Nintendo Download list: 9th October 2014 (North America)

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It is a Bayonetta 2 demo that leads this week’s Nintendo Download list for North America, joined by plenty of other arrivals across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo’s home console is treated to Art of Balance, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 and Turtle Tale, with Castlevania: Circle of the Moon storming the Virtual Console service. While the Nintendo 3DS is similarly treated to PAC-MAN’s latest, alongside Ninja Battle Heroes, Poptropica: Forgotten Islands and dual Petz titles.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Gravity Badgers: 50 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.49) from 9am PT on October 15th until 8.59am PT on October 29th.
* Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition: 30 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.75) until 8.59am PT on October 16th.

Special Offers (3DS)
* Cypronia: Color Zen, Angry Bunnies and other Cypronia games are on sale until 8.59am PT on November 25th.
* Darts Up 3D and Soccer Up 3D: Up to 70 percent off until 9am PT on October 30th.
* Swords & Soldiers 3D: 30 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.59) until 8.59am PT on October 23rd.
* Teyon: Skater Cat, Governor of Poker and many other fun games from Teyon are on sale until 8.59am PT on October 30th.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Konami – $7.99
As Nathan Graves, you must storm Dracula’s castle to save your mentor, who will otherwise be used to restore Dracula to his full power. Battle the evil lord’s minions with your trusty whip, and gain experience points as well as other useful items and weapons. Defeat bosses and gain special abilities that aid in exploring new areas of the castle. Hours of monster-slaying action await you in five different game modes. Can you rid the world of Dracula’s evil once and for all?

Wii U Download Demo
* Bayonetta 2, PlatinumGames – Free
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. The full version of Bayonetta 2 launches on October 24th.

Wii U Download Software
* Art of Balance, Shin’en Multimedia – $8.99
Puzzle games must be addictive. This was our top priority during the development of the game. That’s why we designed 200 levels that not only challenge your skills but also your imagination. With its perfect touch controls ‘Art of Balance’ is easy to pick up and hard to put away.

* PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Bandai Namco Games – $39.95
New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Octover 14th.

* Turtle Tale, Saturnine Games – $2.99
Captain O’Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates have sailed in and taken over Turtle Island. Armed with his trusty water gun, Shelldon sets out on an adventure to reclaim his home, stopping anyone who gets in his way!

3DS Download Software
* Ninja Battle Heroes, Tom Create – $2.99
Grab your katana and a ninja throwing stars and embark on a journey that will take you across Japan in your mission to find the missing Yukimura and his Beast Brigade! Use your katana to slash through enemies coming at you front and back as you make your way through cities, forests and across water falls. Take out enemies in the distance with ninja throwing stars before they shoot or charge towards you.

* PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Bandai Namco Games – $29.95
New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on October 14th.

* Petz Beach, Ubisoft – $29.99
In Petz Beach, players and their Petz can complete quests, meet new villagers, explore, and expand their community. Petz Beach is a beautiful ocean vista with white sands, towering palm trees, and exotic ocean-themed Petz, including dolphins, polar bears, and penguins. Along the way, you’ll interact with 28 breeds of dogs, 6 breeds of cats, and over 200 in-game collectibles! Petz Beach will be available on October 14th.

* Petz Countryside, Ubisoft – $29.99
In Petz Countryside, players and their Petz can complete quests, meet new villagers, explore, and expand their community. Petz Countryside features lush acres of green fields and exotic Petz, such as a panda, a lion, and a bear. Along the way, you’ll interact with 28 breeds of dogs, 6 breeds of cats, and over 200 in-game collectibles. Petz Countryside will be available on October 14th.

* Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, Ubisoft – $29.99
Poptropica, the number 1 virtual world for kids, comes to the Nintendo 3DS with a brand new adventure! Players set sail on their almighty blimp to explore the vast, uncharted island chains of Poptropica. Along the way, they’ll need to steer clear of hazards and discover exotic islands beneath the clouds. Players take to the islands and embark on quests, discovering the secrets of Poptropica’s past one artifact at a time. They must uncover the truth and prevent a shadowy force from destroying this precious history forever! Poptropica: Forgotten Islands will be available on October 14th.

* Riding Star 3D, TREVA Entertainment – $19.99
Train your horse in show jumping, dressage and military to compete in prestigious tournaments. Take loving care of your champion in its stable – only as a strong team you can win!

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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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