The Nintendo Download – 2/12/2015

Majora’s Mask, Monster Hunter, Breath of Fire, and more!

Today’s Nintendo Download is small, but potent, with a number of retail titles and sales to partake in.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Available February 13th, and my review is coming soon– more on that in my New Nintendo 3DS XL review later tonight. This remastered version of the Nintendo 64 classic sees Link thrust into the far away land of Termina, where he not only has to find a way to regain his true form, but also to stop the freaky-looking moon from colliding with the planet in just three days! You can check out the trailer here.

In addition, producer Eiji Aonuma is hosting a Miiverse drawing event to celebrate the release. You can read all about that right here.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS – Also available February 13th is the latest in Capcom’s monster hit franchise. Play alone or with a group of friends over wifi to hunt down enormous beasts! Check out the trailer here.

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ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + for Nintendo 3DS – “Supersonic flying, exciting dogfights, and high-altitude acrobatics” await you in 3D with this title. Plus, with the New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo to unlock cool Nintendo-themed skins for your planes!

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3D Fantasy Zone for Nintendo 3DS – SEGA’s original mascot, Opa-Opa, is back in this 3D-enhanced remastering of the bizarre 1986 arcade shooter.

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Pong Pong Candy for Nintendo 3DS – This puzzle game also offers a bit of strategic gameplay, as every move you make can afford you the chance to level up your pieces towards a final transformation.

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Breath of Fire for Wii U – This cult classic role playing game from Capcom follows you as Ryu, who is out to awaken the power of the Light Dragons in order to prevent the Dark Dragons from using six keys to awaken the devious goddess Tyr. Can Ryu and his allies win the day? You decide!

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Blek for Wii U – According to its very on description, “Blek can’t be described in words,” but they tried anyway: “Blek is a unique, award-winning game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving, and watching your creations move is like magic.” If that doesn’t help, maybe the trailer here will.

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Paparazzi for Wii U – Available February 17th, two players square off as one of multiple celebrities versus that most noble of professions, the eponymous paparazzi. The latter’s goal is trying to capture pictures of the former before they can escape with their dignity intact. “Each level is a tug of war between the paparazzi’s money and the celebrity’s dignity.”

Nintendo eShop Sales

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Ubisoft games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Select games are on sale until 8:59am PT on February 16th.

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Knytt Underground for Wii U – Until 8:59am PT on February 26th, this title is reduced by 50 percent from $12.99 to $6.49.

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Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party for Wii U – Until 8:59am PT on February 26th, this title is reduced by 50 percent from $11.99 to $5.99.

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Paper Monsters Recut for Wii U – Until 8:59am PT on February 19th, this title is reduced by 37 percent from $7.99 to $4.99.

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ZaciSa’s Last Stand for Wii U – Until 8:59am PT on February 25th, this title is reduced by 65 percent from $1.99 to $0.69.

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Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay for Nintendo 3DS – From 9am PT on January(?!) 13th until 8:59am PT on March 9th, this title is reduced by 33 percent from $29.99 to $19.49.

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Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest for Nintendo 3DS – From 9am PT on January(?!) 13th until 8:59am PT on March 9th, this title is reduced by 33 percent from $29.99 to $19.99.

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3D Game Collection for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on February 27th, this title is reduced by 16 percent from $5.99 to $4.99.

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Funfair Party Games for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on February 27th, this title is reduced by 12 percent from $7.99 to $6.99.

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Murder on the Titanic for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on February 27th, this title is reduced by 25 percent from $7.99 to $5.99.

Price Reductions (in USD)

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Battleminer for Nintendo 3DS – This title is reduced from $9.99 to $7.99.

Jett Tailfin for Wii U – Beginning at 9am PT on February 15th, this title will be reduced from $24.95 to $12.99.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “NES: Sword-Swinging Link,” “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Dire Moon,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask: Gold Edition.” A “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Gore Magala & Seregios” theme will be available on February 13th, and is free with the purchase of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Valentine’s Day Activities

National StreetPass Weekend – Valentine’s Edition – “Show your love for gaming during this weekend’s StreetPass event. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, you can get up to six StreetPass tags from other Nintendo 3DS users from more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across the U.S. and Canada. It’s a great opportunity to collect Mii characters from new locations to help fill up puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. You can also enhance game play in StreetPass-enabled games you already own such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. To find a Nintendo Zone location near you, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone. For more information about StreetPass, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/features/streetpass.”

PlayNintendo.com Valentines – “Send a legendary message to your friends with printable Valentines featuring characters from The Legend of Zelda. Explore more Nintendo Valentine’s Day fun at http://play.nintendo.com/valentine!” (Note: The second link led to a 404 for me, but I found Mario, Yoshi, Kirby, and the rest of the gang celebrating Valentine’s Day here.)

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

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