US Nintendo downloads: Mario Golf, Lego Lord of the Rings demo

All this week's download content

This week's US Nintendo update kicks off a string of major NES Virtual Console releases coming to 3DS before the New Year.


Mario Golf is this week's game, with five more titles due by December 27 including Zelda II, Castlevania: The Adventure and Ninja Gaiden.

This week's update also brings a demo for the 3DS version of Lego Lord of the Rings.

Here's the full list:

Nintendo eShop
Mario Golf - The stakes are high in the race to become the Grand Champion of golf. Four Club Champs stand in your way, and you'll have to defeat them all to get a shot at playing the most famous golfer in the land. (For Nintendo 3DS)

LEGO The Lord of the Rings (demo version) - Embark on a heroic quest to destroy the One Ring and relive the epic events of The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, all with the humor and excitement of LEGO play. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo Video
Meat or Die: Helena - The newest episode of Meat or Die, the hilarious hit series from Nintendo Video, premieres Oct. 12. Don't miss Yans & Gans as they employ a mysterious force in their never-ending (and never-successful) quest for meat. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop + Nintendo DSiWare
Robot Rescue 2 - Your mission is to navigate a cadre of codependent robots through an evil computer labyrinth that's brimming with deadly traps. At certain points you'll need to repaint your robots by stepping on a special tile in order to change their color. (Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Nintendo eShop
Spirit Hunters Inc. Videos - During the next few weeks, a series of videos in the Nintendo eShop will give players a special look at Spirit Hunters Inc. This week, learn how Nic uses his Shadow abilities in a battle, and catch the first installment of the "How to Play" series. These videos will get you ready to hunt the ghostly spirits all around you. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
Crazy Kangaroo (Nintendo eShop)
Nurikabe by Nikoli (Nintendo eShop)
THE LAST BLADE 2 (Virtual Console for Wii)

Screenshots and trailers are through here.