If you missed the free DLC update for Minecraft on Tuesday, no worry as it’s available anytime you like. It contains the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, which adds 40 Mario skins and over 10 Mario music tracks to allow you to create a virtual Mushroom Kingdom. If you have yet to purchase the game, you can do so via the Wii U eShop right now, or wait for the physical disc release on June 17.
Looking back, the first year’s worth of software on the Super Nintendo in North America was rather astonishing. Games like Super Castlevania IV, Super Mario World, Actraiser, Final Fantasy II (IV), and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past were all released within the system’s first eight months. Also releasing in that window was Contra III: The Alien Wars from Konami. You remember them, right? Back when they used to make games? This title was (and is) a great addition to the series and I have fond memories of playing it with my friends. If you have a New 3DS you can download it today from the eShop and play it in perfect pixel mode to relive Mode 7 in all of its glory.
For the rest of this week’s digital content, read the official press release below:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Super Mario Mash-Up Pack – Nintendo is partnering with Mojang and Microsoft to bring the imaginative worlds of the Super Mario series and Minecraft together as a free update for those who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition game. For the first time ever, players will be able to fend off blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones the same way they do Creepers and Zombies. Click here to see the trailer.
- Wii Retail on Wii U
- PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure – Play as Pikachu as you run, jump and smash your way through an action-packed adventure. You’ll travel across land, sea and sky to show off your speed and skill. Travel to all corners of the PokéPark to experience a variety of Zones and Attractions, as well as meet and befriend many Pokémon.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- Contra III: The Alien Wars – In the year 2636, the alien war continues, and it’s up to two soldiers, Bill and Lance, to put a stop to the alien invasion. In this Super NES action classic, battle through six stages of nonstop run-and-gun action while collecting power-ups to take out the aliens.
- Hyrule Warriors Legends Master Wind Waker Pack – Download this new DLC in the Hyrule Warriors Legends game for only 99 cents to receive 16 new Fairy Costume pieces, the “Master” Wind Waker map for Adventure Mode and one new adventure battle scenario. You can also purchase the Hyrule Warriors Legends Season Pass for $14.99 to receive all DLC packs as they become available.
- Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Maps: III: The Changing Tide – Shiro’s wounded band must seize an opportunity. Part 3 of Heirs of Fate is now available for $1.99.
- Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Across dimensions, other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children are under attack. Born and raised in the Deeprealms, these fledgling warriors must now rise up to save themselves and their parents as they unravel the mystery of their adversaries. In this six-map series, units leveled up in the main game cannot lend support. Devise a strategy using a fresh team and reap the rewards, but only if all of your units survive. You can receive all six maps as they are released by purchasing Map Pack 2 for only $7.99.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Sweet Memories-Blackjack, Brunch Panic and more games from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.
- Nano Assault EX is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 9.
- Epic Word Search Collection is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 30.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 6.
- Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.Also new this week:
- Digger Dan DX (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Sweetest Thing (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Chompy Chomp Chomp Party (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)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.