The Nintendo Download – 10/16/2014

More Castlevania, and more Halloween-suited fun.

October has been just chock-full of fun Halloween-ish titles to enjoy, and there are plenty more this week– as well as a few for those who prefer to avoid getting in too deep with the devil.

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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance for Wii U – This time, Juste Belmont takes up the famed Vampire Killer whip as he pursues Dracula, but he can also use Spell Fusion to combine spells and sub-weapons to forge up to 30 new attacks. Check out the trailer here.

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Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut for Wii U – A “psychological survival adventure” that follows a masked protagonist as he must escape from a disease-ridden city. How to survive is up to you, as is whether or not you’ll watch the trailer.

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Paper Monsters Recut for Wii U – 2D platforming takes advantage of 3D graphics as paper, cardboard, and cotton balls come to life before your very eyes, as you can see in action by watching this trailer.

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Ballpoint Universe: Infinite for Wii U – This indie shooter was made entirely with ballpoint pen sketches, giving you 16 missions to complete as you customize your ink-drawn ship and blast through the enemies found in a detailed world. Check out the trailer here.

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Chests O’ Booty for Wii U – Yar har, less than two bucks for two player simultaneous action be awaitin’ ye in this math-based puzzle game. As a pirate accountant, it be yer job to balance the books before the entire plunder makes its way to Davey Jones’ locker, yar.

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PING 1.5+ for Wii U – That one of the bullet points for this game is “HARD” should tell you much of what you need to know about this arcade style puzzle game. Shoot your cube through 100 levels to reach the orange as you’re accompanied by a soundtrack from Elfskin.

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The Legend of Dark Witch for Nintendo 3DS – As the dark witch Zizou, it’s your job to retrieve the Syega Crystals to return the world from being plunged into darkness. You can learn new attacks from defeating bosses, and there are three difficulty levels from which to choose.

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Pyramids 2 for Nintendo 3DS – 54 new levels spanning three new pyramids await as you you embark on a journey featuring new styles of gameplay, new enemies to contend with, new mechanisms to utilize, and new bonuses to enjoy. Plus, a level editor allows you to create your own deathtraps and share them with friends!

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Harvest Moon 2 GBC for Nintendo 3DS – Choose between a boy or a girl farmer and set out on the road to… farming, thanks to a great deal (free) on a farm from the town mayor. The catch is that you have to restore the place to working order within a given amount or time, or else the mayor is taking it back and converting the whole lot into a theme park!

“Clear the land so you can plant and harvest crops. Raise happy cows, chickens, and sheep so that they can provide resources to sell and start you on the path to riches! Build new structures on your land, and watch your farm grow into an investment! Prove to the mayor that you have what it takes!”

Nintendo eShop Sales

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SteamWorld Dig for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – More than 30 percent off) until 8:59am PT on October 30th. My review isn’t up yet, but here is the two-word preview version: Buy it.

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Squids Odyssey for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – More than 60 percent off) until 8:59am PT on October 30th.

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Master Reboot for Wii U – More than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59am PT on October 22nd until 9am PT on November 5th.

Shut the Box for Wii U – 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59am PT on November 13th.

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TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition for Wii U – More than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59am PT on October 30th.

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut for Wii U – More than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59am PT on November 3rd.

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ATLUS games sale for Nintendo 3DSEtrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl, and more from ATLUS will be on sale from 8:59am PT on October 20th through 8:59am PT on November 3rd.

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UFO Interactive games sale for Nintendo 3DSJohnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny, and more from UFO Interactive will be on sale from 8:59am PT on October 17th through 8:59am PT on November 3rd.

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Snow Moto Racing 3D for Nintendo 3DS – 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59am PT on November 27th.

Coming Soon

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow for Wii U – Coming October 23rd; guess they pushed it back.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land for Wii U – Coming October 30th.

Demon’s Crest for Wii U – Coming October 30th.

Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Coming October 30th.

For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.

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