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Nintendo Download: October 9-15, 2014. (UPDATED)
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October 09, 2014, 19:06:34
 
October 9, 2014 Nintendo still hasn't put out a press release for this, so I'm just going with what I know is out today. Fill in the blanks as needed.

Wii U

Retail Games

  • PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Bandai Namco, $39.95 (available October 14)

    eShop Games

  • Art of Balance Shin'en Multimedia, $8.99
  • Turtle Tale Saturnine Games, $2.99

    Virtual Console

  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Game Boy Advance) Konami, $7.99

    Demos

  • Bayonetta 2 Nintendo

    Sales

  • Gravity Badgers $2.49 (RRP $4.99) through October 15
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition $9.75 (RRP $14.99) through October 16

    3DS

    Retail Games

  • PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 Bandai Namco, $29.95 (available October 14)
  • Petz Beach Ubisoft, $29.99 (available October 14)
  • Petz Countryside Ubisoft, $29.99 (available October 14)
  • Poptropica: Forgotten Islands Ubisoft, $29.99 (available October 14)

    eShop Games

  • Ninja Battle Heroes Tom Create, $2.99
  • Riding Star 3D Treva Entertainment, $19.99

    Sales

  • Cypronia Games Sale deals on select games runs through November 25
  • EnjoyUp Games Sale up to 70% off select games through October 30
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D $5.59 (RRP $7.99) through October 23
  • Teyon Games Sale deals on select games runs through October 30

    Coming Soon

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow Wii U Virtual Console (Game Boy Advance), coming October 16
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Wii U Virtual Console (Game Boy Advance), coming October 16
  • Harvest Moon 2 3DS Virtual Console (Game Boy Color), coming October 16
  • Bayonetta 2 Wii U retail, coming October 24

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    Posted: 10/09/14, 19:06:34  - Edited by 
     on: 10/09/14, 20:58:58    
     
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    @Mop it up

    Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs (N64, housed in Madden 64 cartridge)

    ....wait, what?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/11/14, 17:13:04
    @Mr_Mustache You would think so, but they don't sell for much more than opened copies.

    @GameDadGrant What what?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/11/14, 21:14:55
    @Mop it up

    You know what. Tell me what I want to know. Which is what.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/12/14, 00:37:41
    @GameDadGrant If you are asking what I mean by that, the plastic cartridge is for Madden Football 64 and the board/chip inside is Battlezone. So basically the label on the cartridge is for Madden Football 64 but when I pop it into my Nintendo 64 then it plays Battlezone.

    If you are asking why it's like this, I don't really know. Somebody at some point opened this cartridge and swapped out the board with a Battlezone cartridge. I also had a Fox Sports College Hoops '99 cartridge that was actually Bomberman 64 as well. My only guess is that it was something like, someone wanted some money for these games but didn't want to sell them, so they swapped out the boards with worthless sports games and then sold the Battlezone and Bomberman 64 cartridges that contained sports games. But then eventually got rid of the sports games later, I guess. Who knows.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/12/14, 01:43:10
    @Mop it up

    That would be..dishonest? How would they even get away with it? Sell out of State??


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 04:11:11
    @Mr_Mustache They traded them to a GameStop/EB Games, which is where I bought them. Because those stores don't (or at least didn't back then) test games before they buy them from people. Or even before selling them, apparently.

    Or maybe some bored employees decided to have some fun. Who knows.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 04:30:44
    How many DDP is Guacamelee?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 21:08:10
    @sirmastersephiroth

    99 before tax. Every ten cents is a point.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 21:11:22
    @ludist210 Not to nitpick, but won't it be 97? :)


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 21:30:10
    @Mop it up

    You are correct. I thought the sale price was $9.99 (I didn't scroll up and read my own post...I was elected to lead, not read). Thanks for clarification.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 21:37:33
    Looks like our Euro(trash) friends get the DKC trilogy on Wii U VC.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 22:12:07
    @missypissy@missypissy


    Wish my Wii was healthy so that I could do the system transfer and upgrade the trilogy. Never beat DKC3.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/13/14, 22:17:32  - Edited by 
     on: 10/13/14, 22:18:37
    Does anyone know if Art of Balance is like... just the same levels from the WiiWare game, or more? I'm reading reviews and the closest I could find to an explanation is that it has the same stages as the 3DS game... I'm not sure if THAT had the same stages as the Wii game?!

    If it has some new stages I might grab it up. Shirley and I played a bunch of the Wii game together, and the new Jenga-like mode sounds like a great multiplayer experience.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 05:09:42
    @Zero What I heard was that the 3DS game has the 100 levels from the WiiWare game plus 100 new levels for a total of 200.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 06:05:19
    Ah. Seems like that could make the Wii U game a worthy purchase if, like me, you never played the 3DS one. I wonder if you have to play through all the stages you already finished on Wii to get to the new stuff?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 20:49:53  - Edited by 
     on: 10/19/14, 20:50:14
    @Zero
    I think, but am not 100% certain, that the 3DS game (and Wii U version) added four worlds to the WiiWare version's four, so that you would have to revisit stages to begin with.

    That being said, the worlds unlock based on the amount of rings you earn for beating levels and challenges, so you won't have to replay every single WiiWare level to get to the new ones. Personally I didn't remember enough of the previous versions' levels for it to take away from my experience with the Wii U game, even though I dislike the repacking thing out of principle.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 21:01:12
    Hmm, that is odd. I don't mind repacking, I just wish developers who did this would realize some people might be buying again and not wanting to play through everything again. Just make the new content instantly accessible.

    This is part of why I never bought the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 either. Didn't want to have to play through normal again just to unlock the harder modes. Already played that to death.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 21:31:38
    I don't mind repacking a game when it is treated as a re-release of sorts, as not everyone plays a game the first time around so they get a second chance at it. What I don't like is when a company is vague about it, which I think these games are. I don't think the 3DS game says it contains all levels from the WiiWare game plus new ones, and I don't think the Wii U version explicitly says it's the same as the 3DS version either. At least, I haven't seen this said anywhere, so if it is then it isn't easily accessible information.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 22:11:22
    @Mop it up
    I believe they've mentioned it in interviews and so on when asked, but that's not really enough, no.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/19/14, 22:16:58
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