By Jeff Neuenschwander / August 26th, 2014
It’s a pretty exciting week in the Nintendo Download. We’ve got the Wii U release of SteamWorld Dig as well as Virtual Console titles Mario Golf: Advance Tour and Mega Man 5 coming to Wii U and 3DS respectively.
In addition to the new games, we have new content to older games as well. Zen Pinball 2 is getting a number of new tables, which you can try for free if you have the game. And Mario Kart 8 has the special Mercedes-Benz DLC which is free to all owners of the game.
The full list of releases and sales are below. Game descriptions come directly from the press release. All events happen on August 28th unless noted otherwise.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- SteamWorld Dig
“SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…”
SteamWorld Dig will be available for €8.99/£6.99/CHF 10.99. If you already own the game on 3DS, you can purchase this version for €6.49/£4.99/CHF 7.99 until September 25th.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Mario Golf: Advance Tour
“Mario Golf: Advance Tour continues the Mario Golf™ tradition of being part simulation, part role-playing game. Create your character and join the clubhouse where you start on the road to becoming a pro. In the main story mode, take on a roster of daunting opponents across a series of fiendishly designed courses, and build up your experience points to improve your skills. If you make it to the top, you might face off against Mario™ and co.!”
Mario Golf: Advance Tour will be available for €6.99/£6.29/CHF 9.80.
DLC on Wii U
- Mario Kart 8
- Mercedes-Benz x Mario Kart 8
“For the first time ever, Nintendo’s Mario Kart series will be powered by some real-world horsepower. A software update on 27th August to Mario Kart 8 for Wii U will deliver a variety of new features for players, most notably the ability to download three free Mercedes-Benz cars that players can race in the game: the modern Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 300 SL Roadster from the 1950s and the legendary Silver Arrow of the 1930s.”
The Mercedes-Benz x Mario Kart 8 Add-on Content will be available on August 27th for free.
- Zen Pinball 2
- The Walking Dead Table
- Doctor Strange Table
- Deadpool Table
- Guardians of the Galaxy Table
All tables will be available for €2.99/£2.39/CHF 3.95 per table. Owners of Zen Pinball 2 can also try out the tables for free.
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
- Outback Pet Rescue 3D
“Welcome to the Outback! It´s your job to nurture and love the wild animals of Australia and bring them back to health. Treat sick and injured animals on site or bring them back to your station. Take your Jeep and drive out to care for helpless animals on the spot. Find lost baby animals and care for them until you can return them to the wild.”
Outback Pet Rescue 3D will be available for €29.99/£24.99.
Virtual Console on 3DS
- Mega Man 5 (Game Boy)
“The last of the Game Boy™ Mega Man™ series begins with the hero being defeated at the hands of new foe, Terra! Mega Man returns to the fight upgraded with the new Mega Arm, vowing to defeat Terra and repel his army of Stardroids – evil robots from space! Mega Man has robots of his own to support him, though. Rush the robot dog returns and is joined by newcomer Tango the cybernetic cat. Plus, collect power chips to unlock new upgrades in Dr. Light’s lab. You’ll need all your skills to defeat the alien invaders!”
Mega Man 5 will be available for €3.99/£3.59/CHF 5.60.
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012||€10.99/£9.99||€4.99/£4.49||Sale ends September 11th.|
SOURCE: Press Release
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