This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite – In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions.
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut – In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure in which the choice of how to survive is up to you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Paper Monsters Recut – Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Wii U
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Play as Juste Belmont and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks. The castle’s enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Nintendo eShop Sales
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- SteamWorld Dig is more than 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Squids Odyssey is more than 60 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Master Reboot is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $6.99) from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 5.
- Shut the Box is 30 percent off (reduced from $0.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 13.
- TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut is more than 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and other ATLUS games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Johnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny and other UFO Interactive games will be on sale from 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 17 through 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 3.
- Snow Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
Chests O’ Booty (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
PING 1.5+ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Harvest Moon 2 GBC (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
Pyramids 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
The Legend of Dark Witch (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Main changes for version 9.0.0-20U
Update released: October 6th, 2014
- Users can now use themes to customize the design and sounds of the HOME Menu
- Five themes are pre-installed and additional themes can be purchased from the Theme Shop
- Themes can be changed by using settings located within the HOME Menu settings
- A feature has been added that allows users to capture screenshots of their HOME Menu
- The Nintendo eShop Title Information page has been updated to provide easier access to any available videos, demos, user reviews, and other information
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
JOIN THE BATTLE ANY TIME, ANYWHERE IN SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS
For the First Time, the Super Smash Bros. Series Hits a Portable System
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 2, 2014 – With a staggering number of new modes, collectibles, characters and moves, the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game brings a massive new entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series to the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. On Oct. 3, players will get to experience the epic battles, glorious multiplayer and vast secrets the Super Smash Bros. series is known for … all in the palms of their hands.
Looking at a Super Smash Bros. character-select screen is like staring into a family tree of gaming’s most prestigious video game lineage. Featuring a roster of dozens of video games’ greatest heroes and villains, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS ups the game with more playable characters than ever before. Familiar favorites like Mario, Link, Samus and Pikachu make a return, but are now joined by newcomers such as the Villager from Animal Crossing, Little Mac from the Punch-Out!! series and Wii Fit Trainer. With such a wide range of characters covering generations of systems and franchises, a previously unheard-of battle between iconic characters like Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man and PAC-MAN can actually happen.
“The wait is over,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, the renowned franchise has found a portable home, offering an exclusive experience that lets players take the fight with them wherever they go.”
Even though Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is a hand-held game, there’s nothing small about it. The game features an astonishing amount of modes, ranging from multiplayer battles that can be played locally or online for players with a wireless broadband Internet connection, to a wide-reaching variety of single-player experiences. Some of the modes in the game include:
Smash: This classic mode lets one to four players battle it out as they try their best to launch opponents off the screen in a wide variety of stages from iconic video game worlds. Players can adjust the rules for each battle to their liking, such as setting a time limit or limiting the available items. Multiplayer modes require multiple games and systems, which are sold separately.
Smash Run: A new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Smash Run gives up to four players five minutes to fight solo through a huge battlefield while taking down recognizable enemies from almost every major Nintendo franchise, as well as select third-party games. Defeated enemies leave behind power-ups to collect, which can be used in a final, no-holds-barred battle between players once the five-minute time limit is up.
Challenge: By completing a series of set challenges on a grid, players can unlock new stages, items and trophies.
Classic: This single-player mode finds players battling characters from various series along a branching map. Virtual gold collected in the game can be spent to increase the challenge level, raising intensity and rewarding victorious players with better in-game prizes.
All-Star: Players battle classic video game characters in chronological order based on the year they were introduced to the world in this smashing trip down memory lane.
Stadium: Composed of the Target Blast, Multi-Man Smash and Home-Run Contest mini-games, this collection of single-player games tests how well players know each character to achieve specific game-play goals.
Training: Want to test out a character’s moves away from the hectic battlefield? Training mode is the perfect place to hone a character’s skills and master special moves.
For the first time in the Super Smash Bros. series, players can customize their fighters’ special moves, while also using collected badges to adjust stats like strength, defense, agility and speed. The game’s deep customization also includes creating personalized Mii characters to use in battle. These Mii characters come in three different types: Brawler, Swordfighter and Gunner, each possessing his or her own move sets and abilities. Players who amass a powerful collection of customized fighters can even transfer their customized characters to use in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when the game launches this holiday season.
Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS can be purchased in stores or the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 3 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Players who want to practice their skills before purchasing the game can try out a free demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download the demo.
For more information about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.