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Rhythm Thief Demo, Marvel Pinball 3D Dancingly Descend To Nintendo eShop


No Virtual Console or WiiWare games on this week’s Nintendo Downloads. Instead, it’s all games and demos for the Nintendo eShop.


Zen Studios’ Marvel Pinball 3D leads the way this week. As previously reported, the game includes four tables—Iron Man, Captain America, Blade and the Fantastic Four—with more tables coming as DLC down the line. Marvel Pinball 3D costs $8 to download. The game is available in Europe today as well.


Also out this week is Bomb Monkey, a puzzle game developed by Mutant Mudds and Dementium: The Ward developer, Renegade Kid. This trailer does a good job of explaining the game, and you can grab it for $5.


Earlier in the month, we also reported that Sega’s Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure was on track for a July release in North America. While Europe has had a demo of the game for some time now, today, the demo will finally be released on the U.S. eShop. Nintendo also sent out a reminder that a demo for Kingdom Hearts 3D is up on the eShop as well.


Finally, you may recall that Nintendo of America recently announced that it would be holding a discount sale for a different game on the Nintendo eShop every week. This week’s discount is on gravity-flipping platformer, VVVVVV. While this game usually costs $8 to download, you can grab it from tomorrow (Friday) until 9pm PST on Sunday for $5 instead.

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.