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Nintendo Download for 6/12/2014 - Franchise favorites still on sale

by: Russell -
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Kind of a day late, but I blame going to the Origins gaming convention last night in Columbus.  Anyway, the big highlight this week is the Franchise Favorites sale going on in the 3DS and Wii U eShops where games from various major franchises featured at E3 are 30% off.  These franchises include Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, Lego, and Yoshi.  This sale will end on Monday, June 16th at 8:59 a.m. PT.

On the Virtual Console side of things we have the arrival of Pac-Land and Pac-Man Collection on the Wii U.  While I can't say much about Pac-Land having never played it, Pac-Man Collection includes Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, Pac-Man Arrangement, and Pac-Attack.  Basically this week will help you get your fill of Pac-Man to celebrate his recent announcement in Super Smash Bros.  Finally on the Wii U we have Soccer...can't imagine why that popped up now.  Then again, there are nearly a dozen soccer games for the NES, and they couldn't put up the one game that has "World Cup" in it's title?  I mean, Nintendo World Cup is on the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, so why not here?

Anyway, over on the 3DS eShop we have Double Dragon II: The Revenge.  Both of the first two Double Dragon games are really good in my opinion and really shine as NES-era beat-em-ups.  Now if they release Double Dragon III...well, I can't really say much about that one as I can't even get past the first stage.  Yeah, I really loathe that one.

The eShop specials are rounded out this week by several Nicalis games being discounted to celebrate the release of 1001 Spikes (which I plan to pick up soon), Resident Evil Revelations being on sale for both the Wii U and 3DS at 50% off until June 19th, and the releases of Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 and AiRace Xeno, the latter I'll be providing a review of in the next couple of weeks.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems


E3 Expo 2014

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. (Photo: Bu ...

Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Celebrate E3 with Featured Franchise Favorites
    • Nintendo eShop Sale ?? Save up to 30 percent on top franchises being featured at E3, including select Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games. Hurry -- the sale in the Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ends Monday, June 16, at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pac-Land ?? Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. Your journey will take you through bustling towns, rugged mountains, dangerous ravines and vast deserts. To make matters worse, the ghosts of Pac-Land will stop at nothing to stand in your way. Can you complete this fantastical rescue mission and make it back home in time for dinner?
    • PAC-MAN Collection ?? Enjoy four games in one featuring the iconic chomping yellow hero. In PAC-MAN, PAC-MANIA and PAC-MAN Arrangement, help PAC-MAN collect all of the dots and survive multiple levels of mayhem. In PAC-Attack, line up blocks from left to right as they drop down. Think quick, move quicker and plan a path so PAC-MAN can make his attack.
    • Soccer ?? Direct your team up and down the field, pick from seven international teams ?? USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Spain ?? and perform all the kickoffs, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks seen in a real match. You can choose the skill level of the opposing team on a scale from one to five, so as your team improves, so do your opponents. You even choose the length of the match. As time ticks down, do your best to score the winning goal.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Double Dragon II: The Revenge ?? Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marion. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. The duo must traverse through construction sites, alleyways and underwater hideouts complete with secret elevator shafts, spiked ceilings and razor-sharp mechanical claws. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and save the world?
  • Nintendo eShop Sales
    • Nicalis Games ?? To celebrate the recent release of 1001 Spikes, Nicalis is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Ikachan, Cave Story 3D, NightSky and VVVVVV. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
    • INAZUMA ELEVEN ?? It??s almost summer, and international soccer excitement is in the air. Celebrate the season with a worldwide sale on soccer RPG INAZUMA ELEVEN, now 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.
    • Soccer Up 3D ?? For a limited time, Soccer Up 3D is available at the discounted price of $2.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 16.
    • Resident Evil Revelations ?? A scary good deal. Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on June 19, Resident Evil Revelations on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
    • QubicGames ?? For a limited time, QubicGames is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and AiRace Speed. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 2.

Also new this week:

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 the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U system, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The 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 the 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. A Wii Points Card?? and Nintendo DSi Points Card?? can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

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, http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds.