Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 29, 2016: The Origin of the Blue Spiny Shell

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


  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Mario
      Kart 64
      – Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy
      Nintendo 64 successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart.
      With improved courses and a head-to-head four-player mode, the Mario
      Kart 64
      game is sure to win the heart of any racing fan. The
      game includes 20 different courses filled with dips, valleys,
      jumps, tunnels and bridges. Smooth, precise control will bring
      players back time and time again for freewheeling fun.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

    • Castlevania
      Dracula X
      – In this Super NES horror classic, gear up
      as Richter Belmont – equipped with the legendary Vampire Killer –
      to save his beloved. Battle against monsters that lurk in the
      shadows and strategically use magical tomes, mystical power-ups
      and titanic weapons. Unfold another chapter in the Belmont
      family’s lineage, with more than seven stages of grim encounters
      and myriad of possibilities depending on the choices that you make.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:

    • Pokémon New Partner
    • Pokémon Full-power Z-Moves

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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com,
a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please register on the
site.

Contacts

Golin
Eddie Garcia, 213-335-5536
egarcia@golin.com
or
Rich
George, 415-318-4342
rgeorge@golin.com