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Nintendo Download: August 11-17, 2016
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August 11, 2016, 16:35:47
 
August 11, 2016 - Tadpole Treble (by our very own TriforceBun), Mega Man X, Wave Race 64, and more hit Nintendo's systems today. See all of this week's new games and deals at noon eastern on your favorite digital storefront.

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Tadpole Treble
– Get ready for a creative adventure as you swim through sheet music and avoid the notes of the game’s catchy soundtrack. Along the way, you’ll encounter massive bosses, fully sung songs and plenty of unlockables, as well as an intuitive full stage/song creation mode using the Wii U GamePad controller.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Wave Race 64
– Choose one of four characters, each with his or her own unique abilities and style, and master the game’s excellent controls. Make your way through nine courses, each with its own challenges. Take a break from racing to try the Stunt Mode. Polish your skills pulling off handstands, rolls and flips.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Disney Art Academy – Demo Version
– In the full version of the game, players can discover their inner artists to capture the stunning visuals of over 80 Disney and Pixar characters. With advice and lessons inspired by Disney art and Pixar animations, they learn to use a bundle of different drawing tools to create Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen, characters from Disney Inside Out, or characters like Mickey Mouse. They can even share their creations with their friends. The demo version gives players access to two lessons to try out: Mickey Mouse and Olaf from Disney Frozen. Game and demo in 2D

Virtual Console on New Nintendo 3DS

Mega Man X
– Hundreds of years after his death, Dr. Light’s final creation is discovered. Now, the future lies on the brink of destruction and X must use all of his newfound powers and abilities to hunt down the maverick Reploids and their leader, Sigma, before the human race is wiped from the planet.

Wii Retail Download

Mario Sports Mix
– The game presents four familiar sports – hockey, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball – but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters or play as their own Mii characters. In any sport, power-ups can turn the tide of a game in an instant. And in over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash a special move.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS


AeternoBlade (Nintendo 3DS) and Wicked Monster Blast! HD+ (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Nano Assault NEO
is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 25.

The Perplexing Orb is over 75 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 19.

Pixel Slime U, Tap Tap Arcade and more games from RCMADIAX are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 28.

Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2 Director’s Cut are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
, Stella Glow and more games from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 22.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy from Capcom are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 18.

4 Elements, Azada and more games from Media Sales & Licensing B.V. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 29

Brunch Panic, Sweet Memories - Blackjack and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.

Crazy Construction, Chain Blaster and more games from G-Style are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 25.

3D Streets of Rage, 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and more games from SEGA are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 29.

Crazy Kangaroo, League of Heroes and more games from Gamelion Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.

Also new this week:

Ambition of the Slimes
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Surfin’ Sam - Attack of the Aqualites (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

360 Breakout (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 16:40:08
Tadpole Treble will of course be mine, but...what's this? What's this?

MEGA MAN X

Let's rock, baby.





Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 16:40:19  - Edited by 
 on: 08/11/16, 16:43:07
Tadpole Treble and Wave Race 64, eh? I wonder if there's potential for a crossover there...


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 17:12:12
@nate38

Baton racing through Dolphin Park, perhaps?


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 17:49:18
She doesn't do well in saltwater though!


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 18:04:37
@TriforceBun

Okay fine. Baton races through Drake Lake instead!


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 18:09:09
Is the Nintendo Network down for anybody else?


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 20:23:15
TriforceBun said:
using the Wii U GamePad controller

Ah, Nintendo's official lingo rules...!


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 20:24:30
@Secret_Tunnel

Haha, you're familiar with your stuff! Yeah, we had to tweak a few terminologies to make it pass.


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 21:17:31
@Secret_Tunnel@TriforceBun
What's the joke? Educated me with your cool insider dev knowledge!!!!


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 22:16:28
I don't see the SEGA sale. Where is it?


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 22:45:05
@deathly_hallows

There are certain ways that you're required to refer to certain Nintendo stuff in official promotional material and in-game. Not supposed to talk too much about it, but some of the rules are fairly easy to derive from paying close attention anyway. Like, you'll almost never hear Reggie just say "3DS" unless he's being really casual. It's called "Nintendo 3DS." Whereas you would never say "Nintendo Wii U," that's just called "Wii U."


Posted by 
 on: 08/11/16, 23:21:12  - Edited by 
 on: 08/11/16, 23:23:00
@Secret_Tunnel
Oooooh I see, yeah, can't just call it the WUG when it's official.


Posted by 
 on: 08/12/16, 00:55:34
So, the SEGA sale is supposed to start today but, I can't get online. Does someone know what games are on sale?


Posted by 
 on: 08/15/16, 19:24:46
@sirmastersephiroth From waht I can see on the eShop sale page....

Gunstar Heroes
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage 2
Out Run
After Burner II
Ecco the Dolphin
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Space Harrier
Super Hang-On


Posted by 
 on: 08/15/16, 20:24:49
@nate38 I'm definitely going to get Streets of Rage 1 and 2 and Gunstar Heroes. I'm not sure if I'll get anything else. I'll have to think about some of the others.


Posted by 
 on: 08/16/16, 06:20:06
@sirmastersephiroth

Out Run is pretty great!

Also I recommend Shinobi III. Awesome game is awesome.


Posted by 
 on: 08/16/16, 07:13:11
@GameDadGrant What about Afterburner II, Space Harrier, and Hang-on?


Posted by 
 on: 08/16/16, 09:36:40
@sirmastersephiroth

Space Harrier and Hang-On I WILL recommend.

Afterburner II I would NOT recommend.

But that's just me.


Posted by 
 on: 08/16/16, 16:56:09
Don't know about most of them but I also recommend Shinobi 3.


Posted by 
 on: 08/16/16, 17:14:11
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