Arriving later than normal today, we have the Nintendo Download news for all of you gamers in North America. This week serves up a couple of options within Wii Sports Club, while we have the return of a popular WiiWare game, retail options and a number of download-only offerings. Let's get right to it.
Wii U eShop
Wii Sports Club (Nintendo, $1.99 for a day pass, $9.99 for individual sports) — There will be a free initial 24-hour day pass for the available sports, which can also be purchased in full, detailed below. This is the updated HD re-release of the classic Wii Sports, which also includes online play, Miiverse functionality and MotionPlus Controls. Remaining sports will be added in the coming months, and we'll review each download item of DLC individually.
Toki Tori (Two Tribes, $1.99, will be $3.99 from 6th December) — The first of three Two Tribes Classics coming to the Wii U eShop, this is the HD offering (with additional content) that's based on the PC release. Unlike its sequel, this title focuses on single screen fixed puzzles, some of which are exceptionally fiendish in later stages. We'll have a review for you when it launches, and until then you can check out our Toki Tori WiiWare review and our hands on impressions of the new release.
Wii U Virtual Console
Wario's Woods (Nintendo, $TBC) — This NES title lands on the Wii U Virtual Console, alongside a release on the 3DS service. This is an action puzzle game that holds up pretty well, and we gave it a recommendation in our 3DS Virtual Console Wario's Woods review.
KORG M01D (DETUNE, $34.00) — This is an app that may have been eagerly anticipated by musicians that fancy a decent creation / composition tool on the go, even if it does come at a premium price. This is an expanded version of a DS title, with 342 "unique sounds" among other features. We'll get our groove on and let you know what we think.
4 Elements (Tulip Games, $5.99) — Released in Europe as a retail title, Publisher Tulip Games is opting for the download route in North America. It looks like a gem-based puzzle game, though much of the marketing blurb focuses on a backstory involving ancient books of magic and a kingdom in peril. We'll figure out what it's all about in our upcoming review.
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, $7.99) — Well hold on there, kids! This adventure game has some sass, with a Mature rating that warns of "suggestive themes", "strong language" and "crude humor". Won't somebody think of the children? This appears to be an adventure / object finding experience, but we'll find a suitably aged member of staff to write up a review.
My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (TREVA Entertainment, $29.99) — The latest in what is a rapidly expanding genre on the 3DS eShop, we have another game that puts you in charge of the well-being of various creatures. We'll consult PETA and then let you know what we think.
Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, $1.99) — Those crazy chickens return and, once again, you have to gun them down with your stylus and a good aim. We'll see whether this is any improvement over its predecessors in our review, which will be with you very soon. (There is also a DSiWare version of the game on the DSi store but without 3D, obviously).
3DS Virtual Console
Wario's Woods (Nintendo, $TBC) — As per the Wii U Virtual Console release, but on the portable service.
3DS Retail Downloads
Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo) — Quite why this outstanding 2012 3DS release is on the Download list is beyond us right now, as there's no information on a promotion or discount at the time of writing; perhaps it's a simple mistake? Anyway, this is a brilliant game, but we'll try and solve the mystery of its appearance in the update.
Luxor (Tulip Games, $5.99)
3DS Retail Download Temporary Discounts
Code of Princess (Atlus, $19.99 from 11th to 18th November, normally $29.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Atlus, $29.99 from 11th to 18th November, normally $39.99)
So there you have it, quite a lot of options from which to choose this week. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (308 votes)
- Wii Sports Club: Tennis (Wii U eShop)24%
- Wii Sports Club: Bowling (Wii U eShop)19%
- Toki Tori (Wii U eShop)10%
- Wario's Woods (Wii U Virtual Console)2%
- KORG M01D (3DS eShop)4%
- 4 Elements (3DS eShop)1%
- Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop) 0%
- My Baby Pet Hotel 3D (3DS eShop) 0%
- Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (3DS eShop)1%
- Wario's Woods (3DS Virtual Console)4%
- Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS retail download)5%
- Luxor (3DS retail download) 0%
- Code of Princess (3DS retail download temporary discount)3%
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS retail download temporary discount)1%
- Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut (DSiWare) 0%
- Nothing for me this week27%
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