Weekly Nintendo Shop Update — January 19, 2012

This week, Nintendo is offering something for everyone, like the GameBoy classic Lock’N Chase, offering a vast gameplay experience. There’s also Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors, a delightful RPG with beautiful PS One style graphics. In all seriousness, the clear winner this week is Gaia’s Moon (pictured left), a $2 DSiWare adventure that seems to use the magic carpet ride level from SNES Disney’s Aladdin as the foundation of an entire game — and I’m all for that.

As mentioned, a free demo of Resident Evil Revelations is now available for the 3DS on the Nintendo eShop. The game will be available in February.

For more information about this week’s titles, continue reading the official press release below:

[Nintendo eShop:
Lock'N Chase - This classic arcade game invites you to play as a thief who's trying to score big by collecting his weight in gold. Duck in and out of alleys while scooping up coins along the way. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

WiiWare™:
Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors - The legend of Stonekeep requires a new hero: you. Explore creepy dungeons, defeat monsters and take their loot in this fantasy RPG. (For Wii™)

Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare™
Gaia's Moon - Something strange is causing changes to the balance of energy in Gaia. Use your skills to discover who's behind these changes and return harmony to the Gaia system. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)

Nintendo eShop:
Resident Evil® Revelations (demo version) - An abandoned cruise ship holds the secret to a global bio-terrorism conspiracy in Resident Evil Revelations. A demo version is now available in the Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

• Anne's Doll Studio: Gothic Collection (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.]

-NintendoPR

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