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Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

It’s a busy morning! The NX is about to be revealed in a few minutes, some new Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage has sprung up, and we have a bunch of eShop goodies coming out today. Speaking of Zelda, Spirit Tracks, the Nintendo DS classic, is making its way to Wii U.

Also on tap is the classic SNES RPG, Breath of Fire releasing for the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. This game has never looked better!

Plus, don’t forget about SteamWorld Heist. It’s a fantastic tactical turn-based shooting game that’s finally arriving on the Wii U. The 3DS version was fantastic!

Read on for the rest of this week’s digital download news:


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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Pirate Pop Plus – Join Pete Jr. on his quest to defeat the nefarious Bubble Pirate, an evil villain who has trapped the innocent townsfolk in bubbles. Dodge and pop bubbles with your anchor while collecting power-ups and managing Bubble Pirate’s constant gravity-switching mischief. You can even buy the New Nintendo 3DS version of  Pirate Pop Plus and receive a free digital version for the Wii U console (and vice versa). The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer. Click  here  to view the 8-bit-tastic trailer.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • SteamWorld Heist – From the makers of  SteamWorld Dig,  SteamWorld Heist is a space adventure with turn-based tactical shootouts in which you aim in real time and perform awesome bullet-bouncing trick shots. For a limited time, you can buy SteamWorld Heist from Nintendo eShop on Wii U at an introductory price of $14.99. Buy or own the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Heist, the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig or the Wii U version of SteamWorld Dig and receive a 10 percent discount off the Wii U version of SteamWorld Heist. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer. This offer lasts from 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov 3. Click  here  to view the trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Spirit Tracks have long protected the kingdom from evil. But when they start disappearing mysteriously, Link and Zelda must travel together to restore them and keep the dark forces at bay. In this Nintendo DS adventure, fight enemies and explore the world as you travel by train and take control of a hulking suit of armor.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • BREATH OF FIRE – Join Ryu as he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. He will need to rely on his companions if he is to rediscover the lost powers of the Light Dragons and save his sister, Sara, from the evil clutches of the Dark Dragons. Dive into this epic Super NES RPG and prove that the Warrior of the Dragon is not just a myth!
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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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