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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Hardware

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, August 28, 2014

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2014 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT

Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities.

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 / Wii U

SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form/WiiU/$9.99/eShop)

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...

Key Features

  • A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes.
  • Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors.
  • Uncover the remnants of human civilization, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes.
  • Randomized worlds with emergent gameplay.
  • Clutter-free HD graphics. The map and other interface elements are now displayed on the Wii U GamePad.
  • Off-TV Play. Continue digging on the Wii U GamePad even when your TV is occupied or turned off.

No. of Players: 1 player

The Fall (Over The Moon/WiiU/$9.99/eShop)

Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy!

Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID's duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, events transpire that will cause her to rethink her rules, regulations, and her very self-image.

The Fall is a unique blend of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID's flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects as you progress through a rich and detailed story, hand-crafted over the course of two years to blend seemlessly with gameplay.

Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID's world, in spite of her protocols.

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo/3DS/$14.99/eShop)

Two of gaming's biggest sleuths team up to solve the most puzzling mystery they have ever encountered. For the first time ever, the mind-bending puzzles of the Professor Layton series meet the courtroom drama of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Key Features:

  • Follow Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright as they are transported from London to the mystical city of Labyrinthia, where they must help Espella Cantabella, a girl accused of being a witch.
  • Two different game-play styles work together in unexpected ways. Solve puzzles familiar to fans of the Professor Layton series in Adventure mode to move the story forward, and then cross-examine witnesses as Phoenix Wright in Trial mode.
  • Phoenix Wright must be on his toes for group cross-examinations. Pit one person's testimony against another's to get the story straight, and then literally rewrite history alongside the city's greatest puzzle-solving duo.
  • Listen to the gorgeous musical score by the original composers from both series, combining the vivid sounds of Professor Layton with the dramatic themes of the Phoenix Wright games.

No. of Players: 1 player

Azure Striker Gunvolt (Inti Creates/3DS/$14.99/eShop)

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D side-scrolling action game. The heroe's agility and control over lightning create a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power.

  • Pierce your enemies with the devastating power of lightning! Gunvolt uses a lethal technique called “Flashfield”, which will always hit locked-on enemies. The more advanced players can try to reach a higher score by defeating 2 or more enemies at once.
  • The song of the heroine "Lumen" gives power to Gunvolt! Even if Gunvolt during the battle, he can be revived by the song power of Lumen and fight again. And when player piles up scores without suffering damage, the background music turns into her song.
  • At the end of each stage, a powerful boss will be awaiting the player! Fully voiced mid-battle conversations increase the player's excitement exponentially.

For a limited time, receive a free download code for Mighty Gunvolt with the purchase of Azure Striker Gunvolt. To get your free copy of Mighty Gunvolt, check your Nintendo eShop sales receipt and follow the download code instructions. Offer valid: 9 a.m. PT on August 29 until 8:59 a.m. PT on November 28.

No. of Players: 1 player

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter (Big John Games/3DS/$7.99/eShop)

Humanity thought that its victory in the war with the Thorions, a race of fearless war machines run amok, would restore peace to the Earth. But a generation later, humanity's worst fear is realized: the Thorions have returned, seeking revenge and aiming to wipe out the human race in a quest to dominate the galaxy.

It's up to you to go on the attack against the Thorions and defeat them in battle once more. Pilot your choice of three Skyfighters across alien worlds to protect human colonies and destroy Thorion forces. Blast away at hulking mechs, menacing gun turrets, and swarming drones. Push your dogfighting skills to their limits against adept Thorion Skyfighters.

No. of Players: 1 player

Outback Pet Rescue 3D (TREVA Entertainment/3DS/$19.99/eShop)

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.

Key Features:

  • Pack up for an exciting 3D adventure in Australia – the animals of the Outback need you!
  • Care for wild and exotic animals: Kangaroos, Koalas, Numbats, Wombats, Dingoes, Wild Horses and more!
  • A broad range of tasks is waiting for you: cure ill animals, rescue abandoned animal babies, pamper them and much more.
  • Use the money you earn to expand your animal station.
  • Collect Play Coins to change them into ingame currency.
  • Supports Circle Pad controls of your Nintendo 3DS.

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Mega Man X3 (Capcom/Wii U/$7.99/eShop)

After discovering a virus that is turning intelligent and peaceful robots known as Reploids into rogue Mavericks, the scientist Dr. Doppler successfully creates an antivirus to the phenomenon. The reformed Reploids then move into Dopple Town, a place where humans and Reploids can live together in harmony. But when an outbreak occurs causing the Reploids to turn back into Mavericks, Maverick Hunters Mega Man X and Zero are sent to contain the situation.

Choose either Mega Man X or Zero as you run, jump, dash, scale walls, avoid obstacles, and fight enemies in eight challenging stages. At the end of each stage, defeat the boss to gain a special weapon that will aid you in the upcoming battles. Will you be the cure for this latest outbreak?

No. of Players 1 player

Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Nintendo/Wii U/$4.99/eShop)

Learning can be fun, especially when you play along with Donkey Kong Jr.! Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by directing Junior, a cute little monkey, who must climb up and down vines to collect numbers and symbols in order to solve the math problems his father gives him. Compete with a friend in a race to solve problems in Game A, or add more challenge with Game B. Of course, you can also practice on your own! This game is perfect for younger players who are looking for a fun and easy way to develop their math skills!

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous


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