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Nintendo Download: Snake Pass, Metal Slug, Pikmin 2, more

Nintendo Switch fans already know the console can be docked to a television or taken anywhere for a completely portable experience. But this week’s Nintendo Download is taking it somewhere new… slithering along the ground.

That’s because Snake Pass, developed by Sumo Digital, which is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop. Switch owners will need to “think like a snake” as they solve environmental puzzles by slithering through long grass, coiling around bamboo, or climbing out of trouble. Switch owners will also have the chance to download Metal Slug, the first game in SNK’s side-scrolling shooter franchise, this week.

Finally this week, Captain Olimar and his Pikmin will explore more alien worlds in the Wii U re-release of the Wii re-release of Pikmin 2.

You can learn more about all of this week’s new additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Inversion, Madagascar 3, Pikmin 2, More

With E3 less than 48 hours away, it’s understandable if this week’s new releases haven’t registered with you yet. And game publishers are doing their best to keep most new releases away from store shelves while the industry indulges in a little spectacle over “what’s next.” But a few big titles will soon land on store shelves:

For example, there’s Namco Bandai’s gravity-defying shooter Inversion for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A PC version will materialize later this year.

There’s also a new version of Pikmin 2 for the Wii complete with Wii Remote/Nunchuk controls.

Finally, a tie-in game based on Madagascar 3 will stampede onto five platforms (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) and Katy Perry continues her transformation into a video game character with The Sims 3: Katy Perry Sweet Treats on the PC.

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Pikmin 2 coming to Wii on June 10 with latest batch of Nintendo Selects

Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 2 will finally make its way to the Wii on June 10, more than three years after the “New Play Control” version was released in Japan, Australia, and Europe.

Instead of carrying the “New Play Control” banner that the other GameCube re-releases were saddled with, Pikmin 2 will be released as part of the Nintendo Selects line, complete with a $19.99 budget price.

Nintendo plans to add three more titles to their Nintendo Selects line on June 10 alongside Pikmin 2. Mario Power Tennis (another GameCube re-release), Donkey Kong Country Returns, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl will all be given new maroon packaging and a price cut.

Donkey Kong Country Returns and Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be priced at $29.99, while Mario Power Tennis will match Pikmin 2’s $19.99 pricetag.

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