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This week's Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console updates have (mostly) gone live, offering a handful of games on both the Wii U and 3DS. The latest Splinter Cell game arrives on Nintendo's home console this week, alongside a couple of nice sales, while NES classic Donkey Kong finally makes an appearance on the Big N's handheld.
Set to arrive on Nintendo's virtual store shelf on Aug. 20, Tom Clancy's Spinter Cell: Blacklist is ready to infiltrate the Wii U, taking players on Sam Fisher's latest outing full of espionage, sneaking and quietly dispatching foes.
“The United States is being threatened with a terror ultimatum known as the Blacklist, a series of deadly escalating attacks,” reads the statement from Nintendo. “Sam Fisher is the only agent with the authority to hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary. The countdown has begun.”
Or, at least, it WILL begin on Aug. 20. Until then you'll just have to entertain yourself with the classic arcade hit, Galaga. Making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, Galaga puts the player in control of a ship tasked with defending the planet from vicious alien attacks, complete with varying enemy attack patterns, “Dual Fighter” power-ups and more.
If you're looking to save a little monty on a couple of great games, though, then you'll likely want to check out this week's deals on Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien and Trine 2: Director's Cut. Runner 2 comes from the team at Gaijin Games and revitalizes the familiar runner genre with some new mechanics, lovely graphics and toe-tapping tunes. It's a lot of fun and can be yours for just $11.25 through Aug. 29. If side-scrolling adventure games are more your style, then you'll want to pick up Trine 2. Freely swap between three classes of characters and utilize their special abilities to solve puzzles and continue your quest through some truly beautiful worlds. It'll only set you back $7.99 through Sept. 5.
There are four new offerings on the 3DS eShop this week, including 10-in-1: Arcade Collection, Barbie: Groom and Glam Pups, Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D and My Western Horse 3D. If you're looking for some old school fun, though, then you'll want to swing by the Virtual Console, too, as the classic arcade hit, Donkey Kong is finally made available on the 3DS. The game was offered as part of the early adopters program for the 3DS last year but, until now, that was the only way to actually get the game.
For more info on this week's eShop and Virtual Console games, be sure to visit Nintendo's official website.