June 25, 2015 – A strong showing for Wii U this week that features Art Academy: Home Studio, Never Alone, two new Virtual Console games, and more! See all of this week's updates at your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Art Academy: Home Studio – Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills. Follow along with 30 new art lessons, and create your own masterpieces using the Wii U GamePad controller. Share works of art via Miiverse, and even upload time-lapse videos of your creations to YouTube. If you have the Art Academy: SketchPad software on your Wii U system, you’ll get $4.00 off when you buy Art Academy: Home Studio. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations. Available exclusively in the Wii U version of the Never Alone game, collect more than 20 in-game Cultural Artifacts that feature beautiful high-resolution images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.
Shiftlings – Control two adorably dimwitted space janitors in this quirky puzzle platformer. You must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians, who are conjoined by an air hose, to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes. Play on your own or with a friend locally through the zaniest locations in the known (and unknown) universe.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Star Fox Command – An evil has emerged from the planet Venom, and now Fox McCloud and his elite team of pilots must reunite to defend the Lylat system from a massive invasion. Plot strategic flight paths on the touch screen as you soar through a story that features nine different endings and popular characters like Falco Lombardi and Krystal.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – In this quest of lunatic proportions, Mario and Luigi team up with none other than … their younger selves! Originally appearing on the Nintendo DS system, control both sets of brothers at once in this intriguing (and hilarious) action RPG that leads you beyond the Mushroom Kingdom. Explore Mario’s world across space and time as you take down the evil alien invaders, the Shroobs!
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Baila Latino is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $19.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Grab discounts on 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage and more classic 3D games from SEGA beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 2.
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup 2” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Global Cup 2” tournament runs from June 25 to July 1. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS family system for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
New themes this week include:
Comic Workshop 2 : My Workshop
Harvest Moon : Chicken
Harvest Moon : Cow
Harvest Moon : Dog
Harvest Moon : Horse
Harvest Moon : Theme Bundle
Pyramids is reduced to $1.99 (from $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 23.
Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay is reduced to $19.99 (from $29.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is $29.99 (reduced from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 29.
Downloaded Never Alone. Surprising amount of content. It comes with a bit by bit (you open it up as you play to get context for the symbols in the game) mini-documentary on the Inuit (I think that is the term I'm looking for, could be wrong) people in Alaska.
@canonj Some of them are neat little games! They're super basic and simple, but kinda charming.
@Anand Not that many really, at one point I had like 3 or 4 but when I transferred my DSi to 3DS there was an error and I lost all my DSi games. D-Tank I had a dupe of because I had already bought it twice to play on my XL (I had a regular DSi and an XL), that's the only one I have left. The other cool one I really liked called Hidden Ninja, so cool.
I've recently become completely immune to any and all digital sales except for games that I'm going to play immediately, but now is the perfect time to get the rest of those Sega 3D Classics I don't yet own. I already have 6, but there are 4 of these on sale I have to get. I actually tend to prefer to pay full price on games I like to support, but hey, I can always make exceptions.
I'm bummed that 3d Outrun is not part of the sale. Boo-hiss!!!
I was actually going to buy all of them, but since Sega feels this game is too good to be included in the 50% off sale, they get $0.00 from me. Sometimes these companies just rub me the wrong way. Oh well, I szve about $24.
@gamewizard65 Only the first wave of classics are on sale. A bunch that came out more recently like Outrun and Gunstar Heroes, are not on sale (yet). Might wanna grab those you're interested in while they are still on sale.