Nintendo Download: August 15th (North America)

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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Not a whole lot going on in this week’s Nintendo Download. The Wii U gets two new additions to its eShop with Galaga for the NES ($4.99) and the digital download version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist ($59.99), which will be available on August 20th. There are, however, two sales starting this week. Runner2 will be discounted to $11.25 until August 29th, while Trine 2: Director’s Cut will be available for $7.99 from now until September 3rd. It’s worth noting that the official press release below states the sale will last until September 5th, but to be safe, we’ll just assume that the sale will last until the 3rd.

The 3DS isn’t getting a whole lot of games of note, however. The only Virtual Console game being released for the system is Donkey Kong for the NES ($4.99).  Hopefully, we’ll see a more compelling crop of games being released once we get out of the summer doldrums.



Aug. 15, 2013

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: Blacklist – The United States is being threatened with a terror ultimatum known as the Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks. Sam Fisher is the only agent with the authority to hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary. The countdown has begun. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, the next entry in the critically acclaimed Splinter Cell series, is available on Aug. 20.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Galaga – In this arcade classic, move right and left to defend against the missiles and attacks of the Galaga aliens. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of attack patterns. Rescue a captured fighter to combine with it, forming a Dual Fighter with twice the firepower. Earn perfect bonuses more easily by using a Dual Fighter on the Challenging Stages.

Nintendo eShop Sale
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – To celebrate the recent release of the Good Friends Character Pack DLC for Runner2, which introduces six new characters to the game, Gaijin Games is dropping the price of BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for the Wii U system. Download the game at a discounted price of $11.25 until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 29.

Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Trine 2: Director’s Cut is a gorgeous side-scrolling action game for the Wii U system that features physics-based puzzles using fire, water, gravity and magic. Download the game at a discounted price of $7.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

Also new this week:
• Donkey Kong (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™)
• 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Barbie: Groom & Glam Pups (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• My Western Horse 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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