September 8, 2016 – Phoenix Wright, Jotun, Mario, Simon Belmont, and more drop in this week's Nintendo Download! Be sure to see all of this week's updates at noon eastern today on your favorite eShop.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Jotun: Valhalla Edition – From Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad controller, and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Jotun: Valhalla Edition is part of the Nindies Summer Jam promotion, with a special introductory price through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 16.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Court is now in session! Join new characters and returning favorites like Phoenix and Maya to solve puzzling mysteries and watch this new courtroom drama unfold. With the touch features of the Nintendo 3DS system, exciting investigative techniques are at your fingertips, like exploring crime scenes and dusting for fingerprints.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Mario Strikers Charged – In this action-packed Wii soccer game, battle in 17 interactive stadiums using MegaStrikes, Super Abilities and Skillshots to devastate the competition. Charge the ball to increase your chances of scoring, and use the Wii Remote controller (sold separately) to flatten foes and defend your goal. Wreck havoc on the field solo or with four players locally (additional controllers required for multiplayer mode; sold separately).
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Super Castlevania IV – Are you brave enough to take on this spooky Super NES classic? Take up the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, and tread through Dracula’s Castle as the famous Simon Belmont. Defeat ghastly ghouls, goblins and other monstrous creatures in 11 stages of treacherous chambers and dark caverns before facing the Prince of Darkness himself.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Cube Tactics (Nintendo 3DS), Bird Mania Party (Wii U) and more games from Teyon are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Suspension Railroad Simulator (Wii U), 3D MahJongg (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 22.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Mighty No. 9 is 20 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $15.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
Futuridium EP Deluxe is 20 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
360 Breakout is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $7 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 28.
Paranautical Activity is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 22.
Gravity Badgers is 80 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Legacy is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 19.
WordsUp! Academy is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Rytmik Ultimate and The Keep are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Zombie Incident and Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Fairune, Castle Conqueror EX and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
AA: Spirit of Justice Apollo Justice Pixel Art
AA: Spirit of Justice Phoenix Wright Pixel Art
AA: Spirit of Justice Athena Cykes Pixel Art
AA: Spirit of Justice Main Characters
Also new this week:
The Gem Collector (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Rorrim (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
TOUCH SELECTIONS (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Letter Quest: Remastered (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Tetraminos (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
SphereZor (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Futuridium EP Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Some good stuff today! Been waiting a while for Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice and will pick it up the moment it's live. I already have Super Castlevania IV on the Wii but it's long been my favorite in the series. Mario Strikers Charged is great too, but it sounds like the game will unfortunately not have its online mode--the biggest draw. Even so, if you have someone ready to play locally, it's still tons of fun. Easily my favorite soccer game (granted, I haven't played many).
Downloading Ace Attorney as soon as I get home, of course.
Jotun looks gorgeous and got solid reviews, but the other Nindies coming through the month also look great...
Mario Strikers Charged! Excellent game, highly recommended to anyone who wants something like Mario Kart but with less randomness and more mano-a-mano mindgames with a friend. The CPU is very challenging at higher levels as well, so it forces you to figure out winning strategies or you'll get creamed.
@TriforceBun I always hesitate to call Mario Strikers a "soccer" game, because the play style is way closer to hockey (which is fine by me!). Full-on body slams are legal (even encouraged) against the player with the ball, but hitting someone without the ball results in a penalty (in the form of the injured party getting a free item). And the enclosed field and 4-on-4 roster keeps the pace quicker. Put ice on the field and reskin the characters in hockey gear, and you'd just about have a perfect Mario Hockey game.
@nate38 Yeah, one of the tricky things with such a story-driven series is that every sequel pretty much demands that players play the previous game, which seems like it'd make the audience smaller and smaller, right? Plus, DD was kind of a big "return" of AA, having Phoenix back in the lead role and all. That said, I'm still very excited to play this new one, considering it's got the long-awaited comeback of one of my favorite characters!
@TriforceBun Yeah, I've read one or two import reviews that said it was generally of higher quality than Dual Destinies in its story and cases, too, so that bodes well!
In related news, it looks like there will be DLC (of course) and...well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the pricing, considering it's Capcom.
9/15 – “Phoenix Wright: Asinine Attorney” short story and 3DS theme ($3.99 / £3.59 / €3.99) 9/22 – “Apollo Justice: Asinine Attorney” short story and 3DS theme ( $3.99 / £3.59 / €3.99) 9/29 – “Turnabout Time Traveler” full-length extra episode ($5.99 / £5.39 / €5.99)
If you buy the game during the first week, you can receive a free character costume pack featuring Furio Tigre for Phoenix, a school uniform for Apollo, and a Trés Bien waitress costume for Athena. After September 14, the DLC will cost $0.99 / £0.89 / €0.99.
...So how "short" are these short stories, I wonder?
Kinda surprised we're getting those since it seemed like a Japan-only thing. The DLC case being a dollar more than DD's is kind of a downer, but I'll still pick it up. Jury's (ahem) still out on the "short stories" though.
Tempted to grab this tonight. But I really need to get my credit card under control first. Maybe when my work bonus comes through at the end of the month. And after I beat the bonus case from the last game.