No love for DSiWare this week as the week’s releases are confined to the Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo released the highly anticipated Fire Emblem Awakening demo today as well as Kirby’s Star Stacker for the 3DS Virtual Console and the quirky Tokyo Crash Mobs. Otherwise there’s a couple of older 3DS retail titles added to digital download and the addition of Amazon Instant Video to the Wii U. Somewhat of a slow week on the download front this week.
Nintendo 3DS Demo
Fire Emblem Awakening – Demo Version
Turn-based strategy | Nintendo | Rated:T | FREE (demo)
Lead an army of knights, mages, archers and other classes into battle to defend a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. Your army, which grows as the game’s epic story progresses, is composed of a brave group of memorable characters with unique abilities. Just plan your attacks carefully – the lives of your soldiers and the future of the world depend on it. The full version of Fire Emblem Awakening launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4.
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Kirby’s Star Stacker
Puzzles | Nintendo | Rated:E | $2.99
Join Kirby as he stacks the falling stars with help from his friends, Rick the Hamster, Kine the Sunfish, and Coo the Owl. Watch out for King Dedede. He is out to stop you! With a few quick moves and some well-timed strategy, you can quickly outwit him and move on to the next challenging level. Kirby’s Star Stacker features pure puzzle fun for everyone. From above, blocks rain down constantly. From below, whole lines appear with unrelenting clock-like regularity. Simply sandwich the stars between Kirby’s pals and you’ll soon be on your way to the high score.
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Tokyo Crash Mobs
Puzzles | Nintendo | Rated:E | $5.99
Get ready to unleash pedestrian-tossing pandemonium! All Grace and Savannah want is to make it in Tokyo, but what’s with all the scenesters, bomb balls, flower displays, and ninjas getting in their way?! And don’t even get me started on the UFO abductions, or how easy it is for a visit to Tokyo to end with getting sucked into outer space… You’ll need lightning-fast reflexes and an eye for strategy to succeed in this fast-paced puzzle game, where live-action video blends seamlessly with wacky digital graphics. Throw and roll hapless bystanders into lines of people, trying to group three or more who wear the same color together so that they’ll form a clique and disappear. Form cliques and eliminate the lines you’re facing as fast as you can to progress through the game’s many stages. With two different play modes—Story Mode and Challenge Mode—this game’s got you covered whether you’re looking for quick gaming sessions or longer endurance challenges.
Nintendo 3DS Full Game Download
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue
Puzzles, Strategy | Disney Interactive | Rated:E
All the tank fish are escaping to the ocean and you play over 30 mini-games to get them farther out to sea. You’ll also get to enjoy an interactive tank and ocean where you can buy fish and other items to populate it and personalize your own interactive reef! Released in retail stores September 11th, 2012.
Deer Drive Legends
Simulation | Maximum Family Games | Rated:T
Get your firearms locked and loaded. Deer Drive Legends 3DS takes you to the far corners of the earth to hunt some of the wildest animals rarely seen by the human eye – several even believed to be extinct. Captured in rich, 3D environments, these animals are quick, deadly, and eager to turn you into dinner! Engage in vicious boss battles against the feared T-Rex, saber-toothed cats, and Gastornis. Stalk the woolly rhino, white-tailed deer, wolves or Irish elk. With diverse weapons to choose from like sniper rifles, crossbows, and high-powered shotguns, Deer Drive Legends 3DS is the ultimate hunting game you’ve been waiting for! Released in retail stores May 29th, 2012.
Nintendo Wii U Shop Channel
Amazon Instant Video
Watch new release movies and in-season TV episodes, plus thousands of videos available to Amazon Prime members at no additional cost. More…
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo 3DS XL system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
* originally posted on Darkain Arts Gamers