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One Piece, classic NES baseball and more on this week’s Nintendo Download

Fans of anime pirates and Bases Loaded should be happy with this week’s offerings on the eShop.

I can never remember if I liked RBI Baseball or Bases Loaded more back in the heyday of the Nintendo Entertainment System. I’m pretty sure it was Bases Loaded though and that’s got me pretty happy this week as the game has finally debuted on the eShop in the Virtual Console for the Wii U and 3DS. Now, there are no licenses here or anything, so don’t go looking for your favorite squad… not that you’d recognize most of their roster anyway, this is from the ’80s remember? What you will find though is a simple to play and fun as all get out hardball title to suck up your time.

As for the other big release this week, I have to admit that I know little to nothing about One Piece. I’m not much of an anime guy at all, but I do know that this game is based on one of the most popular cartoons to emerge form the Far East pretty much ever, and still remains so years after its debut. That’s gotta say something, no?

Have a look at this week’s offerings in full below, and then get to downloading, because all this stuff is live on Nintendo’s consoles right now.

The latest installment of the Unlimited series brings Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on a new adventure with new characters. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – The latest installment of the Unlimited series brings Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on a new adventure with new characters. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades. ONE PIECE Unlimited World Redis available now on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch the latest trailer.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Bases Loaded – Bases Loaded, the classic NES baseball game with an arcade feel, is now available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Select one of 12 teams, set your lineup from 30 players (each with different strengths) and then play a single game or try to win the pennant. Step up to the plate and find out why this is one of the most-loved baseball games on the NES.
  • Nintendo eShop Sales
    • Swords & Soldiers 3D – Rewrite history as you take control of various factions in their global quest to win the favor of the Gods. Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on July 31, Swords & Soldiers 3D is available at the discounted price of $3.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    • Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai – To celebrate the launch of the Nintendo eShop demo, Shin’en is offering the full version of Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai at the discounted price of $4.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 24.
    • Witch & Hero – Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on July 31, Witch & Hero is 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
    • I’ve Got to Run! – For a limited time, I’ve Got to Run! is 40 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This offer is valid from 9 a.m. PT on July 11 until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.

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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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