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Pop Stars Vs. Monsters In This Week’s Nintendo Download

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If you had asked anybody months ago about this particular week in the Nintendo Download, was anybody expecting Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE to decimate Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 in reviews? Because that’s what happened. The long-awaited return of Mega Man’s creator was largely derided as mediocre, while this weird brightly-colored dance-mashup starring Fire Emblem characters has been making critics swoon.

And then there’s Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games again, this time in Rio. Plumber and Hedgehog have decided they can dodge the Zika outbreak, the raw sewage in the water, and the widespread corruption if they’re fast enough. This version includes 17 sports games including beach volleyball and the debut of Rugby.

Plus, Virtual Console now has TWO Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games and Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts! For more new games and special sales, check out Nintendo’s press release below.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – Slay monsters – and slay like a pop star – in this new RPG from acclaimed developer ATLUS. An interdimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical mix of music, style and danger. Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively destroy your foes … before all hope fades to black.
    • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Experience the thrill of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by competing with friends as gaming icons like Mario and Sonic. Prove you’re the star of the Games across 17 events, including full team sports: dominate the field in Football (soccer), have a ball in Beach Volleyball and be there for the Olympic Games debut of Rugby Sevens.
    • Mighty No. 9 – Created by games industry legend Keiji Inafune and a veteran team of developers, Mighty No. 9 transforms classic side-scrolling action with modern tech and fresh mechanics across 12 challenging stages and dozens of mini missions. Face off against your eight Mighty brethren and steal their powers to unlock new transformations for hero Beck, granting him unique skills and abilities.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
  • Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS
    • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts – The third game in the Ghosts ’n Goblins series, Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts follows Arthur in another quest to rescue the princess. Take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more. Discover what glory awaits those brave enough to take on the armies of Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
  • 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

Activities:

  • Miiverse – Nintendo 3DS Summer Vacation Sweepstakes – Summer is a season of excitement, fun and outdoor exploration. Share how Nintendo 3DS/2DS systems and games will add some extra fun to your summer vacation for a chance to win a Nintendo 2DS system and six great digital Nintendo 3DS games! Click here for more details.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the US (incl. DC), 13 years or older. Promotion begins 10:00 AM PT on 6/20/16 and ends 10:00 PM PT on 7/11/16. To enter, post your Nintendo 3DS/2DS vacation idea in Miiverse or mail postcard as stated in Official Rules. Ten Grand Prize winners will each receive one (1) Nintendo 2DS system and one (1) download code for six Nintendo 3DS digital games (ARV US $229.93). Six First Prize winners will each receive one (1) download code for six Nintendo 3DS digital games (ARV US $149.94). For Official Rules, visit here.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Rhythm Heaven Megamix Costumed Tebiri
    • Rhythm Heaven Megamix Ringside

Also new this week:

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.