It's that time again, North America, for your Nintendo Download update news. This week brings two high profile titles to the Wii U eShop, along with the latest Game Boy Advance Virtual Console offering. It's more of a mixed bag on the 3DS, though there is a demo for a major retail title that arrives next week.
Did you miss the European Nintendo Download news earlier in the week? Worry not, just click right here for all of the details.
Wii U eShop
NES Remix 2 (Nintendo, $14.99) — After the success of the first Remix compilation following its late 2013 release, the release of this sequel is no surprise. It features a host of fresh titles and challenges, as well as new modes for those with save data of the original and the ability to save and share replays. We were fans of this new entry in our recently published NES Remix 2 review — it's available from Friday 25th April.
Child of Light (Ubisoft, $14.99) — Utilising the UbiArt engine from Rayman Legends and its predecessor, this is an RPG with a poetic fairytale storyline; the Wii U version will support co-op utilising the Wii U GamePad, in which one player assists with Igniculus the firefly. We'll get working on a review, and this arrives on 29th April.
Ava and Avior Save the Earth (2020 Venture, $TBC) — This is an edutainment title that aims to promote recycling and 'green' attitudes, presumably with a mix of mini-games and assignments for young gamers to tackle. We'll see whether this is really an inconvenient truth in out upcoming review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island (Nintendo, $7.99) — The final part of the opening run of Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U Virtual Console, this is the portable's version of the iconic Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. While the visual tricks may have lost a little in translation, the terrific gameplay and design survives the transition; we'll flutter jump our way through this again, but in the meantime you can check out our 3DS Ambassador Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island review.
Me & My Furry Patients 3D (TREVA Entertainment, $29.99) — We all know that the 3DS eShop is short of pet simulation games, as we're surely only just approaching double figures. Nevertheless this one enters the fray and, as the title suggests, is focused on caring for poorly little critters. We'll get ready to apply some super-tiny plasters to hamsters in our review.
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (Tulip Games, $5.99) — Tulip Games is determined to make its object finding series a franchises, now weighing in with a direct sequel to attempt to blend some spooky storytelling with spotting random objects in environments. We'll get into an eagle-eyed review, while in the meantime you can see what we thought of the original Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst in our review.
3DS Retail Download
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (Majesco Entertainment, $29.99)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Game Mill Entertainment, $TBC)
3DS eShop Demo
Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo, free)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
3D Mahjongg (Joindots, $3.99 until 8th May, normally $4.99)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots, $6.99 until 8th May, normally $19.99)
Gardenscapes (Joindots, $5.99 until 8th May, normally $7.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, $4.99 until 8th May, normally $7.99)
Sea Battle (Teyon, 200 Nintendo Points) — DSiWare will not be sunk, as prolific publisher Teyon returns with this video game version of Battleships, albeit with some tweaks to the formula to liven up proceedings. We'll sink everyone's Battleship in our upcoming review.
That's your lot for this week, North America. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (368 votes)
- NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop)24%
- Child of Light (Wii U eShop)27%
- Ava and Avior Save the Earth (Wii U eShop) 0%
- Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island (Wii U Virtual Console)10%
- Me & My Furry Patients 3D (3DS eShop) 0%
- Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (3DS eShop) 0%
- Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (3DS eShop retail download) 0%
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (3DS eShop retail download) 0%
- 3D Mahjongg (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Gardenscapes (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Sea Battle (DSiWare)1%
- Just the Mario Golf: World Tour demo for me28%
- Nothing for me this week9%
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