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US Nintendo eShop update: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright

Azure Striker Gunvolt and Mega Man X3 available now

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney finally arrives in this week's US eShop update, months after its European release in late March.

CVG's review called the 3DS title a smart merger of two disparate franchises with "a lengthy story that nevertheless doesn't outstay its welcome".

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Meanwhile, Mega Man fans get a double dose of new and old: Azure Striker Gunvolt, which was led by Keiji Inafune and takes heavy inspiration from the Blue Bomber's exploits, hits 3DS eShop, and Mega Man X3 arrives on Wii U Virtual Console, closing out a month of Mega Man additions.

eShop favorite SteamWorld Dig makes the jump from 3DS to Wii U, and The Fall brings Metroid-inspired gameplay to an involving story of an AI-driven suit and its fragile human occupant.

Here's the full list from Nintendo:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Join forces with expert investigator Professor Layton and ace attorney Phoenix Wright in this unbelievable crossover adventure. Find out what new twists they bring to the courtroom as they solve puzzles and debunk witnesses' lies. Cross-examine multiple witnesses at the same time to uncover the mysteries of the magical city of Labyrinthia. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at midnight ET on Aug. 29.
Azure Striker GUNVOLT - From Inti Creates and featuring the talents of Keiji Inafune, the creator of the Mega Man series, Azure Striker GUNVOLT takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new play mechanics and slick graphics. For a limited time, the game comes with a free digital code to download the 8-bit nostalgia-fueled MIGHTY GUNVOLT as well. Azure Striker GUNVOLT will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 29.
Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter - Pilot one of three Skyfighters across alien worlds to protect Earth. Push your dogfighting skills to their limits in this futuristic 3D aerial shooter, available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Mega Man X3 - Every Thursday in August, Nintendo and Capcom are bringing classic Mega Man games to the Virtual Console service in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Mega Man X and his partner, Zero, must discover why an antivirus has failed to turn robots from destructive Mavericks into peace-loving Reploids. Run, jump, dash, scale walls, avoid obstacles and fight enemies in eight challenging stages as you hunt for the latest cure.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

SteamWorld Dig - After its positive reception on Nintendo 3DS, indie hit SteamWorld Dig is making its way to Wii U for the first time. In this platform mining adventure, take on the role of Rusty as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors with interface elements that use the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

The Fall - Explore an alien world in this unique blend of action game play and adventure-game puzzles in The Fall, which launched Aug. 26. Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence within a high-tech combat suit, as you struggle to save the suit's unconscious human occupant. Get ready for a disturbing and engrossing journey as you explore the world of The Fall. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Select Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games from Capcom are now up to 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop. This offer is valid until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 4.
Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.95) from 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 3 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Soccer Up 3D is 71 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $1.99) until 9 a.m. PT on Sept. 17 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Coming soon

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Sept. 1 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Nobunaga's Ambition - Sept. 4 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

Price reduction

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist - is being reduced to $19.99 (from $39.99) starting Sept. 1 on Wii U.

Also new this week

Donkey Kong Jr. Math (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Outback Pet Rescue 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)