New eShop Titles Arrive – Donkey Kong Debuts On 3DS

by on June 16, 2011

Nintendo’s eShop for the 3DS console is slowly coming to life with a trickle of releases, and the promise of more every Thursday. This week there is a conversion of the Gameboy version of classic platformer Donkey Kong, as well as an array of DSiWare offerings for the 3DS, DSi and Wii in the shape of gem based puzzler Ubongo, airport based whimsy in Airport Mania: First Flight and teutonic language fun with Successfully Learning: German Year 2. More info is available below, straight from the horses mouth.

16th June 2011: Following the launch of the Nintendo eShop on June 7th 2011 players have been treated to an array of new downloadable content for the Nintendo 3DS, and they will continue to do so each Thursday as the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel continue to be filled with games and applications for all to enjoy.

So far, on the Nintendo eShop players have been treated to the classic NES game Excitebike re-mastered in 3D and available as a free limited period download, Pokédex 3D, the free application where you can see your Pokémon come to life in full 3D and even Virtual Console Game Boy games – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Super Mario LandAlleywayand Tennis ensuring there is something for everyone.

This week Donkey Kong makes his debut on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS, when this Game Boy version takes the arcade classic to a new level, with 101 unique stages of platforming perfection.

Like the original, Mario must rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches; but beyond the initial arcade-style stages lies a whole new experience. In each new action-puzzle themed level, Mario must dodge traps, avoid enemies and hit switches, to bring the key to the exit.

Luckily Mario has learned some new moves, too, like the handstand and backflip; and he’ll need all his skills to contend with Donkey Kong in the numerous boss battles. Go teach that ape some manners, Mario!