Digital Download Thursdays

Both Pokkén Tournament (Wii U) and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) will be available to download tomorrow on the eShop. Also of note are some NES Virtual Console games hitting the Wii U today. Both City Connection and Dig Dug II will be available for $5 each. I have mostly good nostalgic memories of City Connection, but it may not have aged as well as many other NES games. Might be worth a shot for it unique premise though!



This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Pokkén Tournament – Battle Pokémon like never before in new action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves using an intuitive fighting system and unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion! Pokkén Tournament will be available on March 18.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Mario, Sonic and their friends head to the ultimate training grounds for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the streets of Rio de Janeiro! Train with Mario or Sonic in their own stories, then test your skills in 14 events. Soar high in BMX, blaze over 110m Hurdles, perfect your swing in Golf and field a team in Brazil’s favorite sport: Football (soccer)! Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be available on March 18.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – Renegade Kid’s beloved dimension-defying platformer is back with a new game – Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – featuring a host of exciting, fresh platforming challenges and boss fights. The game supports cross-buy for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and offers a 15 percent Loyalty Discount for the first 30 days if you purchased the original Mutant Mudds game or downloaded the Nindies@Home Preview demo of Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.​
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DIG DUG II – Dig Dug has decided to take a vacation on a remote island, but the Pooka and Fygar won’t give him the chance to rest! In each round, clear out enemies by inflating them until they burst or digging up traps for them to fall into. But be careful that you don’t get too close to their attacks or fall into your own traps.
    • City Connection – City Connection is an NES action game in which you control a getaway car after stealing cans of paint. Drive on highways, avoid obstacles and ram into police cars to make a clean escape.

Nintendo eShop sales:

New DLC:

  • Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Royal Royale, a new map in the Fire Emblem Fates games, is now available to download in the game for only $2.49.
  • Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest can purchase Map Pack 1 for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as it is released weekly through April 21. Map Pack 1 content is priced at more than $24 when purchased individually.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess : Light & Twilight
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 games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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