Almost an overlooked release day as Nintendo shed a lot of light, and showed a lot of footage, on new games and updated information this morning via Nintendo Direct. But today is Thursday which means new gaming goodies from the Big N. Today Nintendo has released a new ap for Wii U, a demo and a few retail downloads for the 3DS, a new DSiWare title and another virtual console arcade fighter from SNK. Check them all out below.
Nintendo Wii U eShop
Wii Street U powered by Google
Application | Nintendo | Rated:N/R | FREE
With Wii Street U™ powered by Google, you can step into Google Street View with an immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re actually there! View a 360 degree Google Maps Street View of locations all over the world using the Wii Utm GamePad controller’s motion controls. Jumping to a location is easy—just use the GamePad touch screen to type in an address or location and start exploring, or instantly travel to over 70 fascinating, hand-picked locations around the globe.
Explore the world with the Wii Utm GamePad controller and Google Street View; View 360 degrees using the Wii Utm GamePad controller; Explore interesting places with friends and family; Jump to over 70 intriguing, hand-picked locations; View locations from overhead with satellite view; Use the Wii Utm GamePad touch screen to easily navigate
Nintendo 3DS eShop Demo
NARUTO Powerful Shippuden
Action, Adventure | NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. | Rated:E-10 | FREE (Demo)
A whole new side-scrolling NARUTO game developed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS focused on cutesy presentation, comical character style & easy to pick-up-and-play gameplay for fans of all ages. Features
• Two different stories – Play in Lee’s raving universe or a super deformed SHIPPUDEN storyline
• Action-packed gameplay – Earn experience points to power up your characters, call-in support characters during battles or use the touch screen to strengthen special attacks
• Play in Lee’s crazy universe or a unique SHIPPUDEN story
• Endless Battle mode included
• Use cool attacks, support characters & unlikely skills
• Comical graphics & funny on-screen actions
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Action, Adventure | NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. | Rated:E | $3.99
Dig a little deeper into this thrilling action game as Dig Dug! Take up the role of Dig Dug, the champion of love and justice, as you drill through the ground and defeat any enemies that stray in your path. Clear the stage by avoiding and defeating the persistent Pooka and the deep-dwelling but whimsical Fygars. Hit enemies with the harpoon and pump air into them, or drop rocks from above. Pass through inflated enemies, or defeat multiple enemies in an adjacent passage for an even higher score. To earn a chance at bonus points, don’t forget to collect those vegetables that appear! Keep on digging, and outmatch the enemies that dwell deep underground!
Nintendo 3DS Full Game Download
Rabbids Travel in Time
Action, Adventure | Ubisoft | Rated:E
Raving Rabbids Travel in Time is a hilarious 3D platform-adventure game where rabbids travel back in time to the greatest historical moments and mess them up. Customize your Rabbid with close to 40 wacky costumes, from Cowboy to Roman. Jump, kick enemies and break blocks through colorful 3D jungles, desserts and castles in over 60 levels. Play in 3D environments in the greatest moments in history like Egypt and Rome. Easy game to pick up and play for everyone! 2-D / 3-D side-scrolling representation makes it easy to play for instant fun for kids and adults. Three unique game modes offer variety: story mode, time-attack, and challenge mode. Original Release Date: Apr 12, 2011.
PETZ Fantasy 3D
Simulation | Ubisoft | Rated:E
Discover and take care of your very own lifelike magical pets. Discover and take care of your very own lifelike magical pets. Become best friends, teach them tricks and dress them up! Bonding with your Petz has never felt so real! Original Release Date: Jun 21, 2011.
Action, Adventure | G-Style | Rated:E | 200 Points
Take control of a Moke forest creature, choose your rules and go head-to-head against other forest creatures, flying around in a frantic hunt for treasure. This title is also available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $1.99.
Nintendo Wii Virtual Console
WORLD HEROES 2 JET
Action, Fighting, Multiplayer | D4 Enterprise | Rated:T | TBD Points
World Heroes 2 Jet, initially released in 1994, is the 3rd in the prolific fighting game series. Choose from 16 historical or well-known heroes, villains and fighters and battle your way to the top to become the world’s greatest warrior! There are two types of modes in this version, “Tournament of Titans Mode”, where you fight three bouts in one day, and if you are successful you move on to the next day, and “World Heroes Training Mode”, where you can fight with any opponent. Furthermore, the addition of dash and back step, which were not in the previous version, as well as a countering system that ushers in a more speedy way of fighting, makes World Heroes 2 Jet even more enjoyable to play. There are also four competition types to choose from, allowing for even more in-depth battles.
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.
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