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Nintendo’s August Mega Man celebration seems to be spilling over into September as yet another game featuring the Blue Bomber makes its way onto the Wii U this week, alongside a handful of indie titles and the strategy war game, Nobunaga’s Ambition. The 3DS will be getting a dose of Street Fighter goodness this week (kinda), as well as a trial run for the latest musical romp in the Theatrhythm series.
Last month, the Wii U saw a Mega Man game hitting the Virtual Console on a weekly basis, as well as an homage to the legendary hero on the 3DS in the form of Azure Striker: Gunvolt. But it looks like you can’t keep a good robot down, as Mega Man’s reign of awesomeness continues on Nintendo’s home console this week with the launch of Mega Man VI -- the classic title from the heyday, back when Capcom was a force to be reckoned with and the Blue Bomber was one of the most popular brands in the industry, at the time.
Mega Man will be joined by two other games on the virtual console for the Wii U this week, including the epic (for its day and age, anyway) Nobunaga’s Ambition and the side-scrolling shoter, Life Force.
While there aren’t any new AAA titles hitting the Wii U this week, those previously mentioned games will be complemented by a handful of smaller titles, including Midtown Crazy Race, the deliciously named Ice Cream Surfer and Cubemen 2.
Pickings are a bit slimmer on the 3DS front, including the release of two games and three demos. Tappingo 2 will hit the stage alongside Capcom’s Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight. In case you’re curious, this isn’t actually a remake of a Street Fighter game released nearly five years ago. The Final Fight is actually an NES classic that is technically a bizarre spin-off of the fighting series. It’s a platforming action game that supposedly takes place in the same world as Street Fighter, so make of that what you will.
Finally, the demos. Bit Boy! Arcade and Glory of Generals will be available in trial sizes this week, alongside the highly anticipated rhythm game, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. Even owners of the original Theatrhythm will want to give that last one a gander, as the roster of songs is more than doubles, plus you’ll be getting all new modes and additional goodies to dive into.
Finally, there are a handful of discounts and sales you can take advantage of this week. Jett Tailfin is being perfenantly reduced down to $24.95 while World Conqueror 3D, My Vet Practice 3D-In the Country, Brunch Panic and My Baby Pet Hotel 3D will be discounted for a limited time.
There’s also a big, mysterious Smash Bros. sale being offered through Oct. 2. Select games featuring characters that will star in the upcoming brawler will receive discounts of up to 33 percent off, so be sure to look for that sale’s special tab when you next visit the eShop.