REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Embark on a new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly-dancing genie. After losing her magic, Shantae teams up with the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from a curse. As a pirate, Shantae gains new weapons to advance her quest, slay monsters, battle epic bosses … and hopefully get her magic back in the process. Click here to watch a trailer for this game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Duck Hunt – Grab your Wii Remote controller! It’s duck season and your trusty hunting dog is ready to scour the open fields. Test your sharp-shooting skills as your targets take flight in this legendary NES classic. Be quick to knock them out of the skies, or your canine companion won’t hesitate to make you the laughing stock of hunters. Need a change in scenery? Best your score against clay pigeon targets instead.
    • Mario Party Advance – Bowser has crashed the party and scattered all of Party World’s mini-games and Professor E. Gadd’s Gaddgets around Shroom City! Play as Mario, Luigi, Peach or Yoshi and move around the board to complete special challenges or help the locals solve their problems.
    • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 – Everything from the original Super NES game Super Mario World is here in this Game Boy Advance remake, giving you all 76 levels with a host of unforgettable characters and challenging platforming game play. You can also play the timeless arcade classic Mario Bros.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo3DS
    • Super Mario Bros. Deluxe – Battle Bowser’s vile henchmen through 32 levels in the Original 1985 game mode. Move on to collecting special Red Coins and Yoshi Eggs in Challenge mode. Then, try to unlock a secret mode that’s waiting to be found by super players like you! Every mode will give you the chance to beat your own score – there’s a lot more to do than just saving a princess.
  • Top Tips for New Nintendo System Owners
    • New owners can make the most of their new Nintendo 3DS or Wii U systems by checking out our “Welcome” checklists! We’ll introduce you to either the Wii U system or the Nintendo 3DS system with 10 fun starting tips. The checklists can be found at or – they’re both filled with handy links to detailed information.
  • WorldStreetPass Holidays
    • World StreetPass Holidays: Dec. 24-Jan. 4 – Celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year with StreetPass tags from all over North America and Europe. Just take your StreetPass-enabled Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to a Nintendo Zone location during the holidays and you may trade Mii characters and certain game data with other fans in faraway states and countries. For more information about how to use StreetPass via StreetPass Relay Points visit here. To find Nintendo Zone locations near you, please visithere.

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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or