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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, August 8, 2013

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2013 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT

Wii U will revolutionize how people connect with games, each other and entertainment through the system's unique and integrated second-screen controller.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Wii U

DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom/$39.99/Available Aug 13, 2013)

DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.

Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, but now refined with a level of detail that will please the most devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan, alike. Featuring hand-drawn animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design.

Spin The Bottle: Bumpie's Party (KnapNok Games/$8.99)

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is a game for 2-8 players. You sit in a circle around the GamePad and spin a virtual bottle. Two players are randomly paired up each round to do a collaborative physical challenge. Use the Wii Remotes and each other to dance, spin, grab, jump, hide, pump, pass and squeeze. Collaborate with your friends and complete the most challenges to win Bumpie's Party! Spin the Bottle might be tongue-in-cheek, but don’t worry kissing is not required.

  • 17 different collaborative physical mini games.
  • Look at, touch and communicate with each other.
  • Play anywhere; you are not limited by your TV.

All updates and additional content for the game will be free. Each release of new content will raise the price a bit, so buy now and save money.

No. of Players: up to 8 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo /$39.99/Available Aug 11, 2013)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the latest installment in the role-playing series, taking place inside the mind of a sleeping Luigi, who is a powerful, brave hero in his dreams.

One day in the Mushroom Kingdom, a letter arrives from a mysterious Dr. Snoozemore, inviting Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to Pi'illo Island. A free vacation, from a complete stranger? What could possibly go wrong? Leap into the world of Luigi's dreams—where anything can happen—in this hilarious action RPG.

In addition to the dynamic gunfight action between cyborgs, the game also incorporates cyberization and various other concepts that are present in the original work. It also provides diverse contents such as cooperative battle mode, a new concept that integrates artificial intelligence with the player.

No. of Players: 1 player

Tangram Style ($6.99/3DS/eShop)

Through an incredible journey in the tropical jungle, resolve the mysteries of the "forgotten tangrams" and retrieve all the lost idols of the ancient Maya civilization. In Tangram Style, resolve more than 600 tangrams though 4 different game modes and collect the many trophies hidden in the forgotten temples' ruins.

Tangram Style is played on a touch screen using a stylus.

The game's objective is to reproduce the given shapes using the pieces available.

Four game modes are available in this adventure:

  • The "Child" mode
  • The "Classic" mode
  • The "Challenge" mode
  • The "One Touch" mode

No. of Players: 1 player

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form/$8.99/3DS/eShop)

SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure. Take the role as Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives to an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below...

  • Carve a path through the earth, and explore a deep underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
  • Uncover the remnants of Human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
  • Meet the weird and interesting townsfolk of Tumbleton and help the community get back on its feet.
  • Beautiful, high-res graphics with dynamic lights and multiple parallaxed background layers.

No. of Players: 1 player

Smash Bowling 3D (Big John Games/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Get ready to smash the boundaries of handheld bowling with Smash Bowling 3D on the Nintendo 3DS from Big John Games.

  • Smash Bowling 3D provides an incredibly accurate interface to apply aim, ball spin, power, and positioning. Two control styles are available: Buttons mode to quickly dial in your shot parameters, and Touch mode which uses the stylus to completely customize your bowling release.
  • Up to four players can participate in pass around multiplayer mode, while practice mode allows would-be bowlers to set their own pin layouts - anything from a single pin needed for a spare to the infamous 7-10 split. Enjoy varied-angle replays of your best shots.
  • Earn all 18 trophies as you strive for bowling perfection. Unlock great bowling ball designs and vibrant bowling alleys. Your career statistics are tracked, including best game, recent average, total points, and number of strikes among others.

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV Wall of Fire (Tecmo Koei/$7.99/Wii U/eShop)

It's the Second Han Dynasty and China is on the verge of collapse. Infighting among the court families and the emergence of powerful warlords dominates the landscape. The struggle for power has brought an era known as the Three Kingdoms, complete with constant warfare among China's most courageous and skillful heroes. As a ruler during these difficult times, it's up to you to unify a country torn apart by rebellion. Expand your kingdom by building a strong military or try outsmarting your rivals during negotiations. With exciting new weapons including automatic firing crossbows and catapults you can engage your opponents out in the open or from behind castle walls. But don't forget, a ruler's strength is also measured by the economic power of his kingdom and the happiness of its people!

No. of Players: up to 8 players


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