July 3, 2014 – There's a whole lot of new game for this week's Nintendo Download! Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Armillo hit the Wii U eShop. Squids Odyssey hits the 3DS eShop along with a slew of other titles for both systems. Even DSiWare and WiiWare get in on the action! Check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern.
ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Bandai Namco Games America, $49.99
Armillo – Fuzzy Wuzzy Games
Bombing Bastards – Sanuk Games, $6.99
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Drinkbox Studios, $14.99
Internal Invasion – Bear Box Media, $4.49
Poker Dice Solitaire Future – RCMADIAX, $1.99
ZaciSa's Last Stand – ZeNfA Productions, $2.99
Mario Tennis: Power Tour (Game Boy Advance) – Nintendo, $6.99
Sales and Price Reductions
Just Dance 2014 – $39.99 beginning July 7
Kung Fu Rabbit – 50% off through July 10
ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Bandai Namco Games America, $29.99
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy – Spicysoft Corporation, $2.99
City Mysteries – Teyon, $4.99
Glory of Generals – Circle Entertainment, $9.99
Squids Odyssey – The Game Bakers
Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan – on sale July 7-21
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – on sale July 7-21
Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale – Collavier Corporation, $4.99
Karaoke Joysound – Brother International, $4.99 (demo version also available)
It's very good. Anyone who can only play it on the Wii U, I highly recommend it.
Got to play a bit of Armillo and it seems like a fun title for 6$. Odd framerate issues here and there but they're looking to fix it apparently cause they never experienced it on their dev kits I guess.
I highly recommend Mario Tennis GBA for its simple and fun gameplay and RPG mode. I sunk many hours into it, both in the RPG stuff and just exhibition matches. Peach is quite an adversary. Shame there's no way to play multiplayer.
If I were a wealthy man I'd probably get Guacamelee and Armillo along with Chibi-Robo Let's Go Photo which is out today in PAL territory, but I think I'll have to save my money for Shovel Knight. Whenver that may get here.
Guacamelee's gameplay is pretty unique to me. Maybe kind of Viewtiful Joe-ish in its melee combat combo stuff (although I don't have much experience with VJ so that's not too informed of a comparison) and the platforming is really more about timing. Hard to explain without revealing some later powerups.
The progression is pure Metroid except you can buy some stuff as well.
The rest of the summer is pretty dry for Nintendo releases, right?
I… hope so.
I can't keep up with recent releases. Still haven't fired up 1001 Spikes. And I intend to play more Shovel Knight than I already have. Been meaning to check out Squids Odyssey, Armillo, Stick It to the Man and a few others, too.
I know everyone is busy with Shovel Knight and that Mario Kart 8 thing probably but Guacamelee! is pretty freaking awesome and everyone should play it. It's really a love letter to Metroid / old school Nintendo in so many ways... but also very modern. Easily one of the best indie games... well, best games period... I've played in recent years.
I know no one has an XBox One here but it's also free with your Gold account this month. You might as well purchase it on the marketplace if you have a Gold account, in some crazy chance you get an XBO one day.
So, is it every week that Atlus puts their games on sale, or just every other week?
@TriforceBun Don't go into Guacamelee expecting the progression/unlock mechanics to be especially clever a la Super Metroid...the ability-specific roadblocks are almost always literal. They're color-coded blocks that you need to smash with the right attack before you can access the next area. You do get some abilities later on that are a bit flashier, but the map design isn't especially intricate on the level of a Metroid or even Castlevania. It does have its moments, though, and the core brawling gameplay is pretty good.
That said, I thought the game was pretty and a special experience overall. I was a bit sour on it at first, but like @Jargon I ended up liking it enough to go through the challenge rooms and get gold medals in them all.