Nintendo Store Update: Art of Ink tattoos DSiWare

House of Mario's latest digital update adds body-art game, Slingo Quest, and Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison to portable hub; WiiWare welcomes Play with Birds and a demo for Fast Draw Showdown.

Nintendo updated its virtual storefront today with a string of new content ranging from a tattoo game on DSiWare to a cartoon minigame bird title for WiiWare.

Leading the pack this week is Art of Ink (800 DSi points, or $8) on DSiWare. From Sabarasa, the game puts players into the shoes of a tattoo artist who is tasked with designing desirable ink patterns for many clients. Additionally, when players accrue enough fame, they will be challenged by other artists and must defeat them to become the next "tattoo master."

Also out now on DSiWare is Slingo Quest (800 DSi points, or $8). The game combines two famed games: bingo and slots, forming an all-new puzzle game. The title sports 50 levels, multiple game variations, and a number of power-ups.

Gamers can now practice their tattoo skills on the go.

The last DSiWare title out this week is Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison (500 DSi points, or $5). The game stars protagonist Roy, a man wrongly sent to jail, and it tasks players with breaking out of the prison and unraveling the mystery of Roy's life.

Switching to WiiWare, Nintendo added one new game and a demo to the download spot this week. The new game out now is Play With Birds (500 Wii points, or $5), which is a minigame-themed adventure that has players following a city bird from birth to adulthood.

The new demo out now on WiIWare is for Fast Draw Showdown. From Digital Leisure, the game has players un-holstering their Wii remotes as quickly and accurately as possible to remain standing following shoot-outs.

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No, f*** that. I want the 3DS eShop.