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Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

Most of today’s announcements we’ve previously reported. You should already be aware of the Cyber Deals and the Sonic sale going on, not to mention the National StreetPass event. Still, there are a few releases to mention.

The big one this week is The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Virtual Console on the Wii U. This N64 classic has Link stuck in the world of Termina trying to save the world from destruction. The twist? He only has three days to do it!



Another classic appears on the New Nintendo 3DS with Breath of Fire II. If you enjoy old-school turn-based Japanese RPGs, you might want to consider this one. I never got around to trying it out, but I did enjoy the original.



The rest of this week’s news is below:


This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Dragon Ball Fusions – Dragon Ball Fusions is the latest exclusive Dragon Ball experience for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It’s an RPG action game that combines fighting, customization and collection elements to bring Dragon Ball to the next level. In this new world, players will discover powerful items, find warriors who can become their allies and build teams to bring into battle to see who the best fighters are.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Upon landing in the mystical world of Termina, Link must embark on an urgent quest to solve the mystery of the moon, save the world from destruction and find his way back to the peaceful land of Hyrule in just three days. In this original Nintendo 64 version of the classic adventure, use the Ocarina’s power to manipulate time and plan your schedule as you solve mind-boggling puzzles and dungeons.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Breath of Fire II – You are the last member of the Dragon clan, fighting to rid the world of a growing evil. A cast of unusual and exciting companions joins you in this vibrant Super NES adventure across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery. You’ll find strange mystic items, memorable monsters and exotic locations in your quest to conquer evil. There’s strategy and spellcasting galore in the hours of compelling action and adventure that awaits you!
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Up to 50% off select games with Cyber Deals – Nintendo’s making it easy to save this season with big savings on select digital games. Fans can purchase on a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system or at Nintendo.com to download games to play over winter break. My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points on qualifying digital purchases, so it’s a win-win. This sale runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 5.
  • Celebrate Sonic’s 25th Anniversary with up to 60 percent off select digital games. This sale runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 29. Click here to see the full list of Sonic games included.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
  • StreetPass Weekend: Thanksgiving Edition – Celebrate the tastiest holiday of the year (and the four-day weekend that comes with it) with National StreetPass Weekend: Thanksgiving Edition. From Nov. 24 through Nov. 28, you can stop by any of 29,000+ Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America with your Nintendo 3DS family system to get the goods on games with StreetPass features and enjoy network services such as online gameplay with a free automatic-Internet connection. Bring your favorite Nintendo 3DS games with online features like Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon
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, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.



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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