Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Nov. 3, 2016: Time to (Mario) Party!

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo – 3DS

    • Mario
      Party Star Rush
      – Think fast and have a blast
      with a variety of ways to party on the go or on the couch with
      Mario, Toad and more classic characters from the Mushroom Kingdom.
      It’s always your turn as you and up to three friends roll the
      dice, roam the board and recruit fan-favorite allies. The bigger
      your party, the faster you’ll earn stars and coins in frantic
      mini-games. It’s instant fun for everyone. (Additional games and
      systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.)
    • Mario
      Party Star Rush – Party Guest Edition
      – Mario and
      friends invite you to be their party guest! Think fast and have a
      blast in this free version of the multiplayer portion of the Mario
      Party Star Rush
      game. Just download this for free in Nintendo
      eShop on your Nintendo 3DS family system, connect with a player
      who has the full version of the game, and enjoy all multiplayer
      modes with up to four players.
  • Wii Retail on Wii U

    • Donkey
      Kong Jungle Beat
      – Take control of Donkey Kong with
      the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers as you swing, swim and
      battle against the fiercest jungle beasts to prove your worth.
      Earn combo multipliers by collecting bananas as you explore
      volcano caves, snowy peaks and fantastic skyscapes. Friendly
      animal pals can offer hints or a ride across the jungle.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Mario
      Hoops 3-on-3
      – It’s a whole new ball game when the
      superstars from the Mushroom Kingdom and some special guests throw
      down on the court. Use the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad
      controller to execute tricky dribbles, special passes and sweet
      shots in this fun Nintendo DS basketball game. Collect coins for
      extra points. The highest score wins at the sound of the buzzer.

New DLC:

  • Hyrule
    Warriors Legends
    A Link Between Worlds Pack

    – By purchasing and downloading this new content, you get access to
    new playable characters Ravio and Yuga, a new Lorule Map, new outfits
    and an Adventure Mode map based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link
    Between Worlds
    game. You can also purchase a Season
     for $14.99, which grants you access to the A Link
    Between Worlds
    pack and all three previously released DLC packs at
    a discounted price.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

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


  • New My Nintendo Rewards – Members of Nintendo’s rewards program
    can now redeem their My Nintendo points for exclusive discounts on
    select digital games. Games include Earthbound (Wii U
    and New Nintendo 3DS), Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New
    Nintendo 3DS), BOXBOY! (Nintendo 3DS) and more. To see
    all rewards, visit
    Fans who haven’t yet joined My Nintendo can sign up for free at

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, 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

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