The Nintendo Download – 6/12/2014

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Nintendo isn’t going too heavy with new releases this week, but in light of the recent happenings at E3, they are amping up the nostalgia with numerous retro releases and sales!

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Pac-Land for Wii U – If you saw the video announcement of Pac-Man as a character in the next Super Smash Bros., you might have spotted a few scenes from this game included in the background. I never knew there was an NES port of this arcade game, but that’s what we’re getting today as Pac-Man travels through town and the countryside in this side-scroller, avoiding ghosts as he seeks to return a lost fairy to her home.

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Pac-Man Collection for Wii U – It’s three times the Pac as you play through Pac-Mania, Pac-Man Arrangement, and the original Pac-Man to gobble up all the dots on the maze-like board before the ghosts get you! Or switch over to Pac-Attack for a puzzling good time as you clear rows from left to right so Pac-Man can make his move.

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Soccer for Wii U – The USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, and Spain all compete for the winning goal as you choose your opponents’ level of skill and the length of the match.

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge for Nintendo 3DS – With his brother Jimmy now on the side of good, Billy Lee is back as the Double Dragons seek out the Shadow Warriors to avenge the death of Marion. Nine levels await as you punch, kick, knee, and uppercut your way through gangs of thuggish teenagers, mutants, and ninjas. Hmm, it feels like they’re missing one more thing there… oh well.

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AiRace Xeno for Nintendo 3DS – The sequel to AiRace Speed (now on sale; see below) allows you to take control of one of three different futuristic jets as you race your way through nine adrenaline-fueled tracks.

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Van Helsing sniper Zx100 for Nintendo 3DS – Hunt vampires arcade-style with the help of the Nintendo 3DS’s gyroscope for motion-controlled aiming.

Nintendo eShop Sales

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Celebrate E3 with Featured Franchise Favorites for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on Monday, June 16th, you can save up to 30 percent on top franchises being featured at E3, including Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO, Yoshi, and Pac-Man, including the two titles released today (see above)!

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Nicalis game sale for Nintendo 3DS – To celebrate the recent release of 1001 Spikes, select Nicalis games in the Nintendo 3DS eShop have been discounted until 9am PT on June 26th, including Ikachan, Cave Story 3D, NightSky, and VVVVVV.

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Inazuma Eleven for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on July 13th, this game is 50 percent off.

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Soccer Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on July 16th, this game is marked down to $2.99.

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Resident Evil Revelations for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – Until 9am PT on July 19th, this title will be 50 percent off.

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QubicGames game sale for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on July 2nd, select QubicGames games in the Nintendo 3DS eShop have been discounted until 9am PT on June 26th, including 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and AiRace Speed.

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.

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