The Nintendo Download – 6/23/2016
Mario, Sonic, Pokemon (x3), Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem, and more!
Wow! Quite a few marquee names are headlining the Nintendo Download this week. Let’s have a look, shall we?
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for Wii U – The worlds of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem come together in the modern day as you battle through dungeons and strategize against your foes in this role playing game.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U – Happy Birthday, Sonic! The Blue Blur turns 25 today, and is ready to show his stuff in the latest version of his rivalry with Mario at the Olympic Games for the Wii U. 17 sports are featured, including Soccer, Beach Volleyball, and the Olympic Games debut of Rugby Sevens.
Mighty No. 9 for Wii U – Keiji Inafune’s action platformer introduces Beck, a robot with the ability to absorb the Xels which comprise other robots. As the other Mighty Numbers run amuck, it’s up to Beck — aka Mighty No. 9 — to help hunt down his brethren, find the cause, and save the world from destruction!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky for Wii U – Learn the secrets of Time and Darkness as you set out on an adventure to save the world!
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts for Wii U – Sir Arthur and his breezy boxers are back as the princess is kidnapped by underworld creatures once again.
Splashy Duck for Wii U – Collect the coins, dodge the whales, and reach the finish line!
Star Sky 2 for Wii U – Slow down, relax, and learn what consequences your choices bring in this nighttime adventure game.
Blackjack 21 for Wii U – Not just Blackjack, but a simulator that aims to bring the experience as close to the casino as possible.
Educational Pack of Kids Games for Wii U – A set of learning games for young children that teaches about math, colors, shapes, and more.
Rubik’s Cube for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – “The most authentic digital representation of the Rubik’s Cube available,” you’ll find both 2x2x2 and 3x3x3 here with touch controls, a solver, and leaderboards.
Unholy Heights for Nintendo 3DS – Sucker monsters into your apartment building to charge them rent while keeping them happy with new furniture, then turn them loose on any “heroes” who dare to invade!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
This week’s new themes are “Rhythm Heaven Megamix Costumed Tebiri” and “Rhythm Heaven Megamix Ringside.”
Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- 99Moves (Wii U), Darts Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 21.
- Sweetest Thing (Wii U), Jewel Match 3 (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- Turtle Tale (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 7.
- Citizens of Earth (Wii U), The Legend of Legacy (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 4.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Vector Assault is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- Infinity Runner is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 7.
- Star Sky is 50 percent off (reduced from $4 to $2) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 7.
- Steel Rivals is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
- Super Destronaut is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Parking Star 3D, Quell Reflect and more from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
- Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 4.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 30.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.
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