This week in the Nintendo Download, Sega has remastered the original Gunstar Heroes in the third dimension! One of the most pulse-pounding, reflex-heavy shooters in Genesis history and one of development studio Treasure’s most beloved games is now in 3D, and that’s not all! This version of the game supports a local wireless two-player mode, so you can team up with anyone just like in the original!
I suppose there might be one or two people who own Wii Us and still haven’t bought Splatoon yet. For them, Nintendo is bringing back the Global Testfire demo for one more weekend of completely free ink-splatting mayhem. After this, though, find the money and pay up — this is one $60 you won’t regret losing.
For the full details, see Nintendo’s press release below…..and yes, it does list Advance Wars 2 in the 3DS section. That’s a typo, unfortunately — it was meant to be listed for Wii U. There are still no GBA games available for purchase on 3DS.
August 21, 2015 — This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- The Bridge – The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces you to re-evaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective. It’s Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher! Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Splatoon Testfire – The Splatoon Testfire is making a grand return! On Aug. 21-23 from 3-5 p.m. PT every day, you can demo several maps and weapons in Turf War multiplayer mode for free. Download the demo now in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U so you are ready when the ink starts to fly!
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Little Battlers eXperience – In 2050, customizable palm-sized robots known as LBX are pitted against each other in battle, and now you can get in on the action! Customize your LBX with parts from more than 130 sets to create one of more than 30,000 possible designs. Then wage robot war in real-time battles! Team up with characters from the TV series or take on friends in local 3-on-3 battles.
- 3D Gunstar Heroes – Treasure’s visually stunning side-scrolling shooter, Gunstar Heroes, is now re-mastered in 3D! Take on enemies alone or with a friend using two-player co-op via local wireless and prevent the world from destruction. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
- Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf – Unite the scattered Mongol tribes under your banner and conquer the world as Genghis Khan in this Super NES strategy game. Choose from two riveting scenarios: Mongolia and all of Eurasia. It is up to you to grow your fledgling empire on the Mongolian plateau and expand your borders across the land!
- Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising – The Black Hole Army comes storming back in this worthy successor to an award-winning Game Boy Advance strategy game. Rain destruction upon their foul legions by ordering your troops effectively and overpowering your enemies with new Super Commanding Officer Powers.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Life of Pixel is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Ping 1.5+ is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles is 50 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.
o Super Destronaut is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 24.
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Snow Moto Racing 3D and Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D from Zordix are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
- Senran Kagura Burst is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
Permanent Price Reductions
o Hazumi is reduced to $2.99 (from $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.
Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – Time is running out to enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card code! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest until Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Check here to view a video about the contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 8/20/15. 25 winners receive a Nintendo eShop Card code (ARV $20 ea). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.
Also new this week:
- Crab Cakes Rescue (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- I Love My Cats – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds .