Nintendo Download: 3rd October (Europe)
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
A legend returns, singing, a fighting trilogy and more
It's the start of a new week, Europe, which means that it's Nintendo Download time. This time around there are various options across the Wii U and 3DS, including a long awaited remake, singing shenanigans and a retro trilogy. Without any more preamble let's get to the details.
Wii U eShop
Wii Karaoke U (Nintendo, Various prices) — This online-enabled karaoke app will give you access to over 1500 songs and a variety of modes to sing and annoy your neighbours. The app is free to download but then requires purchased passes, and you'll also be able to download a one-hour trial pass at no cost — this'll be available from 4th October, with pricing details for access below.
1 hour ticket — €1.99 / £1.79
24 hour ticket — €4.99 / £4.49
30 day ticket — €14.99 / £13.49
Wii U Retail Download
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) — Perhaps the earliest mass-market shot across the bows of the Wii U's rivals ahead of a busy Holiday season, this title will arrive alongside a new hardware bundle and a console price cut. Already a wonderful title on the GameCube, this HD re-release includes a range of improvements and adjustments in order to deliver the definitive version. We were certainly impressed with the final results, recommending this as a must-have for those new to the title and well worth consideration for those that adventured through the original; check out our The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD review for full details. Available to download from 4th October.
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft, €49.99 / £34.99) — Available from 1st October.
Wii U Virtual Console
Final Fight (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) — This is one of the original arcade conversions to the Super NES, and an iconic beat 'em up that's certainly welcome on the latest Virtual Console. We shared a personal tale in our original Wii Virtual Console Final Fight review, and we'll seek vengeance on the streets in a fresh look. This is the US version of the game.
Final Fight 2 (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) — This second entry rights some wrongs of the first, including multiple playable characters and two-player co-op, though perhaps disappoints with some gameplay elements. You can see what we thought in our Wii Virtual Console Final Fight 2 review, while we'll take to the streets again to take a fresh look. This is the US version of the game.
Final Fight 3 (Capcom, €7.99 / £5.49) — Rounding off the Super NES trilogy of titles hitting the Wii U VC this week, this one includes more brawling on the streets but also the option of an automatic two player mode where you play with the CPU. By our reckoning this third entry is certainly the best of the group, as explained in our Wii Virtual Console Final Fight 3 review. This is the US version of the game.
3DS eShop Demo
Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)
3DS eShop Temporary Discount
Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 17th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49).
3DS Retail Downloads
Game Festival 1 (Bigben Interactive, €24.99 / £19.99)
Those are the week's offerings, Europe, so let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (191 votes)
Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND (Wii U eShop)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U retail download)
Just Dance 2014 (Wii U retail download)
Final Fight (Wii U Virtual Console)
Final Fight 2 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Final Fight 3 (Wii U Virtual Console)
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (3DS retail download)
Game Festival 1 (3DS retail download)
Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Just the Witch & Hero demo for me
Nothing for me this week
Please login to vote in this poll.