Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can download from the eShop this week. There’s a range of titles including Gunman Clive: HD Collection and the classic VS. Excitebike for the Wii U Virtual Console. You can also grab Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for 40 percent off. Here’s what’s available this week.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Gunman Clive HD Collection – The Nintendo 3DS indie hits Gunman Clive and Gunman Clive 2 are now on the Wii U console in one complete package. Experience both games in high definition as you take on the role of Gunman Clive and fight bandits, robots and dinosaurs in this Western-themed action platformer. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • VS. Excitebike – Fans love Excitebike for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. And now, for the first time since its release in Japan, the Famicom Disk System version of the VS. Excitebike game is available in North America – complete with two-player split screen! Create tracks using 20 classic Excitebiketrack parts, and go for the best time or take on friends.
    • Mario Golf – In this Nintendo 64 classic, Mario takes a well-deserved break from his role as the Mushroom Kingdom’s busiest hero and returns to the links for some world-class golfing action. With easy-to-learn game play that is fun for all ages, head out to the fairways on your own or bring up to three other players along.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Jett Tailfin is 23 percent off (reduced from $12.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.
    • Land it Rocket is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
    • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.

Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Steel Driver” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Steel Driver” tournament runs Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Price reduction:

  • Proun+ (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $4.99 (from $6.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (Nintendo 3DS) is reduced to $29.99 (from $39.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 7.
  • Gravblocks+ (Wii U) is reduced to $3.49 (from 4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

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Freedom Planet Should Come To Wii U This Month

It’s hard to know when Freedom Planet is going to come to the Wii U eShop as it has unfortunately been delayed a few times. Stevie DiDuro, who is one of the developers behind the game, has stated on Twitter that the well-received 2D platformer should arrive on the console sometime later this month, which can only be good news. In the meantime you can indulge yourself in the PC version.

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The YouTube Stars Super Mario Maker Levels Are Now Up

You may have read yesterday that Nintendo has gathered together a bunch of popular YouTubers and given them the task to create the ultimate level in Super Mario Maker. Well, those five levels are now live and you can vote for which one takes your fancy. There are levels designed by the likes of iJustine and the Game Theorists. The winners are the ones that receive the most likes on their video. Oh, and if you haven’t done so already be sure to check out our review.

 

Pokemon Shuffle Trademark Opposed By Playing Card Company

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Cartamundi’s Shuffle has filed a trademark opposition against the Pokemon Company for the recently released mobile game Pokemon Shuffle. Cartamundi’s Shuffle, which is an application combined with playing cards, resents the Pokemon Company using the word Shuffle in their free to play mobile title and claims that it damages Cartamundi’s business. You can read all about the lawsuit, right here.

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Club Nintendo Special Goodbye Coin Available In Europe

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Club Nintendo Europe keeps on giving as there’s a new reward available on the service which is due to close shortly. Nintendo fans can now pick up a Club Nintendo Goodbye Coin which will set you back 2000 Stars. This could well be the final gift added to the service before it gets a complete revamp.

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 48K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in courtesy of Media Create. As many had expected Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King jumped into the number one spot fending off the popular Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. There were a number of new releases this week including Until Dawn on the PlayStation 4 and Famicom Remix Best Choice on Nintendo 3DS to spice up the charts a bit. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system shifting 48K and was followed by the PlayStation 4. Here’s the best-selling games this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix, 08/27/15) – 584,716 (New)
  2. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 48,978 (959,049)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 48,868 (1,400,802)
  4. [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 29,316 (New)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 23,403 (607,670)
  6. [PS4] Until Dawn (SCE, 08/27/15) – 17,472 (New)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 4 (Bandai Namco, 08/27/15) – 15,496 (New)
  8. [3DS] Famicom Remix: Best Choice (Nintendo, 08/27/15) – 14,079 (New)
  9. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 13,716 (445,991)
  10. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Bandai Namco, 08/20/15) – 13,423 (111,789)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,685 (308,686)
  12. [PS3] Dragon’s Dogma Online Limited Edition (Capcom, 08/27/15) – 8,202 (New)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,849 (1,111,459)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 4,176 (4,035,029)
  15. [PSV] Jyuzaengi Engetsu Sangokuden 1&2 (Idea Factory, 08/27/15) – 3,582 (New)
  16. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,582 (2,690,106)
  17. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 3,399 (412,588)
  18. [PS4] Dishonored: Definitive Edition (Bethesda Softworks, 08/27/15) – 2,857 (New)
  19. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 2,812 (66,741)
  20. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 2,634 (90,547)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 38,498 (19,960)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,539 (14,495)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,125 (11,605)
  4. Wii U – 11,781 (11,302)
  5. New 3DS – 7,089 (5,967)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,571 (2,549)
  7. 3DS – 2,216 (1,557)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,116 (795)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 567 (554)
  10. Xbox One – 168 (160)

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Famitsu Is Impressed By Super Mario Maker

Nintendo’s forthcoming Super Mario Maker has been reviewed by Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu. As with all Famitsu reviews there are four separate reviewers who score the game out of ten. In the case of Super Mario Maker the game has received 9/9/9/10, which means it has received a total score of 37/40, which isn’t to be sniffed at. Super Mario Maker is due for release on September 11th and our review will be coming this afternoon.

  • Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 9/9/9/10 [37/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PS4) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PSV) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Baboon! (PSV) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Chronus Arc (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Deai Dama (3DS) – 6/6/7/6 [25/40]
  • Element4l (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • Monokage Quest (3DS) – 8/6/8/7 [29/40]
  • Shippuu no Usagi-Maru: Nazo no Karakuri Shiro (3DS) – 7/8/6/7 [28/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PS4) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PSV) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Tatakae Buta-san (3DS) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]

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