It's that time, once again, for the Nintendo Download Update details for North America. This week offers up a few interesting choices, so let's get to it.
Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Turn that frown upside down, the details are still waiting for you right here.
Tank Troopers (Nintendo, $7.99) - A cartoonish tank battle game announced in a Nintendo Direct last year and given a decent amount of promotion in Japan, in particular. 36 customisations are promised for tanks, accompanying a broad cast of characters and various maps and modes; there's support for up to six battlers in local multiplayer, too. We'll head into battle for a review.
Wii U eShop
Back to Bed (Bedtime Digital Games, $9.99) – Back to Bed is a 3D indie puzzle game set in a unique and artistic dream world, in which you guide sleepwalker Bob to the safety of his bed. To achieve this, you must take control of Bob's subconscious guardian named Subob. The pair travels through a surreal and painting-like dream world, filled with objects used to guide Bob toward the Bed, but also dangers that must be avoided. We quite liked it in our review.
WALL BALL (RCMADIAX, $1.49) - RCMADIAX is back with what is claimed to be a suspenseful zigzag endless runner game with simple, yet appealing 3D graphics. The levels are randomly generated and a long lasting gaming experience is promised. Don't get your hopes up too much and you might not be too disappointed.
COLOR CUBES (RCMADIAX, $1.49) - Not one, but two games from the prolific RCMADIAX this week. Tap the screen to switch the color boxes, or keep them the way they are. You must act quickly as the game gets faster and faster. Doesn't that sound thrilling?
Wii U Virtual Console
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (Square Enix, $9.99) – A tactical RPG originally released for the Nintendo 64 system. The game tells the story of Magnus Gallant, a recently graduated officer of the Palatinean Army who is assigned to the troubled southern region of his native land. With civil war brewing, Magnus is faced with a terrible choice: betray his own noble origins in the name of liberty, or turn a blind eye to the evils of his rotten society. We awarded this top marks when reviewed it back on the Wii Virtual Console!
Nintendo eShop sales
Great deals this week include The Keep, Art of Balance TOUCH! and Soul Axiom, plus several more! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.
Celebrate The Legend of Zelda with My Nintendo Rewards – With the upcoming launch of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, it's a great time to be a fan! Celebrate by redeeming My Nintendo points for 30 percent off select digital games at https://my.nintendo.com:
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii U)
In addition to all of these discounts, don't miss out on digital content, such as the special 30th anniversary HOME Menu theme for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and a selection of orchestral music videos featuring music from the series:
- The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley
- The Legend of Zelda Ballad of the Goddess
- The Legend of Zelda Great Fairy's Fountain Theme
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
New themes this week include:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A Wide World
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: A New Adventure
- Rune Factory 4
- STORY OF SEASONS
That's the line-up for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.