Nintendo Download: Paper Mario Color Splash, Mario Vs Donkey Kong 2, Mega Man X2, more

The Nintendo eShop is gets colorful this week with the latest entry in the Paper Mario franchise and two classics from Nintendo’s archives.

Paper Mario: Color Splash will be available for the Wii U tomorrow, and it’ll be the last Nintendo-published game until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s release next week. But Wii U owners will get a big adventure to keep them busy until then as Color Splash tasks Mario with restoring the color to Prism Island with his fancy new Paint Hammer… Mario must be a fan of Splatoon.

If you’re looking to download something today, Nintendo has added two new Virtual Console titles to the Nintendo eShop. Mario Vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis was originally released for the DS in 2006, and the action-puzzler is now available to download for the Wii U. Meanwhile, Mega Man X2, arguably the best game in the Mega Man X series, originally launched for the Super NES in 1994 and it’s now available on the 3DS.

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

Wii U eShop

Paper Mario: Color Splash – A mystery’s afoot on Prism Island and only Mario can solve it by restoring the land’s vanishing colors with his new Paint Hammer. Puzzling battles await, but never fear – there’s always a clever way to deal out the powerful Battle Cards up his sleeve. These fresh layers of strategy make this one of the most action-packed Paper Mario adventures ever! (Available October 7)

Mario Vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis – It’s opening day of the new Super Mini Mario World theme park, and Donkey Kong has kidnapped the guest of honor Pauline. In this Nintendo DS action puzzler, it’s up to you and an army of freshly assembled Mini Mario toys to rescue her. Guide your Mini Marios through more than 80 perilous stages while looking out for mini-minions.

Ninja Pizza Girl – In the traffic-choked cities of the not too distant future there is only one way to deliver a pizza across town in 30 minutes or less – underpaid teenage ninjas! Ninja Pizza Girl tells the story of Gemma, a sixteen-year-old girl working as a pizza delivery ninja for her father’s independent Pizzeria. In a world where slums teeter on top of skyscrapers, where powerful mega-corporations exploit the poor and where quality pizza is hard to come by, Gemma must fight to keep her ideals, her family and their business intact in face of the most merciless enemies known to any teenage girl – other teenagers.

Act It Out! A Game of Charades – Choose from over 1500 secret phrases to act out from categories including film, music and video games. More than just acting, you can even sing, draw using the Wii U GamePad or describe the hidden phrases! (Available October 10)

Hurry Up! Bird Hunter – Hunt as many birds as possible before the time runs out. With several different types of objectives, you are given a unique and challenging variety from start to finish. Look, aim and fire! Feel like a real hunter thanks to the precision of the Wii Remote and Wii Zapper. It is also compatible with Wii U GamePad that supports Off-TV Play.

Skorb – Enjoy a relaxing trip through each level or hone your speed-running and route optimization skills to compete for the fastest times in the world. Experience the unqiue visual and aural aesthetic of Skorb, only for the Nintendo Wii U!

Psibo – Psibo is a game that mashes together mechanics of many timeless arcade classics in a new, sleek form. Fight your way through the hexagonal defense systems of the universe in the original levels, or try to get the highest score in the endless mode!

3DS eShop

Mega Man X2 – Fresh from defeating Sigma and his Mavericks, Mega Man X tracks down the remaining rogue Reploids to an abandoned factory where they are continuing their rebellion. While Mega Man X is kept busy by eight new Mavericks, a new threat plots to resurrect a secret weapon that is all too familiar.

Epic Word Search Holiday Special – Epic Word Search puzzles are huge… and they’re back in this brand new collection of seasonal puzzles!

Pixel Hunter – Pixel Hunter is 3D side-scroller game, designed in Voxel and 8-Bit style. The game is about a hunter, whose weapons were stolen by different animals. His only thought is to return them all.

Psycho Pigs – Psycho Pigs is an arena-based bombing action game remake of the 1987 classic Jaleco game! There are a wide variety of bombs and power up items that you can use to ham it up! “Hit and Don’t Get Hit” is the aim of the game so use the arena’s properties to your advantage, such as hiding in the bushes to sneak up on your foes.

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