Nintendo Download: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, Fire Emblem Heroes, Gradius, more

Some of your favorite video game characters (and one semi-famous spaceship) are featured in this week’s Nintendo Download…

Nintendo will add Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, a portable re-release of Yoshi’s Woolly World, to the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow. Players will be able to “unravel” secrets and “weave” platforms through all of the stages found in the Wii U original, as well as several 3DS-exclusive areas starring Poochy.

But starting today, Nintendo fans who own a smartphone or tablet will be able to try out their second mobile game… Fire Emblem Heroes. Available to download on iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes is a free-to-play strategy RPG that includes characters from across the Fire Emblem universe.

Finally this week, a pair of classic games originally released for the TurboGrafx-16 are available to download on the Wii U. In Gradius, players will pilot the Vic Viper and fight back against an alien invasion. And in Bomberman ’94, players will use their bombs to blast away at everything else on the screen.

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

Nintendo Mobile

Fire Emblem Heroes – Nintendo’s hit strategy RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touchscreens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills and take them to new heights. This is your adventure – a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Available today on App Store and Google Play, this application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.

3DS eShop

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Discover a handicraft world bursting at the seams with creativity, as you guide Yarn Yoshi or Yarn Poochy through clever side-scrolling stages. Unravel secrets, toss yarn to weave platforms, and power up with woolly transformations. All stages from the Wii U version are joined by new ones starring Poochy and more Nintendo 3DS exclusive features. (Available February 3)

Lifespeed – Lifespeed is the ultimate race for survival. Battle your galactic opponents while flying at high speed through exciting tunnels. Your planet needs you!

Legna Tactics – Legna Tactica is a full-scale strategy RPG with an orthodox system where players can choose party members to join turn-based tactical battles on an isometric grid. In the lands of Feyzum, where the Kingdom of Legna is drawn into the chaos of battle against the Empire of Izmoot, Leck and his friends Miana and Astar are engaged in field training as trainee soldiers. Suddenly, it is decided that they will accompany the Hero of the Kingdom of Legna, General Varrius, and the Azure Hawk Brigade which he leads, on a mission to suppress the bandits. However, they know nothing of the inescapable destiny that awaits them…

Wii U eShop

Gradius – To save the planet in this TurboGrafx-16 space shooter, you must deploy the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper to fight the Bacterion invasion. Pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options, and shields. The Vic Viper’s target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.

Bomberman ’94 – The explosively fun Bomberman gameplay is blowing up on Wii U! Place bombs, gather power-ups, and ride different ROOI to defeat enemies and conquer stages in this classic action-packed TurboGrafx-16 game. You can even participate in tag-team matches, ensuring that you’ll have a blast!

Star Splash: Shattered Star – Swim, jump, dive, and dash to save the world with your acrobatic dolphin skills!

I C Redd – In I C REDD, you travel along an endless tunnel dodging oncoming obstacles. Turn left or right quickly to avoid getting hit, and earn points along the way.

Lucentek Beyond – Lucentek Beyond is a RPG it features a time based battle system with over 15 different spells and abilities. It has been known for some time that planet Mosoideae is in danger. The threat of invasion from the Valkuren was imminent. Using technology reversed engineered from the data taken from a Valkuren scout ship the people of Mosoideae are building up an army to search out and destgroy the Valkuren before they can destroy the planet… but are they to late?

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