The Nintendo Download – 9/4/2014

Street Fighter 2010, Nobunaga, Ice Cream Surfing, and Demos Galore

Not a huge week in terms of releases for the Nintendo Download, but there are a few interesting titles. Better still, three– count ’em, three! –free demos to check out, as well as some hot sales on Nintendo’s own first-party games throughout the month as they celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

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Nobunaga’s Ambition for Wii U – Set in Japan’s Warring States period, Nobunga’s Ambition places you in the role of a fief as you choose your own past to conquest, be it by declaring wars on your neighbors and sending in your ninjas, or using more diplomatic methods, such as economic sanctions. In the end, your goal is to unite Japan under your banner.

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Cubemen 2 for Wii U – More than 8,000 user-generated levels are your stomping grounds as you create, share, and destroy. Control your army of Cubemen in this cross-platform 3D strategy game as you lead them through such modes as Capture the Flag, Skirmish, and Territory, or create and share levels of your own design with the built-in editor. You can check out a trailer for the game here.

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Ice Cream Surfer for Wii U – It’s you and the Ice Cream Surfer, along with his four friends, against the forces of the evil Broccoli as you travel six different worlds to prevent him from using his vegetable army to destroy the flavor galaxy.

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Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight for Nintendo 3DS – While one might not use the term “classic” to describe this Capcom NES title, it is nonetheless a fascinating curio, especially with the story given to it in localization. There, it has been 25 years since the original Street Fighter, and Ken has left the fighting circuit to pursue science, but is now using cybernetic implants to help him track his colleague’s murderer across the galaxy. Thanks to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console’s use of Restore Points, reaching the end of your mission may now help keep even the angriest of video game nerds from losing too much of their temper. Check out a trailer for the game here.

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Tappingo 2 for Nintendo 3DS – “An awesome puzzle game, in which you create small pictures by solving puzzles. Your goal is to solve each puzzle picture by making all the numbered blocks extend into lines of the correct length.” The game keeps track of how long you take as well, allowing you to challenge your friends or yourself to get better.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – In this free demo, you can give two songs a test run, then transfer your data to the full game upon its release on September 16th. Check out a trailer for the game here.

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Bit Boy!! ARCADE – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Released back in April 2014, you can now experience a portion of this game’s 200 phases in this free demo.

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Glory of Generals – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Released in July 2014, you can sample a portion of the 64 campaigns this World War II-era strategy game has to offer in a free demo.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Super Smashing Sale – To celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, you can save up to 33 percent on “some of the games that helped make your favorite fighters famous.” The rotation of games on sale changes each week, so check back at the link to see what is being marked down and when.

This week, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream are each $3.49 (from $4.99), New Super Mario Bros. U and Super Mario 3D World are each $39.99 (from $59.99), Yoshi’s New Island is $29.99 (from $39.99), and Super Mario 3D Land is $19.99 from $29.99.

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Brunch Panic for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on September 15th, this title is marked down to $2.79 from $3.99, 30 percent off.

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My Vet Practice 3D – In the Country and My Baby Pet Hotel 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on September 24th, these titles are on sale.

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World Conqueror 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on September 25th, this title is marked down to $3.99 from $5.99, 33 percent off.

Price Reduction

Jett Tailfin for Wii U – This title is now reduced to $24.95 from $34.95.

Coming Soon

Adventure Island for Wii U – Coming September 11th.

Wild Guns for Wii U – Coming September 18th.

Legend of the River King 2 for Nintendo 3DS – Coming September 18th.

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

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