The Nintendo Download – 11/27/2015
American Thanksgiving ‘Go Home and Be a Family Man’ Edition.
Good news and bad news time! The bad news is that this post is coming so late — I didn’t finish up with the Black Friday Weekly Deals until around 9am in the morning (if you appreciate the effort that went into that, feel free to look at my Patreon, or stay tuned for my upcoming Gift Guide for a way to help me out here), and I didn’t get up until it was time to go to dinner.
So what’s the good news? Well, you’re really not missing much of anything — not that it’s for me to judge, but if it looked like a good update, I might have done that before going out. still, with American Thanksgiving, it wasn’t too likely Nintendo would roll out much this week.
Anyway, getting right to it!
Konami Krazy Racers for Wii U – The kraziest part is that the Wii U Virtual Console feels like the most gaming-related activity we’ve seen out of the company in quite some time, not counting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (on sale for Black Friday weekend; check the above link for details). 12 of their best and brightest hailing from titles such as Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Castlevania, Gradius, and Metal Gear Solid — among others — bring their own unique abilities to the 16 racetracks in this Game Boy Advance title.
Cutie Pets Jump Rope for Wii U – Up to five platypus players compete to be the champion rope-jumper. Last one standing wears the crown, and earning Achievements gets you Miiverse stamps to collect.
Pet Hospital for Nintendo 3DS – Dr. Robert isn’t doing so hot with his veterinary practice, so it’s up to you to hone your skills and save his operation from… they don’t really say. Closure, probably. Then who will care for the wee turtles? Probably no one, because the list of animals you’ll be performing your list of 23 treatments and operations on include cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, rabbits, and even horses, but no turtles.
I Love My Pony – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Sure, you may love your pony, but do you love your pony enough to pay $24.99? Find out with this free demo!
Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals are here! Gaming fans can save up to 50 percent on a selection of top-rated Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games until Dec. 2 at 8:59 a.m. PT. Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS to see these great deals.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Rock ’N Racing Off Road is 50 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
- Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and more from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 3
- Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack is 40 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 4.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
National StreetPass Weekend: Thanksgiving Edition – From November 26th through 29th, stop at any of the 29,000+ Nintendo Zone hotspots throughout North America with your Nintendo 3DS system and you can get up to six StreetPass tags from across the globe. What’s more, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer players may run into a special character inspired by the Monster Hunter series, Felyne.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.
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