The Nintendo Download – 8/22/13

The Nintendo Download is back! Well, the Nintendo Download itself never actually went anywhere, but our coverage of it is back! That’s something, right? So let’s jump right into it.


This week’s headliner comes in at $4.99 on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console, and it’s Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos. The game is challenging, you can be sure of that, but the use of restore points on the Virtual Console could help mitigate that a bit, if one were to choose to use them. Personally, I beat the game legit when it was originally released, but I’m not sure I have the time or patience for that these days, so such an option is certainly welcome!


Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, the sequel to Zero Escape: 999 for the Nintendo DS is now available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $24.99. This visual novel/puzzle game was the winner for “Best Story for Nintendo 3DS” from IGN and nominated for “Best Story” at the 2013 GDC Awards, and features 24 different endings along with Japanese and English voice acting.


Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers are all now available on the Wii U Virtual Console for $7.99 each. However, if you act between August 22nd and 9am PT on August 29th, buying one of these titles allows you to get the other two for 50 percent off each, bringing the total cost to just under $16 (plus tax).

You can get the full details of the deal here.

Not to be left out, Ubisoft is holding a sale of their own in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. You can save 30 percent on Rayman 3D, Rayman Origins, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D, Rabbids Travel in Time, and Petz Fantasy 3D, each $20.99 until August 27th.


August 27th is looking like it could be the Best Day Ever™, as that’s when Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff hits the Wii U. The two step-brothers are out to find new exhibits for their Museum of Cool, while Agent P (aka Perry the Platypus) makes sure that Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz’s latest series of “-inator” devices don’t hit their mark.


A Nintendo 3DS version will be available the same day, too.


With serene sounds and eye-pleasing visuals, WAKEDAS is a $2.99 puzzle game made for relaxation. Boasting rules you can “learn in three seconds,” it even features a hint system in case you get stuck.


Up to four players can participate in the $19.99 Funfair Party Games, which contains such attractions as Balloon Burst, Basketball, Camel Race, and Duck Fishing, among others. You can also choose whether to use motion controls or more traditional buttons as you play solo, against local players, or online through the internet.


Who wants another fishing game on Nintendo 3DS? Well, if it’s you, then FISH ON 3D here is only $9.99. For your money, you’ll be able to earn 75 distinctive titles, collect 400 lures, and maybe even catch some fish in one of the game’s numerous modes and cups.

That’s everything for this week. For more details, screens, and even some videos on this week’s titles, just click the relevant links above.


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