Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

Some things are better late than never. This is true of the Star Fox Zero and Guard demos that are hitting the eShop today. These should have been available back when the games came out in April, especially considering their unique controls. Still, if you’ve been on the fence this will give you a taste of what to expect in the main games.

For the rest of this week’s content, continue reading the press release below:

 

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Star Fox ZeroThe Battle Begins + Training Demo – In this demo, enjoy the full animated short movie (Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins), then jump into training to prepare for combat. It’ll take more than luck to master the Arwing jet, the Gyrowing flight drone and the Landmaster tank!
    • Star Fox Guard– Special Demo – Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox needs your help protecting their booming business! All you have to do is keep an eye on a dozen video screens as you mow down waves of attacking robots with your turret-mounted cameras!
    • Buddy & Me: Dream Edition – Race through an enchanted forest together with your magical flying companion, Buddy, in this endless dream about exploration and friendship. The game is a charming experience for all ages and skills, upgraded with exclusive content for the Wii U version. The Buddy & Me: Dream Edition game will be available on July 21.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pokémon Ranger – With the help of Pokémon, set out on a fun-filled adventure! You play as a Pokémon Ranger in the Fiore Region, where you work to preserve nature and protect Pokémon. The Pokémon Ranger game features a great storyline and a wide variety of missions to complete. It’s a lot of fun to capture Pokémon using the Capture Styler, and you’ll have to experiment with different Poké Assists to secure the Pokémon that are more difficult to capture. Becoming a Pokémon Ranger will be a blast for any Pokémon fan.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • The Legend of Dark Witch 2 – Franzer
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Swimming in the Sea
Also new this week:
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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