Nintendo Download: 12th June (North America)

Pac-Man's back, AiRacing, vampire slaying and a massive number of discounts

It's Nintendo Download time, bringing us more goodies to console us for the fact that E3 2014 is now in its last day. There are two Pac-Man titles to celebrate the mascot's appearance in Super Smash Bros., some options to celebrate the upcoming Soccer World Cup, a couple of new 3DS eShop titles and a daunting range of discounts. Without further ado, let's get to it.

Missed the European Download Update news earlier this week? Fear not, it's right here, while there are also two Pac-Man games as an extra treat.

Wii U Virtual Console

Pac-Land (Bandai Namco, $4.99) — Originally an arcade release in 1984, this is an adventure platformerer in which you try to help a lost fairy get home. This version was originally a Famicom title and didn't get a release on NES, so this is a new opportunity for gamers in the West; we'll bring you a review soon.

Pac-Man Collection (Bandai Namco, $6.99) — As the name suggests this one combines four titles: Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, the Pac-Man remake Pac-Man Arrangement, and the puzzler Pac-Attack. We'll chomp down on a review soon.

Soccer (Nintendo, $4.99) — This one arrives with the World Cup about to kick off, and is another one of those simple self-named sports games that graced the early years of the NES; unfortunately, we didn't think this was very good when we had a look in the past. We'll give it another kick, but in the meantime you can check out our Wii Virtual Console Soccer review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, $24.99 until 19th June, normally $49.99)

Super Mario Bros. — Nintendo, $3.49 until 16th June, normally $4.99)

Sonic Lost World — (Sega, $34.99 until 16th June, normally $49.99)

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed — (Sega, $20.99 until 16th June, normally $39.99)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD — (Nintendo, $34.99 until 16th June, normally $49.99)

The Legend of Zelda — (Nintendo, $3.49 until 16th June, normally $4.99)

The LEGO Movie Videogame — (Warner Bros., $34.99 until 16th June, normally $49.99)

LEGO The Hobbit — (Warner Bros., $27.99 until 16th June, normally $39.99)

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes — (Warner Bros., $13.99 until 16th June, normally $19.99)

Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island — (Nintendo, $5.59 until 16th June, normally $7.99)

Super Mario World — (Nintendo, $5.59 until 16th June, normally $7.99)

3DS eShop

AiRace Xeno (QubicGames, $2.49) — The high-speed flying series makes its second appearance on the 3DS, arriving with a lower price point, nine new levels and three new jets to race. This could be a fun option for some fast pick-up-and-play gaming; we'll accelerate our efforts for a review.

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, $6.66) — This is a gallery shooter in which you move the 3DS to aim, taking down dozens of vampires, rescuing hostages and tackling bosses; a mini-game will also be unlocked if you reach 666 points. We'll see whether this is a good shot or not in our upcoming review.

3DS Virtual Console

Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Arc System Works. $4.99) — The iconic action beat 'em up series receives its second entry on the portable's retro store, with the grisly premise that you're now avenging a death rather than a kidnapping. Although it improves on some flaws in the original its far from perfect, though we gave it a cautious recommendation in our Double Dragon II: The Revenge review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, $9.99 until 19th June, normally $19.99)

Inazuma Eleven (Level-5, $9.99 until 13th July, normally $19.99)

Mario Party: Island Tour — (Nintendo, $27.99 until 16th June, normally $39.99)

Super Mario Bros. — (Nintendo, $3.49 until 16th June, normally $4.99)

Sonic Lost World — (Sega, $27.99 until 16th June, normally $39.99)

Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed — (Sega, $20.99 until 16th June, normally $29.99)

Sonic Generations — (Sega, $20.99 until 16th June, normally $29.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D — (Nintendo, $27.99 until 16th June, normally, $39.99)

The Legend of Zelda — (Nintendo, $3.49 until 16th June, normally $4.99)

The LEGO Movie Videogame — (Warner Bros., $20.99 until 16th June, normally $29.99)

LEGO The Hobbit — (Warner Bros., $20.99 until 16th June, normally $29.99)

LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey — (Warner Bros., $13.99 until 16th June, normally $19.99)

LEGO Lord of the Rings — (Warner Bros., $13.99 until 16th June, normally $19.99)

Yoshi — (Nintendo, $3.49 until 16th June, normally $4.99)

Soccer Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, $2.99 until 17th July, normally $6.99)

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames, $2.99 until 3rd July, normally $4.99)

AiRace Speed (QubicGames, $2.99 until 3rd July, normally $4.99)

Ikachan (Nicalis, $2.50 until 26th June)

Cave Story (Nicalis, $5.99 until 26th June)

NightSky (Nicalis, $4.99 until 26th June)

VVVVVV (Nicalis, $3.99 until 26th June)


That's what's on offer this week, North American gamers. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (273 votes)

Pac-Land (Wii U Virtual Console)

7%

Pac-Man Collection (Wii U Virtual Console)

9%

Soccer (Wii U Virtual Console)

1%

One of the Wii U eShop discounts

10%

AiRace Xeno (3DS eShop)

3%

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (3DS eShop)

1%

Double Dragon II: The Revenge (3DS Virtual Console)

3%

One of the 3DS eShop discounts

29%

Nothing for me this week

36%

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