October 22, 2015 – There's so much to see this week on the Nintendo Download! The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, a demo for Yo-Kai Watch, Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water, and more! See all of this week's updates at noon eastern today on your favorite digital storefront.
Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – Grab two friends and prepare for a bold new adventure in The Legend of Zelda series. Each of you will play as Link, working together to conquer inventive dungeons and bosses. For the first time, stack three Links into a totem to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Don’t forget to pick an outfit to wear – each one offers a different boost or ability!
YO-KAI WATCH – Demo Version – Try out the Japanese sensation before it hits U.S. shores on Nov. 6! Hundreds of sometimes spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world. Discover these secret tricksters to battle and befriend them. Turn them into a team on your Yo-kai Watch and take down troublemaking Yo-kai to help people in need.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden – Z-Warriors, prepare for an extreme battle! Featuring more than 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe, feel the destructive power of bone-crushing blows as you execute and chain together multi-hit combos. Command character-specific move sets and unleash epic Super Moves to deal devastating damage!
Gunslugs 2 – If you like over-the-top action, chaos, explosions and weirdness, then you’ll love the Gunslugs 2 game. The game is a combination of fast run-and-gun game play mixed with elements of all our favorite movies and pop art from the ’80s and ’90s.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – Investigate a series of suspicious disappearances while surviving the haunted woods atop the mysterious Mt. Hikami. The Wii U GamePad controller is now your Camera Obscura, which is used to defend against lethal ghosts. Download this free-to-start game and play most of the prologue and first two terrifying chapters for free. To continue playing, purchase the full game upgrade in the Nintendo eShop. Find it under downloadable content.
Just Dance 2016 – The newest game in the popular franchise features two ways to play. Use your Wii Remote controller or download the Just Dance Controller app on your smartphone to bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and many more top hits.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts – A remake of the third game in the legendary Ghosts ’n Goblins series, the Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts game for the Super NES features an additional game mode with new stages. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more.
Nintendo eShop sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Costume Quest 2 is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 2.
Bombing Bastards and Spot the Differences: Party! from Sanuk are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Funky Physics is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 12.
The Quiet Collection is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 7.
99Moves, 99Secondsand more games from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 19.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers from ATLUS are on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 9.
Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Questand more games from Gamemill Entertainment are on sale starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 1.
Quell Memento, Demon King Boxand other select games from CIRCLE Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 12.
Miiverse Monster-a-thon – Celebrate Halloween early in the Miiverse Monster-a-thon community! From Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, take part in all kinds of spooky special events, including fun polls and challenges. Don’t miss out on game events featuring the Super Mario Maker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World games for the Wii U system, as well as the The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer games for the Nintendo 3DS system. Happy gaming!
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Election Day” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Election Day” tournament runs Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. Opt in via the SpotPass feature on your Nintendo 3DS system for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include:
Master System Theme
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes : Brave Trio – Available Oct. 23
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes : Totem Time – Available Oct. 23
Also new this week:
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Fairune – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Stella Glow – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Wizdom (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Ascent of Kings (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Color Bombs (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Cutie Pets Pick Berries (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Just Dance: Disney Party 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Tri Force Heroes should be landing in my mailbox tomorrow. And I guess I'll download the Yokai Watch demo just to see what the hubbub is all about.
Isn't Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts already out on Wii U? EDIT: Oh, the description makes it sound like maybe it's the GBA version? Hardcore Gaming 101 has some info on that...
Hardcore Gaming 101 said:
The Original mode just like the SNES game. The new Arrange mode, however, is more interesting, and gives you three different paths through the game, depending on what kind of armor (if any) you have equipped when you beat a stage. The "Easy" route is just like the original game. The "Medium" path consists of redone versions of stages from previous games. The second stage, for instance, is taken from the second level of Ghouls 'n Ghosts. The third stage is a revamped version of the fourth stage from Ghosts 'n Goblins. The fourth stage is a remix of the classic first level from Ghosts 'n Goblins. Many of these levels, mostly the ones from the first game, have updated graphics and extra additions. For instance, the first Ghosts 'n Goblins stage features a huge ball of skeletons that replaces the moon in the sky. Later in the level, it disappears and smashes into the floor, taking reckless knights with it. All of these levels have brand new bosses as well. "Hard" consists of more difficult versions of the Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts levels.
Unfortunately, the smaller screen size makes the game even more difficult, especially when dealing with offscreen enemies, and the music suffers a bit compared to the SNES version. There's some annoying slowdown too. On the plus side, there's now a save function, even at checkpoints midlevel, so it makes this massive undertaking a bit more palatable. Overall, it's great to see that Capcom added a lot to this version instead of just making a straight port.
@Anand Interesting. Maybe I'll put SGNGGBA on the wishlist for now and wait for a sale. Capcom's pretty good about sales on the eShop.
I tried the Yokai Watch demo and didn't really understand it. I guess the Yokai attack automatically and you just spin the wheel to change which ones are active? Plus super moves? The battle system didn't really get any explanation, nor did it pique my interest in and of itself. Probably wasn't going to check the series out anyway, but it's a hard pass now.