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Nintendo Download for July 18-24, 2013.
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July 18, 2013, 18:17:19
July 18, 2013 - Nintendo brings EarthBound to the Wii U Virtual Console today! Shantae hits the 3DS Virtual Console, and three new eShop titles launch on 3DS as well. The Smurfs 2 hits the Wii U eShop on Tuesday of next week, and THE DENPA MEN 2 gets a demo. Be sure to check your favorite digital storefront today to see all of this week's updates!

Wii U eShop

Retail Games

  • The Smurfs 2 - Ubisoft, $39.99 (available July 23)
  • Virtual Console

  • EarthBound (Super Nintendo) - Nintendo, $9.99

  • 3DS eShop

    eShop Games

  • Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale - Millennium Kitchen, $7.99
  • Robot Rescue 3D - Teyon, $2.99
  • Undead Bowling - G-Style, $6.99
  • Virtual Console

  • Shantae (Game Boy Color) - WayForward Technologies, $4.99
  • Demos

  • THE DENPA MEN 2: Beyond the Waves - Genius Sonority

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    Posted: 07/18/13, 18:17:19  - Edited by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:48:34    
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:42:14
    OH! Wait! It's on the Wii U e-shop? That's a horse of a different color! I thought it was regular Wii.

    Dang, that makes a difference... now I might have to go support the darn thing. I never played it past the first 5 minutes, and that was when I was young and hated RPGs even more. Maybe time to see what all the fuss is about.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:43:04
    Ten bucks? Way to milk the eager fans. Has any other SNES game been ten?

    I'm not personally sold on the game as is right now. I have a lot to play anyway. Ten bucks just looks wrong. Ah well. Glad its here for the fans' sake.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:45:13
    @DrFinkelstein Theoretically the licensing reasons that made it so difficult to get over could have added to the costs or something. I don't know if that actually happened though.

    Either way, I'm in!

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:46:44
    @DrFinkelstein the only reason i dont mind paying $10 some day is because it is a rare game and i never played it.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:48:58

    I'll again raise the question: $10 for a digital copy, or $100+ for a Super Nintendo cartridge? I know licensing was supposedly an issue that kept the release held up in the past, so if that extra $2 helped get it digitally published, then that's fine by me.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:49:42
    There are three games I need to download this week... Just, I can't be downloading them this week since I spent most of my petty gaming budget on the Steam sale.

    I own Earthbound, but I'll grab it soon.
    Shantae, I shall download you next week.
    Attack of the Friday Monsters, patience.

    Amazing Nintendo download day!

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:57:15
    Plus, for Earthbound, they ARE putting the guide online for free and optimized it for the GamePad.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:58:27
    Seriously?? That's amazing.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 18:59:56  - Edited by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:00:08
    I literally did a ten-second gasp when I saw this header.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:07:08
    I could see licensing raising the price. I was just surprised. Plus if that guide thing is happening, that's a slick deal.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:11:15
    Guillaume, where'd you hear that??

    Great new trailer Nintendo just released!

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:13:06  - Edited by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:13:29

    The mini Nintendo Direct that came out an hour ago.

    The guide is here.

    edit -

    Nintendo Direct.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:15:13  - Edited by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:18:37
    Rated T for Teen? I haven't played EB in a really long time but that sounds a little excessive?

    One day I'll pick it up. I'd like to see it a little cheaper but mainly I just have too many other games to play.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:19:48
    Final list of downloads is live in the OP.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 19:48:58
    Why would you put The Smurfs first? Why???


    Thanks. That's an awesome bonus too! The EB guide is probably my favorite of all time.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 20:43:20


    Also what a fun Direct! I love when they throw some campy stuff in there, like the AC opening. (And this was so much better than 100% Iwata. Love the guy, but all-Iwata makes for a lousy Direct.)

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 21:24:30

    It's the order I use. Pretty much the order I've been using since the Wii U launch.

    Retail > eShop > VC > Demos > Apps

    If you read the header of the article, I specifically mention EarthBound first.

    Anyway, I bought EarthBound, and when I use my 3DS tonight, I'll buy Shantae.

    EDIT: In other 3DS Virtual Console news, the remaining Mega Man Game Boy games are coming and then some!

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 21:55:03  - Edited by 
     on: 07/18/13, 22:00:33
    If you haven't bought EarthBound yet, you are a bad person. You probably support drowning puppies and kittens.

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 22:08:32
    The price of Earthbound is strange. I hope there's more to it than simply gouging fans...

    Posted by 
     on: 07/18/13, 22:23:16
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