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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

There’s a number of titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop this week. Leading the charge are Star Fox Command and Mario & Luigi Partners in Time. Both of which featured on the Nintendo DS and are now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Never Alone is available for the Wii U shop this week and it’s a wonderful game that’s well worth checking out. Here’s all the games for this week.

Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills in Art Academy: Home Studio. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Art Academy: Home Studio – Now it’s easier than ever to make your home an art studio as you learn to paint and draw, or sharpen your current skills. Follow along with 30 new art lessons, and create your own masterpieces using the Wii U GamePad controller. Share works of art via Miiverse, and even upload time-lapse videos of your creations to YouTube. If you have the Art Academy: SketchPad software on your Wii U system, you’ll get $4.00 off when you buy Art Academy: Home Studio. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
    • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) – Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across generations. Available exclusively in the Wii U version of the Never Alone game, collect more than 20 in-game Cultural Artifacts that feature beautiful high-resolution images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Shiftlings – Control two adorably dimwitted space janitors in this quirky puzzle platformer. You must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians, who are conjoined by an air hose, to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes. Play on your own or with a friend locally through the zaniest locations in the known (and unknown) universe. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Star Fox Command – An evil has emerged from the planet Venom, and now Fox McCloud and his elite team of pilots must reunite to defend the Lylat system from a massive invasion. Plot strategic flight paths on the touch screen as you soar through a story that features nine different endings and popular characters like Falco Lombardi and Krystal.
    • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time – In this quest of lunatic proportions, Mario and Luigi team up with none other than … their younger selves! Originally appearing on the Nintendo DS system, control both sets of brothers at once in this intriguing (and hilarious) action RPG that leads you beyond the Mushroom Kingdom. Explore Mario’s world across space and time as you take down the evil alien invaders, the Shroobs!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Baila Latino is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.90 to $19.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 14.
    • Puzzle Monkeys is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 23.
    • Stone Shire is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Activities:

  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Global Cup 2” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Global Cup 2” tournament runs from June 25 to July 1. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS family system for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Comic Workshop 2: My Workshop
    • Harvest Moon: Chicken
    • Harvest Moon: Cow
    • Harvest Moon: Dog
    • Harvest Moon: Horse
    • Harvest Moon: Theme Bundle

Price reduction:

Also new this week:

21 comments

  1. So we get Star Fox Command 1st on the e-shop, because it’s the black sheep of the series, and if SNES or 64 was released as well, no one would buy Command. But since Command is all we got for now, people will buy because we’re dying to play some Star Fox! Damn you Nintendo! Okay… I guess I’ll buy it… ugh..

    1. I guess I’m the odd one…. I actually enjoyed Starfox Command! Sure I’ll miss the online but I still enjoyed the main game.

      1. Oh good! Another one! Command was the first StarFox game I tried and I really enjoyed it. Then I snagged 64 3D and I understand why most folks don’t like Command, but I can’t wait to try it out on the Wii U gamepad!

  2. No N64 games still?
    Shame, on the bright side I loved M&L: Partners in Time and haven’t played that game in years, can’t wait to replay it!

    1. I really liked it too!
      It is all stylus controlled through, so be aware of that.
      There are some RTS type strategy sections as well that came over from the cancelled Star Fox 2. It’s one of the most hated in the series but there are a few of us who really do like it. 10 bucks isn’t a bad price either.

      1. All stylus? Ouch. I don’t think I would like that either. Even on the Wii U it’s only gonna be stylus? They can’t like add regular controls haha? I’m gonna have to do some research before I make a decision, but that makes me lean towards no buy. Thanks for the info!

        1. Well, it’s kind of like Kid Icarus Uprising where you steer and aim with the stylus and you shoot with the L button. It’s actually not too bad. I’ll snag it if the top screen pops up on the tv and the bottom screen is on the gamepad. I looked at a few screenshots and it looks like both screens are on the gamepad… That will be a huge downer for me.

          1. You can choose between a half a dozen different display styles.

            You can play with both screens on the tv, both on the gamepad, and with the screens split between the tv and gamepad.

            The display style you describe is the one I prefer – touch screen and radar on gamepad with combat/flight on the television. Go get it!

            1. Hey, thanks man! Having both screens on the game pad doesn’t make it too small for you?

  3. I guess the VC titles are done with for 3DS eShop. Well, im not sure how long my system will last if that’s the case. Really I should stop holding out for things Nintendo isn’t going to do, it just sets up for disappointment.

  4. who the hell are the people who released all of these dsi shovelware titles? no one wants them.

  5. Everyone seems to hate on “Command” pretty heavily. I decided to go ahead and give it a go and have been pleasantly surprised. I can see were the complaints are coming from, but I’ve found myself enjoying the game more and more as I grow accustomed to the games new mechanics and strategies.

    Now, hopefully we’ll get “Metroid Prime: Hunters” on the eShop!

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