The Nintendo Download – 5/23/13


Kirby, Kirby, Kirby, that’s a name you should know; Kirby, Kirby, Kirby, now on Wii U Virtual Console!

Okay, maybe that doesn’t work so well. Nonetheless, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby’s Dream Course, and Kirby Super Star (each seen in the image above, respectively) are three Super NES games now available on the Wii U eShop for $7.99 each. Or, until 9am PST on May 30th, you can buy two and get the third one free as part of a special offer.

Of course, if you already have Kirby’s Dream Collection (click for review), both Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and Kirby Super Star are already available on there (but not Kirby’s Dream Course) and may not be worth the downloadable price to you. On the other hand, they lack some of the features of the Wii U version, such as Miiverse integration and off-TV play on the GamePad, so the choice is ultimately up to you.


Available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop tomorrow will be Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a port of the 2010 Wii title which makes use of the handheld’s 3D graphics, offers new control schemes, an easier mode of play, and eight new levels for those Kongs brave enough to find and take them on.


Through May 30th, you can get The “Denpa” Men: They Came By Wave for 20 percent off. By using the Nintendo 3DS’s camera, you can scan for radio waves in the augmented reality of the world around you, finding various types of Denpa Men to take with you on your quest through the game’s dungeons.


Groove Heaven is a new $3.99 release to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It’s up to you, as a little demon, to dance your way up to Heaven and deliver a love note to an angel that’s from the devil himself! Can you keep up with the rhythm across all 30 levels?


This isn’t just “Naruto Shippuden,” it’s Naruto Powerful Shippuden… and I have absolutely no idea what that means. Regardless, Naruto and Rock Lee have two adventures to go through in this sidescroller, as well as an endless mode. If you missed this at retail, now’s your chance to download it from the comfort of your own home.

And that’s everything this week. As always, click the corresponding links above for more screens, videos, and details on each of this week’s releases or deals.


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