Nintendo Download (August 28, 2014)

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What do you get when you combine Nintendo eShops and Thursday morning? Come on; you know this. That’s right! You get the Nintendo Download! On the wave of  the recent Mario Kart 8 DLC news and potential Super Smash Bros. leaks, we get a really good week of new downloadable games. So, let’s hop right into it!

Let’s start with the Nintendo 3DS. Today, you can download either Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter and Outback Pet Rescue 3D. Starting tomorrow, August 29, though, you can get a few more games. One is Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, which should make many people happy. Others might be excited to see Azure Striker GUNVOLT for download. Even better, for a limited time, you will get MIGHTY GUNVOLT free when you download Azure Striker GUNVOLT before November 28, 2014, so you may want to take advantage of that!

Now, let’s talk about Nintendo’s home console, the Wii U. Capcom finishes off its month of Mega Man games with Mega Man X3. If that’s not enough for you, you can also get SteamWorld Dig, the popular 3DS game, on your Wii U. Also hitting the eShop today are The Fall (a unique action-puzzle game) and Donkey Kong Jr. Math (a surprisingly addictive math-themed Donkey Kong game). On September 1, you can download Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight, and on September 4, you can get Nobunaga’s Ambition.

Do you think they are stopping there? Nope! In addition to existing sales and discounts we’ve talked about in previous editions of the Nintendo Download, we’ve got brand new ones this week, and they are kind of big. First of all, Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is 50% off from September 3-24, 2014, on the 3DS eShop. Soccer Up 3D is 71% off until September 17, 2014, on the 3DS eShop. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist will be reduced to $19.99 starting September 1, 2014, on the Wii U eShop. But the biggest news is probably Capcom’s huge sale. Select Capcom Wii U games (Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Ducktales: Remastered, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Street Fighter Alpha 2) and 3DS games (Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition) are up to 60% off from August 28 through September 4, 2014.

Well, 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

  • Mega Man X3 ($7.99)
  • SteamWorld Dig ($TBD)
  • The Fall ($TBD)
  • Donkey Kong Jr. Math ($4.99)
  • Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight ($TBD) *Available 9.1.2014
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition ($TBD) *Available 9.4.2014

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ($29.99) *Available 8.29.2014
  • Azure Striker GUNVOLT ($14.99) *Available 8.29.2014
  • MIGHTY GUNVOLT (Free with purchase of Azure Striker GUNVOLT) *Available 8.29.2014
  • Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter ($7.99)
  • Outback Pet Rescue 3D ($TBD)

New Featured Sales, Discounts, & Price Reductions for Nintendo eShops

  • Select Capcom Wii U games (Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Ducktales: Remastered, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Street Fighter Alpha 2) and 3DS games (Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition) are up to 60% off from Aug. 28 (9 AM PT) through Sept. 4 (8:59 AM PT).
  • Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is 50% off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.95) from 9 AM. PT on Sept. 3 through 8:59 AM PT on Sept. 24 in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
  • Soccer Up 3D is 71% off (reduced from $6.99 to $1.99) until 9 AM PT on Sept. 17 in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist will be reduced to $19.99 (previously $39.99) starting Sept. 1 on the Wii U eShop.

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PRESS RELEASE

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – AUG. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 2014
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Join forces with expert investigator Professor Layton and ace attorney Phoenix Wright in this unbelievable crossover adventure. Find out what new twists they bring to the courtroom as they solve puzzles and debunk witnesses’ lies. Cross-examine multiple witnesses at the same time to uncover the mysteries of the magical city of Labyrinthia. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at midnight ET on Aug. 29. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Azure Striker GUNVOLT – From Inti Creates and featuring the talents of Keiji Inafune, the creator of the Mega Man series, Azure Striker GUNVOLT takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new play mechanics and slick graphics. For a limited time, the game comes with a free digital code to download the 8-bit nostalgia-fueled MIGHTY GUNVOLT as well. Azure Striker GUNVOLT will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 29. Click here to watch a trailer for Azure Striker GUNVOLT.
Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter – Pilot one of three Skyfighters across alien worlds to protect Earth. Push your dogfighting skills to their limits in this futuristic 3D aerial shooter, available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Mega Man X3 – Every Thursday in August, Nintendo and Capcom are bringing classic Mega Man games to the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Mega Man X and his partner, Zero, must discover why an antivirus has failed to turn robots from destructive Mavericks into peace-loving Reploids. Run, jump, dash, scale walls, avoid obstacles and fight enemies in eight challenging stages as you hunt for the latest cure.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
SteamWorld Dig – After its positive reception on Nintendo 3DS, indie hit SteamWorld Dig is making its way to Wii U for the first time. In this platform mining adventure, take on the role of Rusty as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors with interface elements that use the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
The Fall – Explore an alien world in this unique blend of action game play and adventure-game puzzles in The Fall, which launched Aug. 26. Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence within a high-tech combat suit, as you struggle to save the suit’s unconscious human occupant. Get ready for a disturbing and engrossing journey as you explore the world of The Fall. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games from Capcom are now up to 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop. This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 4.
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.95) from 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Soccer Up 3D is 71 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $1.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 17 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Coming soon:
  • Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight – Sept. 1 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition – Sept. 4 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

Price reduction:

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced to $19.99 (from $39.99) starting Sept. 1 on Wii U.

Also new this week:

  • Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Outback Pet Rescue 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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 console and the Nintendo 3DS family of 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.
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 or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

[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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