Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Nov. 17, 2016: Time to Catch ’em All!

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

    • Pokémon
      and Pokémon
      – Embark on a new adventure and catch, battle and
      trade new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region.
      Discover Z-Moves and unleash these intense attacks in battle. Call
      upon Pokémon with Poké Ride to discover new areas across the
      region and take on the Island Challenge Trials to become the
      Pokémon Champion! Who are you going to choose as your partner
      Pokémon: Rowlet, Litten or Popplio? The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon
      games will be available on Nov. 18. Until then, don’t
      forget you can download the Pokémon
      and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version
      and meet
      the Pokémon that can be found in the full versions of the games.
      Ash-Greninja, the Pokémon that appears alongside Ash in the
      animated TV series Pokémon the Series: XYZ, will also
      appear as a member of your team and can be transferred to the full
      version of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon once
      purchased when the games launch Nov. 18.
    • Swapdoodle
      – The Swapdoodle game is an easy way to write messages,
      draw 3D pictures and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends.
      Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of
      played games and your Mii character. You can also purchase in-game
      add-on packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!
  • Wii Retail on Wii U

    • Wario
      Land: Shake It
      – Wario returns to form, with all the
      jumping, power-dashing and butt-stomping we’ve come to expect.
      With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways, veterans and
      newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic
      side-scrolling stages. By shaking the Wii Remote, you can shake
      down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags and even cause
      in-game earthquakes. Purchase and download this vibrant Wii
      console platformer on the Wii U console today!
  • Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Excitebike
      – Grind your way through the extreme sport of
      motocross and attempt more than a dozen outrageous tricks, such as
      heel clickers, cliffhangers and bar hops. Select from six
      different riders – each with her or his own unique style – and
      race across 20 stadium tracks and outdoor courses. You can also
      create your very own courses or race against up to four friends
      (additional controllers required for multiplayer mode; sold

Nintendo eShop sales:


  • My Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes – This holiday season, My
    Nintendo members have a chance to win big! Members can enter the My
    Nintendo Holiday Sweepstakes now through 2 p.m. PT on Nov. 21 simply
    by choosing the five gifts that top their wish lists this year. Not a
    member yet? Sign up for free and then enter the sweepstakes. Head to
    to learn more and enter.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of
the US (incl. DC), 13 years or older. Promotion begins 2:00 PM PT on
11/14/16 and ends 2:00 PM PT on 11/21/16. To enter, vote for your top 5
Nintendo products as stated in Official Rules. Eight winners will each
receive one prize package (ARV US $242.96–292.96). For Official Rules,
Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:

    • Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon
      – Available Nov. 18
    • Pokémon Solgaleo/Lunala – Available Nov. 18

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 Nintendo eShop on the Wii U
console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii Shop
Channel for the Wii console.

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 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.
Click here
for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

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

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