The Nintendo Download – 8/30/12

This week’s Nintendo Download looks a little better than last week’s in some regards, and maybe a little worse in others. There aren’t any big-name titles this week, nor anything for the Wii, but at least there’s a bit more variety going on, including a new Nintendo Video.

The headliner this week is SpeedX 3D for the Nintendo 3DS through the Nintendo eShop. This endless tunnel racer features four modes for $3.99, and looks like it may make good use of the system’s 3D capabilities.

If you’ve not had the opportunity to play Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy for yourself, a free demo is now available in the Nintendo eShop.

New for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console is Toki Tori, a $3.99 2001 Game Boy Color puzzle-platformer which sees you control a young chicken as he avoids foes and traps to rescue the eggs of his siblings before time runs out.

Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D is another game selling for $3.99 in the Nintendo eShop today, and puts the adventure of a safari right in your hands with arcade action, 15 big game animals, 35 different environments, and 30 weapons to choose from. Match the right weapon to the right situation to max out your points.

Escape the Virus: Shoot’em Up is a new title for both the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare, costing $1.99/200 DSi Points, respectively. This new installment in the series places you in defense of a section of turf in Territory mode, while Shooter mode allows you to actively pursue and eliminate your viral foes.

Finally, on August 31st, AWOLNATION returns to Nintendo Video with a new song, “Not Your Fault.”

And that’s it for this week!


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