Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 22, 2016: Party with a Genie!

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U

    • Shantae:
      Half-Genie Hero
      – Shantae embarks on her first full HD
      adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s
      up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s
      devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly
      Dance to transform her into more powerful forms. Topple the
      masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the
      ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis: the bodacious
      buccaneer Risky Boots. Click here
      to view the trailer for this game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Mario
      Party 2
      – Get ready to party like it’s the year 2000
      all over again, complete with fancy costumes, bags of surprises
      and games galore! Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return in
      this Nintendo 64 sequel for a new round of Bowser-bashing board
      game action. Each of your favorite characters wears different
      themed outfits to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards:
      Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land and Horror

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

    • Celebrate the winter holidays with your favorite Capcom games at
      up to 75 percent off.
    • Other great deals this week include Pirate Pop Plus, SteamWorld
      and Chasing Aurora, plus several more!
    • Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
      available this week at


  • National StreetPass Holiday – A very special guest is visiting
    Nintendo Zone for the holidays! A Mii character of Shigeru Miyamoto,
    the legendary creator of Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and countless other
    classic Nintendo characters, will be available when you stop by a
    Nintendo Zone location between Dec. 19 and Jan. 15. You’ll be able to
    receive up to six Mii characters at a time from across all North
    America via StreetPass relay. This is a great opportunity to exchange
    custom Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS courses with other players,
    too! Visit here for more info:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:

    • Mario’s Happy Holidays

Also new this week:

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 Nintendo eShop on the Wii U
console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii Shop
Channel for the Wii console.

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 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.
Click here
for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL,
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. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo
Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from
Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from
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