The Nintendo Download – 10/22/2015

Lots and lots and lots of licensed games!

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for Nintendo 3DS – As Link, you and two other Links must link up to save the… er, fashion sense of Princess Styla. To do so, you’ll don all sorts of neat and odd outfits and costumes which grant you different abilities and stat boosts! Play alone with two dummy companions, or link up with two friends online or off to set off on your quest and pool your resources.

YO-KAI WATCH – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – The full game comes out November 6th, but you can get a taste of sniffing out the spiritual inhabitants that occupy our world beforehand in this demo.


Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for Nintendo 3DS – More than 100 characters from the world of Dragon Ball Z collide in this all-out battle. Check out the trailer here and see if it’s worth screaming about.


Gunslugs 2 for Nintendo 3DS – It’s 80’s/90’s style run-and-gun craziness mixed with low-fi graphics and elements pulled from movies and pop art. Check out the trailer here.


Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations for Nintendo 3DS – It’s Adventure Time! Come on, grab your friends! When things take a turn for the stranger than usual in the Land of Ooo, Jake the Dog and Finn the Human are donning their detective caps for this story-driven adventure game.


Fairune – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Not sure if this adventure role playing game is for you? Try out the free demo and be certain whether it’s not your cup of tea, or if you’ve been missing out since its release.


Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets for Nintendo 3DSGravity Falls creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch joins with Ubisoft to bring this title based on Disney’s hit animated series. Play as both Dipper and Mabel to unlock the secret of the town’s past, rendered in UbiArt Framework to look just like the show!


Stella Glow – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – This tale of song and magic won’t be available until November 17th, but you can decide whether you want to plunk down your hard-earned cash on Day 1 by trying out this demo first.


Wizdom for Nintendo 3DS – Test your skills as an apprentice potion maker against a gauntlet of demanding clients in this puzzle-strategy game.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for Wii U – Suspicious disappearances abound in the haunted woods of Mt. Hikami, but by using the Wii U GamePad as the Camera Obscura, you might be able to solve the mystery. This M-rated title is free to start when you download the first two chapters, and if you’d like to keep going, you can pay to download the rest of the full experience.


Just Dance 2016 for Wii U – Whether you use a Wii Remote or download the app to your smart phone to use as your controller, this title lets you get down with such hits as “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars and “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. Check out the trailer here.

Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts for Wii U – Just in time for Halloween, this port of the spooky platformer from Capcom features an additional mode with new levels not seen in the previous Super NES release.


Ascent of Kings for Wii U – It’s a platformer with retro graphics about the youngest of four brothers who is out to prove his worthiness to become king.


Color Bombs for Wii U – It’s all about the chain reactions in this messy game. 60 levels of difficulty await you, if you’re up to the challenge.


Cutie Pets Pick Berries for Wii U – This fast-paced fruit-matching game just seems… odd. Go for high scores to earn praise from Mandeer and gain Miiverse stamps.


Just Dance: Disney Party 2 for Wii U – It’s Just Dance mixed with Disney shows such as Teen Beach 2 (okay, that sounds more like a movie) and Descendants, among many others.


Slender: The Arrival for Wii U – Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios have joined forces with Eric “Victor Surge” Knudson, “creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception” to bring this adaptation of Slender Man to Wii U.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new themes are “Master System,” “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes : Brave Trio,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes : Totem Time,” the latter two of which will be available on October 23rd.

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


Miiverse Monster-a-thonFrom October 23rd to November 1st, numerous special events ranging from polls and challenges will be available to take part in, as well as game events for Super Mario Maker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Election Day” TournamentFrom October 27th through November 1st is a new online tournament to earn a unique title.

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)



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David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you're interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)