This week’s Nintendo downloads are highlighted by the relase of a few Street Fighter games for the Virtual Console. Phoenix Wright’s next court case gets a demo version on the 3DS, and the DS version of Super Mario 64 heads to the Wii U. If you haven’t played Rhythm Thief on the 3DS yet, it’s only $5 this week. No excuses now.
Head past the break for the full list of games that will be available.
In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. (Photo: Business Wire)
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- Super Mario 64 DS – Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for Yoshi. They soon discover that Bowser has stolen the Power Stars and imprisoned the Toads. In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. Then try out some action-packed mini-games!
- Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- Street Fighter Alpha 2 – This Super NES fighting game explodes on screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Akuma, Sakura and Ryu are just some of the fighters lined up for action.
- Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the Super NES game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament!
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series on Super NES. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters. The game offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Demo Version – Eureka! It’s time to take on a “trial” trial and get a preview of the legal adventures that await in the upcoming Sept. 8 release. This free demo features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, Royal Priestess Rayfa, in the foreign Kingdom of Khura’in. In the full version of the game, players can look forward to exploring crime scenes and using investigative techniques to solve puzzling mysteries in the courtroom. Click here to see the trailer.
Nintendo eShop sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Summer Savings – There’s one week left of the Summer Savings event, so don’t miss out. Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or on Nintendo eShop during the sale, which runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
- The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
- Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
- Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
- Toy Defense, Wakedas and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
Also new this week:
- Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Legend of Kusakari (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Pixel Paint (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Shadow Archer (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.