It’s a busy one for North America this week, with the Nintendo eShop update delivering multiple releases across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Wii U is certainly in a Halloween mood, with Capcom’s Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts being added to the Virtual Console service, paranormal phenomenon Slender: The Arrival making an entrance, and Nintendo presenting their own scares in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Other releases see Just Dance 2016 and Just Dance: Disney Party 2 become available, with Ascent of Kings, Color Bombs and the peculiar Cutie Pets Pick Berries rounding out the new arrivals.
Nintendo 3DS on the other hand welcomes three Download Demos, with new releases lead by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and accompanied by releases based on Adventure Time, Dragon Ball Z and Gravity Falls.
Special Offers (Wii U)
- Costume Quest 2: More than 65 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) between 26th October – 2nd November 2015
- EnjoyUpGames: 99Moves, 99Seconds and more games are on sale until 19th November 2015
- Funky Physics: 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 12th November 2015
- Sanuk: Bombing Bastards and Spot the Differences: Party! are on sale until 29th October 2015
- The Quiet Collection: 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) between 24th October – 7th November 2015
Special Offers (3DS)
- ATLUS: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers are on sale between 26th October – 9th November 2015
- CIRCLE Entertainment: Quell Memento, Demon King Box and other select games are on sale until 12th November 2015
- Gamemill Entertainment: Big Hero 6 Battle in the Bay, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest and more games are on sale between 24th October – 1st December 2015
- Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages: 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 29th October 2015
Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts, Capcom – $7.99
A remake of the third game in the legendary Ghosts ’n Goblins series, the Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts game for the Super NES features an additional game mode with new stages. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more.
Wii U Download Software
- Ascent of Kings, Nostatic Software – $1.99
The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you.
- Color Bombs, RCMADIAX – $1.49
Color Bombs is the messiest chain-reaction game ever! Aim using the control stick, strategically picking your mark, then press the A button to catch the Color Bombs in the required succession. 60 levels of varying difficulty. The perfect title for casual players and core gamers alike!
- Cutie Pets Pick Berries, Yazar Media Group – $4.99
Activate your fun feelings by connecting matching berries in this fast-paced puzzle game. Want more than fun feelings? Want to feel superior? Want to put your bear arms to use? Get score multipliers by completing the board quickly or matching all the berries in one stroke. Now you have a score so astronomical it hurts to conceptualize its magnitude. What now? Post your astronomical high score to Miiverse and get praise from Mandeer and tears of amazement from your fellow berry pickers.
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Nintendo – $49.99
Investigate a series of suspicious disappearances while surviving the haunted woods atop the mysterious Mt. Hikami. The Wii U GamePad controller is now your Camera Obscura, which is used to defend against lethal ghosts. Download this free-to-start game and play most of the prologue and first two terrifying chapters for free. To continue playing, purchase the full game upgrade in the Nintendo eShop. Find it under downloadable content.
- Just Dance 2016, Ubisoft – $49.99
The newest game in the popular franchise features two ways to play. Use your Wii Remote controller or download the Just Dance Controller app on your smartphone to bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and many more top hits.
- Just Dance: Disney Party 2, Ubisoft – $39.99
Just Dance and Disney are back together, bringing the greatest dance game for the whole family with music from the hottest Disney Channel shows, in Just Dance: Disney Party 2. Dance like the stars from the most popular Disney Channel shows and movies. With a great selection of family favorite songs, fun dances, and kid-friendly gameplay, children of all ages can dance along with family and friends.
- Slender: The Arrival, Blue Isle Studios – $9.99
You’re on your own. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric “Victor Surge” Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception, with Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios.
3DS HOME Menu Themes
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: Brave Trio, Nintendo – TBC
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes: Totem Time, Nintendo – TBC
3DS Download Demo
- Fairune, CIRCLE Entertainment – Free
A girl has been chosen to become a heroine. An adventure filled with mystery awaits her. During her adventure, she’ll need to find weapons to defeat monsters, and to level up. She also needs to collect items, find secret passages, and solve puzzles. Once she has unlocked three ancient statues, she has to seal a mysterious menace away forever.
- Stella Glow, ATLUS – Free
For an entire millennium, the world has been devoid of “song” as a result of a savage war. Only 5 Witches left in the land are able to use “song magic.” However, Hilda the Witch of Destruction plans to eliminate the other Witches and the world with her curse of Crystallization. Alto and the Regnant Knights must now do all they can to stop Hilda, starting with recruiting the other Witches and using their power of song to break the curse.
- Yo-kai Watch, LEVEL-5 – Free
Try out the Japanese sensation before it hits U.S. shores on Nov. 6! Hundreds of sometimes spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world. Discover these secret tricksters to battle and befriend them. Turn them into a team on your Yo-kai Watch and take down troublemaking Yo-kai to help people in need.
3DS Download Software
- Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – $29.99
Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations ia an all-new, story-driven 3D adventure game. Strange stuff is happening in the Land of Ooo (stranger than usual anyway). Luckily Finn and Jake are on the case! This mysterious adventure will put their detective skills to the test as they search for clues, interrogate witnesses and piece together the evidence to save the day. They might even have to bust up a few goons along the way, but it’s nothing that Finn & Jake Investigations can’t handle!
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, Bandai Namco Games – $29.99
Z-Warriors, prepare for an extreme battle! Featuring more than 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe, feel the destructive power of bone-crushing blows as you execute and chain together multi-hit combos. Command character-specific move sets and unleash epic Super Moves to deal devastating damage!
- Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, Ubisoft – $29.99
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, powered by the acclaimed UbiArt Framework game engine, brings the look and feel of the show to Nintendo 3DS systems. Meet characters like Soos, Grunkle Stan, Old Man McGucket, and more!
Creator and executive producer of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch, brings the show’s signature humor and fan-favorite elements to the game.
- Gunslugs 2, Engine Software – $4.99
If you like over-the-top action, chaos, explosions and weirdness, then you’ll love the Gunslugs 2 game. The game is a combination of fast run-and-gun game play mixed with elements of all our favorite movies and pop art from the ’80s and ’90s.
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Nintendo – $39.99
Grab two friends and prepare for a bold new adventure in The Legend of Zelda series. Each of you will play as Link, working together to conquer inventive dungeons and bosses. For the first time, stack three Links into a totem to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Don’t forget to pick an outfit to wear – each one offers a different boost or ability!
- Wizdom, Moving Player – $9.99
The inhabitants of the land of Wizdom love transformation potions to change their look. The famous master potion makers have also been perfecting the art of concocting potions since the dawn of time, and have completed their mastery of combining blobs. All you apprentice potion makers, today you must prove yourselves and satisfy your sometimes demanding clients who inhabit the lands of the Realm!