PR: Nintendo Download Highlights for 7/21/16

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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Nintendo has the latest Download for your reading convenience, wherein they focus on newly released titles, demos and more for Wii U and 3DS eShop and Virtual Console.

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins

First let’s get the new arrivals out of the way. For the Wii U eShop, they have released 3 titles this week: Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training Demo, which is a sort of animated short followed by some firsthand experience with the game itself. You’ll have a chance to try out the Arwing jet, Landmaster tank and Gyrowing! Sure to be good for players on the fence for the full game. Next up is a special demo for Star Fox Guard (noticing a pattern yet?), which introduces players to the frantic and tactical mini game available in Star Fox Zero. Finally for eShop on Wii U is Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, which is a charming all ages game with exclusive content for the Wii U. As for Virtual Console on Wii U, everybody who missed it can try out Pokemon Ranger, a very different take on the massively popular franchise.

Pokemon Ranger

There are many sales going on now, for both Wii U and 3DS, with many that end July 28th and one that ends far later, August 18th. For the July 28th deadline, the following are on sale: Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50% off; Joindots games, such as 3D Game Collection and Island Flight Simulator are on sale; Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble are also on sale; and Word Search by POWGI is on sale. Finally, Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50% off til August 8th and Rock ‘N Racing Off Road and Soccer Up Online are on sale until August 18th.

Animal-Crossing-Happy-Home-Designer screenshot

For those of you who have to constantly decorate your 3DS, there are a couple new themes available. One is for The Legend of Dark Witch 2 and the other is for Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Finally, the following games are newly available this week: Defend Your Crypt (Wii U and 3DS), Hot Rod Racer (Wii U), Humanitarian Helicopter (Wii U), Ninja Smasher (3DS) and Wind-Up Knight 2 (3DS). Be sure to check these titles out if any sound interesting, and get them on sale while you can! Tune in to oprainfall next time for the latest Nintendo Download.

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  • MidnightPearl

    I really wish Nintendo would up their sales. Plenty of stuff I would like but even on sale are still more expensive elsewhere.