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Nintendo Download - January 29, 2015

by Bryan Rose - January 30, 2015, 2:36 pm PST
Total comments: 5

Not one, but three Metroid games out for you to enjoy this week!

Some notable releases this week on the Download, as always! First, Metroid Prime Trilogy has arrived on the Wii U eShop. This originally had a limited retail quantity, so you can already feel the tears of eBay sellers as their hundreds of dollars frittered away into maybe forty bucks at this point. But hey, at least everyone who wanted to have it can now play it to their heart's content! A new demo is out for Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. as well, so if you are interested in assisting Abe Lincoln on his quest to rid aliens from our home planet, well now’s a good a time as ever! Finally, if you like your releases a little more indy, Gunman Clive 2 is now out on the 3DS eShop. Neal praised it a ton in his review (which you can see here) so if you’re feeling a bit more art house-y than usual, why not give it a try?

Wii U Downloads

Frenchy Bird

Metroid Prime Trilogy

Rock ‘N Racing Off Road

Wii U Virtual Console

Shadow of the Ninja

Nintendo 3DS Downloads

Gunman Clive 2

Drop Zone - Under Fire

Sumico

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Shadow of the Ninja

Demos

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Sales

It’s the final week of the Throwback Sale! Save up to 50 percent on select games of past and current Nintendo console generations! Hurry, the sale ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 5. Check out the offers avaliable here.

Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones, Thomas Was Alone and more games from Curve Digital are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 12. (Wii U)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 5. (3DS)

Talkback

If Nintendo wanted to make eBay scalpers weep and release a Wii collection, why didn't they use Super Mario All Stars? At least that has a .500 good game batting average (as opposed to Armature's .000) and also justifies Mario coming around again in the Throwback Sale.

TheXenocideJanuary 30, 2015

When I saw "three metroid games," I got really excited. I thought that the zero mission download finally came to America.

marvel_moviefan_2012January 30, 2015

Quote from: Shaymin

If Nintendo wanted to make eBay scalpers weep and release a Wii collection, why didn't they use Super Mario All Stars? At least that has a .500 good game batting average (as opposed to Armature's .000) and also justifies Mario coming around again in the Throwback Sale.

Because they aren't selling Metroid Prime games individually on Virtual Console whereas with Mario they are, they would much rather you buy all those games one on one over and over. Same reason you likely won't see Zelda Collector's Disk brought over.

StrawHousePigJanuary 30, 2015

Too bad you can't use the Upad with the Prime games.

Oh well. Now if only they'd port Cubivore...

Quote from: marvel_moviefan_2012

Because they aren't selling Metroid Prime games individually on Virtual Console whereas with Mario they are, they would much rather you buy all those games one on one over and over. Same reason you likely won't see Zelda Collector's Disk brought over.

At regular price, the Mario All-Stars would be slightly more than buying the 4 NES games individually (even more so in Canada) and they're different enough between the graphics and native saving to justify releasing both.

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