The Nintendo Download – 9/17/2015

Of SuperCharged Skylanders and Knights of the Plague…

This week has some rather impressive offerings going for it, all told. It still skews Wii U-heavy, but considering how things have been on that front, that’s not so bad.


Year Walk for Wii U – Use the GamePad screen to study a mysterious folklore encyclopedia while solving tactile puzzles using its motion controls. Check out the trailer here.


Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack for Wii U – Available September 20th: You’ll need a Skylanders portal to play this, but with that and the digital versions of Instant Spitfire and Instant Hot Streak, you’ll instantly be on your way towards stopping Kaos from wreaking havoc on the world of the Skylanders. Collect the 40+ figures and vehicles released under the Skylanders SuperChargers banner to take the attack to land, sea, or air! However, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Wii U Starter Pack, which includes the exclusive Turbo Charge Donkey Kong figure. Click here for the trailer (assuming they ever set it to public).


Car Battler Joe for Wii U – Just as his father was before him, Joe Todoroki wants to become a Car Battler in this Game Boy Advance title. Customize your ride, sign up for jobs, take on missions, and win in tournaments as Joe explores the dangerous roadways surrounding his village.


Defense Dome for Wii U – Described as “a throwback to classic arcade-style shooters of the 1990s,” you’ll use the Wii U GamePad to lock on to enemy missiles with your scope and launch counterattacks while the television gives you a look at the bigger picture.


Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX for Wii U – This classic arcade-style off road racing game for up to five players features several modes, a wide variety of tracks, and “loads” of rock ‘n roll music.


Zombie Defense for Wii U – Stop the zombies on their approach in this real time strategy/tower defense game with two modes and 35 deadly missions.


Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – This free downloadable content for Shovel Knight places you in the role of Plague Knight, “the addled alchemical master of disaster,” in his own adventure! Get new relics, explore a new story, and take on levels tweaked to Plague Knight’s own unique abilities.


SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson for Nintendo 3DS – This 2.5D side-scrolling brawler is definitely not for all ages. Rated M for Mature, one or two players work to control two of 12 characters in this clothes-ripping free-for-all.


The Legend of Legacy – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Available September 22nd: Before the latest role playing game from Atlus is released on October 13th, see if unraveling the mysteries of Avalon’s past is for you in this free demo.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new themes are “Pokémon: Dancing Pikachu,” “Pokémon: Pikachu’s Cry,” “Pikachu Bundle: Dancing & Cry,” and “Pokémon 151: Mewtwo.”

Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)

Permanent Price Reduction (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)


Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Red Badge” Tournament – Compete in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments to see how your squad rates and, if you’re one of the top competitors, earn a unique title that is visible online and gives you bragging rights. This one runs until September 20th.


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



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  • TheGameroomBlitz

    Wait wait… Car Battler Joe? That came out of left field!

    • Can’t say as I’m familiar with it… sounds like maybe something that should be changed?