Nintendo Download: Runner 2, Retro City Rampage, Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, more


It’s another big week for Nintendo’s download services… and we even get another Wii U game.

That game is Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. The platformer, which stars everyone’s favorite monochrome mascot, CommanderVideo, is available today is both demo and full version form.

Also available this week is Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. The 3DS side-story that bridges the gap between the two Lords of Shadow games on the PS3/Xbox 360 is available now as a demo, with the full game set to hit the 3DS eShop on Tuesday, March 5.

Finally, this week finally marks the release of Retro City Rampage on the Wii Shop Channel. An 8-bit-styled, open-world game reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto’s early days, Retro City Rampage on the Wii includes the special “ROM City Rampage” mode, which morphs the game into a true 8-bit adventure that would have worked on the NES.

Hit the jump for more details on all of these games as well as three other additions to this week’s Nintendo Download.

Wii U eShop

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Runner 2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality. Runner 2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!

3DS eShop

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate – Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel’s descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to avenge the death of his mother, at the hands of his own father, who has now returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont now stands a powerful vampire called Dracula. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between Father and Son!

Coaster Creator 3D – Build your own roller coasters using fast and intuitive touch screen drawing and editing controls. Then jump right into a coaster cart seat to experience the ride in thrilling 3D.

Mahjong Mysteries: Ancient Athena – Follow the trail of ancient heroes, past the Oracle of Delphi and the Theatre of Dionysus to experience the mystery of the Gods of Olympus! Discover the treasures of this once magnificent culture. Don’t let your guard down though: you’re not alone! Only by correctly combining the symbols will you complete all 300 Mahjong levels. Play in Adventure Mode, choose your favourite board in classic Mahjong and try one of 10 variations. Enjoy the mystic atmosphere.

Wii Shop Channel

Retro City Rampage – Cruise through the open-world in stolen vehicles while outrunning the law and mowing down fellow citizens! Jump on pedestrians for coins, or use them for target practice with over 25 weapons and power-ups! WHOA!


Easter Eggztravaganza – Everywhere in this amazing Easter Wonderland is crammed full of Easter Eggs, Bunnies, Candy and Fabulous Toys. Play captivating mini games such as spot-the-difference, jigsaw puzzles and many more in an Easter Eggztravaganza for all the family to enjoy…

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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