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Nintendo Download: September 3-9, 2015.
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September 03, 2015, 16:05:25
 
September 3, 2015 – Gunman Cilve HD Collection, VS. Excitebike, and more hits drop in this week's Nintendo Download! See a list of complete updates below and stop by your favorite digital store at noon eastern today to see all of this week's updates.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Gunman Clive HD Collection
– The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one complete package. Experience both games in high definition as you take on the role of Gunman Clive and fight bandits, robots and dinosaurs in this Western-themed action platformer.

Virtual Console on Wii U

VS. Excitebike
– Fans love Excitebike for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. And now, for the first time since its release in Japan, the Famicom Disk System version of the VS. Excitebike game is available in North America – complete with two-player split screen! Create tracks using 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for the best time or take on friends.

Mario Golf – In this Nintendo 64 classic, Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom’s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. With easy-to-learn game play that is fun for all ages, head out to the fairways on your own or bring up to three other players along.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Jett Tailfin
is 23 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.

Land it Rocket is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon
is 25 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is 40 percent off (reduced from $49.99 to $29.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.

WAKEDAS, Witch & Hero and World Conqueror 3D from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

AeternoBlade is 46 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

Art of Balance TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

Activities:

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Steel Driver” Tournament
– See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Steel Driver” tournament runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Price reduction:

Proun+
(Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $4.99 (from $6.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.

Gravblocks+ (Wii U) is reduced to $3.49 (from 4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

Also new this week:

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Proun+ – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 09/03/15, 16:05:25    
 
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Hmm, might bite on Never Alone.

I noticed the Persona Q price on Amazon last night too, almost jumped in but I'm still sort of working on Persona 3. I wonder if the Amazon price is more permanent than this temporary deal?


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 17:41:52
I don't even know if I like Excitebike. But I'm always excited to play a new entry.

Maybe it's the name...


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 17:54:08
@Anand
Excite Bike is really fun for like 10 minutes, but I get bored of it quickly.

Now Excite Truck, that's a game that needs a new entry!


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 18:19:22
@deathly_hallows
Truer words were never spoken.


I too kinda want to play Persona Q, but I'd like to experience Persona 3 first. But I rarely have the time or patience to play an 80 hour JRPG either. I think it got made into an anime and/or movie, maybe I'll check those out. And since Persona Q is an Atlus game, you know it'll be on sale every other week.


So nothing for me this week. That's okay, my eShop wallet is going to be emptied by Super Mario Maker next week anyway.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 18:34:49  - Edited by 
 on: 09/03/15, 18:35:08
@nate38
They should port Excite Truck to Wii U, it would look fantastic in HD, and they could use the WUG in really cool ways, like it could show the rear-view or even have a customizable camera that could show you whatever angle you choose (I'd point it straight down from the bottom of the truck so when you do those ridiculous jumps like 400 feet in the air you seen the teeny world below you haha.)

But alas, the Mario Maker cometh and in it's path all will be laid to waste, so I guess we don't really need any new games, not now and perhaps not ever again.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 18:51:36
Terrible week.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 19:50:59
@deathly_hallows
Would it really look fantastic in HD? I think Excite Truck might actually be the ugliest Nintendo game ever.

Anyway, what we really need is Excitebots 2. That concept is too good to fail twice!


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:01:03
@Anand
You sir are nuts, Excite Truck is glorious. The art direction is Excitebots is awful, it's like a color-blind chimp took peyote and had a Nickelodeon fever-dream.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:09:54
@deathly_hallows
That's why it's awesome!

Do you really like the art direction of Excite Truck?


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:19:20
Man, I miss Excitebots. What a fun racing game.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:21:28
I am definitely pro-ExciteBots. A great racer that really deserved to grow into its own franchise.

I greatly enjoyed ExciteTruck as well, but I think Bots really took that (sub?)series and gave it a bit more personality, embracing the funky nature of the gameplay.

Miss playing Bots online...


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:27:14
I liked both ExciteWii games a ton. Excitebots' Poker Race specifically was very underappreciated, I thought. The new mid-race minigames were hit-and-miss, though, so I'm not sure which of the two games I like better.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:55:54  - Edited by 
 on: 09/03/15, 20:56:53
Anand said:
Do you really like the art direction of Excite Truck?
It's fine, the tracks were well designed and looked cool, the trucks looked like cool Tonka jeeps from the 70s or something, I also just like trucks, trucks are cool.

Excitebots I found offensively bad, just look that clown-face, it's nightmare fuel.



Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 21:17:45
TheOldManFromZelda said:
Man, I miss Excitebots. What a fun racing game.
I do too. I still have it and it's still fun to play, but nowhere near as fun as it was online. That game was nuts in a good way.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 22:54:41
Excitebots was fun but I bought it at sort of a weird point where so many other games took my time that I barely played it. I should get back into it during a Backlaugust or something some time.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 22:58:29
I would have loved Vs. ExciteBike back in the 90s, but I think it's too late now. Might still check it out someday out of curiosity.

ExciteTruck and 'Bots were both great. Bots has the better gameplay, but they may have gone a little too crazy with it; I was certainly no fan of its vehicle designs. My most-used vehicle was actually the one and only truck. Of course, ExciteTruck is also one of only two games I know of that allowed for custom soundtracks, a neat feature that I wish became a standard.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:18:58
I'm still disappointed Excitebots never hit Europe, 'cause I had a blast with Excite Truck! Loved the mechanics and the tracks. The vehicles lacked personality, and the music kind of annoyed me at times, but none of that mattered when I was doing super tree runs or flying high over the hills in my plum crazy coloured car. Wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to Excite Truck at some point.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:21:20
@r_hjort
If those were your criticisms with Truck, you would've really enjoyed Bots.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:43:48
@Mop it up
Custom soundtracks were the main reason that I played my Xbox 360. Immersion has its place, but being able to listen to whatever you want while you while away the time with arcadey games like racers and Spelunky was awesome. An incredibly important feature for me.

Also, I don't care about immersion.

@r_hjort
That sucks, man. I know you probably don't want to hear this, but it really took the franchise to the next level with its inspired lunacy.

Well, at least you got all of the Cing stuff.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:45:50
@TriforceBun
I suspect you're right. I can only hope Nintendo decides to release it digitally on the Wii U over here.

@Anand
That's true! All things considered, NOE spoiled me rotten last gen, so I shouldn't complain too much, even if I'd have liked to play Excitebots.


Posted by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:45:57  - Edited by 
 on: 09/03/15, 23:47:04
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