Nintendo Download – July 5, 2012

The Nintendo eShop “8-bit Summer” starts today! Combine that with the normal release list for the Nintendo Download, and we get a ton of games. Are you ready for this?

In a rather unfortunate turn for 3DS early adopters, the 8-bit Summer starts with two NES titles already released as a part of the Ambassador program — The Legend of Zelda and NES Open Tournament Golf. As far as new games go, Family Tennis 3D and Akari by Nikoli are now available on the 3DS eShop. Also, Heroes of Ruin gets a free demo, and Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword gets a price drop for the weekend!

That brings us to the remaining DSiWare and Wii games. You can download the DSiWare titles Topoloco and 3, 2, 1… WordsUp! on either your DSi or 3DS. If you are looking for something for your home console, your Wii Points can be spent on Let’s Create! Pottery for WiiWare or 2020 SUPER BASEBALL for Wii Virtual Console.

What do you think of this week’s releases? What game gets you excited to play? Let us know in the comments below or in our forums! Be sure to check out the price list and official press release below, and let us know if you download a game/app and what you think.

3DS eShop

  • The Legend of Zelda ($4.99)
  • NES Open Tournament Golf ($4.99)
  • Family Tennis 3D ($6.99)
  • Akari by Nikoli ($4.99)
  • Demo: Heroes of Ruin (FREE)
  • On Sale July 6-8, 2012: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword ($4.99)

DSiWare (3DS/DSi)

  • Topoloco ($4.99 / 500 Points)
  • 3, 2, 1… WordsUp! ($1.99 / 200 Points)
Wii Shop
  • Let’s Create! Pottery (500 Points)
  • 2020 SUPER BASEBALL (900 Points)


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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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