Nintendo Download: July 3, 2014

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Last week’s Nintendo Download was packed with new games, and this week is only slightly smaller! Here’s to hoping that the days of three or four releases a week are long gone. Let’s jump into this week’s new digital releases — all 15 of them, including at least one that will surprise you.

Starting with the home console, you can get the much-loved and now updated Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. We checked this out at PAX East and loved it. Now, you can download it for yourself. Armillo also makes its way to the Wii U eShop in a game that will mix the old and new styles of 3D action-platform gaming. The Virtual Console gains one new title with Mario Tennis: Power Tour, which was originally available on Game Boy Advance in 2005. Other new Wii U games include Bombing Bastards (what looks to be a Bomberman clone), Internal Invasion (a gravity-based platformer with touch controls), POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (similar to Yahtzee), and ZaciSa’s Last Stand (2D tower defense in space).

Moving over to the 3DS eShop, you can get that free demo of Tomodachi Life that we told you about yesterday. You can also get Squids Odyssey, which was originally out on Wii U. In fact, we loved it, and we will soon publish our review of the 3DS version too. Bike Rider returns with 12 planets and over 90 more stages in BIKER RIDER DX2: GALAXY. Also available only on the 3DS eShop are City Mysteries (search for hidden objects) and Glory of Generals (a World War II strategy game).

One would think that we might be done with new releases, but that is not the case. Let us turn our attention to the last-generation. Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale is a fancy game of connect-the-dots, which releases on DSiWare. You can download it on your DSi or your 3DS, via the eShop. Okay, you may have seen that coming, but would you have guessed we get a new WiiWare game today? Both the demo and full version of KARAOKE JOYSOUND are available today in the Wii Shop Channel. We are not yet sure how the online features will work, or if they will anymore, considering the Nintendo Wi-Fi service was discontinued earlier this year. You can get to the Wii Shop Channel on your Wii, or you can head to the Wii Shop within “Wii Mode” on your Wii U.

There are also a few discounts and price-drops today. Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on July 10, the Kung Fu Rabbit games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop. ATLUS games, like Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 7 through 9 a.m. PT on July 21. And Just Dance 2014 is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting July 7 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

That’s it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of this week’s 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!

New on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition ($14.99)
  • Armillo ($TBD)
  • Mario Tennis: Power Tour ($6.99)
  • Bombing Bastards ($6.99)
  • Internal Invasion ($4.49)
  • POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE ($1.99)
  • ZaciSa’s Last Stand ($2.99)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Tomodachi Life – Free Demo Version ($FREE)
  • Squids Odyssey ($14.99)
  • BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY ($2.99)
  • City Mysteries ($4.99)
  • Glory of Generals ($9.99)

New on DSiWare on Nintendo 3DS eShop and DSiWare Shop

  • Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale ($4.99 / 500 Points)

New on WiiWare on Wii Shop Channel (also available on Wii U via Wii mode)

  • KARAOKE JOYSOUND ($4.99 / 500 Points)
  • KARAOKE JOYSOUND – demo version (FREE)

Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • Kung Fu Rabbit Games – Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on July 10, the Kung Fu Rabbit games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
  • ATLUS Games – Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 7 through 9 a.m. PT on July 21.
  • Just Dance 2014 is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting July 7 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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PRESS RELEASE

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – JULY 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Tomodachi Life – Free Demo Version – Try it before you buy it. Download the free demo version of Tomodachi Life and see what happens when you set your Mii population loose on hilarious adventures. Then transfer your progress to the full game if you later purchase it.

Squids Odyssey – Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of an action and turn-based RPG. With their colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of Squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Squids Odyssey includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, along with original content. Click here to check out the trailer for Squids Odyssey.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Guacamelee! is an action-platformer set in a magical, Mexican-inspired world. Explore lively towns and dangerous temples, unlock new luchador powers and suplex some skeletons in this expanded version of the original game. Enjoy off-TV play or track your progress through the world using the map on the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch the latest trailer for Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

Armillo – Armillo is a 3D action-platformer with a massive amount of game-play elements that mix the classic with the new. Roll, jump and boost through multiple spherical worlds as Armillo, a space armadillo. The game features off-TV play, Wii U Pro Controller support and an optional tilt control mechanism. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

Virtual Console on Wii U
Mario Tennis: Power Tour – Think you’ve got the strokes to go toe-to-toe with the best tennis players in the Mario universe? Go head-to-head in a single match, or team up with another character and play doubles. Set out on a journey to greatness and test your topspin in this role-playing sports adventure. Customize your stats and equip Power Shots to send your opponents reeling. Can you defeat the current champions and become the top-ranked tennis player?

Nintendo eShop Sales
Kung Fu Rabbit – Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on July 10, the Kung Fu Rabbit games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.

ATLUS Games – ATLUS wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS starting at 9 a.m. PT on July 7 through 9 a.m. PT on July 21.

Price reduction:
• Just Dance 2014 is being reduced to $39.99 from $49.99 starting July 7 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Also new this week:
• Bombing Bastards (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Internal Invasion (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• POKER DICE SOLITAIRE FUTURE (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• ZaciSa’s Last Stand (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• City Mysteries (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Glory of Generals (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi)
• KARAOKE JOYSOUND – Full and Demo Versions (WiiWare on Wii)

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card and Nintendo DSi Points Card can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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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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