June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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

Nintendo eShop
Rayman® – This classic, award-winning platformer is the first game in the Rayman series – now available on Nintendo 3DS™. Explore six unique worlds and play through more than 70 levels of platforming madness. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop
Order Up!! (demo version) – Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch chef and restaurateur as you prepare all manner of exotic food on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop + Nintendo DSiWare™
99Seconds99Seconds is a fun, retro-style video game in which you can modify time to avoid all kinds of danger. Dodge enemies and use SlowDown to slow, stop and even go back in time. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

Also new this week:
Kakuro by Nikoli (Nintendo eShop)
Metal Slug 3 (Virtual Console™ for Wii™)

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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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

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. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS 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


September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

New Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Game Comes Loaded with Puzzles and Adventure

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 13, 2010 – London is in trouble and only Professor Layton can help! The popular series of portable games featuring Professor Layton has built a reputation for fun puzzles woven into the context of a mystery. Sunday marked the launch of the third game in the series, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™, made exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems. The game launches just as the Nintendo DSi™ suggested retail price has dropped to $149.99 and the Nintendo DSi XL™ suggested retail price has dropped to $169.99.

In Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Professor Layton’s apprentice, Luke, gets a letter from himself – from 10 years in the future. Future Luke explains how London has fallen into disarray, and requests the aid of Professor Layton to set things right. By solving more than 165 puzzles, riddles and brain teasers, players must help the pair solve the mystery. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future includes more voice acting and more animated sequences than any game in the series.

“Everyone likes to solve a puzzle and unravel a mystery,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Professor Layton games deliver more of this kind of entertainment than any other series. Even better, they put it right in the palm of your hand.”

To celebrate the launch of the game, Nintendo hosted just-for-fun puzzle challenges in four U.S. cities to determine whether “ladies” or “gents” were better at solving puzzles. Predictions for the events can been seen in a fun video at The gents ultimately claimed victory, but the razor-thin margin has officials wondering whether a more decisive rematch may be called for. The results of this thoroughly unscientific survey are as follows (numbers indicate average scores):

• San Francisco – Ladies: 14.3, Gents: 12.06
• Chicago – Ladies: 10.4, Gents: 12.4
• Boston – Ladies: 7.3, Gents: 6.0
• Philadelphia – Ladies: 4.62, Gents: 8.4
• TOTAL – Ladies: 9.1, Gents: 9.7

Remember that Nintendo DSi features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit

For more information about Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, visit