Nintendo Download for 9/5/2015: Racing to the links

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It seems like the Wii U Virtual Console scene is starting to pick up a little more again with two new releases this week, one of which was a Famicom and arcade exclusive title...mostly.  Vs. Excitebike was a version released exclusively in Japan for the Famicom Disk System and was also part of the Vs. arcade series in the U.S. that allows for two player split screen and also includes a track editor that lets you build up to twenty classic tracks.  You can then go for the best time on those tracks or take them on with friends.  Think of it like an expanded version of the Excitebike we got back in the 80's.

The Nintendo 64 classic Mario Golf also hit the Wii U Virtual Console this week.  Mario's first golf outing allows you to hit the links with up to three friends in multiple game play modes, multiple courses, and easy to learn gameplay.  It's also fun to compliment and taunt your opponents when it's not your turn to hit the ball.  If you're a fan who's played the later games in the Mario Golf series, this is definitely one to check out.

Finally, the 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U in one package.  In Gunman Clive HD You take on the role of Clive as he fights bandits, robots, and dinosaurs in a Western-themed action platformer.  With an interesting mix of elements like that, how can you go wrong?

For more sales and events going on with the 3DS and Wii U eShops, read on to check out the official press release. 

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

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

The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one comp ...

The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one complete package. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Gunman Clive HD Collection ?? The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one complete package. Experience both games in high definition as you take on the role of Gunman Clive and fight bandits, robots and dinosaurs in this Western-themed action platformer. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • VS. Excitebike ?? Fans love Excitebike for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. And now, for the first time since its release in Japan, the Famicom Disk System version of the VS. Excitebike game is available in North America ?? complete with two-player split screen! Create tracks using 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for the best time or take on friends.
    • Mario Golf ?? In this Nintendo 64 classic, Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom??s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. With easy-to-learn game play that is fun for all ages, head out to the fairways on your own or bring up to three other players along.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Jett Tailfinis 23 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.
    • Land it Rocket is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
    • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. ??Steel Driver?? Tournament ?? See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo??s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new ??Steel Driver?? tournament runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Price reduction:

  • Proun+ (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $4.99 (from $6.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
  • Gravblocks+ (Wii U) is reduced to $3.49 (from 4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

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 console and the Nintendo 3DS family of 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.

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

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