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Nintendo Downloads - March 22, 2012

by Patrick Barnett - March 22, 2012, 1:47 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: (press release)

Slay some zombies, play some poker, and solve a mystery all with this week's Nintendo Downloads.

Every Nintendo device is receiving some downloadable content this week, in the form of an eShop original, a DSiWare game, and a WiiWare title.

The Nintendo 3DS's eShop got Zombie Slayer Diox this week. This rhythm based side-scroller action game has players join Diox, a samurai guitarist. In order to destroy the zombies, Diox must use his musical abilities in conjunction with his samurai skills. To see what we thought of the game, check out our review.  Zombie Slayer Diox can be downloaded for $5.99.

Next, 1st Class Poker & BlackJack was added as a DSiWare game. Play many different kinds of poker including Texas Hold’em, Double Flop Hold’em, Omaha, and Pineapple. The game is available now for $4.99.

The last downloadable game this week is Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Island of Diamonds, available on the WiiWare service. Once again you can join Carmen Sandiego on a mystery, this time involving the theft of five priceless diamonds. The game can be downloaded for 600 Wii Points.

Lastly, a special Swapnote inspired by Nintendo's spokesdog Uggie is available this week. This special Swapnote is free, it just requires the Swapnote application to be installed on your 3DS.

Nintendo Download - March 22, 2012

Nintendo Download

Nintendo eShop
Zombie Slayer

Zombie Slayer Diox is a rhythm-action game with a side-scrolling twist. Don the jeans and leather boots of a samurai guitarist living in a future time when zombies have taken over most of the world. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Nintendo Video
"Sabotage" by Wale
Wale kicks off a run of 3D music videos from Nintendo Video™ with the video for his track "Sabotage," off his sophomore album Ambition. Be sure to check it out and stay tuned for more 3D music video premieres from other top artists coming soon! (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop
1st Class Poker & BlackJack
This collection offers many varieties of poker, blackjack and video poker, including Texas Hold'em, Double Flop Hold'em, Omaha and Pineapple. Play solo or try the local multiplayer mode. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

Uggie Swapnote

Nintendo Video
Meet Nintendo
Spokesdog Uggie

For a limited time, Nintendo 3DS owners who have installed the free Swapnote™ application can receive a special Swapnote inspired by Uggie, the acclaimed canine actor who recently signed on to become Nintendo’s spokesdog. And if you haven't already, visit the Nintendo eShop to watch a video of Uggie’s first day of training to spread the word about the nintendogs™ + cats game. You’ll also find a demo version of nintendogs + cats available to download at no cost. (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, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.


Fatty The HuttMarch 22, 2012

This just might be the worst week in years for downloadables on Nintendo systems.

RasMarch 22, 2012

This would have been the perfect time to bring Of Myths and Monsters to the NA eShop.  We would have had all the KI games on the 3DS at the same time (those who preordered, anyway).  Shucks!

MorcantMarch 23, 2012

Any week in which there are no virtual console games=fail. There are so many gameboy games I want to play.

ejamerMarch 23, 2012

Quote from: Fatty_The_Hutt

This just might be the worst week in years for downloadables on Nintendo systems.

There have been worse weeks... but not by much. The games released here are undeniably weak.

That said, there is no lack of good content available.  Why not check out an older game that you might've missed?

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 23, 2012

So... what's the word - can we buy Kid Icarus 3D Classics or what?

Mop it upMarch 23, 2012

Quote from: UncleBob

So... what's the word - can we buy Kid Icarus 3D Classics or what?

From what I can find, the answer is "no."

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