October 23, 2014 – Bayonetta 2. That's the big news this week, but there's plenty more to see. (Fantasy Life! Shantae!) So read on or visit your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern to see all of this week's updates!
Bayonetta – Nintendo, $29.99 (available at midnight on October 24, $9.99 when you purchase Bayonetta 2)
Bayonetta 2 – Nintendo, $49.99 (available at midnight on October 24, $29.99 when you purchase Bayonetta)
Just Dance 2015 – Ubisoft, $39.99
The Voice – Activision, $39.99
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Game Boy Advance) – Konami, $7.99
Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay – GameMill Entertainment, $29.99 (available October 28)
Fantasy Life – Nintendo, $39.99 (available at midnight on October 24)
The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins – Activision, $29.99 (available October 28)
Pokémon Art Academy – Nintendo, $29.99 (available at midnight on October 24)
Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce – Bandai Namco, $29.99 (available October 28)
Castle Conquerors EX – Circle Entertainment, $3.99
KORG DSN-12 – Detune, $36.99
Secret Journeys: Cities of the World – Selectsoft, $4.99
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse – WayForward, $19.99
Sweet Memories: Blackjack – $2.79 (RRP $3.99) through November 6
Bayonetta 1 is $29.99 if you don't purchase it alongside Bayonetta 2. However, if you buy Bayo 1 first, you can then buy Bayo 2 for $29.99 at any time. Basically, both games are $60, regardless of the order you decide to purchase them.
I'll just mention in this thread that Nintendo of Europe seems to be sending out download codes for a free 3DS home menu theme to people by e-mail. I'd guess it's a gift to Club Nintendo members, but I'm not one of them and I still got a download code today, so check your emails, PAL pals.
The free theme is the Halloween themed Spooky Black Cat, and consists of a giant cat head with eyes looking in the general direction of your cursor on the bottom screen, and a purple/orange, non-scrolling artwork of ghosts, bats and spiders on the top screen. You also get a pretty nifty music track that sounds like it could have fit in any 3D platforming games ghost level, and a cute little meow sound every time you bring back your 3DS from sleep mode.
It can't hold a candle to my beloved Hanafuda theme in any way, but it's not bad for a freebie. Apparently it will be made available for paid download later this month.
EDIT: Found this pic after I wrote up my little description. Oh well.
Wow. I am seriously obtuse. I mean, I buy KORG DSN-12 knowing full well the other versions I bought were too intense for my meager mind, and sure enough this latest is, too. I must just love wasting money.
Well, at least I supported a developer and piece of software that probably deserves to be supported. And maybe if I actually worked past my frustration and actually tried learning a bit of it before giving up, I may actually grow to like it. Story of my life.