Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 1, 2016: Play Everywhere, Create Anywhere

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • Super
      Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
      – Get ready to play a
      near-infinite number of side-scrolling 2D Mario courses anytime,
      anywhere! Earn in-game medals in 100 built-in courses and access
      recommended courses from the Super Mario Maker game on the
      Wii U console. Plus, design courses and share them with other
      players via the StreetPass feature and local wireless. The Super
      Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
      game will be available on Dec. 2.
      Click here
      to watch the trailer.
    • Swapdoodle
      – Just in case you missed it, the Swapdoodle game is now
      available. Swapdoodle is an easy way to write messages,
      draw 3D pictures and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends.
      Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of
      played games and your Mii character. You can also purchase in-game
      add-on packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Advance
      Wars: Dual Strike
      – On the heels of its
      last defeat, the nefarious Black Hole Army has fallen under the
      control of a deadly new commanding officer. He has sent its new
      COs to attack the nations of Wars World once again, and it’s up to
      the allied armies of Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet and
      Green Earth to put an end to Black Hole once and for all. In this
      classic Nintendo DS strategy game, players lead their new
      Commanding Officers to fend off the Black Hole Army’s latest
      invasion. With massive battles that sweep across both screens, the Advance
      Wars: Dual Strike
      game will change the face of dual-screen
      warfare forever.

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Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also
offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their
systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U
console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii Shop
Channel for the Wii console.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of
content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users
can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or
purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code
from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop
on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used
in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo
Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points,
which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi
Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points.
Click here
for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL,
Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature
parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their
children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo
Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from
Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from
Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit

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