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Legend of Zelda, Family Tennis 3D Lead Nintendo Downloads This Week


As promised, this week’s Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in North America kicks off the start of two Virtual Console games a week, until August 1st. This week’s Virtual Console games are the original Legend of Zelda and NES Open Tournament Golf, both for $5 each.


Also available in North America this week is a demo for Heroes of Ruin that lets you try out the game’s online co-op multiplayer.


On the original eShop games front is Arc System Works’ Family Tennis 3D, a game where you can challenge your in-game grandma to a round of tennis on the moon. This one costs $7. Additionally, there’s also another puzzle game by Nikoli, Akari, for $5.


Moving along, this week’s “game of the weekend” discount is for Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. While it usually costs $7, you’ll be able to download it for $5 from Friday until Sunday, July 8th. You can read our playtest of it here.


Finally, believe it or not, the Wii Virtual Console has eluded death once more. Nintendo released 2020 Super Baseball for 900 Wii Point ($9) and a WiiWare game, Let’s Create! Pottery, is available this week for $5, too.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.