Nintendo eShop And Virtual Console Update, April 30: 'Puzzles & Dragons Super Mario Bros' Demo, N64 'Paper Mario' & More

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Apr 30, 2015 11:12 AM EDT
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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.

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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.

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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.

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