This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Marvel Pinball 3D – Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate superhero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel universe, including Iron Man, Captain America and the Fantastic Four. (For Nintendo 3DS™)
Bomb Monkey™ – Blok Bombing is a fine and ancient sport invented by a small, creative troop of primates called Bomb Monkeys. The goal is simple: do not allow the bloks rising from the jungle floor to knock you from your perch. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure™ (demo version) – Tap the screen, swipe the stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to maneuver Raphael in a variety of rhythm-based challenges. Download the free game demo now in the Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (demo version) – When Sora and Riku are sent into the Sleeping Worlds, they will face new enemies and make new friends in worlds they've never entered before. Download the free game demo now in the Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Game of the Weekend
The "Game of the Weekend" program has kicked off in the Nintendo eShop, making select digital Nintendo 3DS games available at a discount. This weekend's featured title VVVVVV – a game inspired by the classic 8-bit era and the direction of gravity – is available at a special price of $4.99. Offer is valid from 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, June 29, through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 1.
Also new this week:
• Flip the Core (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™)
• Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
Nintendo of America and Europe has announced via a press release that Pokemon Black & White 2 will be launching exclusively for the Nintendo DS on Friday October 7th in North America and October 12th for Europe . Pokémon Dream Radar will also be available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on the same day.
Here is the full press release from North America:
"REDMOND, Wash., June 28, 2012 – Dive into the world of Pokémon like never before when two new Nintendo DS Pokémon games and a downloadable Nintendo 3DS title arrive this October. The successors to the acclaimed Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 are set to launch for the Nintendo DS family of systems (playable on Nintendo 3DS in 2D mode) on Sunday, Oct. 7. Pokémon Dream Radar will also be available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS on the same day. This downloadable Nintendo 3DS title allows Nintendo 3DS owners to catch their favorite Pokémon, including some very rare ones, via the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control and augmented-reality technology, and transfer them into Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2.
"Fans will want to count the days until Oct. 7, when they'll not only get to play the successor to one of the biggest Pokémon adventures ever, but also expand their Pokémon experience to the Nintendo 3DS with Pokémon Dream Radar," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "No matter whether people are playing on Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS, they'll be getting an incredible Pokémon experience that expands upon the beloved Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games."
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 bring players back to the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. There are many new areas to discover in the region, and exciting changes to previously visited places for players to explore. One new area is Virbank City, where players will be able to visit Pokéstar Studios and star in their own movie with their favorite Pokémon. The movie a player creates premieres at the in-game theater, where the audience gives it a rating. Movies are rated based on script choices and battle move sequence, and players can even create sequels to existing movies. There are many movie genres to choose from, including romantic comedy and horror.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will also give fans of the original games a chance to catch up with some familiar friends. In this game, Cheren and Bianca return two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version, and a lot has changed. Bianca is now the assistant to Professor Juniper, helping her with Pokémon research. Cheren is now a Gym Leader and a teacher at a school in Aspertia City – the starting location for this adventure.
In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, players will also be able to catch some of the Pokémon from outside the Unova region, such as Eevee, Riolu, Tyranitar, Arcanine and Mareep, right from the start of the game. If they are playing on Nintendo 3DS, players can transfer Pokémon they have caught with Pokémon Dream Radar into their Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 games (visible in 2D only). Pokémon Dream Radar lets players use several different features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the Nintendo 3DS camera, motion control and augmented-reality technology, to discover and catch Pokémon. The game includes hard-to-find Pokémon such as the new Therian Formes of Legendary Pokémon Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus.
Additionally, players can learn all about their favorite Pokémon by purchasing Pokédex 3D Pro from the Nintendo eShop. This enhanced and upgraded version of the original Pokédex 3D includes detailed information about every known Pokémon featured in the history of the Pokémon video game series.
For more information about Pokémon Black Version 2, Pokémon White Version 2, Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro, visit http://www.pokemon.com/BlackWhite2."