July 2, 2015 – Arguably the greatest N64 game ever created hits the Wii U Virtual Console today, and a lot of other sales are happening, so check out the news post below or visit your favorite digital shop today at noon eastern to get all this week's updates.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 – Developed to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 incorporates the best features from previous Samurai Warriors games, including the detailed customization mode and battle system of Samurai Warriors 4, as well as the Challenge Mode, which tests players’ speed and efficiency as they fight against the clock and thousands of enemies simultaneously. Play as either a uniquely customized character or one of the much-loved, historically inspired Samurai. Stories and lives unfold in multiple ways, offering numerous resolutions to large-scale battles and multiple endings affected by the players’ choices, actions and affiliations.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Roving Rogue – What comes after The End? That’s the question that has dogged humankind’s greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there? The answers are: “a crumbling castle,” “you run and teleport” and “steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other dangerous foes.” In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure on the Wii U system, the end is the beginning. Virtual Console on Wii U
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – One of the most critically acclaimed games ever made arrives in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link, and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo’s most epic challenges and tells one of its most touching stories – it’s an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Bombing Bastards and Spot the Differences: Party! from Sanuk Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
Ittle Dew is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
Plenty of Fishies is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 31.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies from Capcom is 44 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $16.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy from Capcom is on is 25 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $22.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 16.
Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
European Conqueror 3D, The Legend of Dark Witch and Tappingo from Circle Entertainment on are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
Toy Stunt Bike is 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 30.
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, 4 Elements and more games from Tulip Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
Splatoon: New Game Mode and Splatfest – Tower Control, a new game mode that finds Inklings riding a tower into the enemy’s base, has been added to Ranked Battle. In addition, the theme for the first Splatoon Splatfest is “Cats or Dogs” and starts July 4. Learn more here: http://splatoon.nintendo.com.
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Independence” 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 “Independence” tournament runs from July 2 to July 6. Opt in via the SpotPass feature 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:
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Mood Matrix
Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record
Ace Attorney Trilogy Pixel Art
Ace Attorney Trilogy Main Characters
Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza
Pokémon: Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon
Also new this week:
Quadcopter Pilot Challenge (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mercenaries Saga 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
@GameDadGrant@TriforceBun Yeah, I believe they have new visuals for the 3DS's resolution. I too will pass on getting the upgrade. Great as those games are, I don't have the time to revisit them, and the collection feels a little incomplete without Apollo Justice or Miles Edgeworth in there.
The AA Trilogy is a downers' version of the game that came out on IOS. I think the game is missing the ability to send custom messages with the characters as well. It doesn't look as sharp but it still looks good. There's also 3D effects applied to the game, though I couldn't comment on that.
Personally I didn't really like how the characters were redrawn, but I think most people enjoyed them. I think they also sampled the audio up so it sounds a little clearer, but from I heard it sounded no different from the Wii version.
Edit: so no, the game isn't really an upres of the DS game. All of the art was redone for the iPhone's high resolution display, and then downres'd to the 3DS.
I know, it's ridiculous. Japan actually got it a year ago (June'14). We got it in March. I want to run another RGC for Zero Mission, but that means waiting for you guys to get it. Same with Advance Wars 2.
I'd had Ittle Dew on my Wish List for a while, so I picked it up on sale and beat it over the weekend. Think of it as Zelda-lite with a nice looking art style. It's over pretty quick (just to beat the main quest is around 3-4 hours, doing the extras took me another 2), but it encourages speed runs.