Nintendo Download list: 27th November 2014 (Europe)

It’s a blockbuster week with the Nintendo Download list delivering Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Wii U arrivals continue to be strong with Breath of Fire on Virtual Console, while Ittle Dew, Pier Solar and the Great Architects, Shiny the Firefly, and Thomas Was Alone continue the console’s indie drive.

The 3DS equally sees a busy week, with new Pikmin Home Menu themes, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge on Virtual Console, Shin Megami Tensei IV downloadable content, and new games in the likes of Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Castle Conqueror EX and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Special Offers (Wii U)
* BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Choice Provisions – £3.33 (€3.99) until 11th December 2014, normally £9.99 (€11.99)
* Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Black Forest Games – £7.79 (€8.99) until 4th December 2014, normally £12.99 (€14.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Farming Simulator 14, Focus Home Interactive – £12.99 (€19.99) until 11th December 2014, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
* The Keep, Cinemax – £5.49 (€5.99) until 11th December 2014, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Breath of Fire, Capcom – £5.49 (€7.99)
Long ago, the war between the dragon clans almost destroyed the world. Now, centuries after the Light and Dark Dragons settled their scores, evil is rising again! Join Ryu, a descendant of the Light Dragons, who has the ability to transform into a powerful beast, in a quest to rescue his sister and stop the Dark Dragons’ plans. He is joined by a band of seven companions, each with unique animal powers. Developed by Capcom, Breath of Fire: The Dragon Warrior also features cleverly-hidden character cameos – if you know where to look! This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Add-on Content
* Hyrule Warriors: Twilight Princess Pack, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
– A new Adventure Mode map (Twilight-covered Hyrule) with six new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards
– A new playable character (Midna in her true Twili form)
– A new weapon type for Zelda (Dominion Rod)
– Two new costumes (Ilia’s Clothes for Zelda and Postman Uniform for Link)

Wii U Download Software
* Ittle Dew, Ludosity – £8.99 (€9.99)
Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet. Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left. Experience devious puzzles, timeless gameplay and lots of exploration!

* Pier Solar and the Great Architects, WaterMelon – £11.99 (€11.49)
Pier Solar is an RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston’s father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father’s past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.

* Shiny The Firefly, Padaone Games – £6.29 (€6.99) until 31st December 2014, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
This adorable game, set in the middle of a picturesque garden, has you helping Shiny, the cute little firefly, to find his babies. You’ll have to fly, run, hide and defend yourself against a legion of enemies. Stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps, endlessly long centipedes and lots of other little, dangerous garden dwellers are going to get in your way and make your life difficult. Your reflexes will be tested, as well as your wit and intellect as you navigate through this beautiful, colourful world helping Shiny in his search. All kinds of different animations let you know how Shiny’s feeling. So you’ll always know if he’s feeling happy, concerned, tired or angry. That will help you solve the trickiest situations in the game. Use your ability to shine skilfully: the babies can only follow Shiny when he is lit up, but that also makes him visible to his enemies… Can you reunite Shiny with his family?

* Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo – £49.99 (€59.99)
Mario, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and over 30 other famous faces come together in the biggest Super Smash Bros. line-up ever! Unleash your brawling best against opponents near or far in local and online multiplayer modes. Customise your character’s special moves and abilities, and battle yourself as your Mii character. Bring your amiibo into the game as a powerful fighter that grows and evolves over time.

* Thomas Was Alone, Curve Digital – £6.99 (€7.99)
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Discover the story of the world’s first sentient AIs, and how they worked together to, well… “escape” is a strong word. “Emerge” might be better. “Emerge” has an air of importance about it, while keeping a plethora of plot twists and origin stories under wraps. We didn’t even mention the bouncing. That’d be overkill.

* The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £34.99 (€39.99)
Help Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private defeat Dr. Octavius Brine’s plan for world domination!Go on stealth operations in top-secret locations from the movie and beyond. Master each Penguin’s unique skill, like Rico’s Explosive Slide and Skipper’s Stun Slap. Solve puzzles, crack codes and hunt for Cheezy Dibbles!

3DS Home Menu Themes
* Pikmin and a Hungry Bulborb, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
A hungry Bulborb has its eyes on that line of marching Pikmin. Scroll the Touch Screen to see it licking its greedy lips.

* Pikmin Working Together, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
The Pikmin are working together carrying fruits to gentle music. But, what’s that Bulborb doing on the right?

* Spotlight: Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games – £1.79 (€1.99)
This theme’s ALL about Shovel Knight. The icons are dirt, and the folders are chests. This is for fans of the Blue Burrower!

Virtual Console (3DS)
* Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Nintendo £4.49 (€4.99)
Journey to Johto for a different kind of Pokémon challenge, as you put your puzzling skills to the test against the toughest gym leaders! Classic Pokémon like Pikachu, Chikorita, Totodile and Pichu will help you take on challengers and rival Pokémon. Use your lightning-fast reflexes to clear blocks and form chains and combos to rack up huge scores. Choose from six thrilling modes including Marathon, Challenge, Time Zone, Line Clear, Puzzle and the gripping Garbage! mode as you try to hang on for big points while blocks rain down.

3DS Add-on Content
* Shin Megami Tensei IV: Ancient One of the Sun, Atlus – £0.75 (€0.99)
* Shin Megami Tensei IV: Eternal Youth, Atlus – £1.49 (€1.79)

3DS Download Demo
* Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey, Cypronia – Free
Help Jennifer, a young marine biologist, win the Best Aquarium Award. Dive to the bottom of the sea and find various hidden items in numerous eye-teasing locations. Get cash for them to buy cute sea creatures and beautiful ornaments to create three unique aquariums. Choose from tons of accessories and supplies to make the life of your exotic swimming pets fun and comfortable. Become a genuine aquarist, polish your design skills and win trophies in this dazzling hidden object spin-off of the original Fishdom.

* Survivor – Heroes, Bigben Interactive – Free
The Survivor adventure just like you were there! Customize your hero, explore the island to gather precious resources and manage your energy levels, tribe camp and popularity. Take on the opposing tribe in the famous immunity challenges and win the great Survivor adventure!

3DS Download Software
* Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Little Orbit – £24.99 (€29.99)
What time is it? It’s time to join Finn (the human) and his best bro Jake (the shape shifting dog) on an original heroic adventure through the mysterious Nameless Kingdom. Go on epic quests, solve challenging puzzles and uncover hidden secrets by exploring a new realm created exclusively for the video game. Explore the wild and uncharted Nameless Kingdom, encounter brand new princesses, characters and foes as you battle your way through unique temples and an overworld filled with danger!

* Castle Conqueror EX, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.49 (€3.99)
Commander! Are you ready to lead your people against The Empire!? 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 Nintendo 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.

* Horse Vet 3D, Treva Entertainment – £24.99 (€29.99)
Experience the daily life of a veterinarian – specialized in horses! You examine the horses to determine the nature of diseases or injuries. Drive to emergencies and treat them inpatient afterwards until they are healthy again!

* My First Songs, Ringzero Game – £4.49 (€4.99)
Feel the beat and sing aloud! Introduce your toddler and pre-schooler to the world of rhythm and music games! My First Songs combines 15 all-time favourite children songs in newly composed versions together with lively adorable 3D animations.

* The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £24.99 (€29.99)
Help Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private defeat Dr. Octavius Brine’s plan for world domination!Go on stealth operations in top-secret locations from the movie and beyond. Master each Penguin’s unique skill, like Rico’s Explosive Slide and Skipper’s Stun Slap. Solve puzzles, crack codes and hunt for Cheezy Dibbles!

* Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, NIS America – £34.99 (€39.99)
On a normal, uneventful day, a bell suddenly rings with an eerie sound. The sound led 18 Persona-users to a certain school. There, they were greeted by a never-ending festival… In the midst of the students enjoying the festival were Shadows, creatures which feed upon people’s psyches. And there seems to be no exit from the school… The trapped Persona-users meet Zen and Rei, students who have lost their memories. As they decide to work together to escape this world, a mysterious figure lurks… The casts of Persona 3 and Persona 4 have transcended time and space to meet. Can they solve the mysteries of this world and return to their own…?

* Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, The Pokémon Company – £39.99 (€44.99)
In this game, the player is a Trainer who captures, trains and battles small creatures called Pokémon, while adventuring to save the land from Team Aqua’s evil plans. There is a chance to become the Champion Trainer by defeating other Trainers in Pokémon battles, plus Super-Secret Bases to find, and Secret Pals to make, which can be accessed online or over local wireless for multiplayer battles and trading.

* Pokémon Omega Ruby, The Pokémon Company – £39.99 (€44.99)
In this game, the player is a Trainer who captures, trains and battles small creatures called Pokémon, while adventuring to save the land from Team Magma’s evil plans. There is a chance to become the Champion Trainer by defeating other Trainers in Pokémon battles, plus Super-Secret Bases to find, and Secret Pals to make, which can be accessed online or over local wireless for multiplayer battles and trading.

* Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages, Sanuk Games – £4.49 (€4.99)
Don’t get lost in translation when you travel! This phrasebook covers most situations you may encounter, with 780 useful expressions in 7 languages, organized in 53 categories. Translate from any language to any other among English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch! Get both the spelling and the pronunciation right, as everything is written and spoken! This application is offline: it does not require network access.

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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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