Another week, another batch of downloadable games for the 3DS and Wii U through Nintendo's eShop. This week looks particularly busy, so let's get started.
On Wii U, players can get their hands on the strategy action game SteamWorld Dig ($9.99), which features superb animation and a huge exploration theme, as you dig your way through levels to find hidden goodies. Also available is the mysterious space game The Fall ($9.99), with a retro-style 2D exploration theme and plenty of chills.
If you prefer Virtual Console games, there are two to choose from. The usually rare Donkey Kong Jr. Math ($4.99) is a good "edutainment" game that teaches you the basics with everyone's favorite ape, while Mega Man X3 ($7.99) brings the Blue Bomber back, in a game that would otherwise cost you a couple of hundred to own in physical form.
In addition, Zen Pinball 2 has four new tables available, including The Walking Dead, Doctor Strange, Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, and various games have been marked down for discount, including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, which will be $19.99 after September 1st, as well as various Capcom titles, like DuckTales: Remastered and Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.
On the 3DS, there are plenty of games to choose from. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ($29.99) is now available, mixing the two characters' game universes in fine form. Keiji Inafune's latest effort, Azure Striker Gunvolt ($14.99) is also ready to download, bringing side-scrolling shooting to nostalgic 8-bit fans.
Other games include Outback Pet Rescue 3D ($19.99) and Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter ($7.99), as well as discounts on Capcom titles like Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Resident Evil games.