Nintendo Download: July 4, 2013 – Pilotwings, Sonic Drift 2, Mighty Switch Force Sales, & More!

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Happy Independence Day to all our readers from the United States!

Even though it is a holiday here in the US, the new downloadable games keep coming. However, it does look like the ones who decide these games have taken the entire week off work. I’m just saying…

In what has become a trend the last few weeks, we have one lonely game for the Wii U eShop. This week is the Virtual Console title Pilotwings. Over on the handheld side, things get bigger, but not necessarily better. Of course, that all depends on who you ask. If you are a DSi owner, they it is definitely worse, because you get nothing. Sorry. The new games for 3DS this week are split between Virtual Console and new titles. Virtual Console games include Sonic Drift 2, Vampire Master of Darkness, and G-LOC Air Battle. The new titles are Deer Hunting King and Fishdom H20: Hidden Odyssey. We also get a free demo of CRAZY CONSTRUCTION.

Other than the new games, there are several eShop sales going on right now. These include discounts on two Mighty Switch Force titles, Order Up!!, and Planet Crashers. Full details are below.

That wraps it up for this Independence Day edition of the Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of all the releases and prices below, along with the official press release information, straight from Nintendo of America. And be sure to let us know what game(s) or apps get you excited to play. Let us know in the comments below or in our forums!

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Pilotwings ($7.99) – Join the Flight Club to take to the skies and experience a variety of aerial activities. Take off and pilot a biplane through rings along a predetermined flight path, or drift serenely in a hang glider, catching thermal currents to gain altitude. In either case, just be sure to stick the landing. Strap on the rocket belt to blast your way around an obstacle course. If that’s not enough, reach maximum velocity as you tackle a skydiving lesson at 3,800 feet. Complete specific objectives within a set time limit to score points and obtain certification in eight different lessons. Your goals will become more challenging, and weather conditions will make controlling your vehicle more difficult as you progress. If you succeed, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to pilot an attack helicopter on a daring rescue mission.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Sonic Drift 2 ($3.99) – Start your engines and prepare for the race of your life! Choose from seven of your favorite Sonic characters including Sonic, Knuckles, and Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) and race your way across 17 courses in the ultimate Chaos Grand Prix. You can also challenge a friend via local two-player multiplayer. Use each racer’s special ability to gain an edge over the competition and win the fabled Chaos Emeralds!
  • Vampire Master of Darkness ($4.99) – The shadow of Dracula has spread across Victorian England, cursing the land and its people. In your quest to stop this evil from spreading, make your way through strange and forbidding streets and collect different weapons to aid you against his army of monsters. Find Dracula, the Master of Darkness, and rescue England from his terrifying grasp!
  • G-LOC Air Battle ($3.99) – Strap yourself in and take to the skies in G-LOC Air Battle. Dive, climb and bank as you outmaneuver enemy pilots and blow them out of the sky with your impressive arsenal. There are nine different air, land and sea missions. You can even challenge a friend via local two-player multiplayer! Gain experience with every mission and equip yourself with more powerful weapons and armor in order to destroy the Future World Army and bring peace back to the skies.
  • Deer Hunting King ($4.99) – In Deer Hunting King, you can hunt for wild animals that throb with vitality and life amid the vast backdrop of the natural world. Use a crossbow, a rifle, or a shotgun as you hunt for deer, raptors, bears, and more.
  • Fishdom H20: Hidden Odyssey ($4.99) – Help Jennifer, a young marine biologist, win the Best Aquarium Award. Dive to the bottom of the sea and find various hidden items in numerous eye-teasing locations. Get cash for them to buy cute sea creatures and beautiful ornaments to create three unique aquariums. Choose from tons of accessories and supplies to make the life of your exotic swimming pets fun and comfortable. Become a genuine aquarist, polish your design skills and win trophies in this dazzling hidden object spin-off of the original Fishdom.
  • CRAZY CONSTRUCTION – demo version (FREE) – Build a tower higher and higher by stacking objects of all shapes and sizes together in any way you can. Balance telephone boxes, road cones, televisions, desks, chairs, curling stones – more than 100 in total – in a giant pile to reach the goal line. Build past mutant birds, hurricane winds and black holes sent by the evil Crash Construction Company as they try to bring your tower crashing down.

Discounts and Sales

  • Mighty Switch Force! – To celebrate the recent launch of Mighty Switch Force! 2, WayForward is dropping the price of Mighty Switch Force! Download the game from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a discounted price of $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on July 11.
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition – Enter the mechanical, shape-shifting, dimension-switching world of Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition and blow crime away. Download the game from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a discounted price of $6.67 until 9 a.m. PT on July 11.
  • Order Up!! – Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch chef and restaurateur as you prepare all manner of exotic meals on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up inOrder Up!! Download the game from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a discounted price of $4.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22.
  • Planet Crashers – In Planet Crashers, fully explore a massive universe filled with danger and adventure. Download the game from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a discounted price of $4.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 8 until 9 a.m. PT on July 22.

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About the author:

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.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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