Just because we pre-empted this week's Nintendo Download for some special Mass Effect 3 news doesn't make it any less exciting and important.


Does Mass Effect 3 have music from The Shins? Not unless it's a very special episode of Mass Effect 3. Does it have an exclusive interview with Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector? Not that I've seen, though perhaps they'll add that in DLC.

You can't create works of art in Mass Effect 3. You certainly can't be a penguin.

Why did that game get such good reviews anyway? Seems to me like they left a great deal out of it. Hmph.

Anyway, here's what Mass Effect 3 doesn't have this week:



TNT Racers
Platform: WiiWare
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Have you got what it takes to outrun your rivals? TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks N Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets! One powerful adrenaline kick is guaranteed. Grab yourself TNT Racers today and let your competitors eat the dust!


Colors! 3D
Platform: 3DS
Price: $6.99
Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! 3D is tailored for touch screen devices, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.


Penguin Patrol
Platform: 3DS / DSi
Price: $1.99 / 200 DSi Points
Waddle We Do?! Baby penguins have been stranded on thin ice by the evil (but oddly stylish) Walrus, and it's up to the Penguin Patrol to rescue them! Encounter several types of penguins, such as the stubborn Bratty Penguin or the sleepy Fatty Penguin, as you trek across over 75 puzzling levels. But watch out! With each step you take, the thin ice behind you breaks. Without careful planning, you could cut off your own escape route! Featuring a charming pixel art style, delightful music, and thoughtfully designed levels, Penguin Patrol will entice players of all ages.

Video (3DS)


Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Tune in to Nintendo Show 3D for an exclusive interview with Warren Spector, creator of the Disney Epic Mickey franchise.


Worldwide Exclusive
Premiere "The Rifle's Spiral" by The Shins (available April 6)
The band's jaw-dropping new video for "The Rifle's Spiral" was directed by Jamie Caliri. Don't miss his stop-motion animation masterpiece off the band's new album, Port of Morrow.

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