Nintendo Download for April 28, 2016 – North America

Plenty of free games in today’s Nintendo Download!

The list seems pretty even this week with the Wii U side of the eShop winning on a technicality.  There are a few free games to go over as well, so let’s dive right in!

Those that have bought an amiibo over the last month or so may have received a download code for Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge.  If you failed to pick up on the promotion, you are in luck as it now available for everyone to download the game.  In order to play it, you will need an amiibo however.  This game is available for both the Wii U and the 3DS.  Those familiar with the Mario vs. DK series will be right at home with a new entry with the mini-Mario toy adventures.  Let’s see what else is available on the Wii U eShop.

First, fans of Shulk who was added to Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS will be happy to see that his first game Xenoblade Chronicles is now available for download.  In case you did not want to pay upwards of $50 for the physical copy, this game can be yours for $19.99 as the digital version.  While yes physical games are preferred for some, you should earn My Nintendo Gold Points by downloading this game.  Also dropping on the Wii U are Lost Reavers and The Deer God.  The game Lost Reavers was announced a long time ago and is a free-to-play game.  The demo launched earlier this month and now the full version is available.

The 3DS side really only got two titles today with the third one being a pre-purchase availability.  SEGA 3D Classics Collection is a collection of nine different SEGA games.  Those games are Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantazy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, and Altered Beast.  If you never played these games before, there is a quite a variety of genres including shooting, racing, action, and puzzle.  Also available is ASH, which is another classic style RPG game similar to Dragon Quest and original Final Fantasy series.  Finally, if you were looking into Disney Art Academy, you can pre-purchase the game starting today to make it easily playable on May 13 when the game releases.  You practically download the entire game except a few pieces of code so you will have a little wait time on release day.

As always, you can check out the full list of all new releases, prices, discounts, and more below. Be sure to share your thoughts on this week’s downloads, and let us know if you plan on downloading any of them.

New on the eShop for Wii U:

  • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge — $FREE! *requires an amiibo*
  • Lost Reavers — $Free-to-Play
  • The Deer God  $7.99
  • Xenoblade Chronicles — $19.99

New on the eShop for 3DS:

  • Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge — $FREE! *requires an amiibo*
  • Disney Art Academy — $39.99 *Available for pre-purchase, releases May 13*
  • SEGA 3D Classics Collection — $29.99
  • ASH — $3.99

New on the Theme Shop for 3DS:

  • Star Fox Zero: Space Battle
  • Shovel Knight Campfire Dream
  • Plague Knight’s Theme

Featured eShop Sales and Discounts on 3DS & Wii U:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Gardenscapes (Nintendo 3DS), Jones on Fire (Wii U) and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Journey of a Special Average Balloon and Outside of the Realm from Eli Brewer are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.
    • The Letter is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.
    • Explody Bomb and Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility from Alkterios Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 19.
    • SDK Paint is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • To celebrate the developer’s 10th anniversary, Swords & Soldiers 3D, Tappingo and more games from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.
    • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Etrian Mystery Dungeon and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 9.
    • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 5.
    • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 25.

[Source: PR Email from Nintendo of America]