The Wii U releases might be few and far between but Nintendo gamers of both console and handheld disciplines are being offered something for nothing this week.
On the Wii U front we’ve got the release of the Rayman Legends Challenge App, the recompense for the game’s multiformat delay, but we’ll get to that later. First – free 3DS game!
Well, buy three get one free. Three for free, or something. Put in the most simple terms possible: Buy any three of the following eight games, register them on your Club Nintendo Account at www.nintendo.co.uk, and you’ll be able to request one of the eight as a free eShop download direct to your system. The games are:
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS version)
- Luigi’s Mansion 2
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- LEGO® CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Minimum age for participation is 16. Download codes may only be requested from 23 April 2013 at 15:00 CEST. The request of a download code must be completed by 31st July 2013. The download code expires on 31st December 2013. That’s the boring stuff out the way, so when do you get the code?
Well you’ll get the code as soon as you request it, or shortly after the game’s release should you desire a free version of a future title. From tomorrow you just have to slide over to your Club Nintendo account, register the games and then choose your freebie. If you’ve already registered games then they already count towards the promotion. Lovely.
But what about the week’s downloads, eh? Free Rayman should be a bit of fun. Sure, we should be playing the full game but I’m not at all bitter (Speaking of not being bitter, where in England is Scribblenauts Unlimited Nintendo of Europe?).
So without further distraction, here are the week’s downloads in full:
Rayman® Legends Challenges App – Wii U
Rayman Legends Online Challenges are a unique opportunity for players to compete against each other to climb up the leaderboards. You’ll see 4 different paintings which take the player to specific daily and weekly challenges.
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Wii U
What if our greatest heroes became our greatest threat? Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of the definitive fighting game Mortal Kombat. Featuring DC Comics icons such as Batman, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.
Real Bout Fatal Fury – Wii Virtual Console
25/4/2013, 900 Points
Real Bout Fatal Fury was first released in 1995, and is the 5th instalment in the fighting game series. While based on the previous games, this version saw the incorporation of an independent Sway Button, and the introduction of a more evolved Combination Attack system and the Ring Out component, making for speedier and more enjoyable gameplay. Real Bout Fatal Fury features 16 playable fighters including, the Qin brothers (the boss characters from the previous instalment), as well as user-favourites Billy Cane and Duck King. Cut through the ruthless competition and aim for the top!
Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Demo – Nintendo 3DS
25/4/2013, Free Demo
Get ready for an infinite adventure! Become one of five popular Pokémon and then step into a world where amazing experiences are always nearby. Explore more than 20 exciting dungeons, each one filled with all kinds of Pokémon, treasures and surprises! Not only does each dungeon have its own unique characteristics – the Pokémon found within it, the type of terrain and the number of floors to explore – but the layout changes every time you enter, meaning an infinite number of dungeons await you!
LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins – Nintendo 3DS
Step into the shoes of rookie cop Chase McCain and take him from zero to hero in LEGO® CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins. Chase is the new boy in town and is out to impress his formidable boss, Chief Gleeson, head of the LEGO CITY Police Department. His first missions will see him hunting down hoodlums in his neighbourhood area, but it’s not long before he realises there’s more to the LEGO CITY crime underworld than meets the eye and embarks on an epic quest to bring justice to the whole city!
BIT.TRIP SAGA – Nintendo 3DS
BIT.TRIP SAGA is a collection of all six highly regarded games in the BIT.TRIP series, combining retro arcade action with smashing rhythm gameplay. All six games document the life of Commander Video as he undertakes a journey of the soul. A cult series remastered in stunning 3D, perfect for the entire family.
Mega Man 4 – Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
A year after the events of Mega Man™ 3, the world is still at peace. However, mysterious scientist Dr. Cossack announces his plan to eliminate Mega Man, and prove himself to be the greatest robot designer of all time. It’s up to Mega Man to save the day once again! Mega Man 4 provides even more fiendish platform-action gameplay and eight new robot masters to defeat. Mega Man now also has his Mega Buster to charge up energy, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts.
Lola’s Math Train – Nintendo 3DS
Join Lola on her journey as she makes her way through a fun filled environment of bright colours and creative problem solving to get all of her friends to a party! Specifically designed for children 3-7 years old, Lola’s Math Train encourages children to learn key skills like adding and puzzle solving all while having fun!
Riding Stables 3D – Nintendo 3DS
An exciting 3D horse adventure awaits you! Which family will win the coveted pasture? Immerse yourself in this gripping tale of true friendship and sinister plots. Train the ranch horses, take good care of them, and prepare for the final deciding tournament.
Bit.Trip is a pretty good price, even if Runner does suffers slightly on the ol’ 3DS, but I know I’ll be playing a lot of Rayman myself. Are you grabbing anything?