August 20, 2015 – Splatoon Testfire returns, Advance Wars 2 rises on the Wii U, and more featured on this week's Nintendo Download! See all of this week's updates at noon eastern today at your favorite digital storefront.
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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.
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.
Virtual Console on Wii U
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.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Take up to 66 percent off Capcom games like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and many more from 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 24 to 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.
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.
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
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)
Factotum (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mortar Melon (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Woah Dave! (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
I Love My Cats – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
@WrathOfSamus777 I enjoyed it as someone who first played it on the Wii VC. I didn't think it was great (didn't quite feel as smooth as Contra) but it has that enjoyably ambitious approach that Treasure's known for. Checking out some vids to see if you may like it is a good idea.
I think Gunstar Heroes is friggin' great! I'll be getting the 3D version as soon as I know I can afford it with good conscience. It's a bit different from Contra, and may not be quite as smooth, as @TriforceBun says, but I think it's got a whole lot of other stuff going for it. The weapon combinations you can experiment with are tons of fun, and the stage designs are totally awesome.
The Genesis Gunstar Heroes is a pretty fun game. It maybe didn't age all that well, but it's still worth checking out for action fans, IMO.
Of course, it doesn't come close to being as awesome as Gunstar Super Heroes, which came out on GBA several years back. Too bad we're not getting that on VC anytime soon. That's the Gunstar game everyone needs to play.