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Nintendo Download for August 15-21, 2013.
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August 15, 2013, 16:47:02
August 15, 2013 - Sneak into action with this week's Nintendo Download! The Splinter Cell franchise stealths it's way onto the Wii U with the latest entry hitting the eShop on Tuesday, August 20. Runner2 and Trine 2 are on sale for a limited time as well. Galaga hits the Wii U Virtual Console and Donkey Kong hits the 3DS Virtual Console today, and three 3DS eShop titles arrive today too. Check out all of today's updates at noon EST on your favorite Nintendo digital storefront.

Wii U eShop

Retail Games

  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (available August 20) - Ubisoft
  • Virtual Console

  • Galaga (NES) - Namco Bandai, $4.99

  • 3DS eShop

    Retail Games

  • Barbie: Glam and Groom Pups - Little Orbit, $29.99 (available August 11)

    eShop Games

  • 10-in-1: Arcade Collection - Gamelion, $2.99
  • Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D - Teyon, $4.99
  • My Western Horse 3D - TREVA Entertainment GmbH, $29.99
  • Virtual Console

  • Donkey Kong (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99

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    Posted: 08/15/13, 16:47:02    
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    I'm all over that Barbie game. My own personal GotY for sure........

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 16:54:25  - Edited by 
     on: 08/15/13, 22:59:13
    Who would pay $5 for Galaga anyway?

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 17:10:04
    I came in here to say the same thing about NES DK. Blech!

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 17:27:32

    I know, right? Especially when that game is already included in like, EVERY FREAKIN' RELEASE OF NAMCO MUSEUM EVER. I mean, it's a fun old game, but how is it not $0.99? At the most?

    If the $5 purchase also included Galaxian, and had online leaderboards for both, then...maaaaayyyybeeeee I could see spending five bucks. Even then, that's a tough sell.

    Even Donkey Kong seems pricey at $5, tbh.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 17:28:09
    You think THAT game can compare to the might of My Western Horse 3D ? You have to joking.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 17:38:12
    @ploot I don't know why they don't use the arcade version. Remember when Nintendo rolled out the Virtual Console Arcade?

    If Nintendo had movies on their service, I'd say they should just do a King of Kong cross promotion where you could get the movie and the arcade version of DK :). Or maybe if you buy King of Kong on DVD, you can get a promotional code for DK on the VC.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 18:02:32

    My Western Horse 3D has only a horse. ONE. The Barbie game has not only Glam Pups, but ALSO Groom Pups. Glam AND Groom Pups! That's at least twice as many animals.

    Now that's a deal.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 18:19:47

    Yeah, DK is too expensive (especially if you got the DK Original Edition download last year). I enjoy a lot of Virtual Console games, but Nintendo seriously needs to be more flexible with prices.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 18:49:03  - Edited by 
     on: 08/15/13, 18:49:40

    The weird thing is, they ARE! Or rather, they have been. Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Game Gear games on 3DS have had variable pricing, depending on the game. Not sure why they are so stubborn when it comes to NES games.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 19:11:37
    Scanned the list

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 21:30:06
    Is this Donkey Kong the one with all the levels?

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 22:46:25
    Missed this thread and the news of Trine 2 being on sale, but noticed it on the eShop, so now I'm laying my grubby mitts on it.

    Speaking of Nintendo Downloads, except old news, has there been any talk about SteamWorld Dig here on the boards? If so, I've missed that too.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 23:08:56
    Yeah...this week is um, weak. But I suppose after several Thursdays in a row with quality stuff (Shantae, Earthbound, SteamWorld Dig, Picross-e 2, and Ducktales) I suppose one "off" week isn't too terrible of a thing to "suffer" through. Plus the Wii U has that new Splinter Cell game available, so it's not all bad.


    No. It's the NES version. Has 3 levels, no "pie factory."

    Posted by 
     on: 08/15/13, 23:09:43
    @GameDadGrant Fail. They have to code for the complete game and they still want to sell this one.

    Posted by 
     on: 08/16/13, 05:04:49
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