Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $59.99
Feel the rush as your kart rockets across the ceiling. Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet. Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV. Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV. Returning features include 12-player online play, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!
Mario Kart 8 will be available on May 30.
Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive Ltd.) – Rated: E – $4.99
Step into the space suit of valiant gravity badger Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett. For the first time EVER a game unites the thrilling elements of Badgers and Gravity to create a stunningly presented physics-based puzzle game that will take you beyond the realms of possibility, imagination and logic to the star-dusted realm of the GRAVITY BADGERS! Throw yourself into the planets’ gravity, dodge asteroids and unyielding deadly bosses in over a hundred levels of vacuum-filled adventure and danger, all united under a stunning art style reminiscent of all your favourite 80’s cartoons complete with a thumping mullet rock soundtrack!
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games) – Rated: E – $19.90
Play and have fun with the fantastic Luv Me Buddies puppets and experience an exciting adventure along with your nice, new friends! In a colorful world, you will discover many mini-games designed for children, which will entertain, amuse and involve the whole family for beautiful moments of pure relaxation!
The Luv Me Buddies game is challenging, fun, educational activities, with fancy and sparkling graphics. Each time you interact with one of the lovable and cute little animals, you increase your chances in the game, unlocking new mini-games, for a never ending experience. Bright colors, catchy music and magical settings. The game stimulates children’s imagination and helps them to interact with their creativity. Luv Me Buddies is an immersive experience for children and adults.
KLONOA: Empire of Dreams (NAMCO BANDAI Games, Inc.) – Rated: E – $6.99
A ruler in a distant empire suffers from a serious case of sleepless nights. In his torment, Emperor Jillius passes a law where his loyal subjects are never allowed to dream again! One morning, our hero Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, find themselves in front of the emperor, charged for dreaming of adventure. As punishment to their crimes, the two must defeat the four monsters that plague the lands.
Play as Klonoa and take down enemies with the ever-trusty Wind Bullet. Solve puzzles, collect stars and other helpful items as you jump your way through 40 incredible stages! Help Klonoa in his journey to redeem himself and find out just why dreams have become so taboo…
Nintendo eShop SALES – Pushmo and Crashmo
Get up to 33 percent off Pushmo and Crashmo – See where it all started before the Pushmo World game comes out for the Wii U console. From May 28 at 9 a.m. PT to June 13 at 8:59 a.m. PT, the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS is offering the first two games, Pushmo and Crashmo, at up to 33 percent off their regular prices. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers.
Get a free download code for a select Wii U game from Club Nintendo when you register Mario Kart 8 – Register Mario Kart 8 between May 30 at 12 a.m. ET and July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT to get a free download code for one of the following Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. For full promotion details, visit http://club2.nintendo.com/mario-kart8-promo.
Price reduction – LEGO The Hobbit
LEGO The Hobbit is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting June 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Mega Man Xtreme 2 (Capcom) – Rated: E – $4.99
It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The final Mega May release is Mega Man Xtreme 2, which originally launched on the Game Boy Color system in 2001. Join Mega Man X and Zero as they solve a mysterious case involving Reploids being turned into empty shells. As the investigation leads deeper into a research facility, the two partners will discover that all souls are up for grabs.
New Nintendo eShop Cards
$10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/photoswithmario.