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Nintendo Download: August 3-9, 2017
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August 03, 2017, 16:43
 
August 3, 2017 – Retro City Rampage DX highlights a slew of Switch titles on this week's Nintendo Download. See all of this week's updates today at noon eastern on your favorite eShop.

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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Retro City Rampage DX
– The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. Rampage the city, steal cars or play over 60 Story Mode missions. This remastered pop culture sendup features a full Story Mode of open-world missions, along with Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. Explore the city by foot or by car, and discover minigames, customizations, collectibles and special guest stars.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

I Am Setsuna
– Download the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear on the Nintendo Switch console and save 33 percent for a limited time. Offer ends Aug. 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week!
Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

An epic action RPG: Pandora’s Tower
(Wii U)

A quirky classic: Earthbound Beginnings (Wii U)

Two top tower defense games: Dillon’s Rolling Western (Nintendo 3DS) and Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (Nintendo 3DS)

Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That's worth celebrating! Fans can enjoy up to 25 percent off select digital Kirby games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8. The full list of games is here.

While we’re enjoying 25 years of Kirby, there’s another famous Nintendo series having an anniversary right now: The Star Fox 64 game was released a little more than 20 years ago! With the long-awaited release of Star Fox 2 coming on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system on Sept. 29 as well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate all things Star Fox with some My Nintendo rewards. Check out some of the great stuff you can get with your My Nintendo points!

Star Fox Zero (Wii U) 30 percent off

Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent off

Star Fox Command (Wii U) 40 percent off

This month’s game picks are Nintendo exclusives from a wide variety of genres! With discounts of up to 50 percent off, now is a great time to try these fun titles you might have missed.

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO AERO FIGHTERS 2
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Slime-san (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

GUNBARICH for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

STRIKERS1945 for Nintendo Switch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Puzzle Adventure Blockle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Use Your Words (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Infinite Minigolf (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

VoxelMaker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Flight of Light (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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Posted: 08/03/17, 16:43
 
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I used my soon-to-expire My Nintendo points to download Kirby's 25th Anniversary themes and wallpaper for my PC/phone/3DS. They're super cute on their own, but as wallpaper they're kinda messy.

Posted by 
 on: 08/03/17, 16:46
I Am Setsuna sale?? Hmmmmmmmm!

Big maybe on RCR.

Posted by 
 on: 08/03/17, 20:05
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse isn't on sale? Too bad. You almost got me to buy that game, Nintendo. So close....

Posted by 
 on: 08/04/17, 00:20
Wow, lots of Switch games! Too many!

I'll probably grab Infinite Minigolf. Lots of tasty shmup action this week, too.

And Slime-san seems like a neat take on Super Meat Boy.

@nate38
Damn, I forgot that they expire!! I should burn some off.

Posted by 
 on: 08/04/17, 04:12
Yo, Gunbarich is kind of awesome! It's a combination between a brick-breaking game and a pinball game, with evolving mechanics and bosses and an extra-large dose of nutty Japanese charm. The core game mechanic is very satisfying, with the perfect level of challenge (so far).

It looks beautiful, too. I initially thought that it was a remake, but it's just a later-period arcade game. Plus, you can play it in Tate Mode!

Seriously, if you guys want some fresh, fun, crazy arcade action, grab Gunbarich.

Maybe I'll pick up Strikers, too. Funnily enough, the three classic games that released this week, Aero Fighters 2, Strikers 1945, and Gunbarich, are all arcade classics from the same development staff.

Posted by 
 on: 08/06/17, 03:48
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