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Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

Lots of Virtual Console action this week on the eShop. If you have a Wii U you can look forward to playing Super Mario 64 DS. This is a slight remake of the original N64 game with more variety in playable characters and a bunch of mini-games thrown in for good measure.

For those of you with a New Nintendo 3DS you get to bask in the Super Nintendo Virtual Console games. This week are three versions of Street Fighter! You can choose from Street Fighter Alpha 2, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. Looks like Ryu will be working overtime.

Also new this week is the demo for the upcoming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice coming to the 3DS on September 8. For the rest of this week’s downloadable content, be sure to check out the official press release below:

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 IIseries 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. Click here to see the trailer.

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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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