The Nintendo Download – 11/27/2014

With deals aplenty!

Some interesting releases are accompanied by some really good deals this week. Read on for all the details!

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Thomas Was Alone for Wii U – Simplicity rules in this indie platformer about sentient rectangles in a dangerous world. Check out the trailer here.

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Mario Pinball Land for Wii U – Princess Peach has once again been kidnapped by Bowser– this time at the funfair! This time, he must give chase through five worlds in the form of a ball, being bounced by flippers into the many foes and obstacles that await.

Truth be told, of all the Mario and all the pinball titles Nintendo has made, this one is not typically regarded as ranking high in either category. Better to check out Pokemon, Kirby, or even Metroid instead.

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GetClose: A game for RIVALS for Wii U – A local multiplayer party game for two to four players, you’ll have to share a Wii U GamePad and Pro Controller to guide your Star Kid to the Cosmic Crown and claim victory.

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Heptrix for Wii U – Hey, you know how Tetris has pieces with four blocks each? Well this game has pieces with seven blocks each!

Yes, that’s literally the gist of this game.

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Shiny The Firefly for Wii U – One or two players can take control as they help Shiny fly, run, hide, and defend himself as he seeks out his missing babies.

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Mighty Final Fight for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – The Mad Gear gang is back, and cuter than ever in this chibi-styled beat-em-up. Fortunately, while Cody, Guy, and Mayor Mike Haggar have received the same treatment, their moves hit just as hard as ever!

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for Nintendo 3DS – A new art style and a new console await the Persona crew as they make their Nintendo debut. Characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 unite as you form your dream team. Check out the trailer here.

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Mighty Gunvolt for Nintendo 3DS – Coming November 28th: Once available as a freebie with Azure Striker GUNVOLT, you can now purchase this 8-bit styled adventure a la carte and join with Gunvolt, Beck from Mighty No. 9, and Ekoro from Gal*Gun as you venture through five stages. Know that downloadable content is on the way, too, and you can view the trailer for it here.

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AiRace Xeno – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Unsure about taking the plunge on this futuristic racer? Try the free demo and know for sure if it’s right for you!

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Chat-A-Lot for Nintendo 3DS – Up to 10 people can participate in picture chats with this program, or four can use microphones to talk. Add friends from your Nintendo 3DS Friends list, and there are parental controls for safety, too.

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My First Songs for Nintendo 3DS – 15 nursery rhymes are accompanied by 3D animations as you (or your kid) sing karaoke style!

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My Life on a Farm 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Cows, sheep, donkeys, truffle pigs, fish, bees, chickens, ducks, and geese are what you’ll tend to down on the farm as you participate in farmwork-inspired mini-games. You can also learn over 100 recipes to use for food to sell, and even drive a tractor!

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Ohno Odyssey – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Unsure about whether to take the plunge in this physics-based action puzzle game? Now you can find out if you’re cut out to rescue the Ohnos with this free demo!

Turkey Fest Community on Miiverse

Spend Thanksgiving holiday with your family fans in the Turkey Fest community on Miiverse. From Nov. 21 to Dec. 1, you’ll be able to join in all kinds of special events such as tournaments, polls and challenges featuring Nintendo games and characters. And what better time to bowl a turkey in Wii Sports Club Bowling? Don’t miss out on tons of fun activities featuring Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fantasy Life and Pokémon Art Academy. Also be sure to join our Miiverse Turkey Fest tournament in Mario Kart 8 using the new DLC Pack 1 this Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament code is 2593-0985-4929.

Nintendo eShop Sales

The Nintendo eShop Cyber Deals will let you save up to 30 percent each on 10 select games from Thursday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. PT until Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8:59 a.m. PT. Visit www.nintendo.com/eShop-cyber-deals for more information. Plus, don’t forget to check out discounts on other great games! Head to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and look under “Price Drops” to find out more about these great deals.

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Rock Zombie for Wii U – Starting at 9am PT on November 27th until 8:59am PT on December 4th, this game will be discounted by more than ten percent ($6.99 to $5.99).

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ZaciSa’s Last Stand for Wii U – This game is reduced by 25 percent ($1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59am PT on January 7th.

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – On sale until 8:59am PT on December 1st.

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Code of Princess for Nintendo 3DS – 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) starting at 9am PT on December 1st until 8:59am PT on December 15th.

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for Nintendo 3DS – More than 30 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) starting at starting at 9am PT on December 1st until 8:59am PT on December 15th.

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Azure Striker GUNVOLT for Nintendo 3DS – More than 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) starting at 9am PT on November 28th until 8:59am PT on December 15th.

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Farming Simulator 3D for Nintendo 3DS – 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59am PT on December 11th.

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Farming Simulator 14 for Nintendo 3DS – More than 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59am PT on December 11th.

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Parking Star 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Over 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59am PT on December 18th.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies for Nintendo 3DS – 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) starting at 9am PT on November 26th until 8:59am PT on December 2nd.

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G-Style Games Sale for Nintendo 3DSChain Blaster, Crazy Construction, and more are on sale until 8:59am PT on December 31st.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for Nintendo 3DS – 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) starting at 9am PT on December 1st until 8:59am PT on December 8th.

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

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