Nintendo Download: Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, Pokken Tournament demo, more

After launching Miitomo, the Nintendo Account service, and the My Nintendo rewards program, this week’s Nintendo Download is a bit on the slim side. But 3DS and Wii U owners will be able to browse a completely revamped Nintendo eShop through Nintendo.com starting this week, so I guess that’s something.

Leading things off this week is Lovely Planet, a speedrunning first person shooter for the Wii U that takes place in a colorful world that bears a slight resemblence to the Katamari Damacy franchise. Developed by QuickTequila, Lovely Planet may look cute and cuddly, but it’s said to include a “brutal” interior that players may be surprised to discover.

Also available this week, just in time for Opening Day, is Mario Super Sluggers. Originally released for the Wii back in 2008, Wii U owners will be able to download it now and play the grand old game with Mario and all his friends.

Finally this week, Wii U owners who haven’t tried Pokken Tournament yet can grab a downloadable demo of the game from the Wii U eShop.

A few other games were added to the Nintendo eShop this week and a complete look at all of them can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Lovely Planet – With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet. (Available April 5)

Mario Super Sluggers – Missed out on this fun Wii game? You can now download it directly on the Wii U system! Rookies and veterans alike will be swinging for the fences in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote controller like a bat, or use a pitching motion to test your strike power from the mound. Play ball with up to four players, and select from nine unique stadiums – everything from an ice-filled castle to an urban cityscape.

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus – Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus fuses together action adventure and RPG elements with lavish visuals to create a nostalgic world unlike anything you’ve seen before. Navigate your way through hordes of nefarious monsters and massive boss battles in retro pixelated 2D glory! Solve puzzles, converse with locals and gain skills to restore hope to the once peaceful Exidus.

PixlCross – PixlCross is a nonogram puzzle game (eg Picross) where you use hints to fill in a grid and reveal a hidden image. With 150+ puzzles and 4 levels of difficulty, there’s a diverse array of content with puzzles spanning from 5×5 to 35×35. But don’t worry, you won’t have to solve the big ones all in one go. PixlCross saves each move and allows you to jump back in whenever you want. If you ever get stuck, the hint system can get you back on your way.

6-Hand Video Poker – Bring all the fun and excitement of casino-style Las Vegas video poker to your Wii U! Just like the video poker you play in the casino, only better! Featuring multiple hands, unlimited play, a realistic pay-table and a moving Las Vegas theme. 6-Hand Video Poker is a good bet!

Now I Know My ABCs – Now I Know My ABCs is a fun and interactive way to learn the alphabet. Using the Touch Screen on the Wii U GamePad your goal is to write every letter in both lowercase and uppercase.

3DS eShop

Justice Chronicles – Kline, a novice High Beast Knight is sent on reconnaissance into Laft, the Earth-Depths, where he comes across Alia, a Battle Maiden who has suffered terrible injuries and is close to death. In order to help her, he forms a partnership with the God of Death, Rooselevy. Alia lives, but in return the young knight must give up his life…

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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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