Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors Legends, SNES Classics on 3DS, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, more

It’s time to check in with some classic characters in this week’s Nintendo Download.

After 30 years and more than a dozen games, the cast of characters from the Legend of Zelda franchise has reached massive proportions… and nearly all of them make an appearance in the 3DS re-release of Hyrule Warriors. Now known as Hyrule Warriors Legends, the portable game introduces several new characters (including Linkle, Link’s female counterpart) and a new level based on The Wind Waker. It’ll be available through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow.

Elsewhere on the 3DS eShop, a trio of Super NES classics are now available to download for the New 3DS. Donkey Kong Country is one of the most visually impressive side-scrollers of the 90s; Super Mario Kart started the whole kart racing genre; and EarthBound is a great RPG that’s even more beloved today.

If you’re looking for a new game for your Wii U, have no fear, more classic characters are here. Yoshi’s Nintendo 64 adventure, Yoshi’s Story, is now available through the Wii U eShop. As is, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut, WayForward’s hair-raising side-scroller.

More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut – Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut brings hair-whipping, belly-dancing action to the Wii U console. The most popular game in the Shantae series now has HD illustrations, a Magic Mode Costume, and new Warp System.

Yoshi’s Story – Baby Bowser has taken the Super Happy Tree and put a spell on Yoshi Island. In this charming Nintendo 64 game, it’s up to a few remaining Yoshi characters to restore everything to its rightful place as they run, ground-pound, flutter-jump, throw eggs and traverse a colorful storybook-looking world. Complete a course in Story Mode, and then best your high score in Trial Mode.

Infinity Runner – The Infinity is the largest spaceship ever built by man-kind; flung into the void of space to secure humanity a new home amongst the stars. However, instead of discovering paradise, the inhabitants of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long forgotten nightmare. Deep inside this leviathan something terrible hunts, out of myth and legend the last werewolf stalks the ship. Infinity Runner centres on a prisoner desperately trying to escape the decaying ship and the clutches of the terror within. In Infinity Runner, the player controls the protagonist, the prisoner, from a first-person perspective as he is challenged to escape from the gargantuan spaceship.

3DS eShop

Hyrule Warriors Legends – Cut down entire legions of enemies as fan-favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda series using powerful moves, as the Hyrule Warriors game comes to the Nintendo 3DS system. Control multiple characters to enhance your strategies, and enjoy new story elements with playable characters from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, such as Tetra and King Daphnes. Take advantage of an epic discount when you buy all DLC packs in a single purchase with the Legends of Hyrule Season Pass, sold separately. You’ll also get an exclusive The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker-themed Ganondorf costume for immediate use in the game, then download the additional DLC packs as they become available throughout the year.

Donkey Kong Country – The Super NES masterpiece is now on New Nintendo 3DS! Play more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus levels of platforming action. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, the dynamic duo of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong will prove to be an unstoppable force.

Super Mario Kart – Take to the roads with your favorite Mario characters in the first game of this iconic series! Super Mario Kart offers crazy tracks that will test your gears. Use classic power-ups and gain the advantage to make it to the finish line.

EarthBound – Intergalactic terror strikes the small town of Onett as a blazing extraterrestrial object crashes in the night. Earth now faces imminent destruction by the universal evil threat, Giygas. A courageous boy named Ness and his three friends vow to save the planet from hideous destruction. Acclaimed RPG EarthBound is a great game to take on the go.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 2 – Enjoy a realistic train driving experience whenever you want, with powerful combustion-engine train sounds and beautiful 3D visuals of observation deck video! A journey by local rail through Gifu prefecture, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago. In the third volume, you’ll drive the distance from Minami Kariyasu Station to Yamada Station.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 – Enjoy a realistic train driving experience whenever you want, with powerful combustion-engine train sounds and beautiful 3D visuals of observation deck video! A journey by local rail through Gifu prefecture, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago. In the third volume, you’ll drive the distance from Minami Kariyasu Station to Yamada Station.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 – Enjoy a realistic train driving experience whenever you want, with powerful combustion-engine train sounds and beautiful 3D visuals of observation deck video! A journey by local rail through Gifu prefecture, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago. In the third volume, you’ll drive the distance from Minami Kariyasu Station to Yamada Station.

Witch & Hero 2 – To save the lost witch and hero from the demon lord, the little witch and little hero get to fight again! Witch and Hero 2 is an action game that controls both little witch and little hero at the same time.

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