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Disney Infinity 3.0 hits the Nintendo Download

Plenty of Star Wars action lands on the Wii U the weekend in the form of Disney Infinity 3.0, but there are some real gems out there in the eShop as well this week.


Okay, so the big release for the week is definitely Disney Infinity 3.0. The game finally adds in Star Wars characters for play in Disney’s sandbox series (interesting timing, no?) and looks to play to fans of both the original trilogy and the prequels, with a bevy of new figures and playsets.

While the game is a part of the Wii U’s release calendar this week though, keep in mind that you’ll need a boxed copy to get ahold of the new portal, as well as those new Star Wars figures for use in the game.

Other than Star Wars Disney Infinity 3.0, this week also brings both Sin and Punishment games to the Wii U. These are a pair of on-rails shooters (the original from the N64 and its sequel from the Wii) that never really found a massive audience. They’re kind of niche, but both are really fun times, and provide for plenty of shooting and arcade-style action. So this is kind of a second chance to get ’em.

There’s plenty of stuff this week other than those games though, including the Splatoon Transformers event, so scroll on down for the full list of what’s posted for both the Wii U and 3DS.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together, new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination! Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 30. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
    • Runbow – Arriving exclusively on Wii U consoles, Runbow is a frantic party-platforming game in which the world transforms with swipes of color. Enjoy five chaotic local and online multiplayer modes (up to nine players), along with two single-player modes that will test the skill and mind of any challenger. If you downloaded the [email protected] demo during the limited time E3 promotion, save 15 percent off your purchase of Runbow until Sept. 27. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Sin & Punishment – Legendary studio Treasure delivers a high-energy thrill ride in this Nintendo 64 classic. On a future Earth starved for resources, a new species engineered for consumption has mutated into monsters. Run, gun and slash your energy sword through level after level of nonstop destruction to end their reign of terror.
  • Wii Retail Download
    • Sin & Punishment: Star Successor – Take aim, and blast your way through a post-apocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in the Sin & Punishment: Star Successor game, the Wii sequel to the Japanese Nintendo 64 cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll shoot everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Activities:

  • Splatoon TRANSFORMERS Splatfest – Are you Team AUTOBOT or Team DECEPTICON? The next Splatoon Splatfest runs from Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. PT until Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. PT. If you haven’t chosen your team yet, head over to the Pledge Box in the plaza prior to Splatfest. The winning team can pick up their prizes in the plaza after the event. Learn more by visiting http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.
  • Builders Week – Are you a master level designer? It’s time to show off those skills during Builders Week! Until Aug. 31, we’ll be showcasing the best building games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems and releasing the VS. EXCITEBIKE game for Virtual Console on Wii U for the first time! We’ll also be issuing challenges for master builders to complete. Get involved with the challenges by following @NintendoAmerica on Twitter, the Play Nintendo Miiverse Community or Nintendo of America on Facebook! Click here for more information.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Splatoon: Squid Sisters
    • Woah Dave! Alien Invasion!

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 the 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.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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