Nintendo Download: 07.18.2013

Shantae and EarthBound. Amazing.

By Po-Yi Ho. Posted 07/18/2013 15:00 6 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo released some amazing titles for the Nintendo eShop this week.

Now, we can finally enjoy the legendary EarthBound on Wii U for $9.99. Furthermore, the anticipated Game Boy Color game Shantae is available for $4.99 on 3DS.

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, Robot Rescue 3D, and Undead Bowling will all be available this week in the 3DS eShop as well. Furthermore, The Smurfs 2 will be available July 23. Last but not least, intriguing physics-based puzzler Puddle for Wii U is on sale for $4.49 until August 1.

Get EarthBound before they run out of copies! (They are definitely not going to run out of digital copies, right?)

Source: Nintendo

6 Responses to “Nintendo Download: 07.18.2013”

  • 1294 points
    Robert Marrujo says...

    As annoying as EarthBound’s pricing is… PLEASE make sure to buy it, people. All that blood and sweat needs follow through to keep Nintendo listening. Shantae is really fun so far, too.

  • 225 points
    wombatguy880 says...

    $10 is a great price for Earthbound. What you mean by annoying is that it could be cheaper but to act like Earthbound isn’t worth $10 is blasphemy.

    • 1294 points
      Robert Marrujo says...

      Lol, I spent almost $200 on a real copy, so believe me, I’m aware of what EB is worth. What’s blasphemy is Nintendo arbitrarily charging more for it. Price equality!

      • 143 points
        oldmanstauf says...

        I can’t get behind price equality. Some games are easily not worth the 5 bucks that are charged for them. SMB, Ice Climbers, etc. Anyone complaining about an extra two bucks needs to look at the after market and see how silly and meaningless their gripes actually are.

        • 1294 points
          Robert Marrujo says...

          Oh, as someone who spent almost $200 on a real copy of EB, believe me, I know. My issue is that for all the arguments in support of buying EB this time around as a sign of support (because it’s great), it irks me as a customer that this one game everyone lobbied so passionately for gets an arbitrary premium attached. I think everyone should download it (I bought the game for two Wii Us on Thurs), but I also think we have the right to at least ask why when there’s no real answers in front of us. That might be silly and meaningless to you, but I work for my money and ask those questions when necessary.

  • 143 points
    oldmanstauf says...

    Yes, plenty of people work hard for their money. But when you factor in they ARE including the original pack in guide I believe this justifies the $2 price increase. It’s 130+ pages of great art, humor and of course maps and such. (a hard copy of this alone fetches near 100) Whether or not you or anyone else wants it is another story, but they chose to make it available with no option to leave it off the table. If it’s that big a problem, I say teach the greedy b***tards a lesson and boycott it. (Yes obviously a little sarcasm.)

    I feel a lot of customers have just started to feel entitled to any pricing they deem appropriate. There was no backlash at Nintendo and they’re wacky pricing of SNES and N64 games. Earthbound retailed for 70 bucks. Other games less. Others more even.

    We may or may not ever get real answers, but plausible ones are inclusion of the guide and possibly licensing fees that they are simply passing down to us. I for one would be more than happy to pay an extra two bucks (if I didn’t have it) for a great game than a full $5 for some classic games that have not aged well enough to justify it.

    We obviously agree that it’s a great game and should be played. We just differ on the $2 justification. No disrespect intended.

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