The Nintendo Download – 9/24/2015

Make your home a Happy Home.

Another big week for Wii U releases, and though there’s almost nothing for Nintendo 3DS, it’s hard to ignore that the one non-demo title is an Animal Crossing spin-off.


Extreme Exorcism for Wii U – When all else fails, it’s up to Mae Barrons and her unorthodox methods to exorcise a haunted house of its ghostly denizens. Check out the trailer here, and if you got the demo during the [email protected] trial period, you can save 15 percent off the purchase price until October 23rd.


STARWHAL for Wii U – Touted as “the number one local multiplayer couch gaming experience featuring marine mammals in outer space,” up to four friends can take up the fight in an epic narwhal battle across the starry sky. Check out the trailer here.


The Ignition Factor for Wii U – Take on the role of a firefighter and fight the engulfing flames before you with your choice of equipment as you try to rescue the people trapped inside these burning buildings.


Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility for Wii U – Most arcade shooters have you fire indiscriminately at anything that moves across the screen. Not this one! Loose one round at the wrong time, and you could take an innocent life — as well as your own!


Beatbuddy for Wii U – The hand-painted environments are in tune with the soundtrack as you interact with it to solve puzzles and find new paths on the way to rescuing your friends.


Job the Leprechaun for Wii U – 35 levels of monsters and puzzles await in this platformer as you collect all the clovers to open the way to the next room. Don’t worry, though; in addition to your magic hat, a cow and an elf will pitch in to help you with their own abilities.


Nova-111 for Wii U – Real-time action and turn-based adventure collide as you seek out lost scientists and try to fix space-time in this sci-fi adventure.


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS – All your friends from Animal Crossing need your help to make their homes fashionable. Not only can you rearrange furniture and decorations on the inside, but the outside as well — a series first! Plus, if you purchase the digital version through the Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive an “Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer: Your Office” HOME Menu theme for your Nintendo 3DS.


Mercenaries Saga 2 – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Not sure if this tactical role playing game is your cup of tea? Find out with this demo!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new theme is “Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer : My Town”

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


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



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