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Nintendo Downloads - April 19, 2012

by James Dawson - April 19, 2012, 3:59 pm PDT
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The eShop receives a 3D Classics title, a demo, and a DSiWare game.

It’s yet another week without Virtual Console support for either the Wii or 3DS. However, the 3DS gets a 3D Classics title, an eShop demo, and a new DSiWare game.

To start it off, 3D Classics: Kid Icarus is finally available for download on the eShop. Prior to its eShop release, the 3D Classic was available as a bonus for preordering Kid Icarus: Uprising and for purchase at GameStop. 3D Classics: Kid Icarus is a remake of the original NES title, and while the game retains the original’s sprites, it also includes new and improved backgrounds, custom controls, and stereoscopic 3D. 3D Classics: Kid Icarus costs $5.99 on the eShop.

In addition to 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, a demo for Pyramids is now available on the eShop. Originally released last year by Enjoy Gaming, Pyramids is a puzzle platformer similar to Temco’s classic NES title Solomon’s Key. Like most other demos available on the eShop, Pyramids is limited to 30 uses. You can read Neal’s review of the full game here.   

Lastly, I Must Run!, a port of a popular mobile game, is now available on the 3DS eShop and Nintendo DSi Shop. Similar to games such as Canabalt and Bit.Trip Runner, I Must Run! is a running game where you must try your best to reach the center of the city in order to save your wife. The game costs $1.99 on the 3DS eShop and 200 points on the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Nintendo Download - April 19, 2012

Nintendo Download

Nintendo eShop
3D Classics: Kid 
Relive Pit's first adventure in3D Classics: Kid Icarus as you venture from the depths of the underworld up to the heights of the sky palace. Play in 2D or 3D as you face down the evil goddess Medusa. 
(For Nintendo 3DS) 

Nintendo Video
Pyramids (demo version) 
Pyramids is a puzzle-platform game in which an explorer tries to get out of the pyramids with his loot. A variety of dangerous traps and monsters will put your dexterity and ingenuity to the test. This free demo is now available on Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Dinosaur Office Season 2 Premiere (available April 20) 
Need your fix of Cretaceous-period office destruction? Tune in to Nintendo Video this week for the premiere ofDinosaur Office Season 2!(For Nintendo 3DS)

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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays. 

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. 

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™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. 

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.

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