The Nintendo Download – 10/10/13

Pokémon, NES classics, fishing, jetskiing, zombie blasting, and a demon invasion, too.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – Available on October 12th, the newest generation of Pokémon is finally here! The Kalos region is home to a host of pocket monsters both new and old, and will allow you to customize your trainer before sending them on the journey of a lifetime. Powerful new moves and new Mega evolutions await as you fight your way to the top of the chain and catch ’em all!

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Tennis – Before Mario took to the court himself, he served as the referee in Nintendo’s first video game based around the popular sport of Tennis! Play in singles or doubles matches with five levels of difficulty.

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Golf – Unlike Tennis, Mario takes to the links for the very first time in the original NES version of Golf. You can play solo or with a friend across 18 holes with with three challenging modes. Also, if you think this course looks familiar, it should: The very same holes were featured in the golf game portion of Wii Sports!

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Aqua Moto Racing 3D – Using up to 12 different watercraft, you can unlock new championships and achievements as you race through various exotic locations, such as the Tropics, Greece, and Egypt. Show off your skills with extreme stunts and go for legendary status, or compete against your friends in local multiplayer mode.

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Escape from Zombie City – The government’s first effort to suppress a zombie invasion was to send in military forces, but they failed. Now, a bombing run is scheduled for morning. As the sole surviving soldier, can you get out of town before the bombs start to fall? The clock is ticking, and you’ll need every weapon you can get your hands on to survive!

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked – This enhanced version of what is considered one of the best role playing games of 2009 originally came to the Nintendo 3DS in 2011, and is now available in the Nintendo eShop. With the city under lockdown due to demon invasion, you and your friends must solve the mystery of the strange rifts through which these evil forces are entering your world. But can you stay alive long enough to do so, and perhaps in the process save the world?

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Super Black Bass 3D – Reel ’em in! Weather, changing of the seasons, and time all play a part as you try to bring in the most challenging catches in the lake. Sell off your catches to earn more money to get better gear and land the big one, or compete against the world in five challenging categories!

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Zombie Blaster – Available for Nintendo DSiWare and in the Nintendo 3DS eShop, go solo or team up with a friend to fight off the decaying corpses who hunger for your flesh. Three different weapons are your key to victory, but can you master them before making your way through the graveyard, church, and beyond?

That’s all for this week. Click on the corresponding links above to learn more about each title, as well as view more screens and even some videos.

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