The Nintendo Download – 10/24/2013

Gotta go fast!

Sonic Lost World for Wii U – Available October 29th, Sonic’s latest adventure with an all-new style of gameplay comes blasting at you in the Wii U eShop. Of course, you can get an early look at the Blue Blur’s adventures in Lost Hex this Saturday, and donate to Sick Kids for the chance to win a number of prizes, including the game itself (and a console to play it on).


Sonic Lost World for Nintendo 3DS – Also available October 29th, the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World is the first 3D-styled portable Sonic game in the franchise, and boasts different moves, levels, and features from its Wii U counterpart, which it can also connect with.


PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures – On October 29th, the Pac is back! Up to four players can partake in this game based on the new animated adventures of Pac-Man, which are produced by Avi Arad, the acclaimed founder and director of Marvel Studios.

For more information about the cartoon on which this game is based, click here.


Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Available October 29th: The year is 1715, and a lawless pirate republic has been established. It is during this time that young Captain Edward Kenway, a pirate whose deeds have even earned the respect of Blackbeard, now finds himself drawn into an ancient war which threatens to destroy all the pirates have built.


Batman: Arkham Origins – The third installment in the Batman: Arkham series will be available October 25th, and takes place before the Dark Knight became the seasoned crime-fighting veteran seen in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. But with an enormous bounty on his head, will you be able to help see the Caped Crusader through long enough to become that legend?


Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Also available October 25th, this companion to the above game is a 2.5D side-scroller set three months after Origins, and has Batman investigate an explosion at Blackgate Prison which has seen several of his foes stake out a controlling claim of different areas of the prison.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destines – Phoenix Wright is back, and this time, you can only get his latest episodes through the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Plus, everything is now rendered in 3D graphics to help put you right in the heart of the courtroom action.


Pinball – A simple, charming arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System classic from the company’s earliest days in the video game scene. Hit targets, rack up points, and even join Mario and Pauline in the bonus stage! A second player can join in for alternating fun.


Baseball – Two alternating players play through nine innings of America’s favorite pastime in this new Wii U Virtual Console release.


Star Soldier – Now on the Nintendo 3DS, take control of the compact Caesar star fighter as you blast off to stop Starbrain’s galactic invasion through 16 stages of action which set the standard for vertically-scrolling shooters.


Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land – Available on October 29th, join Mordecai and Rigby as they use their unique abilities to escape the eponymous 8-Bit Land in an all-new story by series creator J. G. Quintel.


Monster High: 13 Wishes for Wii U – Available October 29th, join Frankie Stein and her “ghoulfriends” on an adventure to track down the 13 missing magical mirror shards needed to set things right, before it’s too late!


Monster High: 13 Wishes for Nintendo 3DS – Everything mentioned above, except it’s on the Nintendo 3DS.


Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 – Tap to match three or more tiles to earn jewels and treasures to rebuild Egypt’s ancient civilizations. New buildings attract new citizens, and eventually, you may even get to reconstruct the pyramids!


My Little Baby 3D – All the fun of raising and taking care of a baby, now in the palm of your hand! Use the Nintendo 3DS’s capabilities to teach it to speak, rock it to sleep, and more!


Nintendo eShop Sale: Urban Trial Freestyle – Until 9am PT on November 7th, get this action bike racing game for $4.99 in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

That’s everything for this week. As always, click the corresponding links above for more screens, info, and videos for this week’s releases!


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