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This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze €49.99 (£39.99)

Wii U VC
Ice Hockey €4.99 (£3.49) – NES 60hz

WEAPON SHOP de OMASSE €7.99 (£7.19)
Retro City Rampage: DX €8.99 (£7.99)
Kung Fu Rabbit €4.99 (£4.49)
Bella Sara 2 – The Magic of Drasilmare Demo

Renegade €4.99 (£4.49)

Special Offers

Professor Layton X Ace Attorney offer
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask €29.99 (£27.99) until 27/02/14 23:59 local time
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Dual Destinies €17.49 (£13.99) until 27/02/14 23:59 local time.

Until 27/02/2014 you can save 30% on the Nintendo eShop price of “Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask” as well as “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney- Dual Destinies”!
If you are new to either the Professor Layton or Ace Attorney series, now is the perfect time to get to know the investigative and puzzle-solving game elements of Layton or the intense courtroom-based action of a Phoenix Wright title.
Don’t forget that on 28/03/2014 these two pinnacles of law and order unite in “Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”, a crossover adventure exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Wii U
TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition €4.99 (£4.49) until 06/03/14 23:59 UTC
Trine 2: Director’s Cut €6.79 (£5.49) until 13/03/14 23:59 UTC

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D €2.99 (£2.69) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.
Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D €2.99 (£2.69) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.
Robot Rescue 3D €0.99 (£0.89) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.
Crazy Chicken: Director’s Cut 3D €0.99 (£0.89) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.
Bird Mania Christmas 3D 0.99 (£0.89) until 06/03/14 23:59 local time.


Nintendo has narrowed down Bayonetta 2’s launch window for Japan. During today’s Nintendo Direct, a summer release was confirmed by the company.

The presentation also confirmed that Atsuko Tanaka will play the role of Bayonetta in the game. Tanaka will be providing voices for the character in Bayonetta: Bloody Fate.


This month’s NPD report reveals updated lifetime sales figures for a trio of Nintendo titles in the US.

First up, Pokemon X/Y has sold more than 3.25 million copies since launch. Over 125,000 units were moved in January.

We’re also hearing that Super Mario 3D World’s lifetime sales have climbed to 655,000 copies while The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sits at 715,000 units.

Game Informer also reports, “3DS and Wii U software sales were up 6 percent and 26 percent when normalized for a four-week month.”

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April 3

– Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
– Wario Ware Inc.
– Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
– Golden Sun
– F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
– Advance Wars 1 + 2

April 30

– Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
– The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
– Mario Tennis Advance
– Wario Land 4
– Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
– Metroid Fusion


In this week’s issue of Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai dedicated his regular column to the development of Japanese games. One fan wrote to Sakurai asking why titles seem to take so long to create in the country.

His response:

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U Virtual Console

Super C – $4.99

Wii U DLC/update

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the multiplayer, download-only game Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party introduces six new fun mini-games.

3DS Download

Spot the Differences!
AeternoBlade – available on Feb. 18

eShop sale

Games by Rising Star – For a limited time, select Rising Star games are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including games like Beyblade Evolution, Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 and Girl’s Fashion Shoot. The offer is available starting today and will run until 9 a.m. PT on March 13.

Source: Nintendo PR

This month’s digital rewards on Club Nintendo have gone live. Members can choose Donkey Kong Jr. (3DS, 150 coins), Art Style: Pictobits (3DS, 150 coins), Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (200 coins, Wii U), and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Wii U, 200 coins, via Wii Shop Channel). These items last through March 9.

Visit this page to order a downloadable game.

This week’s European Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Wii U
The LEGO Movie Videogame – €39.99/£34.99
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party – €8.99

Wii U VC
Dr. Mario (NES) – €4.99/£3.49 (If you have purchased Dr. Luigi by 20/02/2014 you can download Dr. Mario for free from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U!)

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks – €34.99/£34.99
The LEGO Movie Videogame – €39.99/£34.99
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! €39.99/£34.99
Spot the Differences! – €9.99/£8.99
Games Festival 1 Demo

Price Reductions

Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Ent.) – €2.99 (Ends February 20, regular price €3.99)
Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Ent.) – €2.99 (Ends February 20, regular price €3.99)
Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) – €0.99 (Ends March 12, regular price €2.99)


For more than two decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with over 70 video game titles, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. This year, SEGA is excited to introduce a new branch of the Sonic universe, entitled Sonic Boom, that will debut a new look for Sonic and friends and launch their first-ever CG animated television series, new video games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and a new toy line. The creative driving forces behind these projects are working together with SEGA to kick-start a global campaign for Sonic Boom that will excite and engage new and existing fans across a variety of platforms.

Sonic Boom’s visual identity includes character designs inspired by the abilities and unique personalities of each of the characters, while still maintaining the core identity and values of the Sonic brand. The rich worlds of the TV series and videogame will share a common narrative and a number of location and stylistic similarities reflecting full collaboration between videogame, TV series partners and SEGA from the outset.

This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

3DS Retail

Bravely Default – $39.99 (available Feb. 7)
The LEGO Movie Videogame – $29.99 (available Feb. 7)
One Piece: Romance Dawn – $39.99 (available Feb. 7)

3DS Download

Retro City Rampage: DX – $9.99

Wii U Retail

The LEGO Movie Videogame – $49.99 (available Feb. 7)

Wii U Download

Percy’s Predicament

Wii U Virtual Console

Ninja Gaiden – $4.99

eShop sale

Urban Trial Freestyle – Race through a wide range of environments in this fresh take on the action bike-racer genre. Starting today, download Urban Trial Freestyle from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a discounted price of $3.49 until 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.

Source: Nintendo PR