Nintendo Download: 29th August (North America)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Pokémon get rumbling, Rayman and Zelda get legendary, Wario and more
It's that time again, North America, as more downloadable goodies arrive on the Wii U and 3DS eShop platforms. There's a new Nintendo-published Wii U eShop title, a return to legendary beginnings and an all new legend with Rayman, while Wario and a discount grace the 3DS. Check out the details below.
Wii U eShop
Pokémon Rumble U (Nintendo, $17.99) — The third entry in this brawling spin-off, this features plenty of mini toy 'mon on screen at once, taking on various monsters in their quest to return to the toy store. This has been released with a range of NFC (near field communication) toys in GameStop stores, though they're optional and not required for the game. We think a short length and excessive button-mashing chaos undermine this a little, but gave it a modest recommendation in our Pokémon Rumble U review.
Wii U Virtual Console
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, $4.99) — Another classic title arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console, though admittedly yet another that's already been enjoyed on the Wii and 3DS equivalents. Regardless of that, this is where the iconic franchise began, with many hidden solutions and quirks so beloved of the NES era, and undoubtedly a classic. You can see what we thought of its most recent release in our 3DS Virtual Console The Legend of Zelda Review.
Wii U Retail Downloads
Rayman Legends (Ubisoft, $TBC) — It's been a rather long wait for this platformer, but it finally arrives to make its impact on the Wii U software lineup. At one time arguably the most anticipated Wii U game during the launch window, it arrives with some additional content and the same gorgeous gameplay that hyped so many gamers in the first place. We described it as "close to perfection" in our Rayman Legends review, so check that out if you want to know more. Available from 3rd September.
3DS Virtual Console
Wario Land 3 (Nintendo, $4.99) — This title unsurprisingly prompted some pleased reactions when confirmed in a recent Nintendo Direct, as the portable Wario Land titles have a well-earned reputation as fun, imaginative experiences. This is no different, in some ways being more of a puzzle game than platformer, and we recommended it to all in our Wario Land 3 review.
3DS eShop Discount
BIT.TRIP SAGA (Aksys Games, $4.99 from 1st - 15th September, normally $14.99)
That's another Nintendo Download update down, so what do you think? Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What are you most excited about downloading this week? (334 votes)
Pokémon Rumble U (Wii U eShop)
The Legend of Zelda (Wii U Virtual Console)
Rayman Legends (Wii U retail download)
Wario Land 3 (3DS Virtual Console)
BIT.TRIP SAGA (3DS eShop discount)
Nothing for me this week
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