Nintendo Download: September 13th

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Once again, this week is a little light on content. This will make it the 4th week in a row that Nintendo needed to rely on third party publishers/developers to put content on their digital storefronts. The Wii is left out of the Nintendo Download this week, so this is going to be handheld-centric.

The highlight of this week is a title eight years in the making called Fractured Soul ($11.99). Fractured Soul is a 2D platformer that has you switching between the top and bottom screens. It’s kind of like Chronos Twins for the DSi in that regard. Look forward to our review of the game sometime in the future. We also get Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D ($4.99), Bookstore Dream for the DSi ($1.99) and Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon ($2.99) as our sole Virtual Console title this week.

Nintendo of America will have most likely finished with their Wii U presentation by the time this goes up. Hopefully, they’ll start putting some of their own stuff on the eShop again starting next week…right?


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  • SecretX

    yeah after the wii U event i’m hopping nintendo wil bring back those weekend sales again or more demos. final fantasy was great demo.

    • As much as I’d like to see sales return to the eShop, don’t expect it to happen any time soon.

  • Why does it matter if Nintendo puts their own stuff on the eShop or not?  Third party support is just as important to its viability.

    • Richard Ross

      True, Microsoft and Sony can go months without a first-party digital release, so it doesn’t make Nintendo different in this regard at all.  Stuff like Shantae: Risky’s Revenge is not first-party and can still be a system seller.

    • That may be true, but Microsoft and Sony can afford to do that. Nintendo’s relationship with most third parties has been, at best, pitiful. They’ve been getting better over the years and it may end up changing completely with the Wii U, it might not. But until that point in time, Nintendo is largely responsible for supplying the eShop with content. So when Nintendo goes through a dry-spell, having a third-party developer to pick up the slack is rare.