Nintendo has two video game systems currently on the market: the Wii U, their console, and the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds. Both are capable of downloading new video games off of Nintendo’s digital store, the eShop, and Nintendo adds new games to the eShop every Thursday. Let’s take a look at what was uploaded today!
Donkey Kong Country Returns was developed by Retro Studios, and it serves as the successor to Rare’s classic Super Nintendo trilogy. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are once again forced to trek across their island, as the Tiki Tak Tribe has stolen their banana hoard. Returns‘ motion controls are, at best, inoffensive, though they’re not ideal. The Rocket Barrel levels are a chore, and the minecart levels are much less forgiving than their Super Nintendo iterations. If you can forgive these faux pas, you’ll have a tightly designed platformer to enjoy! Can you find all of Donkey Kong Island’s secrets?
Severed stars Sasha and her sentient sword. The duo will utilize the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen to fight unnerving behemoths, discover secrets, and solve brainteasers. Can you find Sasha’s family and escape the frightening domain they’re trapped in? Severed is a part of the #Nindies Summer Jam promotion, meaning that it has a launch discount of 10 percent. Furthermore, if you buy Severed on the Wii U, you’ll receive a free copy of the soon-to-be-released Nintendo 3DS version.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, tells the tale of a greenhorn demon hunter who lives in the dystopian remains of Tokyo. Our protagonist is killed, but death isn’t going to stop him, as the god Dagda revives him and forces him to serve as his errand boy. This is the newest installment in the long-running Shin Megami Tensei series of JRPGs, so you probably know what you’ve gotten yourself into.
Final Fight 2 and Final Fight 3 are exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Both games see Metro City’s hero, Haggar, violently beat up all of the gangs in his path to purge the world of crime.
Here’s everything Nintendo released on the eShop this week:
- Double Breakout (nuGAME, $7.00)
- Laser Blaster (Petite Games, $1.99)
- Severed (DrinkBox Studios, $13.49 – launch discount lasts until September 29, supports cross-buy with the Nintendo 3DS)
- TITANS TOWER (RCMADIAX, $1,49)
- Wings of Magloryx (Arbelos Interactive, $14.99)
- Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo, $19.99 – originally for the Wii)
- River City: Tokyo Rumble (Natsume, $29.99 – launches September 27, will also be available at retail)
- Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Atlus, $49.99 – also available at retail)
- Noah’s Cradle (CIRCLE Entertainment, $5.00)
- Sonic series: 25th Anniversary (SEGA, free)
- Sonic series: Boom Style (SEGA, $1.99)
- Sonic series: Classic Style (SEGA, $1.99)
- Sonic series: Sonic Style (SEGA, $1.99)
- Sonic Bundle #2 (SEGA, $4.99 – contains the above three themes)
New Nintendo 3DS
- Final Fight 2 (Capcom, $7.99 – originally for the Super Nintendo)
- Final Fight 3 (Capcom, $7.99 – originally for the Super Nintendo)
If nothing listed above catches your attention, then check out what’s on sale. One of the more notable things listed is Skunk Software’s The First Skunk Bundle, which is currently $0.00. It’s supposed to be abysmal, but free’s free, right? It’ll also provide you with 30 Gold Points if you’re a My Nintendo member.
Are you downloading anything this week?