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Nintendo Download: August 27-September 2, 2015.
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August 27, 2015, 16:20
August 27, 2015 - Sin & Punishment times two, Disney Infinity 3.0, Runbow, and more hit the eShop in this week's Nintendo Download! See all of this weeks new games, sales, and more on 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

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together, new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination! Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 30.

Runbow – Arriving exclusively on Wii U consoles, Runbow is a frantic party-platforming game in which the world transforms with swipes of color. Enjoy five chaotic local and online multiplayer modes (up to nine players), along with two single-player modes that will test the skill and mind of any challenger. If you downloaded the Nindies@Home demo during the limited time E3 promotion, save 15 percent off your purchase of Runbow until Sept. 27.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Sin & Punishment
– Legendary studio Treasure delivers a high-energy thrill ride in this Nintendo 64 classic. On a future Earth starved for resources, a new species engineered for consumption has mutated into monsters. Run, gun and slash your energy sword through level after level of nonstop destruction to end their reign of terror.

Wii Retail Download

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
– Take aim, and blast your way through a post-apocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in the Sin & Punishment: Star Successor game, the Wii sequel to the Japanese Nintendo 64 cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll shoot everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Don’t miss your chance to take up to 66 percent off Capcom games like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS) and many more! This promotion ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.

Turtle Tale (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails
is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 2.

Rock ’N Racing Off Road is 41 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 28 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 18.

99Seconds and Darts Up from Enjoyup Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers from ATLUS are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.

Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.

Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.

2 Fast 4 Gnomz is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 21.

Darts Up 3D, Soccer Up 3D and Soccer Up Online from Enjoyup are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.

Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay and Disney Frozen Olaf’s Quest from Gamemill Entertainment are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 28 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 5.


Splatoon TRANSFORMERS Splatfest
– Are you Team AUTOBOT or Team DECEPTICON? The next Splatoon Splatfest runs from Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. PT until Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. PT. If you haven’t chosen your team yet, head over to the Pledge Box in the plaza prior to Splatfest. The winning team can pick up their prizes in the plaza after the event. Learn more by visiting http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.

Builders Week – Are you a master level designer? It’s time to show off those skills during Builders Week! Until Aug. 31, we’ll be showcasing the best building games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems and releasing the VS. EXCITEBIKE game for Virtual Console on Wii U for the first time! We’ll also be issuing challenges for master builders to complete. Get involved with the challenges by following @NintendoAmerica on Twitter, the Play Nintendo Miiverse Community or Nintendo of America on Facebook! Click here for more information.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Splatoon : Squid Sisters

Woah Dave! Alien Invasion!

Also new this week:

Brave Tank Hero
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

FullBlast (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

PIXEL SLIME U (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Gotcha Racing (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 08/27/15, 16:20
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
If anyone commits the sin of not downloading Treasure's awesome SHMUP games, they deserve punishment.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 16:27
Whoa, both S&P games! I have the original on the Wii VC, but I think I'll upgrade it to Wii U because playing that game with the Gamepad seems like it'll be a lot more comfortable than the GCN controller I used on Wii.

And of course I strongly recommend Star Successor. That's a phenomenal game.

Also, Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails for 50% off is a good deal. I quite liked that game. It's probably my favorite eShop game on Wii U so far.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 16:31
I didn't think much of Sin & Punishment, but its Wii sequel (also available!) is very good. Try it out!

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 16:34
Probably going to download both S&P games (even though I own Star Successor on disc, I'm liking clearing up my shelves) and Disney Infinity. I would get Runbow, but I probably won't have many people to play with locally...


And Sin?

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 16:34
Whoa! I just took a crash course on both Sin and Punishment games.

If you don't have them, get them! They are excellent titles indeed, particularly Star Successor.
Be sure to play both then go for the True Ending in Star Successor.

Good stuff!!

Apparently Binding of Isaac on 3DS has a new patch today. Maybe it's time to take the plunge.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 17:56  - Edit:  08/27/15, 18:09
Tempted to grab the N64 S&P. The Wii game is incredible, a thrill ride from start to finish.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 19:39
I think Run Bo will be going in my "to buy" pile.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 22:05
I'm really glad to see Nintendo putting Wii titles up for digital download. This bodes well for the future.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 22:31
Man what an awesome Splatfest for NA.

The only thing that could make that better would be playing to the '86 movie soundtrack.


Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 23:02
To be honest I was a little underwhelmed by the Runbow demo, but then again it seems like the kind of game you really need a bunch of people together to fully enjoy. Probably buy it anyway.

Both Sin & Punishment games are awesome. The Wii one is definitely the better one, and it doesn't have the huge control barrier to get over like the N64, but I'd recommend both. But if the N64 one turns you off I'd still recommend the Wii one, it's way easier to control and has a more smoother Star Fox meets SHMUP-type feel to it. I mean the first has that too but it isn't quite as slick.

Posted by 
 on: 08/27/15, 23:27  - Edit:  08/27/15, 23:30
I can't remember if I knew that Vs. ExciteBike existed. That could be interesting.

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 01:29
@Mop it up

I can't remember if I knew that already either! I think most of us are familiar with Vs. Super Mario Bros., but the Excitebike version is more obscure. I assume it was an arcade version?

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 01:35
Cool, maybe I'll upgrade my VC copy of S&P and actually play it this time.

Ah, who am I kidding?

I'll still upgrade it, though.

Pumped for Vs. Excitebike. I think it was a Famicom Disk System game.

There was also a Satellaview Excitebike version with Mario characters and an SNES overhaul, I believe. Nintendo should really unearth some of those old, obscure treasures, like Arm Wrestling or the arcade versions of Punch Out!. They could break M2 out of Sega's dungeon and have them work on the rereleases.

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 08:42  - Edit:  08/28/15, 08:43
I like that the Wii U's N64 VC lets you remap buttons. Sin & Punishment definitely feels better when using the right stick to aim and the D-pad to move left and right. I forgot how slow the cursor is, though, I played through the training part and couldn't hit nearly as much stuff as I wanted. Spoiled by the sequel's IR aiming, I guess!

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 16:12
Don't all Wii U VC services allow button binds?

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 18:26
@carlosrox I meant in comparison to the original Wii's VC, which didn't allow button remapping for any system.

Man, what's Treasure been up to lately, anyway? I know they've done some ports of Guardian Heroes and Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun on XBLA and stuff, but have they made anything original since Star Successor? Really haven't heard anything about them in a few years, I think.

Posted by 
 on: 08/28/15, 18:30
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