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Nintendo Download: October 12-18, 2017
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October 12, 2017, 17:30
October 12, 2017 – Yono and the Celestial Elephants, Wulverblade, Etrian Odyssey V, and so much more drops this week. See all of the new games, demos, and media on your favorite eShop today at noon eastern.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

Yono and the Celestial Elephants
– Many adventure games have a distinct lack of elephants … but that’s all about to change because Yono is here. The Yono and the Celestial Elephants game is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling of combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he’s never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.

Wulverblade – Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade, a hardcore side-scrolling beat-’em-up game inspired by old arcade classics of the ’80s and ’90s. Go it alone or team up with a friend in local two-player co-op.* It’s time to show the Ninth Legion what you’re made of!

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
– The Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth game chronicles the quest of a new adventurer as he or she attempts to reach the crown of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. Personalize your party to work to your advantage! With endless character customization, adventurers will cast and create their own party from four unique races and 10 different classes to explore the uncharted labyrinth. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be available on Oct. 17.


New My Nintendo Activities
– A new fall color has arrived for the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, and we’ve got the perfect Home menu themes to go along with it! Whether you have a New Nintendo 2DS XL (White + Orange) or another member of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, you can redeem your My Nintendo points for these seasonal and spooky Halloween themes to decorate your Home menu:

Mario’s Halloween

NES Halloween Link

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Autumn Leaves

Don’t forget to check out other Halloween-themed rewards, too!

Fire Emblem Heroes – A New Update and More Events!

To celebrate the free 1.8.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game, you can collect free Orbs up to 10 times from a Log-In Bonus until Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

A new option, Sacred Seal Forge, has been added to the game. Using it, you will be able to both create new Sacred Seals and enhance existing Sacred Seals. See more details about the update here.

Participate in the Voting Gauntlet: The Blood of Dragons until Oct. 14 at 8:59 p.m. PT.

Experience Bound Hero Battle: Minerva & Maria until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Special event Summoning Focus: Minerva& Maria’s Battle can be enjoyed until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Super Mario Run – The new Super Mario Run free update is here, and there are LOTS of new things to discover. Remix 10, made of some of the shortest Super Mario Run courses you'll ever play, is here! There are also some new courses, a new playable character and a new feature that lets you listen to your favorite music while you play. New to Super Mario Run? Download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Save up to 50 percent off the full game price to celebrate the new version until 11:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 12.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week!
Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Theme

Also new this week:

Neon Chrome
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

UNBOX: Newbie’s Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’95 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Don’t Knock Twice (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Oct. 17

The Flame in The Flood: Complete Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Rogue Trooper Redux (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Oct. 17

Putty Pals (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Oct. 18

Little Adventure on the Prairie (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Volgarr the Viking (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Legend of Hero Tonma (Virtual Console for Wii U)

Digital Champ Battle Boxing (Virtual Console for Wii U)

MOTOROADER (Virtual Console for Wii U)

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Posted: 10/12/17, 17:30
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Etrian Odyssey V is out today?! Well damn, I guess I'd better check when it hits the EU so that I can snag my copy!

Gonna download The Flame In The Flood right now! Not so fond of the whole survival concept that relies on dehydration/hunger meters (although Don't Starve was really good, IMO), but it seems to be atmospheric and interesting!

Yono and the Celestial Elephants seems really cute, but I don't know much about it. Someone here, please get it and post some impressions!

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 17:39

Im buying Yono and the Celestial Elephants for EponaEatsCarrots' birthday that's today. So maybe shell pop in to share her feelings once she's had time with it.

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 18:55
That would be nice! Wish her a happy birthday from this stranger!

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 19:03
I've been looking forward to Wulverblade for a while

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 20:23
Another strong indie week. Nintendo's first-party output has been pretty good so far, but they're wise to fill out the release calendar with all these acclaimed indie games. They could probably do a better job of getting the word out on a lot of these instead of burying them in a press release, though.

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 21:11
I look forward to picking up where I left off in the Etrian Odyssey V demo! I was really getting into it.

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 on: 10/12/17, 21:41

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 21:44
Played some Flame In The Flood. It's alright. The menu system desperately needs an overhaul to make it less cumbersome - punishing, almost - to pick stuff up, and the RNG for resource spawns seems kind of unbalanced, even for a rogue-ish survival game.

Still, the hunger/thirst meters seem to drop at an acceptable rate, the injuries and ailments you can suffer from makes things interesting, the crafting system feels logical, and there's probably a decent amount of strategy to the game once you manage to pass the initial threshold keeping you from the most vital tools and stuff. Also, the dog companion is friggin' adorable.

If they were to patch the game so that you can transfer and sort resources between your bags more easily (I'd bet that I spent at least a third of my entire playtime in the menu trying to get my shit together), balance the spawns a tiny bit and possibly make the early locations a bit less similar to one another this could go from alright to great in a hurry.

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 23:15

Thanks for the heads up on that game. I'm very close to biting on that game, on the strength of the trailer alone.

Posted by 
 on: 10/12/17, 23:58
If you're into survival type games and/or rogue-lites you'll probably like this. I'm gonna go back to playing it right now to see how the game feels now that I know more what to expect and what to do. Maybe I won't mind the negatives as much.

Downloading an update for the game right now. Not sure what it does, but I'm guess it's a stability fix.

EDIT: The Switch is evidently a pretty good home for indie titles.

Curve's Simon Byron said:
Indeed, it’s fair to say it’s had its best ever day on any console since we’ve been publishing it, beating any other format we have launched on. It’s done just under half of our first full month forecast in a day.

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 on: 10/13/17, 17:01  - Edit:  10/13/17, 17:17
Yeah, I'm so happy about the strength of indie sales on Switch, even while the weekly releases are ramping up. It's such a great platform for them, and Western indie support is probably more important to me than Western third-party support.

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 on: 10/13/17, 19:12

As far as Indies go, the Switch is the new Vita.

Posted by 
 on: 10/13/17, 20:56
I feel the same way, pretty much. During the Wii years we got some really nifty low or medium budget games with quirky ideas from mainstream publishers, but today it's the indies that provide that kind of content, so it's nice to see them doing well on the Switch.

Yeah, sure seems like it. Would be cool if it could become the new Wii or 3DS on top of that.

Posted by 
 on: 10/13/17, 21:05
GameDadGrant said:
Switch is the new Vita.

You wash your mouth out!

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 on: 10/14/17, 04:41
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