character flies away on her broomstick to a peaceful world inhabited by fantasy characters. Purchase Dress to Play: Cute Witches! from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $1.99 until 9 a.m. PT on April 24.



BearShark Season Finale – The newest hit series from Nintendo Video™ wraps up this week with the final episode of BearShark Season 1. In a fitting end, Bear and Shark chase Steve through a nursing home. Don’t miss the fast-paced action, and be sure to watch for a very special announcement.


Harvest Moon®: The Tale of Two Towns 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)


Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)


Puzzler Brain Games (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Available April 23)


Puzzler® World 2013 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Available April 23)


Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

While I’ve not played the Nintendo 3DS eShop version of this title, I have reviewed the iPhone game, which you can find here.


Tetris®: Axis (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

This one originally came out in October of 2011; you can find my review of it here.


Witch & Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)


Puzzler Brain Games (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi – Available April 23)


Puzzler® World 2013 (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi – Available April 23)


Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)

And that’s everything for this week. As always, click the links above to get more information on each of this week’s releases.


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