New Nintendo Downloads

Mario Kart minus ‘blue shell hell’ – now that’s super

It may seem odd that a Virtual Console release headlines this week’s Nintendo eShop rooster, but Super Mario Kart isn’t your typical game – this is where Mario’s karting career began, quickly spawning countless clones. An outright classic, it’s one of the best multiplayer games of the 16-bit...

There’s no game purer than chess

It’s a somewhat slow week for new Nintendo downloads. How slow? Well, the only new arrival is Pure Chess, out on Wii U and 3DS for £4.99. We’re starting to think Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is never going to find its way to Europe. Sob! As well as Pure...

Nintendo bids farewell to the Year of Luigi

With the Year of Luigi coming to an end, a range of Luigi-themed discounts are underway on the Nintendo eShop. The best of these is New Super Luigi U for £13.49. Less good, at least in terms of discount, is Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. on 3DS...

AeternoBlade – the alternative ‘Metroidvania’

It’s the 3DS that receives the bulk of new Nintendo downloads this week, although to be fair that’s pretty much always the case. AeternoBlade, The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths and SENRAN KAGURA Burst are all due on the 3DS eShop from Thursday, while Super Mario Bros....

Tropical Freeze teaches an old ape new tricks

There’s a bit of a retro theme going on in the world of new Nintendo downloads this week. We’ve got Retro Studio’s Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sliding onto the Wii U eShop this Friday, Retro City Rampage: DX making a belated pitstop on 3DS and another two...

Stay away from Finn’s bins

Nintendo’s download schedule for this week isn’t to be sniffed at. Why? Because you might catch a whiff of Finn’s garbage. After being released in the US back in 2012, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! finally gains a European release via the 3DS...

Meanwhile, on the funny farm…

You know it’s a quiet week for new Nintendo downloads when a farming simulator takes the limelight. At least My Farm on Wii U looks far jollier than the recent – and also rubbish – console iteration of Farming Simulator 2013, sporting a colourful European visual style and...

Unepic – hopefully selling itself short

Rather than cram Nintendo’s eShop offerings in with the rest of the week’s new releases – like we have been doing for quite some time – we’ve decided to give Nintendo’s download schedule a regular weekly overview. The main reason for this is that we felt as if...