Nintendo Download: August 15, 2013 – Blacklist, Galaga, Donkey Kong, & More!

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Today’s Nintendo Download is full of new and classic games, great sales, and something for the little child in your family. In total, we have two games on Wii U, five on the 3DS, and two Wii U games on sale. Let’s jump right in!

First up is the Wii U eShop. Both Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Galaga are hitting the eShop soon. Blacklist will hit on August 20, and Galaga will be available today. Also, on the Wii U, we have two great sales. To celebrate the new DLC pack for Runner 2, the main game is on sale for only $11.25. Another game on an even bigger sale is Trine 2: Director’s Cut, which is chopped down by $12.00 to only $7.99.

Over on the handheld side, we are getting a mix of titles all available today. Donkey Kong makes his appearance in the classic title for the 3DS Virtual Console. Also available are 10-in-1: Arcade Collection, Barbie: Groom & Glam Pups, Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, and My Western Horse 3D. Grab one of these for yourself or the little child in your family.

That’s it 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

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist ($59.99) – The United States is being threatened with a terror ultimatum known as the Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks. Sam Fisher is the only agent with the authority to hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary. The countdown has begun. *Available on Aug. 20.*
  • Galaga ($4.99) – In this arcade classic, move right and left to defend against the missiles and attacks of the Galaga aliens. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of attack patterns. Rescue a captured fighter to combine with it, forming a Dual Fighter with twice the firepower. Earn perfect bonuses more easily by using a Dual Fighter on the Challenging Stages.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Donkey Kong ($4.99) – Donkey Kong has kidnapped Pauline, and it is up to Mario, the fearless carpenter, to come to her rescue. Throwing fate to the wind, Mario tries desperately to climb the labyrinth of structural beams from the top of which Donkey Kong taunts him. Help our hero ascend the metal structure by dodging an assortment of fireballs, steel beams, and exploding barrels the angry ape hurls at him. Prepare yourself for a never-ending adventure as Donkey Kong takes Pauline away to the next level every time Mario gets to the top. Based on the arcade game of the same name, this classic will keep hardcore and casual gamers entertained for hours.
  • 10-in-1: Arcade Collection ($2.99) – Ten minigames filled with retro arts, music, sound effects and fun. One hundred levels filled with a host of enemies to destroy. Dozens of collectable items and power-ups are waiting to help you achieve victory.
  • Barbie: Groom & Glam Pups ($29.99) – Barbie Groom and Glam Pups is a virtual pet game in which players groom, train, dress and show puppies in a high fashion game environment under the watchful eye of their in-game mentor, Barbie. The game features six available breeds of dog in puppy form selected for use in the game based on popularity and dramatic styling potential. Additional features include: realistic grooming activities, the ability train your pups to do outrageous tricks that they can perform on the catwalk, customizable puppy costumes and in-game photo shoot functionality for puppies.
  • Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D ($4.99) – Deep within the overgrown jungles of South America, a group of highly trained US marines head out for their latest secret mission; to take down the largest international arms trafficking cartel known as Fuerza de Voluntad. Your soldier, Will is one of the experienced marines ready to charge through the treacherous jungle environment in this long standing heated war. Immerse yourself in this awesome military 3D shooter as you shoot down enemy aircrafts, smashing through and interacting with the hostile environment. Ride aboard helicopters and tanks aiming to vanquish the entire cartel with the use of upgradable weapons for a total military show down!
  • My Western Horse 3D ($29.99) – Jump into the saddle, get your chaps on and experience the thrills of a western riding adventure! Karla is dreaming of being a big star in western riding – but before she can start a career she needs to convince her aunt Polly of her sense of responsibility and talent. She can achieve her goal by hard training in the riding hall and the loving care of her horse.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien ($11.25 until 9 AM PT on August 29; Regularly $14.99) – To celebrate the recent release of the Good Friends Character Pack DLC for Runner2, which introduces six new characters to the game, Gaijin Games is dropping the price of BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for the Wii U system.
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut ($7.99 until 9 AM PT on September 5; Regularly $19.99) – Trine 2: Director’s Cut is a gorgeous side-scrolling action game for the Wii U system that features physics-based puzzles using fire, water, gravity and magic.

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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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