The Nintendo Download – 7/2/2015

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Short but sweet this week. Nothing too huge… well, except for…


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for Wii U – Regarded as one of the best video games of all time, this Nintendo 64 classic follows the journey of young Link as he travels through time to adulthood, puts a stop to the threat of Ganondorf, and saves the land of Hyrule (with a little help from Zelda, of course).


Roving Rogue for Wii U – This peculiar game begins where most games end, with the final boss defeated and a hero with no memory who must travel the path already trod backwards to discover where he came from. For added fun, bring along up to three friends.


Quadcopter Pilot Challenge for Wii U – Over 200 challenges await you in this quadcopter flight simulator. Can you master all seven activities across three difference modes?


Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 for Nintendo 3DS – Made to celebrate the franchie’s 10th anniversary, you can switch between four playable characters at a time, ranging from popular Samurai characters inspired by history or your own custom creation. You can also take on the tasks brought before you in Challenge Mode and prove yourself an efficient warrior by mowing down thousands of enemies in a race against the clock.


Mercenaries Saga 2 for Nintendo 3DS – This fantasy-based tactical role playing game sees Captain Claude of the Kingdom’s Order of the Silver Eagle seeking out an antidote for his poisoned prince.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Mood Matrix,” “Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record,” “Ace Attorney Trilogy Pixel Art,” “Ace Attorney Trilogy Main Characters,” “Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza,” and “Pokémon: Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon.”

Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)


Splatoon has added a new mode to Ranked Battle called “Tower Control,” in which Inklings ride a tower into the enemy’s base. In addition, the theme for the first Splatoon Splatfest, titled “Cats and Dogs,” begins July 4th.

In Code Name S.T.E.A.M., a new “Independence” tournament will run from July 2nd through July 6th.

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



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