Nintendo Downloads for January 31st, 2013

Nintendo has released several new interesting games this week on each of their main system digital markets. First off, the long awaited Puddle joins the Wii U’s eShop this week. Joining it, is a demo version of adventure game, The Cave. On the other side, the 3DS eShop also sees some new additions. Ikachan is this weeks 3DS eShop latest game. Ikachan is a game from the creator of Cave Story with similar art style and looks. Though not launching till February 4th, Fire Emblem Awakening is set to make an explosive entrance to gamers everywhere. Several new DSiWare games for the Dsi and 3DS also are now available, including 99Moves, Witch’s Cat and Bloody Vampire. The Virtual Console front sees a few new games as well. This includes Metal Slug 4 for the Wii’s Virtual Console and Ice Climber for the 3DS.

Check out the full press release of all the different games available to you this week:


Jan. 31, 2013

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Puddle – Winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010, Puddle is a game that finds players guiding a puddle of fluid through 49 challenging and diverse levels by tilting the environment left or right. Players must also take into account friction, gravity and temperature, and use various types of liquids to navigate the unique environments that include burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents.

The Cave – Demo Version – The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with his or her own unique personality and story. Descend into mysterious depths to explore many different locations, including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear-tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Awakening – Lead an army of knights, mages, archers and other classes into battle to defend a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. Your army, which grows as the game’s epic story progresses, is composed of a brave group of memorable characters with unique abilities. Just plan your attacks carefully – the lives of your soldiers and the future of the world depend on it. Fire Emblem Awakening launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4.

Ikachan – You wake up in an underwater cave at the bottom of an enormous abyss, and there’s only one way out. Avoid dangerous obstacles and deadly earthquakes as you search for a way out before it’s too late. Use whatever tools you can find in the vast undersea kingdom to escape.

New Downloadable Decoration Sets
Sparkle Snapshots 3D DLC – Personalize your photographs with two new decoration sets: the “Mario Core Set” and “Mario Kart 7 Set.” These new themed sets are now available for purchase in the Sparkle SnapShop, the in-game boutique. Sparkle Snapshots 3D is available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:
• 99Moves (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• Witch’s Cat (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Bloody Vampire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Ice Climber (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• METAL SLUG 4 (Virtual Console for Wii)


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