Miniscule blue beings, a belly dancing Guardian Genie, and ginormous monsters gather for another content laden week of Nintendo Downloads.
Key releases seeing Shantae’s anticipated arrival on Virtual Console, alongside the continuation of LEVEL-5′s Guild02 series with Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. Elsewhere, Nintendo DSiWare sees two new additions from MSL and Agetec, whilst Wii U’s software library expands with The Smurfs 2.
The full list of content is as follows:
* Puddle, Neko Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99) until August 1st, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
* Fractured Soul, Endgame Studios – £4.49 (€4.99) until August 1st, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
Permanent Price Reduction
* Virtue’s Last Reward, Rising Star Games – £19.99 (€24.99), previously £30 (€40)
Wii U Download Software
* The Smurfs 2, Ubisoft – £31.99 (€39.99)
One of the summer’s top animated films is now a video game! The evil wizard Gargamel has created the Naughties, and together they travel to Smurf Village, kidnap Smurfette, and imprison her in Paris. It’s now up to Papa Smurf and friends to travel from the Enchanted Forest, through the streets of New York, into Paris, and everywhere in between to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe!
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Shantae, WayForward – £4.49 (€4.99)
Take control of Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing Guardian Genie of Scuttle Town. In the adventure that started it all, Shantae pursues the nefarious lady pirate Risky Boots through burning deserts, twisting labyrinths and haunted forests in search of magical components that could mark the end of Sequin Land. Make friends, battle monsters and take down steam-powered pirates – it’s all in a day’s work for Shantae!
* Spelunker, Tozai Games – £3.59 (€3.99)
The underground pyramid awaits! Grab your oxygen tank, bombs and flares and explore uncharted caves in search of the legendary pyramid and its vast treasures. Swing from ropes and ladders, make use of mining carts and boats, collect jewels, sacks of money and more as you navigate the hazardous terrain. You must keep your wits about you, as the caves hold many dangers. Scalding steam vents, venomous bats and the avenging spirits of old spelunkers lurk in every corner of this massive labyrinth!
3DS Download Software
* Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, LEVEL-5 – £7.19 (€7.99)
Step into the life of Sohta, the young son of a family that has just set up a dry cleaners shop in the idyllic town of Fuji no Hana. In his interactions with the town’s unique residents, episodic mysteries are revealed that portend to the strange events surrounding the appearance of a giant monster every Friday. And finally, when Friday evening falls, the giant monster will appear right before your eyes!
* Robot Rescue 3D, Teyon – £2.69 (€2.99)
Guide trapped robots through treacherous passages, staying clear of paralyzing electrical circuits and sliding past sleeping mines! Interact with tiles to open doors and repaint your dopey robots different colours in order for them to escape through the right exit. Be warned! Each and every robot shares linked controls generating totally synchronized movements for an even wackier escape plan! This latest edition to the Robot Rescue franchise brings together a MEGA pack containing levels from previous releases and additional, never before seen stages!
* The “DENPA” Men 2: Beyond the Waves, Genius Sonority – Free
The Denpa Men are mysterious little creatures that float around radio waves. They all have their own territories. You can’t see them with the naked eye, but you can use your Nintendo 3DS to find them and catch them. In this RPG, you can form a team of the Denpa Men you caught and take them on an exciting adventure across the world, in order to save the hero’s family. If you played the previous game, you’ll be able to transfer your hero and to bring all of your friends from the previous game into this one!
* Fashion Tycoon, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99), 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Lilly was a dreamy girl, whose great ambition was to go to the fashion city of Paris and become a successful fashion designer. One day the Fashion Fairy appeared and granted Lilly the power to collect all the design inspirations of others to create fabulous fashion items, but on one condition: that she make it to Paris within 45 days!
* Rabi Lady 2, Agetec – £1.79 (€1.99), 200 Nintendo DSi Points
The eccentric Queen of Wonderland has ordered her loyal feline minions to capture Alice and Rabi and bring them to her twisted realm. Rabi Laby 2 is the next episode in this action-puzzle series. Trapped in a dark realm, they must stick together and collaborate to evade treacherous pitfalls and cunning devices, while escaping from various stages.
Alex Seedhouse+ Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.