Nintendo eShop And Virtual Console Update, April 30: 'Puzzles & Dragons Super Mario Bros' Demo, N64 'Paper Mario' & More
Another week, another Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console update. Nintendo is bringing a selection of new games and demos to its digital stores on both Wii U and 3DS today--let's see what they have on tap.
The most exciting to some fans this week might be a demo, this time for Puzzles & Dragons Super Maro Bros. Edition on 3DS. We covered the announcement of both Puzzles & Dragons titles coming to the U.S. recently, and this will be the first chance for potential fans to try out the Super Mario themed version. The series boasts drag-and-match puzzle gameplay with Mushroom Kingdom characters, combining it with RPG elements involving levelling and character progress. The Mario editon will be packaged with a more traditional Puzzles & Dragon experience when it launches, as seen above.
As for full games, Nintendo's got you covered there as well. Paper Mario is coming to Wii U, giving players a chance to play the innovative Nintendo 64 RPG for the first time or revisit fond memories. Another title for Wii U is making its debut, though it's not exactly a game. amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits. This software is free, and offers 'definitive moments from classic Nintendo games". Tap any amiibo figure (at least one is needed) to the Wii U GamePad to unlock scenes from NES and Super NES Virtual Console games.
Shin'en games and titles from Little Orbit are on sale for spring until May 21, including How to Train Your Dragon 2, Monster High: 13 Wishes, and more. A slew of specific 3DS titles are on sale as well, including Shin Megami Tensei IV, AeternoBlade, and more.
Rounding out miscellaneous additions, a Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate theme named Hunter's Weapon Gallery will be available from May 1 to July 1. Four new 3DS games--Star Wars Pinball, Adventure Bar Story (demo), Heart Beaten, Karous - The Beast of Re: Eden, and My Horse 3DS - Best Friends are all available.