The Nintendo Download – 1/29/2015

Metroid Prime Trilogy, Code Name S.T.E.A.M., Gunman Clive 2, and more.


Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – From the makers of Fire Emblem comes this game in which you take control of a strike team of unexpected heroes from American folklore, brought together by none other than Abraham Lincoln himself. Not only can you use this demo to get in some practice before the release of the full game on March 13th, but you can transfer over medals and sub weapons earned here to the full game.


Gunman Clive 2 for Nintendo 3DS – This Mega Man-esque western-themed platformer sees our hero, Clive, travel around the world to battle samurai, dinosaurs, and robots (can we hope for a samurai dinosaur robot?). Check out the trailer here.


Drop Zone – Under Fire for Nintendo 3DS – 100 action-packed levels of free-falling action await as you maneuver around buildings and through gunfire.


Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon for Nintendo 3DS – Solver jewel boards as you explore the globe in this puzzle-based adventure.


SUMICO for Nintendo 3DS – Between an 82-level Campaign mode and an Endless mode, there is no shortage of puzzles to solve as you match numbers to equal the target totals.


Shadow of the Ninja for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Play solo or with a friend through 16 stages of enemy territory in the world of 2029 A.D. Can you put an end to the iron-fisted rule of Emperor Garuda?


Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii U – This may just be the value of the year. Until 8:59am PT on February 5th, you’ll get not one, not two, but all three epic Metroid Prime adventures from Retro for $10.99– half the regular price. In this collection, the first two games have been remade to utilize the Wii Remote for precise aiming and scanning as well.


Frenchy Bird for Wii U – There have been a lot of Flappy Bird clones following the insane success of the original, and this… is one of them. That said, it’s cheap and seems to have a lot more effort and heart (and even a touch of humor, at least in the trailer) put into it than most clones out there, so it may be worth a shot.


Rock ’N Racing Off Road for Wii U – A top down off-road arcade racing game in the vein of such classics as Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road, this title allows up to five players to race at once, plus other perks like Off-TV play for when you’re racing solo.

Nintendo eShop Sales


“It’s the final week of the Throwback Sale! Save up to 50 percent on select games of past and current Nintendo console generations! Hurry, the sale ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 5.”


Curve Digital games for Wii UStealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones, Thomas Was Alone, and more are on sale until 8:59am PT on February 12th.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nintendo 3DS – These two titles are on sale until 8:59am PT on February 5th.

New Animal Crossing: New Leaf Items

“Between Feb. 1 and Nov. 7, every two weeks Nintendo will release a new item that has only been available in the Japanese version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. To get them, visit your nearest Nintendo Zone!”

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “Mario’s Mighty Mustache” and “Luigi’s Mighty Mustache.”

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.


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  • Zatoichi

    Looking forward to Metroid Trilogy and the Codename STEAM demo! Who would Canadian folklore heroes be, I wonder…