Splatoon comes out this week. I don’t know if you guys have heard. Don’t Starve also launches today. Remember if you buy that game you get two codes for it so you can give a copy to a friend, or go halvsies on it. More Mega Man hits the Virtual Console. Nintendo is also running a Miiverse drawing contest to win a copy of Splatoon.
Head past the break to see all of the games that hit the eShop this week.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Splatoon – Available May 29 – Splatter enemies and claim your turf as ink-spraying, squid-like Inklings in Nintendo’s new mess fest! Challenge players online in chaotic four-on-four turf wars, and unleash squid powers to ink your way to victory. In these all-out online turf wars, you’ll need ink blasters, ink rollers, ink bombs and squid power on your side! Every splat of ink you spray gives you a chance to transform into a squid and hide, climb walls or travel at super speed. Rank up in online battles to unlock new weapons and fresh gear for your Inkling, complete with unique game-play perks. Or earn your stripes in the single-player mode to stop an evil octopus army that has kidnapped the electric catfish used to power the city of Inkopolis! This underground adventure has octopi to splatter, ink puzzles to solve and bosses to beat. No time to blink – prepare to ink! Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – Fight, farm, craft, scavenge and do whatever it takes to survive in a wilderness filled with science, magic and things that go bump in the night. Randomly generated worlds and the constant threat of permadeath will keep you on your toes. But luckily, your trusty Wii U GamePad controller will be with you to display your inventory and map. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition will also launch with a special promotion: Customers who purchase the game will receive a bonus code for the full game that they can give to a friend. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon & Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun – Lan and Mega Man face double trouble as an incoming asteroid heads straight for Earth and a mysterious NetNavi threatens the network’s integrity! Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.
- Mega Man Zero 3 – Surprise! Mega May 2015 wraps up today and as a special treat for the fans, we are releasing Mega Man Zero 3 along with the both versions of Mega Man Battle Network 4. See all the Mega May releases here: http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/mega-may. In Mega Man Zero 3, Dr. Weil and Omega are plotting to use the Dark Elf’s power to seize command of Neo Arcadia! In this Game Boy Advance action classic, Zero must use everything at his disposal to stop their plan before all hope is lost.
- Rival Turf! – Your Wii U console will be too cool for school after downloading this totally ’90s and totally awesome Super NES brawler. Punch, kick and slam your way through six stages of rough-and-tough action, solo or with a friend. Or fight against a friend and see who really owns the turf.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Transformers Prime (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), The Amazing Spider-man 2 (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
- 1001 Spikes (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $15 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
- Color Zen (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), Color Zen Kids (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is up to 48 percent off (reduced to $12.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Crash City Mayhem is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 8.
- Cave Story, VVVVVV and more games from Nicalis are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
- Monster Combine TD is 35 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.
- Miiverse Ink-redible Splatoon Sweepstakes – Head over to Miiverse for an opportunity to win the Splatoon game! A new community called “Miiverse Ink-redible Splatoon Sweepstakes” is open under the Play Nintendo community from May 26 until June 30. Visit the community here, which is already full of ink-redible drawings. To participate, just post your Splatoon fan art in the community. You can enter every week for your chance to win Splatoon.
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to U.S. residents who are at least 13 years old. Sweepstakes begins 5/26/15 at 2pm PT and ends 6/30/15 at 11pm PST. Submit fan art via Miiverse to enter. Three weekly prizes: 1 Splatoon game (ARV $59.99 each). For alternate means of entry, full sweepstakes details and official rules: http://www.nintendo.com/corp/rules/miiverse-splatoon/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
- Best Buy StreetPass Event – To celebrate the Nintendo World Championships 2015 qualifying events, a special StreetPass event will take place exclusively in all Best Buy locations in the United States and Canada from May 29 to May 31. Bring your Nintendo 3DS system with you to your closest Best Buy store to enhance StreetPass-enabled games you already own, such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. It’s also a great opportunity to collect Mii characters from new locations to help fill up puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. For more information about StreetPass, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/features/streetpass.
- Pokémon Shuffle Update – A major Pokémon Shuffle update is now available. This update marks the debut of new features and stages. This update includes the new Super Catch Power feature so now Pokémon become easier to catch than before. Improvements to gameplay include How Hearts Accumulate, Checking Out Pokémon and Combo Numbers Shown Longer. These are just a few of the adjustments being made to the game. For more details, please visit http://www.pokemonshuffle.com/en-us/.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “amiibo Agent” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “amiibo Agent” tournament runs from May 28 to May 31. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
- New themes this week include:
- Mighty Switch Force! Theme
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon: Mega Charizard X
- Pokémon: Eevee Collection
- Splatoon: Fresh Squid – Available May 29
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Shuttle Rush is reduced to $3.99 (from $7.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 28.
Also new this week:
- Baila Latino (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- SDK Paint – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- GLORY OF GENERALS THE PACIFIC (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- G.G Series WONDERLAND (DSiWare and Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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 the 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.
The 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 the 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.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.