Nintendo Download – October 30 eShop Releases (Europe)
Wii U eShop
- Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Studios, €13.99 / £12.99) – the Wii U exclusive sequel to a game originally absent from Nintendo systems, Curve Studios’ 2D platfomer is centered around the concept of stealth movements. You control a goggle-wearing clone, making your way through levels by hiding in shadows in order to avoid being spotted and suffering from a case of instant death.
- Cosmophony (Moving Player, €3.99 / £3.59) – an interesting title dubbed as a musical rail shooter. With music integral to gameplay, this is a colorful and action-packed game.
- Falling Skies: The Game (Little Orbit, €39.99/ £34.99) – based on the sci-fi television show, this retail release is eShop-only and is dubbed as a tactical strategy RPG in which you’ll be tasked with resisting an invading alien force.
- Tetrobot & Co. (Neko Entertainment, €9.99 / £7.49) – coming from mobile platforms to the Wii U, this puzzler sees you guiding a microscopic robot named Psychobot, tasked with repairing Tetrobot’s cogs and circuits by exploring and absorbing parts of the environment. It supports a variety of control schemes, and looks promising.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble (Nintendo, €7.99 / £5.49) – the third and final SNES entry in the series was released in late 1996 and features Dixie and her cousin Kiddy. The two pair up through 48 levels of barrel-blasting platforming to rescue DK and Diddy from the Kremlings. And collect bananas along the way. This is the US version of the game.
- Devil World (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.49) – an early Shigeru Miyamoto title coming all the way from 1987 on the NES. This is an arcade-style action game with a strong resemblance to Pac-Man – you play as Tamagon, a green dragon who decides to attack Devil’s World by navigating a series of mazes and using crosses to power up, breathing fire and eating the dots in the maze.
Wii U Retail Download
- Jett Tailfin (Funbox, €19.99/ £17.99) – an aquatic racer that has potential but just doesn’t deliver, as we explain in our Jett Tailfin review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
- Zen Pinball 2: Doctor Strange Table (Zen Studios, €1.49 / £1.19 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.39)
- Zen Pinball 2: The Walking Dead Table (Zen Studios, €1.49 / £1.19 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.39)
Wii U eShop Demo
- Color Zen (Cypronia, free)
Donkey Kong Promotion — Wii U
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, €33.49 / £26.79, normally €49.99 / £39.99) — To take advantage of this offer you must buy a classic Donkey Kong game from the eShop on the same Wii U. This includes Donkey Kong Country on 16th October, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest on 23rd October and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble on 30th October.
- Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €19.99 / £17.99) – released in the US last year, this JRPG finally hits PAL regions with its punishingly hard dungeons and tension-filled demon fights. There are a range of diverse side quests and character customizations in the game we described as great, despite getting in its own way – check out our Shin Megami Tensei IV review for the full story.
- Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio, €5.00 / £4.50) – just in time for Halloween comes a charming and quirky approach to familiar fairytale characters, in the form of an action gallery shooter.
- ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D (ARC System Works, €1.99 / £1.79) – a budget-priced sports game featuring three modes and local play, though it suffers from repetitive gameplay.
- Undead Bowling (Joindots, €6.99 / £5.99) – a new way to tackle the undead, this time in the form of bowling.
3DS Virtual Console
- Donkey Kong Land III (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59) – the final entry in the Game Boy trilogy, in which Dixie and Kiddy go off in search of the Lost World ahead of DK and Diddy.
- Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, €4.99 / £4.39) – a NES prequel to the Game Boy original, this game was first released in 1993 and mixes role-playing elements with side-scrolling action.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 20th November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
- Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 20th November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
- Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.49 until 20th November, normally €7.00 / £5.90)
3DS eShop Permanent Discount
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival (Konami, €19.99 / £17.99, was €39.95 / £34.99)
3DS eShop Promotion
- Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.99 / £1.65 if you own Turtle Tale for Wii U on the same Nintendo Network ID, normally €2.99 / £2.49)
3DS eShop Demo
- Color Zen (Cypronia, free)
Donkey Kong Promotion — 3DS
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, €26.79 / £23.44, normally €39.99 / £34.99) — To take advantage of this offer you must buy a classic Donkey Kong game from the eShop on the same 3DS. This includes Donkey Kong Land on 16th October, Donkey Kong Land 2 on 23rd October and Donkey Kong Land 3 on 30th October.
3DS HOME Themes
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Isabelle in the Town Hall (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Mabel Able (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Sable Able (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Timmy & Tommy Nook (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Colourful Pattern (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Bulletin Board (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Halloween: Spooky Black Cat (Nintendo, €1.49 / £1.39)
Wii Virtual Console Re-Release
- Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, 800 Nintendo Points)
- Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (Nintendo, 800 Nintendo Points)
- Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble (Nintendo, 800 Nintendo Points)