Nintendo Download - May 31, 2012

by Patrick Barnett - May 31, 2012, 12:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The eShop got quite a bit of content today.

The week before E3 has a great number of downloadable games heading to all services, except WiiWare.

First on the 3DS Virtual Console is the Game Boy Color game, Rayman. In this classic platformer, Rayman must save the Electoons across the games six worlds, and defeat Mr. Dark. It is available now for $4.99.

Also available on the eShop this week is another puzzle game, Kakuro by Nikoli. The title features 50 puzzles in which you break down numbers into smaller parts to fill in various grids. The game can be downloaded for $4.99.

Available on both the Nintendo DSi Shop and eShop is 99Seconds. In this retro-style game you can alter time in order avoid the dangers that face you. 99Seconds is available for 200 points on the Nintendo DSi Shop and $1.99 on the eShop.

The Wii Virtual Console received Metal Slug 3. In this installment of the Metal Slug series, players join Marco and Tarma as they blast their way through the various Slugs. It can be downloaded for 900 Wii Points.

Lastly, the eShop received a demo for Order Up!! Order Up!! was initially scheduled to be released as a retail game, but is now releasing on June 21. In the game you get to take on the role as a chef and begin to build your own restaurant empire. You can read an interview with the game's developer, Supervillain Studios, here.

Nintendo Download - May 31, 2012

Nintendo Download

Nintendo eShop
Rayman ®  
This classic, award-winning platformer is the first game in the Rayman series – now available on Nintendo 3DS™. Explore six unique worlds and play through more than 70 levels of platforming madness. 
(For Nintendo 3DS) 

Nintendo Video
Order Up!!
(demo version) 

Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch chef and restaurateur as you prepare all manner of exotic food on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up. (For Nintendo 3DS)

99Seconds is a fun, retro-style video game in which you can modify time to avoid all kinds of danger. Dodge enemies and use SlowDown to slow, stop and even go back in time. 
(For Nintendo 3DS /
Nintendo DSi™)

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/.


It is worth noting that there is already a version of Rayman on DSiware that looks much better than the GBC version.

If I recall correctly, it doesn't transfer to 3DS, though.

EDIT: Nevermind. I'm wrong. I think I just didn't really care to transfer it over when I did my transfer.

TrueNerdMay 31, 2012

Three weeks in a row of eShop Virtual Console support. What is this magical fairy land we're living in?

Pixelated PixiesMay 31, 2012

Plus, we lucky Europeans also got Mega Man X 2. First time playing it and I'm lovin' it. It's perhaps one of the best looking SNES games I've ever played.

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