It's Nintendo Download news time, North America, and this week has some seriously tempting options on both Wii U and 3DS to test your eShop funds to the limit. Let's find out more!
Missed the European Nintendo Download update earlier in the week? You must be crazy! Still, don't worry, the full lineup is right here.
Wii U eShop
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Studios, $14.99) — The announcement that this series sequel was a Wii U exclusive certainly surprised those that had played the original on non-Nintendo systems, though Curve Studios has a history of working on Nintendo platforms. This tough platformer combines Metroidvania-style exploration with challenging Test Chambers, with various items and power-ups to control; check out our Stealth Inc 2 review to find out more about this intriguing title.
Costume Quest 2 (Midnight City, $14.99) — Trick, treat and pick a fight with demented dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sequel to the hit Halloween-themed RPG, Costume Quest. This inspired adventure includes a range of new features and game-play improvements, including new costumes with special abilities and a revamped battle system. We'll bring you our review very soon.
Cosmophony (Moving Player, $3.99) — Cosmophony is a musical shooter designed for demanding gamers seeking an original and intense gaming experience. You must control the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. Your goal is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to an exhilarating, 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman (DnB Arena, RAM records). We gave it two thumbs up in our Cosmophony review.
Falling Skies: The Game (Little Orbit, $39.99) — A retail title coming to Wii U as an eShop-only release, this is a 'tactical strategy RPG' in which you resist the invading alien forces that have overwhelmed the world. Based on the TV show of the first name, we can only hope that it's not a sloppy tie-in.
Pixel Paint (Two Kernel Connection, $3.99) — Create your very own pixel art with Pixel Paint! Pixel art is a picture created pixel by pixel - think retro games, and a good portion of current indie games. Base your creation off an old game, or create something entirely new. We'll be creating our own works of art and will bring you a review soon.
Rock Zombie (EnjoyUp Games, $6.99) — What would happen if a concert of a female rock band was invaded by a horde of zombies? The answer to that question can be found in this videogame which combines both, classic gameplay from the Arcade Golden Age with modern 3D graphics. Watch out for our upcoming review!
Tetrobot & Co. (Neko Entertainment, $9.99) — Neko continues its run of smart device game ports to Wii U with this puzzler, in which you explore puzzles, absorb parts of the environment and try to escape. This looks relatively promising, and supports a variety of control schemes, so we'll check it out and let you know what we think.
Wii U eShop demo
Wii U Virtual Console
Demon's Crest (Capcom, $7.99) – Firebrand the Gargoyle must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. Breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest. We'll bring you a review for this fiendish SNES platformer very soon.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Nintendo, $7.99) – King Dedede has stolen and broken the source of dreams from Dream Land. As Kirby, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into a number of powerful and hilarious shapes as you track down the Star Rod fragments. Check out our Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land review to find out more.
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, $4.99) — A NES prequel to the Game Boy original, in this entry you play as Firebrand in a mixture of overworld and side-scrolling environments. We were big fans of this in our Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness review.
Duck Dynasty (Activision, $29.99) – Learn to become a Robertson! Interact with Willie, Uncle Si, and the rest of the family from the hit TV show. Engage in a variety of mini games and 50+ quests that include Duck Huntin’, Fishin’, Froggin’ and Shootin’ as you explore the town of Duckville and the wilderness that surrounds it in this community simulator!
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (Natsume, $29.99) - Hiking your way through the mountains one day, you become caught in an unexpected snowstorm, and find shelter with the help of a faint voice. When you awaken, you find and help a kindly Harvest Sprite buried under the snow, who tells you all of the seasons in the valley have vanished except for winter. To return all 4 seasons to the valley, you'll need the help of the villagers, the Harvest Sprites, the Harvest Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld! Out on November 4th.
Woah Dave! (Choice Provisions, $4.99) – In Woah Dave!, players gun for digital glory by slaughtering aliens, stealing their loose change and racking up the highest score possible. Easier said than done, however, as everything on the map – including your own ammo – is trying to kill you. No one ever said being a Dave was easy. Good luck, and may the best Dave win. We'll put our best Dave on the case and bring a review to you very soon.
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio, $6.00) — With a charming approach to utilising familiar fairytale characters in a quirky setting, this is an action gallery shooter that was originally released on WiiWare. We'll see whether this is perfect for some Halloween gaming in our upcoming review.
3DS Virtual Console
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Firebrand is also on the 3DS Virtual Console this week too.
New to eShop
These games have been out for a while on disc or cart, but now you can buy them from the eShop also.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
- Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
- Wipeout Create & Crash (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Resident Evil Revelations is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Blok Drop U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is more than 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
- Disney Frozen Olaf’s Quest is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) from 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 31 until 9:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 17.
- Quell Reflect is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 for Nintendo 3DS is being reduced to $4.99 (from $9.99) starting on Oct. 31.
- Hotel Transylvania for Nintendo 3DS is being reduced to $4.99 (from $9.99) starting on Oct. 31.
- Legends of OZ: Dorothy’s Return for Nintendo 3DS is being reduced to $4.99 (from $14.99) starting on Oct. 31.
Some excellent choices this week in North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (251 votes)
- Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Wii U eShop)20%
- Costume Quest 2 (Wii U eShop)7%
- Cosmophony (Wii U eShop)1%
- Falling Skies: The Game (Wii U eShop) 0%
- Pixel Paint (Wii U eShop) 0%
- Rock Zombie (Wii U eShop)1%
- Tetrobot & Co. (Wii U eShop) 0%
- Demon's Crest (Wii U VC)13%
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Wii U VC)5%
- Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U VC)4%
- Duck Dynasty (3DS retail)2%
- Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS retail)4%
- Woah Dave! (3DS eShop)3%
- Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (3DS eShop)2%
- Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness (3DS VC)4%
- One of the many discounted games5%
- Nothing, I spent all my money on Halloween candy!27%
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