Nintendo Download: 18th June 2015 (North America)

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Wii U’s Virtual Console service leads this week’s Nintendo Download for North America, delivering EarthBound Beginnings and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Nintendo’s console is otherwise treated to three new Nintendo eShop additions in Fat City, Life of Pixel and Solitaire Dungeon Escape, whereas Nintendo 3DS welcomes Best of Board Games – Chess and Comic Workshop 2.

Elsewhere, the Smash Controller application lets you use your Nintendo 3DS as a controller in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U without requiring the handheld version.

And, if you haven’t heard about it yet check out the Nindies@Home promotion!

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition: 60 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.20) between 20th – 27th June 2015.
* Arrow Time U: 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 2nd July 2015.
* Gravity Badgers: 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) until 16th July 2015.
* psyscrolr: 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 23rd June 2015.
* Paper Monsters Recut: 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 2nd July 2015.
* Pure Chess: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 22nd June 2015.
* Ripstone: Knytt Underground and Stick it to the Man! are on sale until 22nd June 2015.
* Tilelicious: 33 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.99) until 2nd July 2015.

Special Offers (3DS)
* Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition: 60 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.20) between 20th – 27th June 2015.
* ATLUS: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Shin Megami Tensei IV are on sale between 22nd – 29th June 2015.
* CIRCLE Entertainment: Swords & Soldiers 3D, Glory of Generals and Quell Reflect until 9th July 2015.
* Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot: 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 16th July 2015.
* Huuuge Games: PIX3D, League of Heroes and more games are on sale until 16th July 2015.
* Pure Chess: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 22nd June 2015.
* Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons: 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 2nd July 2015.
* Zombie Incident: 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 16th July 2015.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* EarthBound Beginnings, Nintendo – $6.99
The Year is 198X. As Ninten, a young boy from Podunk with psychic powers, you must locate the eight melodies to aid the Queen of Magicant. Armed with your trusty baseball bat, you’ll fight crazed hippies, zombies … and the occasional Magic Snail? Find out what’s causing these strange phenomena in the first-ever U.S. release of the EarthBound Beginnings game!

* Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Nintendo – $7.99
The kingdom of Renais lies in ruins, shattered by a sudden invasion from a former ally. In this Game Boy Advance classic, use cunning strategy to guide the royal heirs, Eirika and Ephraim, on their quest to rebuild Renais. Take advantage of your strengths and exploit your enemy’s weaknesses, but be careful: If soldiers perish on the battlefield, they are gone forever!

Wii U Download Software
* Fat City, Heavy Iron Studios – $12.99
Chris Knox is the leader of a crew of former special ops personnel and highly-skilled hustlers. Help Chris and his team plan and pull off audacious heists from high-value targets to fill the coffers of a surreptitious crime syndicate in exchange for the life of a loved one.

In this action-puzzler with 60 targets spread throughout the five boroughs of New York City, players will use their cunning and brain power to plan raids and execute getaways to pull in the big bucks in the city that never sleeps.

* Life of Pixel, Super Icon Limited – TBC
13 Game Machines in 1 Epic Adventure Game! Journey across the expertly-recreated worlds of more than a dozen vintage gaming systems, from Commodore 64 to Gameboy to SNES! Life of Pixel takes you on a historical tour-de-force across the rich landscape of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

* Solitaire Dungeon Escape, Jose Varela – $4.99
Your princess is locked up in the last room of an intricate dungeon, guarded by a dragon. The keys to open the doors, are split in 16 parts. The only way to get these parts is solving a card game with magic cards. Let the adventure begin! The card game consists in clearing the board by taking a card that is one above or below than the card on the deck.

3DS Application
* Smash Controller, Nintendo – Free
Expand your controller options in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game by using a Nintendo 3DS system as a controller – even without owning the hand-held version of the game. Simply purchase and download the Smash Controller application in the Nintendo eShop to your Nintendo 3DS system as a controller and get ready to battle in a new way!

3DS Download Software
* Best of Board Games – Chess, Bigben Interactive – $9.99
Rediscover all the pleasure of chess in this timeless classic! Play with chessmen fully modelled in 3D and change the camera from the new 3D view to the traditional 2D view at any time. Learn new strategies in Adventure mode and improve your game with 90 additional challenges.

* Comic Workshop 2, Collavier Corporation – $9.99
The reference for comic and manga’s creation on Nintendo 3DS has returned! Smoother, bigger and stronger than the previous title, Comic Workshop 2 brings you extra comfort and new functions to make even more amazing drawings!

If you’ve bought Comic Workshop, you get Comic Workshop 2 for $5.99.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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