The Nintendo Download – 9/19/13

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Available at 12:01am on Friday, September 20th will be The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The GameCube classic returns with a shiny new coat of high definition paint, as well as some new tweaks and features to alleviate some of the problems gamers felt in the original version of the title.

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A few days later, on September 24th, Maxwell is back! And this time, he’s bringing the entire DC Universe with him in Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Joining forces with Batman, Superman, and a whole bunch of other character Warner Bros. can’t figure out how to make a movie from without embarrassing themselves at the box office, Maxwell is out to restore order to the streets of Metropolis, Gotham City, and more with the aid of his magic notebook.

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And hey, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure for Nintendo 3DS? Same date, same deal, lower price– $39.99 vs. $59.99.

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It’s hard to believe it’s only now arriving, but Super Mario Bros. is now on the Wii U Virtual Console. The eternal battle between the Mario Bros. and Bowser begins here!

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Also on September 24th is FIFA 14. 30 licensed leagues, 50 real-world tournaments, 500 authentic clubs, and 12,500 players wearing official kits are at your disposal for some 11-on-11 matches, or 5-on-5 street matches.

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Gamelion’s Rage of the Gladiator has made the leap from WiiWare to the Nintendo 3DS eShop, allowing you to engage in head-to-head first-person combat on the go and in full 3D.

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40 stages of puzzling and strategic gameplay await you in Solomon’s Key, now available on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.

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Take the controls of one of five fast and furious futuristic jets to conquer 18 different race courses full of challenging tunnels and advantageous shortcuts in AiRace Speed in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

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An M-rated game appears! Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi is a role playing game for more mature gamers, and follows Chizuru, who goes to Kyoto in search of her missing father, only to learn that a group of the emperor’s samurai warriors known as the Shinsengumi are looking for him as well!

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Some lighter fare is available in the form of Mahjong 3D – Essentials, a Nintendo 3DS version of the classic Chinese board game. In addition to 70 levels with three difficulty levels, you can even create your own challenges.

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Shifting World is a retail game for the Nintendo 3DS which is now available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Over 60 levels await as you solve puzzles by shifting the world from 2D to 3D at the press of a button.

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Zen Studios brings Star Wars Pinball to the Nintendo 3DS with three new tables– Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and The Clone Wars— and a hotseat multiplayer mode. More tables are to be released regularly in the Nintendo 3DS eShop as well.

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Picking up from last week, Enjoy Gaming Ltd. is back with two more Nintendo DSiWare installments in their Tales to Enjoy series. This week, you can choose from The Ugly Duckling and Three Little Pigs.

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Finally, two deals are being offered this week. The first is for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, whose Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions will each be on sale for 50 percent off until 9am on September 22nd.

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The other is for Chasing Aurora, which will be discounted at $4.99 in the Nintendo Wii U eShop until 9am PT on October 3rd.

That’s all for this week! Click the corresponding links above to learn more about each of this week’s releases, with new information, screens, and videos.

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