The Nintendo Download – 10/23/2014

Bayonetta x 2, Castlevania, Fantasy Life, Shantae, Korra, Big Hero 6, Power Rangers, Pokémon, and more!

Wow, the penultimate Nintendo Download before Halloween is a bigger one than we’ve seen in a while!


Bayonetta 2 for Wii U – Available October 24th: The witch is back, and she’s more powerful than ever before with new movies like the Umbran Climax to take out angels and demons in over-the-top action. The free demo is already available, and you can check out a trailer here


Bayonetta for Wii U – Also available October 24th is the original title which brought Bayonetta to the masses, now with new features such as Nintendo-themed character costumes for Bayonetta to wear and use against her foes.

Plus, “anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.” Just like the two-for-one retail version!


Just Dance 2015 for Wii U – “The world’s No. 1 dance game is back with new moves, game modes and more than 40 top tracks, featuring hit songs by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. In the new Community Remix, players become a Just Dance coach, while in the new Dance Challenger Mode, everyone can dance along or compete against players around the world.” You can find a trailer here.


The Voice for Wii U – Based on the television show of the same name, you can belt out rock, R&B, country, and pop tunes as you venture from Blind Auditions to Battle Rounds and all the way to the Finale. Up to eight players can participate in the Party Mode.


Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow for Wii U – It’s 2035– do you know where your vampire hunters are? As Soma Cruz, you black out as you’re about to witness the first solar eclipse of the 21st century and awaken to find yourself in a mysterious castle. With the new Tactical Soul system to steal the powers of the foes you’ve defeated and turn them against their own dark brethren. Upon conquering the castle, four other modes await you…


Fantasy Life for Nintendo 3DS – Available October 24th, you can take on any number of different roles in this role playing game adventure. Beyond the normal warriors and mages, you can also become a craftsman, a cook, or a merchant, each shaping a different journey for you. Check out the trailer here.


Pokémon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS – Available October 24th, you take on the role of an aspiring artist as Professor Andy teaches you how to draw Pokemon! You can view the trailer here, and while supplies last, those who purchase this game in the Nintendo eShop will gain a code to download a Special Demo Version of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.


Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo 3DS – Shantae finally returns, but she is now without her genie magic. Now she must team up with her arch-nemesis, Risky Boots, and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. Click here for the trailer.


Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay for Nintendo 3DS – Available October 28th, this story takes place after the movie as Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred attempt to save the city of San Fransokyo from a battlebot invasion.


Castle Conqueror EX for Nintendo 3DS – “A real-time strategy game for casual gamers,” this title expands on the Nintendo DSiWare title of the same name. As one of four different heroes, you’ll lead your men through 50 stages of castle conquering as you seek to banish the evil empire from your land. New features include remade artificial intelligence and levels, redesigned items and hero abilities, and the ability to use Play Coins to boost battle effects in-game.


KORG DSN-12 for Nintendo 3DS – 12 monophonic synthesizers each allow you to add three effects, “allowing a broad range of powerful sounds that you would not expect from a game machine.”


Power Rangers Super Megaforce for Nintendo 3DS – Available October 28th. Go Go Megaforce! The alien armada has invaded Earth, and as the Power Rangers Super Megaforce, you can use special Ranger Keys to unlock the powers of the Legendary Ranger teams of the past to fend off the invading forces.


Secret Journeys: Cities of the World for Nintendo 3DS – A hidden object game featuring over 1,000 to find, spread throughout Venice, Mumbai, Beijing, and Nairobi.


The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins for Nintendo 3DS – Available October 28th. In an original Avatar storyline penned by the TV show’s creators, Korra and her friends must stop an ancient evil who has emerged from a portal that threatens the balance of both worlds. Wield the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water in this role playing game.


Magical Diary: Secret Sharing for Nintendo 3DS – A diary program which allows you to customize entries with stickers, paper designs, different font colors, customizable covers, emoji, and more. With wireless communication, you can then share your diary entries with friends.

Nintendo eShop Sales


Sweet Memories: Black Jack for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on November 6th, this title is reduced from $3.99 to $2.79 (30 percent off).


Wakedas for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on November 6th, this title is reduced from $2.99 to $1.99 (more than 30 percent off).

Coming Soon

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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