Nintendo Download list: 23rd October 2014 (North America)

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It’s a bulging Nintendo Download list for North America this week, marking Bayonetta 2’s eagerly anticipated arrival.

There’s plenty to keep you occupied across both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – whether that be in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow landing on Wii U’s Virtual Console, or Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. Just Dance 2015 and The Voice promise to keep you off the couch and warbling away, while KORG DSN-12 and Pokémon Art Academy will test your creative talents in other directions. It’s a strong week for licensed properties too, with Power Rangers, Big Hero 6 and The Legend of Korra all representing.

Special Offers (3DS)
* Sweet Memories: Black Jack: 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8.59 am PT on November 6th
* Wakedas: More than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8.59am PT on November 6th

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Konami – $7.99
The year is 2035, and Soma Cruz is about to witness the first solar eclipse of the 21st century when he suddenly blacks out—only to awaken inside a mysterious castle. As Soma, you must navigate the castle’s labyrinths while confronting perilous monsters at every turn with physical attacks and magical spells.

Wii U Download Software
* Bayonetta, Nintendo – TBC
Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she’ll shoot, whip and slice as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over the top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.

* Bayonetta 2, Nintendo – TBC
Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights. Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.

* Just Dance 2015, Ubisoft – $39.99
The world’s No. 1 dance game is back with new moves, game modes and more than 40 top tracks, featuring hit songs by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. In the new Community Remix, players become a Just Dance coach, while in the new Dance Challenger Mode, everyone can dance along or compete against players around the world.

* The Voice, Activision – $39.90
The Voice video game brings all the excitement of the hit TV show to your living room. From Blind Auditions, to Battle Rounds, all the way to the Finale, experience the TV show with the ultimate goal of being named “The Voice.”

3DS Download Software
* Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, GameMill Entertainment – $29.99 (available October 28th)
Set after the events of the film, the game follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his like-minded friends turned heroes – Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred – as they attempt to save the city of San Fransokyo from a battlebot invasion. The adventurous gameplay is brought to life with vibrant comic-style storytelling that gives players control of the stars of the film in this action-packed combat platformer.

* Castle Conqueror EX, CIRCLE Entertainment – $3.99
Castle Conqueror EX is a real-time strategy game for casual gamers. Players can play as 1 of 4 heroes in the EX version of the DSiWare hit Castle Conqueror. Your mission is to lead your soldiers into battle, seize the enemy’s castle, and gain victories until The Empire is banished from your land.

* Fantasy Life, LEVEL-5 – TBC
It’s time to get a Life! Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, battle and role-play like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don’t just upgrade characters – they help shape your journey!

* KORG DSN-12, DETUNE – $37
KORG DSN-12 software makes it easy for anyone to enjoy serious sound-creation and song production with analog synthesizers. The software provides 12 monophonic synthesizers. Each one lets you add 3 effects, allowing a broad range of powerful sounds that you would not expect from a game machine. You can make your ideas take shape very quickly, you can enjoy constructing songs in real time while performing in a DJ-like manner. Don’t miss the world’s first 3D display oscilloscope screen!

* Pokémon Art Academy, Nintendo – TBC
Players take on the role of a young aspiring artist who enrolls in the prestigious (and colorful!) Pokémon Art Academy to learn how to draw Pokémon under the tutelage of Professor Andy. Through novice lessons they are taught the basics of art and introduced to various tools and techniques they will use to create a variety of different Pokémon from every known region. Get a download code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version when purchasing the Pokémon Art Academy game exclusively in the Nintendo eShop (download codes are available while supplies last).

* Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce, Bandai Namco – $29.99
The Ruthless Prince Vekar has arrived with his massive alien Armada to conquer Earth. To face this new evil threat, the Megaforce Rangers utilise special Morphers and Keys, which allow them to morph into the Super Megaforce Rangers! Using these special Keys, you’ll have the incredible ability to play as Legendary Rangers from the past, gaining access to their amazing powers and weapons. Can you channel your inner Super Megaforce to stop the evil Prince Vekar once and for all?

* Secret Journeys: Cities of the World, Selectsoft – $4.99
Search for mysterious objects hidden in incredible cities around the world! Explore Venice, Mumbai, Beijing and Nairobi on a globetrotting seek and find adventure. Search buildings, streets, landmarks and more as you delve into detailed and evocative indoor and outdoor scenes filled with over 1000 carefully placed items.

* Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, WayForward – $19.99
Set sail for adventure with Shantae, the belly-dancing, hair-whipping half-genie. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must team up with her arch nemesis Risky Boots and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. In this new adventure, Shantae travels to mysterious islands, explores daunting labyrinths, masters pirate weapons and slays huge boss monsters with her signature hair-whip attack.

* The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins, Activision – $29.99 (available October 28th)
Join Korra and her friends to stop an ancient evil that has emerged from the portal and threatens the balance of both worlds!

Nintendo DSiWare
* Magical Diary: Secrets Sharing, Collavier Corporation – $4.99
Use the amazing Magical spells to add life to your pages! Once you selected a word or a sentence, you can apply a funny, sad or other animation that will show up when the text is touched. Easy way to express your feelings!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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