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Punch-Out!! arrives on the Nintendo Download

This week sees the addition of another Wii ‘classic’ to the Wii U’s digital lineup as Punch-Out!! rings the bell.

If you missed Punch-Out!! when it was released a few years back for the Wii, it’s basically the same game that you know and love from the NES/SNES eras, just prettier- and that’s not a bad thing by any means. You’ll feel right at home behind the shoulder of Little Mac as he punches his way to the top of the various circuits and wins titles in this updating of one of Nintendo’s best-loved (and really seldom seen) franchises. If you skipped this bout before, you might want to seriously consider it now that it’s downloadable on the Wii U- and at a limited time price of $9.99 USD, it’s almost a can’t miss.

Also available this week is Atlus’ bizarre political sim Citizens of Earth, which is sure to please fans of the publisher. And rounding things out is the NES shooter S.C.A.T., which isn’t the best known game in the world, but is a pretty fun time if I remember correctly.

Not the biggest week on the eShop, but it’s certainly continuing to pick up from the post-holiday doldrums. Check out the full listing of what’s new and exciting below.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Punch-Out!! – Did you miss out on thePunch-Out!!game when it launched for the Wii console? Now you can download it in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! Little Mac is back and ready to slug his way through some of the most outlandish boxers for a chance to win the Championship Belt. Hook, jab and swing through a hilarious cast of opponents in this modern update of the classic Punch-Out!! Also, get Punch-Out!! for 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth – Get Citizens of Earth in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U andNintendo 3DS each for the introductory price of $11.99. Recruit the yoga instructor, the cop, your mom and all the other citizens to join your party and fight your battles. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • S.C.A.T. – Alien invaders have landed on Earth and seek to conquer it. In response, Earth has sent soldiers from the Special Cybernetic Attack Team (S.C.A.T.) to meet them on the battlefield. Play solo or with a friend as you battle through five stages of enemies and bosses in the name of saving humanity from total annihilation. S.C.A.T. is now available in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • It’s week two of the Throwback Sale! Save up to 50 percent on select games of past and current Nintendo console generations. This week’s sale starts at 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 22 and ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Only one week left to take advantage of deals on hit indie games with theSuper Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who already own any participating games or purchase one at full price during this promotion will receive 60 percent off other participating games.
    • Super Toy Cars is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
    • Darts Up is 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 8:59am PT on Feb. 19.

Also new this week:

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 http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu orhttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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