Nintendo Download: August 8th (North America)

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

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Nintendo Download

This week’s Nintendo Download is a little light on content, but the games featured here are just fine. First off, DuckTales: Remastered makes its grand release this coming Tuesday on the Wii U for $14.99. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party ($8.99) is also available this week, as well as Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire ($7.99) for the Wii U Virtual Console. Meanwhile, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be available to purchase on the eShop on August 11th for $39.99. In the meantime, you can get SteamWorld Dig for $8.99. There is also a sale for escapeVektor that will last until August 22nd. The game will be $4.99, or 50% off until that point, so be sure to buy this game now if you haven’t already.



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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – Mario™ and Luigi™ embark on the adventure of their dreams in a hilarious action RPG that combines the real world with the wild landscapes of Luigi’s imagination. In Luigi’s dreams, anything is possible – legions of Luigis morph into forms like a bouncy tower or a wrecking ball. You can even poke a sleeping Luigi to alter events in his dream world. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is available Aug. 11.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
DuckTales: Remastered – DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Embark on an authentic Disney adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five legendary treasures. The game is available Aug. 13.

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party – Turn off your TV, get your friends and family together, sit in a circle around the Wii U GamePad and play Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party. Look at each other, do silly challenges, have fun and get a little closer.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Romance of the Three Kingdoms™ IV Wall of Fire – It’s the Second Han Dynasty and China is on the verge of collapse. Infighting among the court families and the emergence of powerful warlords dominate the landscape. The struggle for power has brought an era known as the Three Kingdoms. As a ruler during these difficult times, it’s up to you to unify a country torn apart by rebellion.

Nintendo eShop Sale
escapeVektor – The award-winning and critically acclaimedescapeVektor is on sale for 50 percent off starting today through 9 a.m. PT Aug. 22 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Grab this fast-paced, retro-styled arcade game and help Vektor escape the evil CPU.

Also new this week:
• Smash Bowling 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• SteamWorld Dig (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Tangram Style (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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