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Nintendo Badge Arcade - North American update for Aug. 25th, 2016

Nintendo Badge Arcade

- 1 FREE play being given away (1 FREE play a day until 9/1)
- amiibo badges now available! (13 sets to collect)
- 3 returning sets of Splatoon badges
- FREE Thank You badge offer when you buy plays (available until 9/8)

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

New Ace Attorney Demo Out Today and Watch 8-Min Animated Prologue

Press that swanky blue suit and shine up that attorney’s badge, it’s time to take on a “trial” trial from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice! With the release of the demo today on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, players can get a preview of the legal adventures that await them in the upcoming September 8 release. The free demo features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, royal priestess Rayfa, in the foreign Kingdom of Khura’in.

To celebrate the release of the demo today, Capcom has a new piece of evidence for Ace Attorney fans. An eight-minute, beautifully animated and fully voiced English language prologue video is available to watch today, offering a look at events that take place before the story of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. In the prologue, the rumblings of a legal revolution begin to show face in the Kingdom of Khura’in. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual with Phoenix and friends taking on a zany trial back in the United States, when suddenly Phoenix receives a mysterious and startling phone call that draws him to the Kingdom of Khura’in.

The latest courtroom proceedings will be available to purchase digitally on September 8 for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 from the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Severed debuts on Wii U as part of Nintendo's Nindies Summer Jam

Toronto, Canada – August 25, 2016– Drinkbox Studios is pleased to announce that their new game, Severed, will be available on September 22 in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo's Wii U system (with a release on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems soon to follow). To coincide with the launch of Severed, Nintendo is featuring the game in its #Nindies Summer Jam event, a special Nintendo eShop promotion that will showcase games that inspired Severed, along with a special one-week only 10% off introductory price of $13.49 for the Wii U version of Severed.

Severed puts players in the role of Sasha, a one-armed warrior, who has embarked on a danger-ridden quest to find her family. Players will hack, slash, and swipe their way through both nightmarish monsters and uniquely challenging puzzles.

In Severed, players use swipe-based touch controls to solve puzzles, find secrets and battle with a host of disturbing monsters, including giant floating skull wizards and beasts made of crows. During the journey, players unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and uncover the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

World to the West - A bit more on gameplay and characters

A portion of a Nintendon interview with dev Peter W. Meldahl...

N: What about the gameplay and the characters? How will we be able to use them?

PM: Every character has different abilities, and dedicated levels. At a certain point they will all meet, and from that point on it will be possible to choose which character to use, and it will be possible for the player to clear every level with every character, using their different abilities. Playing as a character you will meet the others as NPCs, and their plot will continue.

This week's North American downloads - August 25 (Street Fighter, Ace Attorney demo & more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Virtual Console on Wii U
Super Mario 64 DS – Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for Yoshi. They soon discover that Bowser has stolen the Power Stars and imprisoned the Toads. In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. Then try out some action-packed mini-games!

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Street Fighter Alpha 2 – This Super NES fighting game explodes on screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Akuma, Sakura and Ryu are just some of the fighters lined up for action.
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the Super NES game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament!
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series on Super NES. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters. The game offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Demo Version - Eureka! It’s time to take on a “trial” trial and get a preview of the legal adventures that await in the upcoming Sept. 8 release. This free demo features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, Royal Priestess Rayfa, in the foreign Kingdom of Khura’in. In the full version of the game, players can look forward to exploring crime scenes and using investigative techniques to solve puzzling mysteries in the courtroom.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Summer Savings – There’s one week left of the Summer Savings event, so don’t miss out. Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or on Nintendo eShop during the sale, which runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Journey of a Special Average Balloon, The Letter and more games from TreeFall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.
Kung Fu FIGHT! is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
Toy Defense, Wakedas and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.

Also new this week:
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Legend of Kusakari (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Pixel Paint (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Shadow Archer (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)


PR - Nintendo eShop Spotlights Nindies Summer Jam for Month of September

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Nintendo prepares to show off a number of cool indie games at PAX West in Seattle, the video game maker is making sure that game lovers all across the country can get in on the action from afar: The esteemed “Nindie” community has come together to put the spotlight on independent games in Nintendo eShop on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Every Thursday in September, a new digital release will hit Nintendo eShop for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS or both at an introductory pricing promotion of 10 percent off during the first week of launch. Additionally, the featured developers will share video stories about their projects’ development in Nintendo eShop. The featured developers will also curate a shelf in Nintendo eShop highlighting some of their favorite games.

“Our Nindie partners have been hard at work creating amazing content for Nintendo fans,” said Damon Baker of Nintendo of America’s Publisher and Developer Relations. “The #Nindies Summer Jam promotion not only makes it easy for fans to check out all the latest and greatest indie games on Nintendo eShop, but to also learn more about the developers that have worked so hard to create them.”

The release schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1

Axiom Verge from Thomas Happ Games – In this retro-style action-platform-exploration game, use the Wii U GamePad as your map, a way to easily swap between weapons or for Off-TV Play. A failed scientist dies in an accident, only to awaken in a mysterious, alien world. Where is he? How did he get here? And why do the fundamental laws of reality appear broken? Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge. Available on Wii U.

Sept. 8

Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games – Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Impress the Gods!

Sept. 15

Noitu Love: Devolution from MP2 Games – The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called “The Peacekeepers League” and everything is swell except that it’s under attack by a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation! Or is it... ? Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with intuitive, touch-screen controlled gameplay.

Sept. 22

Severed from Drinkbox Studios – Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Available on Wii U. Features include: Cross-Buy between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Off-TV Play, in-game Achievements, HD graphical optimizations.

Sept. 30

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 from INTI CREATES – Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is a 2D action-platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of yesteryear. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along with a host of new features. Available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Check out all of these games, as well as a variety of Nindie games for the rest of the year and beyond in the list below or in the #Nindies Summer Jam Sizzle Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-IM7S4ByvM.

Wii U

Available Game Developer

Sept. 1 Axiom Verge Thomas Happ Games

Sept. 8 Jotun: Valhalla Edition Thunder Lotus Games

Sept. 15 Noitu Love: Devolution MP2 Games

Sept. 22 Severed Drinkbox Studios

Sept. 30 SteamWorld Heist Image & Form

September FAST Racing Neo – Neo Future Pack Shin’en

September Zarvot SnowHydra Games

September DubWars WOBBL3 Entertainment

October Ectoplaza Syndicate Atomic

October Soul Axiom Wales Interactive

October Antipole DX Saturnine Games

October Rocket Fist DanielSnd

October Shantae Half-Genie Hero WayForward/XSEED

December forma.8 MixedBag

December Hollow Knight Team Cherry

December Stardew Valley Chucklefish Games

Q1 World to the West Rain Games

 

Nintendo 3DS


Available Game Developer

Sept. 15 Noitu Love: Devolution MP2 Games

Summer Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure  Mastiff

Sept. 29 Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 INTI CREATES

October Antipole DX Saturnine Games

October Punch Club tiny Build Games

December forma.8 MixedBag

Fall Severed Drinkbox Studios

Q4 Runbow Pocket 13AM Games 

To find a full listing of games and game details, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/nindies-summer-jam.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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