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Super Thunder Blade and Attack on Titan arrive in the Nintendo Download

This week’s updating of the eShop is a pretty good one, with the 3DS’ Attack on Titan game hitting along with the Sega 3D Classics version of Super Thunder Blade.

One of my favorite games from the Genesis era, Super Thunder Blade is a real classic of Sega’s and it’s nice to see it back in any capacity. The fact that we’re getting not just a Virtual Console release out of it, but a Sega 3D Classic, is just icing on the cake. If you’re not familiar with the game, think verticle-scrolling shooter with an awesome helicopter loaded for bear with weaponry and you have a good idea of what to expect.

Attack on Titan also comes to the Nintendo handheld this week via Humanity in Chains. The game sets you up on the Scout Regiment from the popular anime and tasks you with defending the Walls alongside members of the TV show’s roster. There’s also a multiplayer component in this one, so you can team up with a buddy and take on the monstrous Titans together.

Puzzler/platformer Nihilumbra also arrives this week, but for the Wii U. You play as a being born from the Void named… Born. Your quest? Find out the purpose of your actual existence. While the story is far out, the gameplay is pretty different too. You’ll be painting the world with your hands to change its properties.

And finally, an oldie but a goodie, New Super Mario Bros from the DS is now available upon the Wii U’s Virtual Console.

So there you have the big names out this week Nintendo fans, scroll on down as always to see the rest.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • 3D Thunder Blade – Blast through the skies in this re-mastered classic from SEGA. Control your helicopter and destroy enemies while navigating skylines, treacherous caves and enemy bases. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains – Join Eren, Mikasa and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you can’t do it alone, recruit your friends and go Titan hunting through the online co-op mode. As the footsteps of the Titans grow closer, will you hide in fear or become humanity’s last hope? Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Nihilumbra – Nihilumbra is a puzzle platformer that tells the story of Born, a being from the Void that wants to find the meaning of its own existence. Each color you find in the game will allow you to paint the landscape with your hands, altering its properties. Purchase Nihilumbra for the introductory price of $7.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Ultratron – Experience the fun game play of this old-school arcade favorite, updated for the 21st century, with unique upgrades, player-responsive difficulty and a subtle tactics system. Purchase Ultratron for the introductory price of $8.49 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 26. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mega Man Battle Network 3 White & Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue – Lan and Mega Man are ready to prove they’re the strongest in the next tournament! But there seems to be a more sinister plan behind the event. Game content is the same for Mega Man Battle Network 3 White and Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, but NetNavi chips and other items may differ.
    • New Super Mario Bros. – This Nintendo DS game introduced the now-classic New Super Mario Bros. series! Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser Jr. … again! Run, jump and stomp your way across eight worlds as you smash through your foes and save the day. And then take a break from the adventure to play mini-games in four fun-filled categories.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (free with digital game purchase)
    • Pushmo: Mallo & Friends
    • SEGA 3D Classics Fantasy Zone
    • SEGA 3D Classics Space Harrier

Price reduction:

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 or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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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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