It's Thanksgiving in the US, and for everyone else a reminder that the festive season is right around the corner. We have the usual Download Update details for North America, and this week there are tempting Virtual Console options on both current-gen systems, a couple of Nindie efforts on Wii U and a rather colourful, high-energy 3DS retail game. Let's get to the details.
Missed the European Nintendo Download Update? Don't sweat it, the details are still right here.
Wii U eShop
Citadale (Nitrolic Games, $5) - A rather stylish 2D action game that brings to mind GBA / DS-era Castlevania titles, or perhaps earlier games in the series' lineage depending on your perspective. You attack and defeat dark forces, of course, and we gave it a recommendation in our Citadale review.
Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (TACS Games, $2.99) - In this game you move your constantly spinning submarine through maze-like stages, with careful timing and patience important for success.
Wii U Virtual Console
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, $9.99) - This isn't a game that needs much of an introduction. An iconic follow-up to Ocarina of Time that was nevertheless missed by some N64 owners at the time, it's established itself as a treasured part of the franchise. Also available in remastered form on the 3DS, it's worth noting, nevertheless it's now available to download on the Wii U; we gave it a hearty recommendation in our Majora's Mask review.
Wii U eShop Demo
3Souls (Red Column, free)
3DS Retail Download
Dragon Ball Fusions (Bandai Namco, $29.99) - The latest entry in the popular series, this is an RPG that allows players to fuse characters together in strange combinations, while also being heavy on anime ingredients. The combat uses a rock/paper/scissors approach to and there's also multiplayer battling.
New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Breath of Fire II (Capcom, $7.19) — Nintendo's classic 16-bit console is revered for many things, but one of its strengths was surely the abundance of RPG adventures that it brought gamers keen for an adventure. This may be a sequel on the Super NES, but it offers up just that kind of experience while being undoubtedly old-school — and harsh — in its approach. We nevertheless gave it a recommendation in our Breath of Fire II review.
Don't forget that 'Cyber Deals' are also live now on the eShop in North America; we've listed all the discounts on this page. Standard deals can also be found on the eShop and Nintendo's deals website.
That's everything for this week's Nintendo Download Update in North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.