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Nintendo Download: October 23-29, 2014.
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October 23, 2014, 16:59:54
 
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!

Wii U

Retail Games

  • 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

    Virtual Console

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Game Boy Advance) – Konami, $7.99

    3DS

    Retail Games

  • 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)
  • Pok้mon Art Academy – Nintendo, $29.99 (available at midnight on October 24)
  • Saban's Power Rangers Super Megaforce – Bandai Namco, $29.99 (available October 28)

    eShop Games

  • 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

    Sales

  • Sweet Memories: Blackjack – $2.79 (RRP $3.99) through November 6
  • Wakedas – $1.99 (RRP $2.99) through November 6

    DSiWare

  • Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing – Collavier Corporation, $4.99

    Coming Soon

  • Demon's Crest – Wii U Virtual Console (Super Nintendo), coming October 30
  • Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Wii U & 3DS Virtual Console (NES), coming October 30
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland – Wii U Virtual Console (Game Boy Advance), coming October 30
  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) – Wii U retail software, coming November 4
  • Pier Solar and the Great Architects – Wii U eShop, coming November 6

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    Posted: 10/23/14, 16:59:54  - Edited by 
     on: 10/24/14, 18:16:31    
     
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
     
    I guess I could try the Bayonetta demo before anything else but that $9.99 price tag for the first one is really tempting.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 17:25:32
    @Abdooooo

    I'm not sure if $9.99 applies unless you buy Bayonetta 2.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 17:34:34
    Here's my Review of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, in case you need convincing that you need to buy this now! I already bought my copy and it's downloading as I type.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 19:10:58
    Did we know Demon's Crest was coming?!

    I'd get Shantae if I had my own 3DS.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:08:11  - Edited by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:08:32
    @Abdooooo

    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.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:15:47  - Edited by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:16:16
    @Zero

    Yes, we were made aware last week.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:40:15
    I feel like Pier Solar was announced a long time ago, so I wonder if it's actually going to be released this time.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 20:46:42
    Pretty good week, I'm super interested in Shantae but I may want to wait for the Wii U version.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 21:12:11


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 21:24:30
    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.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/23/14, 23:06:24  - Edited by 
     on: 10/23/14, 23:07:13
    Interested to hear how Shantae turned out. I still need to play Risky's Revenge though.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 00:31:29
    Ooo, Shantae! Where the hell did that come from? Shall I keep playing Smash and wait for the inevitable sale or go out of my way to support WayForward...?

    @Jargon
    It's so much better than the GBC game.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 06:46:19
    Lots of great games to choose from today! There's even a Wii U game! Neat!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 06:50:55
    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.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 18:03:48
    @Anand

    I'm holding out for the Wii U version of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse myself.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 18:17:32
    @NoName
    Haha. Did you get much play out of the other ones? Does this one essentially make those obsolete?

    These releases are so hard to understand!

    @ludist210
    Is it HD or still sprites? Hmm. If it's anything like Risky's Revenge, 3D will enhance the gameplay somewhat.

    GAH, it's paralyzing! I still haven't decided where to pick up Shovel Knight! Streetpass vs. local multiplayer! Both of which I'd probably never use! GAH!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 20:01:56
    Wait so the 3DS Shantae is also going to Wii U but there is also a unique Wii U game coming?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 21:14:06
    Zero said:
    Wait so the 3DS Shantae is also going to Wii U but there is also a unique Wii U game coming?

    Yeah, I think Half-Genie Hero was the Kickstarted Shantae game from earlier this (last?) year too. I think it's releasing next year sometime.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 21:15:35
    @Anand

    I'm not sure. I just prefer playing on a larger screen when the option is there. That's why I waited and got Mighty Switch Force! 2 on Wii U despite it having identical graphics.

    @Zero

    Yes, Pirate's Curse is coming to Wii U, though we don't know when yet. Half-Genie Hero is a different game entirely.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 21:46:21
    It's too bad that Korra game didn't hit Wii U, but I think I read it is kind of bad. Such a shame. Were there ever any other good Avatar games?


    Posted by 
     on: 10/24/14, 22:04:55
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