Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

As if Nintendo fans didn’t have enough RPG goodness to keep them busy already, here come a couple more to keep you glued to your screens. 3DS owners can now download the demo for Monster Hunter Generations, giving you three quests to experience before the main game hits on July 15. As a reminder, earlier this week Sega released the demo for 7th Dragon III: Code VFD, a turn-based dungeon-crawling JRPG for the 3DS that will be hitting on July 12.

Wii U owners that haven’t been busy sinking hours upon hours into Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE can now download Super Mario RPG for the SNES Virtual Console. This groundbreaking RPG from Square and Nintendo set the stage for Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi. It’s a bit on the short side so if you’re looking for a quick trip down memory lane this one will be a perfect choice.



All of the other digital game content for the week is listed below in the official press release. Check out the latest games and sales:


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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The LEGO video game franchise triumphantly returns on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • BOXBOXBOY! – It’s time to think outside the box once again. Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He’ll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across numerous puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes and even lasers!
    • Monster Hunter Generations – Special Demo – Now available on Nintendo eShop, experience the most dynamic Monster Hunter game yet! This hefty demo will offer you three main quests that you can take on either solo or co-op (local or online!), along with a selection of basic tutorials for newcomers. Additional demo and system required for multiplayer mode. System sold separately
    • The Battle Cats POP! – Rampage across the globe with weird ’n’ wild cats in an exciting tower defense adventure. Collect hundreds of fightin’ cats to power up your army, take down bizarre and hilarious enemies and win glorious treasure. Click here to see the trailer.
    • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma – Series mastermind Kotaro Uchikoshi has pulled out all the stops to deliver the most compelling and mind-shredding gaming experience ever seen on a hand-held platform. Choice is your only method of salvation and your only means of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to earn your freedom? Click here to see the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – A mysterious enemy named Smithy has appeared, forcing Mario and Bowser to fight together as allies. In this beloved Super NES collaboration between Nintendo and RPG masterminds Square Enix, journey across a wide variety of locations and tackle a mixture of obstacles that will require both timing and strategy. Gain experience, grow more powerful and meet memorable characters to take down Smithy and his gang.

Nintendo eShop sales:

New DLC:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Minecraft: Story Mode, A Telltale Game Series – Continue the story with our intrepid heroes in Episodes 2-5, now available for purchase. A Season Pass is also available for purchase, which includes access to all remaining episodes in the Minecraft: Story Mode, A Telltale Game Series game, a five-part episodic game series set in the world of Minecraft.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Hyrule Warriors Legends – Link’s Awakening Pack – Get ready for the next battle! Join the next wave of legendary heroes and continue the fight with new downloadable content. New content available includes playable character Marin from the The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game, a new weapon for Linkle, a new map for adventure mode, two new Challenge Battles and 16 new My Fairy Costume pieces.
  • Nintendo Badge Arcade – Fill your HOME Menu with fun and try out Rhythm Heaven Megamix machines in Nintendo Badge Arcade. Also receive one free play from June 30 to July 3, and another free play from July 4 to July 6! Learn more at
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 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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