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Friday, June 8, 2012

The Nintendo Download heads to Gotham City

Hot on the heels of E3, the latest Nintendo Download is jam packed with trailers and a very cool download in the form of the LEGO Batman 2 demo.
Batman 2, in case you don't know, should just probably just have been titled LEGO Justice League since it features all the characters you know and love from the DC Universe (LEGO Aquaman!). The demo allows play through the entire first level of the game and grants access to a few fave heroes. Well worth a look...

And since E3 was just this week, Nintendo also has a bunch of trailers for your viewing pleasure up for the D-L. Despite the fact that there wasn't really anything 'new' shown off (that wasn't already expected) at the show, there are some pretty fantastic looking titles coming in the second half of this year- check out most of what's good in the Nintendo Video section of the eShop.

There's a few other goodies this week as well (including the token Wii game), so get to clicking boys'n'girls.

eShop

3DS

Games

  • Prince of Persia - $4.99 -- Relive a classic game that's been heralded as a pioneer of the platforming genre. This version is faithful to the original, complete with the dashing acrobatics of the Prince that made the game famous.
  • Art of Balance Touch! - $6.99 --  Grab your stylus and build a balanced stack in this physics-based puzzler. Enjoy 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also spark your imagination. Art of Balance TOUCH! is easy to pick up but hard to put away.

Demos

  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes - Face off against the Joker and his fellow villains as you explore this game's opening level. Test new gadgets and hear LEGO mini-figures talk for the first time ever in a LEGO game.

 Video

  • Dinosaur Office: Bring your child to work day - Dinosaur offspring take over the workplace in this week's episode of Dinosaur Office. Available on Nintendo Video at 6 a.m. PT on June 7.
  • E3 News: downloadable trailersVisit the Nintendo eShop to catch the latest E3 news and, for a limited time, download trailers for New Super Mario Bros.™ 2, Luigi's Mansion™: Dark Moon and Paper Mario™: Sticker Star. Check out the Summer lineup for downloadable game demos, including a just-released demo for LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes

3DS/DSi

Games

  • Cat Frenzy - $1.99/200 points -- Little kittens are trapped in a well, and it’s up to you to figure out how to get them out of trouble!(ed- don't worry cat lovers, this isn't a survival horror title)
  • Curling Super Championship - $4.99/500 points  -- Curling is the world famous sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice toward a target area, the "house". Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy stones, also called "rocks". 

 

Wii

Virtual Console

  • The Last Blade - 900 points --  Originally released in 1997, The Last Blade is a fighting game set in the "Bakumatsu” period of Japanese history, where 10-plus swordsmen are fighting for different purposes. The game is similar to its predecessors from the Samurai Showdown series released by the same company, but it differs in allowing players to choose between two sword types; the damage-focused “Power” or “Speed,” which promotes speedy play. Other game elements include maneuvers like “Repel,” which allows players to deflect enemy attacks, and “Sublime Slash,” which cancels “Super Slice” and can be combined with “Super Secret Slice.” Don’t miss out on powerful -moves like "Super Secret Slice” and “Hidden Secret Slice.”
The Nintendo Download heads to Gotham City
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