Nintendo Download: August 8, 2013 – Mario & Luigi, DuckTales, SteamWorld Dig, Spin the Bottle, Tangram Style & More!

What’s new this week on the Nintendo Download? The big news is Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which hits the 3DS eShop this Sunday, August 11. Coming to Nintendo’s newest home console the Wii U is DuckTales: Remastered, and Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party. Over on the 3DS eShop, we will get SteamWorld Dig, Smash Bowling 3D, and Tangram Style.

Of all the new games, we are definitely most excited about Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, DuckTales: Remastered and SteamWorld Dig. The solo Virtual Console title Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire should make RPG fans happy. The others could be hit or miss, so if we end up getting review copies, we will let you know what we think.  Sorry I couldn’t resist this easy pun.  Oppa Tangram Style!

The only other thing Nintendo worth sharing is that escapeVektor is 50% off for the next two weeks on the 3DS eShop.  This is an award-winning and critically acclaimed game, so definitely check it out if you do not have it already.

That wraps it up for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of all the releases, game details, 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

  • DuckTales: Remastered ($14.99) –  DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Embark on an authentic Disney adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five legendary treasures. *Available 8/13/13*
  • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party ($8.99) – Turn off your TV, get your friends and family together, sit in a circle around the Wii U GamePad and play Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party. Look at each other, do silly challenges, have fun and get a little closer.
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire ($7.99) – It’s the Second Han Dynasty and China is on the verge of collapse. Infighting among the court families and the emergence of powerful warlords dominate the landscape. The struggle for power has brought an era known as the Three Kingdoms. As a ruler during these difficult times, it’s up to you to unify a country torn apart by rebellion.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Smash Bowling 3D ($4.99) – Get ready to smash the boundaries of handheld bowling with Smash Bowling 3D on the Nintendo 3DS from Big John Games.  Smash Bowling 3D provides an incredibly accurate interface to apply aim, ball spin, power, and positioning. Two control styles are available: Buttons mode to quickly dial in your shot parameters, and Touch mode which uses the stylus to completely customize your bowling release.
  • SteamWorld Dig ($8.99) – SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure. Take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives to an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…
  • Tangram Style ($6.99) – Through an incredible journey in the tropical jungle, resolve the mysteries of the “forgotten tangrams” and retrieve all the lost idols of the ancient Maya civilization.  In Tangram Style, resolve more than 600 tangrams though 4 different game modes and collect the many trophies hidden in the forgotten temples’ ruins.

 

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About the author:

Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

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