The Nintendo Download – 9/26/13

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Kicking off this week’s Nintendo Download is a new entry into the Wii U Virtual Console library– Donkey Kong 3! Stanley the Bugman takes the reigns of protagonist from Mario as he tries to clear the troublesome DK out of his greenhouse before the big galoot can wreck the place! But will a bug sprayer be enough to drive away this stubborn monkey?

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In Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (available October 1st), you’ll discover the lost Etrian tale of a girl who lived for one thousand years through the game’s Story Mode. Meanwhile, Classic Mode offers a retelling of the original Etrian Odyssey adventure with new 3D graphics and improvements to how the game plays.

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Also available on October 1st, Rune Factory 4 is designed for series newcomers and veterans alike as you establish a new life for yourself in a new country, forging relationships and fending off monsters with various weapons, skills, and magic.

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Two players can take turns in Carps & Dragons as you each try to catch a lunchtime’s worth of carp out from under the nose of a fearsome dragon. The arcade mode features nine levels, while the challenge mode offers 32 different missions to conquer. Then there is “Fishtris,” wherein you must match three or more fish of the same color to score points and move on to the next level.

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Family Table Tennis 3D is for one player as they try to defeat the other seven members of the family across six stages. Three minigames, a gallery of illustrations, and 30 achievements offer plenty to shoot for in this title.

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Pony up for Let’s Ride: Best in Breed 3D, and you’ll find yourself with over 25 different breeds of customizable horses to take care of. It even features use of the Nintendo 3DS’s AR Card and StreetPass functions.

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Mystery Murders: The Sleeping Palace places you in the role of Sophia Fay as she mysteriously awakens in one of the bedrooms of Laroche Palace with no memory of who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Can you help Sophia regain her memories and solve the mysteries of the palace?

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Now that you’re running your own pet resort in Paws & Claws: Pampered Pets Resort 3D, it’s up to you to expand your business by attracting new clientele. You can also engage in such mini-game activities as shopping, predicures, fitness, and vaccinations, and spoil your pets with relaxing spa treatments like acupuncture, aroma therapy, acupressure, and massage.

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Available through both the Nintendo 3DS eShop and Nintendo DSiWare, Astro is set in the year 3187, and places you against the forces of an invasion of alien pirates who are only interested in your surrender. Eight levels await, each with four sub-levels filled with 18 enemies and bosses– will you succeed? Three difficulty levels make it easy to choose the best path for you, and if you can overcome the trials of Hard Mode, then you’ll really be able to test your mettle in Insane Mode.

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In Nintendo eShop deals this week, you can download BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for 33 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U starting October 1st and ending at 9 a.m. on October 7th.

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From October 1st to 9am PST on October 14th, Shin Megami Tensei IV will be available for just $10 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

And that’s everything for this week! Just click on the corresponding links above for more information, screenshots, and video pertaining to each of this week’s releases.

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