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Nintendo Download: 19th January 2012 (North America)

Posted by James Newton

The first 3DS demo lands

While there's some good games available to buy this week, we're pretty sure the most downloaded software this week will be the free Resident Evil Revelations demo, available from 9am PST/12pm EST today.

3DS Demo

Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, free) — The first trial game comes to the eShop with this playable sample of Capcom's upcoming fright fest. We'll have a full guide to 3DS demos later on today.

3DS Virtual Console

Lock 'n' Chase (Game Boy, G-Mode, $2.99) — Good to see this Virtual Console title reach North America: it's a little gem, as our Lock 'n' Chase review explains.


Gaia's Moon (EnjoyUp Games, 200pts) — There's a lot of fun to be had in this simple title, as you can read in our full Gaia's Moon review.

Anne's Doll Studio (Gamebridge, 500pts) — A game where you dress up dolls in gothic costumes. We have just the man to review this one, so sit tight.


Stonekeep: Bones of the Ancestors (Interplay, 500pts) — Interplay continues to support WiiWare, with a WiiWare interpretation of its classic Stonekeep series. We'll see if it's worth hunting down or simply a relic best left unearthed soon.

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User Comments (65)



Link79 said:

Heh Figures.
Europe gets Prince of Persia and we get nothing.
Must be because they waited longer without a vc game.
Oh well maybe next week.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Loved casually playing Stonekeep back in the day. For only 500 points this seems like i can guarantee my download. If it comes to Europe that is.



NintyMan said:

Another week, another missed 3D Classics: Kid Icarus release.

Oh, well, I'm patient.



Gamer83 said:

And no Wii VC release. Friggin' ridiculous, Nintendo sucks at this stuff. Only reason I'm just slightly disgusted as opposed to totally disgusted it because we get the RE demo. Otherwise, putrid week once again and this is why Nintendo will continue to lose ground in North America. And sadly the pitiful job they've done in this region isn't limited to just the download space. NoA better wake up when the Wii U releases or it will be dead the second the next Xbox and PS4 arrive.



DigitalGreentea said:

@9 lol wow Wii U is a granted success, Nintendo is doing a good job. People like you make me wanna quit gaming.



cheapogamer4life said:

Wonder if will get two 3dsware games next week since we were to expect to average one 3dsWare game a week this quarter.



Gamer83 said:

It should be a success but only if Nintendo wakes up. How they are doing a good job? Especially on the downloadable space. Week after week the e-shop is full of nothing but garbage and the Wii VC is dead for all intents and purposes. That hardly qualifies as doing a good job.



bonesy91 said:

Can't wait to see who is reviewing Anne's doll studio lol.

and the demo is the only thing I'll be downloading (need something so I can try out the circle pad pro when it comes.)



Takosuke said:

@6 Haven't you registered two games with Club Nintendo yet? Or isn't that offer available in Americaland?



Flowerlark said:

@15 No, it's not available in NA.

And another awful week. No Sakura Samurai and a demo for a game I could care less about. sigh



brandonbwii said:

What do you mean week after week. So far we've gotten VVVVVV, FreakyForms, Mighty Switch Force, and Pushmo all fairly close together. This week we may not have gotten, say, Kid Icarus or Sakura Samurai, but we have two games that NLife has already given positive reviews. So I don't see what Nintendo is really doing wrong at the moment.

Don't feed the trolls. Also XBL isn't much better when it comes to delivery. You get maybe a new game on demand every week and one or two XBLA titles. Not exactly the golden child of DLC either.



CosmoXY said:

Week after week the Nintnendo Download thread is full of nothing but whiners and complainers (except for brandonbwii). Some of you act like you don't have any video games to play and the weekly eshop update is the only way you'll ever get to play something.



Aqueous said:

Wasn't there going to be two demos today? If not oh well.... not one for gore, so I'll likely skip the demo.



Philip_J_Reed said:

A game where you dress up dolls in gothic costumes. We have just the man to review this one, so sit tight.




Azikira said:

I just hope there won't be a limit on this demo, like Nintendo said there might be on others. I am very much so looking forward to this game



Bass_X0 said:

Apparently its 30 times, so I read. But I'm still downloading them so I haven't checked for myself yet.



Azikira said:

@Bass_X0: Well that bums me out a bit, I'd love to just play it until the full game came out.

And to everyone who is complaining, and complaining about the complainers: Guys, it's really not a big deal. Remember there are people all over this world who can never be happy with what they get, so there's no use in trying to start arguments. Tolerance is a good skill to have. ;P



Freelance said:

Already have Lock and Chase on cartridge. Will just be getting the demo this week.

I'm pretty sure only EU is getting two demos today. RE: Relevations and Cooking Mama whatever.



justinr said:

Who the heck cares about ANY of this when there's 3d Classics: Kid Icarus waiting out there somewhere? Come on, NoA, you're killing me!



CosmoXY said:

@battLeToaD - My bad, you're not a complainer. Peace everyone, enjoy your games.

@LordJumpLz - I look forward to KI3D too, but I have the original on Wii so it's not the end of the world for me if I have to wait.



Bass_X0 said:

Just Europe and Australia is getting Prince of Persia. Nobody said otherwise. America should get it next week. Anyway, our last game was back in June, America's back in Europe. I think we're entitled to get PoP before America.



SuperTeeter64 said:

Well said sir, well said. But it's no use saying such things, people will just ignore it sadly, I've said the same thing in the past and people just ignore it or bash me saying it.

Anyway, looking forward to the demos. Huzzah!



gojiguy said:

No Wii VC?

Oh well, I wonder if Lock n Chase is any good. I played the arcade version last night and I didn't really like it... Or maybe I just suck at it I dont know.



Metal_Slugger said:

Awesome can't wait to try out the demo. I'm glad Nintendo is doing this. Could save me tons of grief.



brooks83 said:

I'm dissapointed about the lack of a VC game, but I'm not surprised. On the plus side, I am actually looking forward to getting Stonekeep.



brandonbwii said:

That Resi Evil demo was really short, especially if you run past the enemies. It does have a nice nostagic feel as promised and the UI is amazingly streamlined for a modern RE title.

I think this may be the same demo that came with Mercenaries 3D.



bahooney said:

So the RE demo was okay. The graphics are absolutely amazing! Gorgeous, even. I also liked the fact that you could change the dialog to it's native Japanese. I got really scared while playing, and the music was totally complimentary to the atmosphere. However, I'm glad the demo came out because it has reassured my notion that I won't be picking this up. RE games just aren't for me. I appreciate the game though!



WolfRamHeart said:

Pretty mediocre update. Resident Evil demo was cool but I wasn't blown away by it. I'm hoping that the full game will be better. I'm interested in Stonekeep but I think that I will wait for the review on that one. I might pick up Lock 'n' Chase but other than that nothing else particularly interests me here. I guess that I will be saving my money in hopes that next week's update will be better.



shinobi88 said:

Nintendo has been in the zone the last few months! After weeks and weeks of crud, ever since a week or two before Christmas, there's been at least 1, usually 2 titles I want to pick up for 3DS.

Lock N Chase is a really fun game. Plus the demos are coming in, which are basically free mini-games. And they start off with my most anticipated title. You go Big N!



Birdman said:

I could get everything for the 3DS ... but I'll wait for the reviews for most of them.



PikanRikan said:

I don't care about anything available today but Stonekeep gives me hope that Interplay will still release the WiiWare version of Descent that's been in the works for 2 years now.



Shock_Tart said:

played the demo the second i got the chance. i cant wait for the game to fully release, i love the control style and the amount of invintory space they give you compared to the rest of the game. even without the second circle pad to go with the game the control style is very smooth. this looks like this is going to be one of the better resident evil games.



LordTendoboy said:

Meh, nothing for me. I may try out Lock and Chase, but I heard it's a pretty mediocre Pac-Man clone.

Nintendo should release demos for all weekly download games, in addition to retail games.



XCWarrior said:

1 demo. Yeah, its a good demo, but come on Nintendo. release these in bulk. And please bring back VC on the Wii!



FluttershyGuy said:

BOOOO, NoA. I'm fine that 3D Classics Kid Icarus didn't come out, since it was announced as a pre-order bonus for Kid Icarus: Uprising.

However, to deny NA the return of Wii VC that fans have waited for, after being given a glimmer of hope by its return in Europe, is a crappy thing to do. Since NoA is consistently trailing the rest of the world these days, I should've known after seeing Europe was getting Prince of Persia SNES that it would mean MAYBE North America will see it or another Wii VC game a month or two from now. Or, when Wii U is released.

I'd complain more, but I don't have any funds for downloading anything anyway. Need to get back to smashing pumpkins for rupees!



Capt_N said:

I'm pretty sure I won't like Resident Evil, but I'll give it a try anyway. Wish NoA would @ least give some press on whether NA VC will no longer receive uploads, or it will. Everybody, enjoy, & (your games, too) this week!



Mandoble said:

This demo idea is good as long as you are pretty sure that the game is good enough. I bet RE sales will suffer badly because of the demo.



famestephy09 said:

The Demo was pretty easy and short in The "Normal" game play mode once you get "Hell" unlocked the mosters/zombies are way harder to kill. Seems like a cool game. I love that Nintendos's starting to do demos.

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