The Nintendo Download – 8/21/2014
And then some.
Wow, it feels like it’s been forever since I did the Nintendo Download, but now I’m back and rarin’ to go! Read on for this week’s releases and sales, a quick rundown of what came out while I was away, and even a contest to win a pair of upcoming games before they’re officially released!
Disney Infinity for Wii U – The good news? Disney Infinity, the House of Mouse’s answer to Activision’s Skylanders, is now available in the Nintendo eShop. Better news? It’s free. The catch? A “base” peripheral and figures are still required to play. Ah, you didn’t think it would be that easy, did you?
Mega Man 6 for Wii U – The final NES adventure of the Blue Bomber is here, with eight Robot Masters from around the world standing between Mega Man and everlasting (until Mega Man 7, anyway) peace– and one was even designed by a Canadian! Along the way, Mega Man also picks up two new Rush Adapter suits which allow him to transform into the block-busting Power Mega Man or the high-flying Jet Mega Man!
Fun fact: Upon its original North American release, publishing duties were handled not by Capcom, but by Nintendo of America themselves! Which was more than Europe got– the game went unreleased there until it hit the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in June of last year, while last month saw it released to a European console for the first time on the Wii U!
Life Force for Wii U – This spiritual sequel to the classic Gradius ups the ante by allowing two space fighters to fly into action simultaneously for both side-scrolling and top-down shoot-em-up action.
Midtown Crazy Race for Wii U – A tribute to late 90s racing games, this title boasts an open world, real physics, day and night modes, 50 levels of challenge, and seven cars to choose from.
Xtreme Sports for Nintendo 3DS – Skateboarding, In-Line Skating, Street Luge, Skyboarding, and Surfing are the events Guppi and Fin must conquer in order to be crowned the Xtreme Sports Champion, but will they fall victim to the mischief of the Bonehead Gang first? You decide!
BLAZBLUE -CLONEPHANTASMA for Nintendo 3DS – This action battle game sees cute versions of the BlazBlue crew squaring off against hordes of enemies. With just one button, you can use a variety of moves to clear foes off the stage in either the Story or Challenge modes.
Demon King Box for Nintendo 3DS – Real-time strategy meets classic role playing gameplay as you gather demons and heroes alike to aid you in your quest.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Abyss for Wii U – Until 9am PT on September 10th, this game has been reduced in price by 25 percent from $1.99 to $1.49.
Chasing Aurora for Wii U – Until 9am PT on September 11th, this game has been reduced in price by 50 percent from $7.99 to $3.99.
Nano Assault Neo for Wii U – Until 9am PT on September 11th, this game has been reduced in price by 25 percent from $9.99 to $7.49.
Boulder Dash-XL 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on August 27th, this game has been reduced in price by 66 percent from $4.99 to $1.69.
European Conqueror 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 4th, this game has been reduced in price by 30 percent from $3.99 to $2.79.
Aeternoblade for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 7th, this game has been reduced in price from $14.99 to $9.99.
Nano Assault EX for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 11th, this game has been reduced in price by 25 percent from $9.99 to $7.49.
Quell Reflect for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 11th, this game has been reduced in price by 30 percent from $3.99 to $2.79.
Aqua Moto Racing for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 18th, this game has been reduced in price by 25 percent from $7.99 to $5.99.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math for Wii U – Coming August 28th
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for Nintendo 3DS – August 29th
Azure Striker Gunvolt and Mighty Gunvolt for Nintendo 3DS – Coming August 29th; click here to check out my preview of this one-two punch on The Mega Man Network, and how to win both prior to their official release!
Previous Weeks’ Releases
No fancy descriptions or pictures here, but this is what came out while I was away:
- Super Mario Kart for Wii U
- Mega Man 5 for Wii U
- Cybernator for Wii U
- Jett Tailfin for Wii U
- SHUT THE BOX for Wii U
- Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge for Wii U
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge for Wii U
- GAIABREAKER for Wii U
- Soon Shine for Wii U
- XType Plus for Wii U
- The Mysterious Murasame Castle for Nintendo 3DS
- Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS
- Gothic Masquerade for Nintendo 3DS
- Amida’s Path for Nintendo 3DS
In addition, an update for Steel Diver: Sub Wars is here, with “new local Friend Battle stages, new unlockable subs and crew, and new features that make it even easier to battle online with friends” available to Premium-version users, while “the free version now allows players to purchase subs and use a single-play coin to battle online.”
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.