The Nintendo Download – 12/10/2015
Gotta go FAST.
Sorry for the later update today, folks — I got really drawn into a game I’ll be reviewing here soon. On with today’s offerings!
FAST Racing NEO for Wii U – A futuristic racing game for fans of titles such as F-Zero and Wipeout, this title ought to scratch and itch that has long gone untouched.
Medabots: Metabee/Medabots: Rokusho for Wii U – Oh wow, I never thought we’d see these again — not on Virtual Console, at least, due to licensing or something. Customize your robot with parts earned through battles to take on the villainous Rubberobo gang, who are stealing kids valuable Medabot Medals and Medaparts!
Devil’s Third for Wii U – Combine the producer of Dead or Alive and the Ninja Gaiden reboot with Metal Gear and Vin Diesel, and Devil’s Third looks about like what you would end up with. Despite being published by Nintendo themselves, however, this one was listed in the “everything else” pile, which leads one to believe they don’t have a whole lot of faith in it.
Dinox for Wii U – Test your dinosaur knowledge and pit your score against others with the 900+ questions found in this quiz title.
Jones on Fire for Wii U – Run, jump, and save kittens from fires across 10 levels in this retro-styled action game.
Sketch Wars for Wii U – Play alone or with five friends as everyone tries to figure out what the GamePad user has drawn from a list of options.
SteamWorld Heist for Nintendo 3DS – The developers of the phenomenal SteamWorld Dig have taken to the stars and broadened their horizons to a new genre: turn-based strategy! With a tactical mind and real-time aiming, you can bounce trick shots around the vessels you encounter to take out the robots standing in your way. Plus, if you get the game before December 31st, you’ll receive a free Home theme for your Nintendo 3DS!
Terraria for Nintendo 3DS – Basically a 2D Minecraft, you can invite other players to join you in local multiplayer to take out bigger threats.
Petit Novel Series – Harvest December for Nintendo 3DS – Rated M for violence, blood, and sexual themes, this title is a collection of 13 stories taking place throughout Masaki Konno’s final year of high school.
Radiohammer for Nintendo 3DS – This rhythm-action game puts you in the role of the world’s most famous DJ’s as they drop the beat on the bad guys.
Rytmik Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS – Play and mix music samples to create your own catchy beats!
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
This week’s new themes are “Mario Hanafuda” and Steamworld Heist, which is available free with purchase of the game until December 31st.
Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Life of Pixel is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 10.
- ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 75 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
- COLOR BOMBS is 30 percent off (reduced from $1.49 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
- KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 13 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 3
- Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 2: Director’s Cut is on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 5.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- AeternoBlade is 65 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
- Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.
- Adventure Bar Story, KAMI and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
- Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 14 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 28.
- Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is 35 percent off (reduced from $8 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 9.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has a special client available for a limited time: Claude, a bunny with a pretty serious collection of gaming hardware. You can take on his request by using SpotPass through the in-game Nintendo 3DS on the second floor of Nook’s Homes.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.
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