Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Dec. 8, 2016: Turn Over a New Leaf!

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • Animal
      Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
      – There’s more to
      discover than ever before in the Animal Crossing: New
      Leaf—Welcome amiibo
      game. This updated version of Animal
      Crossing: New Leaf
      adds new features and activities, as well
      as support for all Animal Crossing series amiibo figures and
      cards. Discover new villagers, explore the Campground, and
      interact with characters—all with the tap of compatible amiibo
      cards or figures.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

    • Demon’s
      – Firebrand must set off to recover the six
      magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and
      demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. In this
      Super NES action platformer, breathe fire, claw walls and hover
      across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from
      eternal unrest.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Fire
      Emblem: Shadow Dragon
      – Discover the origin of classic
      character Marth in this Nintendo DS retelling of the original Fire
      game. Alternate turns with the enemy and shape your
      army to suit your strategy by selecting from dozens of units with
      unique spells, abilities and weapons. Each unit has its own
      strategic benefits, so guide them wisely or risk losing them on
      the battlefield.
  • Wii Retail on Wii U

    • Metroid:
      Other M
      – Join Samus for an action-packed space
      adventure that takes the best elements of first- and third-person
      gaming to create a seamless blend of gameplay, storytelling and
      cinematography. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways
      while navigating and battling in third person. However, at any
      moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer
      controls to examine and explore the environments in a first-person

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

    • Great deals this week include Brunch
      , The
      and Rorrim,
      plus several more. Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo
      3DS and Wii U available this week at


  • My Nintendo Celebrates The Legend of Zelda – The latest
    My Nintendo rewards are inspired by the 30th anniversary of
    the Legend of Zelda franchise. Fans can redeem My Nintendo
    points for discounts on digital games like The Legend of Zelda: A
    Link to the Past
    (Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS) and The Legend of
    Zelda: Skyward Sword
    (Wii U). There is also a commemorative 30th
    anniversary Home Menu theme for the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS
    system. On top of that, enjoy the incredible music of The Legend of
    with orchestral music videos. Head to
    to check out the rewards.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:

    • Disney Tsum Tsum
    • Mickey & Friends Holiday Season

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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