Nintendo Download: Bravely Second, Another Round of SNES Classics on 3DS, more

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It’s a big day for the Nintendo eShop as more than a dozen new titles are now available to download through the digital storefront on the 3DS and Wii U.

Leading the way is tomorrow’s release of Bravely Second: End Layer, an RPG sequel from Square Enix that continues the story they began to tell in Bravely Default. Designed as a throwback to the turn-based RPGs of old, Bravely Second asks 3DS owners to rescue Agnes Oblige and save the kingdom of Luxendarc.

Speaking of throwbacks, Nintendo is flooding their Virtual Console service with new releases this week. The 3DS eShop is now home to a trio of certifiable Super NES classics… The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. Meanwhile, Wii U owners can now download Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, a DS game that took the world by storm back in 2006.

Finally this week, Bandai Namco’s Lost Reavers, a free-to-play co-op game for up to four players, is now available in a “Beta Test Version.” Wii U owners can put it to the test now ahead of its full release on April 28.

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

Wii U eShop

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! – When first released for the Nintendo DS system, the Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day game took the world by storm. The game is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players flex their mental muscles. Inspired by the research of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, Brain Age presents quick mental activities that help keep your mind in shape.

Asdivine Hearts – Travel alongside four companions (and a cat!) to restore the light in the world in a fantasy RPG boasting animated turn-based battles, plenty of sub-quests and many more intriguing challenges.

Lost Reavers (Beta Test Version) – Get a first look at Lost Reavers, a free-to-play four-player co-op game. The Open Beta is now available to play. Download it now, and make sure to come back when the full service launches for free on April 28.

Draw 2 Survive – Can you draw a circle? Can you draw a straight line? Can you scribble? Then you can survive, at least for a little while, in this fast paced game of quick reflexes and split second decisions.

Slots: Pharaoh’s Riches – Pharaoh’s Riches brings all the fun and excitement of Las Vegas style slots to your Wii U!

Dodge Club Party – The interactive installation that toured across North American art galleries, night clubs, and festivals can be enjoyed by anyone for the first time, exclusively on Wii U! Dodge Club Party is a frantic multiplayer free-for-all in an impressively micro 16×16 pixel arena — pumped up to the size of your TV screen. Will you mischievously sabotage other players to be the last one standing? Or perhaps you can all work as a team for the highest score of the night! Once the red hot fireball is let loose, anything goes!

Paranautical Activity – Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.

3DS eShop

Bravely Second: End Layer – Steel yourself for the next evolution of the series that reinvented turn-based RPGs – the successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game. Agnes Oblige has been imprisoned, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to the hero, Yew, to save her! Form the ultimate team and strategy, then risk it all in this fast, fresh RPG. (Available April 15)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.

Super Metroid – The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.

Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei – Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei features branching story paths that present themselves during battle based on the choices you make. Will your heroic deeds blaze a righteous path to glory or will your villainous treachery lead you down the road to ruin? The balance of the fates hangs heavy as your choices define the course of battle! Forge your legendary command skills in the fires of war! (Available April 19)

Super Strike Beach Volleyball – Hit the beach for some high-octane volleyball action! Train your character to become the best in Campaign Mode! See how many opponents you can defeat in a row in Survivor Mode! Play at your own pace and relax in Free Play Mode! With eight characters to choose from – each with their own unique Super Shot – you’re free to mix and match to make the ultimate beach volleyball duo! Can you defeat your rivals to become King of the Beach? It’s up to you!

Excave III : Tower of Destiny – Excave III : Tower of Destiny is a classic Japanese style dungeon crawler with the heroine Scarlett taking on huge hordes of enemies in a climb up through the Fantasy Tower.

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