Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS, a trio of Street Fighter games, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice demo, more

Welcome to this week’s Nintendo eShop update, where Wii U owners can now download the handheld remake of Mario’s first foray into the 3D space, Super Mario 64 DS. I’ve never thought about it before, but the Virtual Console can get weird sometimes.

Speaking of weird, 3DS owners will be able to download a Demo Version of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice beginning today. The game, which will be available exclusively through the 3DS eShop on September 8, features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, Royal Priestess Rayfa.

Capcom is tripling down on the 3DS eShop with a trio of Street Fighter games that were originally released for the Super NES back in the go-go 90s.

First up is Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, the first update to the original Street Fighter II. Capcom exponentially increased the speed of the game and fans were finally able to play as M. Bison and the other bosses. Next, we’ve got Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, the final update to Street Fighter II on the Super NES, and the game that added Cammy to the franchise. Finally, the Super NES adaptation of the second game in the “Alpha” prequel series, Street Fighter Alpha 2, comes to the Virtual Console this week.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Super Mario 64 DS – Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for Yoshi. They soon discover that Bowser has stolen the Power Stars and imprisoned the Toads. In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. Then try out some action-packed mini-games!

Shadow Archer – Welcome to the Darker Realm! You are Shadow, a skilled archer of the realm. You must survive hordes of creatures by defeating them with your trusty crossbow. Find powerups to defeat even tougher enemies that will aid you in your suvivial against the ever spawning creatures of the realm! Arrows are limited, so make every shot count in this challenging, retro inspired, arcade styled game!

3DS eShop

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, was second release of the original Street Fighter II series on Super NES. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters. The game offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the Super NES game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament!

Street Fighter Alpha 2 – This Super NES fighting game explodes on screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Akuma, Sakura and Ryu are just some of the fighters lined up for action.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Monorail Trip to Okinawa – This game is set on the Yui Rail, a railway located at the southern most point of Japan amidst the tropical atmosphere of Okinawa prefecture. The monorail travels along a grand total of 12.9 kilometers of railway. The Yui Rail runs entirely on an elevated railway! From a height of 20 metres from the ground, you can look out the window and feel like you are taking a walk above the city.

Pixel Paint – Create retro-style pixel art drawings with the Stylus and share your pictures with everyone on Miiverse.

The Legend of Kusakari – You know what’s the worst thing ever? Fighting slimes and dragons knee-deep in grass and weeds. Well if Kusakari has anything to do with it, it wont be that way for long. Get your scythe sharpened and jump into this quirky Japanese adventure puzzle game. Slice through over 50 levels of grass-filled action and help those heroes save the kingdom, in battle grounds fit to have a picnic on!

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