Nintendo Download: 22nd August (North America)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Retro fighting and ninja skills, soothing portable puzzles and more
It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week serves up plenty of new and old games on 3DS, alongside some discounts, as well as a lot of 16-bit fighting on the Wii U. Let's get right to the details.
Wii U Virtual Console
The Wii U Virtual Console is offering up three versions of Street Fighter II this week, along with a special promotion. If you buy one of these games you can pick up either one or both of the others with a 50% discount; the offer is valid until 29th August.
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom, $7.99)
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Capcom, $7.99)
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Capcom, $7.99)
Wii U Retail Download
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Majesco Entertainment, $TBC) — Available from 27th August.
Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, $2.99) — Not all puzzles need tight time limits or to have dramatic countdowns, as this budget effort shows. A little like a flat Rubik's Cube, this colour tile-sorting concept is executed well and provides some enjoyable puzzling. It's lacking in features, but at this price point and with plenty of content in the core package this is certainly worth considering, as explained in our Wakedas review.
Funfair Party Games (Joindots, $19.99) — With 11 attractions and Mii support, this one joins the list of titles targeting the minigame market on the eShop; both single and multiplayer are included. It'll also include motion controls for some games, and we'll see whether its worth buying some tickets in our review.
Fish On 3D (Agetec, $9.99) — Fishing has always been a surprisingly persistent genre on Nintendo's download services, and Agetec weighs in with a release that aims to offer modes to satisfy both sim and action fishing fans. There's even some StreetPass functionality thrown in, so we'll dig out our waders and give this a go.
3DS Virtual Console
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (TECMO KOEI GAMES, $4.99) — The second part of the NES series that — in all likelihood — left young gamers curled up in a ball muttering "game over" repeatedly, it now arrives on the 3DS Virtual Console with all important save state functionality. While it is fiendishly difficult, it's also a fun action platformer that arguably brings notable improvements over the original with switched up moves and power ups. We'll summon our inner-Ninja for a review soon.
3DS Retail Download
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (Aksys, $24.99) — This excellent title has been on the market for nearly a year, but finally makes its way to the eShop. It's an involving, unique experience that's well worth consideration, and you can learn all about it in our review.
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Majesco Entertainment, $29.99) — Available from 27th August.
3DS Retail Download Discounts
The six following Ubisoft games have a 30% discount until 27th August:
So that's another week of updates confirmed. Let us know what you're planning to download in the comments and poll below.
What are you most excited about downloading this week? (245 votes)
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Wii U Virtual Console)
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (Wii U Virtual Console)
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Wii U Virtual Console)
Multiple Street Fighter II games (50% off promotion)
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (Wii U retail download)
Wakedas (3DS eShop)
Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop)
Fish On 3D (3DS eShop)
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (3DS Virtual Console)
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS retail download)
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (3DS retail download)
Rayman Origins (3DS retail discount)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars 3D (3DS retail discount)
Rayman 3D (3DS retail discount)
Petz Fantasy 3D (3DS retail discount)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (3DS retail discount)
Rabbids 3D (3DS retail discount)
Nothing for me this week
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