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Digital Download Thursdays

There are some good weeks and not so good weeks when it comes to digital downloads on the eShops. This week appears to be a rather bleak one with very little in the way of new content. You know it’s rather lean when Nintendo has to list a pre-purchase for Star Fox Zero as a featured title. It doesn’t come out for another two weeks.


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

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Game & Watch Gallery 4 – Enjoy classic Game & Watch games in both their original and enhanced formats. Classic mode will take you back in time, while Modern mode improves play control, and adds color and sound effects. Earn in-game stars to unlock more features and even more games within Game & Watch Gallery 4.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Star Fox Zero is available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 7. Purchase the digital version of the game in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or at http://starfoxzero.nintendo.com/buy/and receive an automatic Nintendo eShop discount of $4.99 toward the purchase of the Star Fox Guard game when both games release on April 22. If you pre-purchase Star Fox Zero in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or through Nintendo.com, it will pre-load the game to your system so you’ll be able to play after a small game update when it launches. Be among the first to play!
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Spring into savings on Nintendo eShop with the Super Spring Sale! Save up to 30 percent off select games in Nintendo eShop starting at 9 a.m. PT on April 7 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 21. Remember: Purchasing items from Nintendo eShop is an easy way to earn points for the new My Nintendo rewards program. Just make sure your Nintendo Network ID and Nintendo Account are linked prior to making a purchase. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/ for more information.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U

New DLC:

  • Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Anna on the Run – Anna is cornered by thieves! What will her fate be? This new map is available to download in the Fire Emblem Fates game for $1.99. Upon successful completion of this map, Fire Emblem mainstay Anna joins the party.
  • Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – As a reminder, anyone who owns either the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest game can purchase Map Pack 1 at the Dragon’s Gate in Chapter 6 of the game for $17.99 to get access to 11 DLC maps plus bonus content as they are 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:
    • Disney Frozen
    • Mickey& Friends
    • Stitch& Company
    • Disney The Little Mermaid

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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