Nintendo Download list: 25th July 2013 (Europe)

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Pikmin 3 headlines this week’s Nintendo Download list, as the plant-like creatures at last scurry onto Wii U.

Elsewhere Virtual Console releases include Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Sengoku, and Street Gangs, whilst Gamebridge serve up their easy-to-use programming tool, Petit Computer, through Nintendo DSiWare.

The full list of content is as follows:

Special offers (buy three and get the fourth free, until August 8th)
* Wii U Panorama View: Birds in Flight, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
* Wii U Panorama View: Carnival!, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
* Wii U Panorama View: Double-Decker Tour, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
* Wii U Panorama View: Rickshaw Around Kyoto, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

Virtual Console (Wii)
* Sengoku, D4 Enterprise – 900 Wii Points
In this side scrolling action game set in Washington City, which was initially released in 1991, the player takes the role of a super warrior who must battle against ghosts from the past bent on taking over the present. The main feature of this title is the ability to change characters in mid-play. If you release an incarcerated character while fighting against the enemy, that character becomes available for you to use. The key to a successful strategy is adeptly switching among the ninja dog, samurai or ninja according to the situation. You can also pick up items like weapons and orbs that give you magical attacks. Not only is there adventure to be had in the regular world, but also in a parallel universe, where stages change at a hectic pace, with never a dull moment.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Nintendo – £5.49 (€7.99)
King Dedede has been possessed by an evil force and is causing trouble all over Dream Land and only Kirby can save the day! As usual, Kirby can swallow his enemies and absorb their abilities like fire, ice or stone; but also Kirby can call on his animal friends like Rick the Hamster and Nago the Cat. He can also summon his stretchy-tongued pal Gooey, controlled either by the computer or a friend. With its colourful 2D graphics, classic gameplay and abundant cuteness, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 oozes old-school charm!

This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Download Software
* Pikmin 3, Nintendo – £39.99 (€49.99)
On a hostile planet, command a giant army of tiny ant-like creatures to protect you, only in Pikmin 3 on Wii U. Lead two new Pikmin types as you explore a rich and diverse world, using the Wii U GamePad’s built-in screen to oversee the action in this unique blend of action and strategy. Crack enemies’ tough outer shells and break down barriers with the new Rock Pikmin, and use the new Winged Pikmin in combination with the individual skills of other Pikmin types to proceed. Decide how best to divide your Pikmin teams to assign them the most appropriate tasks, and maximise your progress in each day.

With Pikmin 3 launching on 26th July, and The Wonderful 101 launching on 23rd August, if Wii U console owners buy Pikmin 3 on Nintendo eShop between 26th July 2013 and 21st September 2013, they will be able to buy The Wonderful 101 on Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U for 30% off the regular Nintendo eShop price once it is released and only until 21st September 2013.

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Street Gangs, Arc System Works – £4.49 (€4.99)
Street Gangs is the Western version of the acclaimed Japanese hit Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, a unique mix of beat ‘em up and RPG. Friends Alex and Ryan must save River City from the evil Slick and his gang who have also kidnapped Ryan’s girlfriend Cyndi. Fight your way through gang members and bosses, raise your stats by eating the right foods, and gain new techniques by reading special books. Play solo or battle with two players simultaneously via Download Play (only one copy of the game is required).

3DS Download Software
* I Love My Pets, Big Ben – £24.99 (€29.99)
Become the manager of a hotel for cats and dogs and take care of your pets: take your puppy out for a walk in the park, teach them to jump over a skipping-rope, pet them, play Frisbee with them… Brush your cat, teach them to hunt, train them for an obstacle course… and make them purr! Choose between 16 breeds of cats and dogs: Dalmatian, Labrador, Husky, Siamese, tabby… and play hide-and-seek with your pet with the AR Card of your Nintendo 3DS!

* Super Black Bass 3D, Rising Star Games – £17.99 (€19.99)
The ultimate 3D fishing experience! Cast your line as you would in real life – imitate real fishing actions for an immersive experience. Battle changing conditions to achieve more challenging catches – changing seasons, weather and time all affect your fishing style. Worldwide ranking system – challenge fellow anglers from around the world across five competitive categories.

Nintendo DSiWare
* Petit Computer, Gamebridge – £7.19 (€7.99), 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Petit Computer is an easy-to-use programming tool that lets you create everything from music, to images, to your very own original games using an adapted version of the classic BASIC programming language. Whether you have experience of BASIC, or are a complete novice, you will find that Petit Computer will give you the skills you need to create your own programs. You can select commands and run programs using the Nintendo DSi/Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen, and you can even share your creations via Nintendo Network, allowing you to collaborate with other users. You can also create special QR Code patterns containing your programs that other users can scan using their Nintendo DSi/Nintendo 3DS system camera. Petit Computer is a perfect companion for anyone who has ever wanted to delve deeper into the world of computer programming.

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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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