Nintendo Download 8/09/2012

It’s that time of the week again!  New releases for the various Nintendo download services are here, but it’s nothing to actually get excited about.  This week is again low on content and high on ‘meh.’

First off we have Commando: Steel Disaster for DSi/3DS, a run-and-gun shooter in the style of Contra or Gunstar Heroes.  It looks decent enough and could be fun if that’s your genre.  Also out are Touch Battle Tank 3D for (you guessed it) the 3DS and another from the never-ending NeoGeo fighting game factory on the Wii Virtual Console called REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL (they’re screaming at you, not me).

Continuing with the month of Mario, you can grab 3DS Virtual Console title Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins on the cheap all week for $2.99.  Speaking of on the cheap, looks like you can grab a free one-month trial to Hulu Plus via the Wii starting Friday, August 10.  Rounding out the offerings are 3D Sports Highlights (in stop-motion Lego form) in the Nintendo Video app on the 3DS and a new course video for New Super Mario Bros. 2, which releases next week.

What say you Nintendo fans?  Looks like they’re going back to the boring releases until New Mario launches.  Hopefully we get back to green pastures soon.

Below is the official press release and here is the picture version.

Press Release


Aug. 9, 2012

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Limited Time Offer: Try 1 Month FREE – Enjoy the new Hulu Plus Family Section exclusively on the Wii console. Watch favorites like Bratz, Caillou, Dragon Ball Z and more. The limited time offer is valid Friday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Sept 23. (For Wii)

Nintendo Video
3D Sports Highlights – Don’t miss the pageantry and passion of this summer’s biggest sporting events in stop-motion 3D. Nintendo Video is delivering highlight after highlight, so tune in to catch your favorite events. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare
Commando: Steel Disaster – A military group is being attacked by some of its own war machines. It’s up to a commando and vehicle specialist code-named Storm to stop this terrorist threat. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

A Month of Mario
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – Mario faces off against his evil rival Wario in this week’s featured “Month of Mario” game. Starting today through Wednesday, Aug. 15, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is available at a discounted price of $2.99. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Sneak Peek
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Warp Cannon Course Video – To give players a special look at some of the courses in New Super Mario Bros. 2, a series of videos are being released in the Nintendo eShop. The second video highlighting one of the Warp Cannon courses is now available. When Mario gets blasted from a huge cannon in this special course, he sprints automatically toward the goal. In order to succeed, all players need to do is jump. Sounds easy, right? (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
Touch Battle Tank 3D (Nintendo eShop)
REAL BOUT FATAL FURY SPECIAL (Virtual Console for Wii)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:

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 titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit, or


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