Nintendo’s Thursday digital release day is upon us once again. This week, we get another couple of GameBoy Virtual Console titles on the 3DS during the 8-Bit Summer promotion in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters and Tumple Pop. This weekend’s sale also sticks with the old-school vibe by offering Mario’s Picross, also from the GameBoy, for $2.99. A new Dinosaur Office video and a couple more DSiWare and eShop games round out the lineup.
I’m personally excited to try the second of the Kid Icarus games after really enjoying the 3D remake of the original NES adventure. What will you be picking up?
Press release time!
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – JULY 19, 2012
July 19, 2012
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Kid Icarus™ – Of Myths and Monsters™ – The “8-bit Summer” series continues with this classic action game from 1991. Angel Land is up to its halos in woes as mythical monsters are running rampant. Pit, the original Kid Icarus, must save the realm again. (For Nintendo 3DS™)
Tumble Pop™ – Thanks to pollution and other global calamities, Earth is overflowing with strange creatures. What’s more, aliens from outer space have come to crash the party. It’s your job to exterminate all the monsters plaguing the planet. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Dinosaur Office: Sick Day (available July 20 at 3 p.m. PT) – Craig takes a sick day to stay at home, but that doesn’t stop his nosy coworkers from interrupting his precious R&R time. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Game of the Weekend
Mario’s Picross™ – The “Game of the Weekend” program is featuringMario’s Picross. For a limited time, this fun and challenging puzzler is available at a special price of $2.99. Offer is valid from 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, July 20, through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 22. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
• The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels (Nintendo eShop)
• Masyu by Nikoli (Nintendo eShop)
• Rabi Laby 2 (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™)
• Petit Computer (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:http://www.news2know.net/nintendo/downloadb1rTtCQk.php.
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/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds orhttp://www.nintendo.com/ds/.