January 22, 2015 – Citizens of Earth, are you ready for this week's Nintendo Download? This week's download features Citizens of Earth, Punch-Out!!, S.C.A.T., and more! Check out all of this week's updates at noon eastern on your favorite digital storefront.
Nintendo of America said:
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Punch-Out!! - Did you miss out on the Punch-Out!! game when it launched for the Wii console? Now you can download it in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U! Little Mac is back and ready to slug his way through some of the most outlandish boxers for a chance to win the Championship Belt. Hook, jab and swing through a hilarious cast of opponents in this modern update of the classic Punch-Out!! Also, get Punch-Out!! for 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Citizens of Earth - Get Citizens of Earth in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS each for the introductory price of $11.99. Recruit the yoga instructor, the cop, your mom and all the other citizens to join your party and fight your battles.
Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
S.C.A.T. - Alien invaders have landed on Earth and seek to conquer it. In response, Earth has sent soldiers from the Special Cybernetic Attack Team (S.C.A.T.) to meet them on the battlefield. Play solo or with a friend as you battle through five stages of enemies and bosses in the name of saving humanity from total annihilation. S.C.A.T. is now available in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS It's week two of the Throwback Sale! Save up to 50 percent on select games of past and current Nintendo console generations. This week's sale starts at 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 22 and ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Only one week left to take advantage of deals on hit indie games with the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who already own any participating games or purchase one at full price during this promotion will receive 60 percent off other participating games.
Super Toy Cars is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
Darts Up is 40 percent off (reduced from $2.49 to $1.49) until 8:59am PT on Feb. 19.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Retro City Rampage DX is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival is on sale (reduced from $19.99 to $12.99) from Jan. 24 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 6.
Also new this week:
Breezeblox (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Midnight (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Undead Storm Nightmare - Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
I was looking forward to giving Citizens of Earth a shot, but since the Wii U version requires free space equivalent to the size of Serbia and the 3DS version takes up approximately one gorillion blocks I guess I'll have to wait until I get a new harddrive. Seems the game's got quite a few nasty bugs too, so maybe it's for the better if I wait for a patched version.
S.C.A.T. is a pretty sweet mix of Contra and Gradius, for those who like shooting stuff. Especially those of you who like getting shot to smithereens in the process, 'cause that game is hard.
@VofEscaflowne What the what? That's outrageous, egregious, preposterous! I demand answers!
EDIT: After some looking around, the seven something gigs needed for the Wii U version seems to come down to 3.8 GB once it's installed. Eden has apparently explained the difference in size compared to the PS4 game with them having been provided some magical Sony brand compression tech, but that doesn't explain why the Steam version is less than 2 GB as well. I am officially grumpy.
Seems the Sony platforms have the same issues, and Atlus is apparently working on patching them (and the Ninty versions, I damn well hope), but so far only the Steam version's been patched.
EDIT: According to the Citizens Facebook page they're trying to identify and fix as many of the bugs as possible before submitting the console patches to their respective companies. Guess this can take a while.