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Nintendo Download: August 13-19, 2015.
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August 13, 2015, 18:03
 
August 13, 2015 – Summer continues to sizzle in the eShops this week! Pandora's Tower for Wii highlights this week's update, but you can check everything out by visiting your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Wind-up Knight 2
– In this relentless action platformer, play as Sprint, the clockwork knight who just … can’t … stop. Your skills will be pushed to the absolute limits as you jump, swing, roll, attack and endure countless dangers, including traps, cliffs and assorted enemies. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Wii Retail/Download and Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Pandora’s Tower
– Pandora’s Tower tells a haunting tale about a cursed young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. The stylish action RPG originally launched for the Wii console and is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

3D Game Collection
(Nintendo 3DS), Murder on the Titanic (Nintendo 3DS) and Suspension Railroad Simulator (Wii U) from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Bombing Bastards (Wii U), Spot the Differences: Party! (Wii U) and Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages (Nintendo 3DS) from Sanuk Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition
is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 13.

Blocky Bot and Paper Monsters Recut from Mobot Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and more titles from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Stone Shire is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on October 1.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld
is 50 percent off (reduced from $10 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.

Alien on the Run, Undead Storm Nightmare and Jump Trials Supreme from G-style are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 27.

Nano Assault EX is 25 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is 47 percent off (reduced from $6.66 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.

Activities:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- Get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent – Soar into battle with Shiny Rayquaza, available now via the Nintendo Network. This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve and dominate its opponents. This Shiny Rayquaza will be available via Nintendo Network until Sept. 14, so don't miss this limited opportunity! For more details, go to Pokemon.com/Rayquaza.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Second Star” 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 “Second Star” tournament runs Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Pokémon Shuffle Summer Special – Buy Jewels and Get Six More Free! – Now until Aug. 16, when you purchase six or more Jewels in the Pokémon Shuffle game with your Nintendo eShop funds, you’ll be eligible for a one-time gift of six additional Jewels for free. For more details, head to http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-deal-on-pokemon-shuffle-jewels.

Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – It’s not too late to enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card! 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:

Best of Arcade Games – Air Hockey
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Best of Arcade Games – Bubble Buster (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Garfield Kart (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

I Love My Dogs – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Paddington: Adventures in London (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Brave Tank Hero (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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I'm about 80% sure I'll be getting Pandora's Tower.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 18:11
nate38 said:
I'm about 80% sure I'll be getting Pandora's Tower.

How much is it? (I'm at work so I can't check.)

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 19:23

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 19:51
I still have my disc...is it bad that I'm considering buying the digital copy too?

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 20:46
I wonder if Nintendo is trying to make money back on the initial costs for these games and this digital service is the testing ground for it. Or I just really want to know what the process is for picking what games go digital.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 20:56
@ludist210 Send me the disc and I'll buy you the digital copy!

@missypissy Yeah, really peculiar that we only have five Wii games in NA, and number five is an obscure game like this. I mean, I'm hopeful that this means we'll see more cult classic games for download and not just the major classics, but there's probably not a ton of people who feel that way.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:05
@nate38

That's actually a pretty tempting offer...

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:14
@ludist210 Let me know if you wanna. As long as the disc/case is in good condition, I'd rather go physical than digital, and I can't find it for under $25 or so online.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:16
I hope these semi-obscure titles do well enough for Nintendo to consider releasing brilliant JP/EU only games like Project Zero 2: Wii Edition and Another Code R: Journey Into Lost Memories on the NA eShop as well. I'm not sure how much localization work was done between releasing, say, Pandora's Tower in Europe and in North America, but I think fans of these series would be alright with getting the exact same ones as we got.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:17
@nate38

I'll do it. The game is either brand new or "like-new" (meaning I opened the shrink wrap but never played the game itself) so everything is included (case, manual, disc, etc). A dog in the house but not a smoker.

PM me your address and I'll put it in the mail tomorrow.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:37
I wonder if they've fixed that really bad glitch that plagues Pandora's Tower.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:41
@Mop it up
That was only a thing in the NA version that XSEED handled, right? From what I understand, they've got nothing to do with this release, so it might not be there.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:52
@r_hjort Yeah, it's a freeze glitch that happens in the later tower(s) of the NA version. I believe it's caused by the NTSC optimisation, so I'm not sure what a workaround would be, and I don't think they could release the PAL version because of the different standards for SD content.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 21:57
@Mop it up
If it's an NTSC problem I think Nintendo themselves should be more than capable of sorting the matter out though, especially since the original JP version is NTSC as well. I mean, if XSEED did their work based purely on the PAL version (which they did, if I'm not completely mistaken) they must have missed out on some essential code that could have helped them avoid the issue.

I guess this is just a wait-and-see type situation unless Nintendo gives us an official word on the matter.

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 22:04
Whoa, Pandora's Tower on Wii U. Crazy. But I've still got the disc, so...meh!

I'll definitely be getting me a Shiny Rayquaza, though!

Posted by 
 on: 08/13/15, 23:28
@nate38
@ludist210

Wow, how exciting! Nice trade!

Posted by 
 on: 08/14/15, 02:08
Wow, continually putting off that Pandora's Tower purchase has paid off!

Although I'd rather have the physical version for that price...

I wonder when they'll throw Xenoblade up there. Actually, I don't. It'll precede Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Posted by 
 on: 08/14/15, 04:18  - Edit:  08/14/15, 04:20
@Anand

I kind of doubt that since they'll still be trying to sell copies of the New 3DS version. I want to know when The Last Story is going up. That's the one Wii game I really feel like I missed.

Posted by 
 on: 08/14/15, 04:22
@Jargon
Thinking logically, I would agree. But Nintendo has already done something similar several times in the past. The only example that immediately springs to mind is Kirby Super Star, but I'm pretty sure that I've seen them do this a few times.

Posted by 
 on: 08/14/15, 04:29
Garfield Kart? I've been waiting my whole life for that.

Posted by 
 on: 08/14/15, 12:37
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