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Nintendo Download Update – EarthBound, Shantae, The Smurfs 2


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EarthBound is clearly the star of the Nintendo Download Update show this week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other goodies worth downloading (right?).

Shantae shimmies onto the 3DS Virtual Console and The Smurfs 2 prepare to sneak onto the Wii U.

Read on for the rest.

Virtual Console on Wii U
EarthBound – The beloved Super NES role-playing game is now available on the Virtual Console service for the Wii U console. The Earth faces imminent destruction by the evil Giygas, and can only be saved by a courageous boy named Ness and his three brave friends. Battle hundreds of off-the-wall monsters, roaming dinosaurs and alien enemies, meet a giant cast of memorable characters and journey to exotic locations like Saturn Valley, Dusty Dunes Desert and Deep Darkness.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
The Smurfs 2 – One of the summer’s top animated films is now a fun video game. The evil wizard Gargamel has kidnapped Smurfette and taken her to Paris. It’s up to Papa Smurf and friends to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe. The Smurfs 2 will be available on July 23.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Shantae – When the nefarious pirate Risky Boots catches wind of the treasure that was recently unearthed in the village of Scuttle, she launches an attack. To get Scuttle out of trouble, it’s up to the genie Shantae to save the day using her dancing and hair-whipping abilities. Learn Dance Magic to get new attacks, and battle your way through multiple unique locations in this classic 2D side-scrolling platformer, originally released for Game Boy Color.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
THE “DENPA” MEN 2: Beyond the Waves – Demo Version – The demo version of THE “DENPA” MEN 2 Beyond the Waves is now available. Find and catch the Denpa Men to form a party, and take them on an exciting adventure to save the hero’s family. Many wonders and strong enemies await you on your journey.

Nintendo eShop Sale
Puddle – Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other. Players guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right using the Wii U GamePad controller. Play carefully while taking friction, gravity and temperature into account in a range of beautiful environments. Download the game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a discounted price of $4.49 until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Also new this week:

Nintendo 2000 Points Card (DSi or Wii)


Manufacturer: Nintendo
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Platform: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
Genre: Arcade Games

New From: $60.37 USD In Stock