Nintendo Download: October 10th, 2013 (North America)

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

This week’s Nintendo Download features the number-one most played game on my 3DS. I’m not talking about an entry in the Pokémon franchise; I’m talking (of course) about Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, which will be released on the Nintendo eShop today to complement its retail release from a while back. It was even featured in our Top 10 Handheld Games article!

I feel like I’m forgetting something…oh, right. Pokémon X&Y comes out on October 12th, 2013 in North America. So, there’s an RPG for everyone, and an RPG for the niche crowd. What else is heading to us this week? The Wii U Virtual Console is getting Tennis and Golf respectively. The 3DS eShop is being graced with Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Super Black Bass 3D, and Escape from Zombie City. And lastly, Zombie Blaster is available via DSiWare.

There’s plenty to look forward to! I know it’s going to be super-tempting for me not to double-dip for a digital version of Devil Survivor Overclocked. Such an amazing game! Here’s the full press release, straight from Nintendo:


Oct. 10, 2013

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
PokémonX / Pokémon Y – Discover new and classic Pokémon in the breathtaking new Kalos region. Train and interact with your Pokémon like never before as they’re brought to life with detailed graphics and animations. Engage in the most intense Pokémon Battles ever, enhanced by new Mega Evolutions and powerful new moves. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be available on Oct. 12.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
Tennis – In the classic NES™ game Tennis, players show off their most brilliant lobs and most powerful smashes in a singles or doubles match. Choose between five different levels of difficulty, ranging from Beginner all the way up to Advanced. Don’t lose your resolve when Mario™ sits in as referee!

Golf – Fore! Originally released for NES, and featuring three challenging modes of 18-hole courses, Golf offers classic swinging entertainment to play solo or with a friend.

Also new this week:
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Escape from Zombie City (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Super Black Bass 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Zombie Blaster (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™ / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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  • James Best

    Pokemon X and Y! I’ve been waiting for them for so long and we’re just a couple days away!

  • MegaMan.EXE

    I’m really looking forward to X and Y. Although I am a fan of the pokemon series, I would trade pokemon’s existence for Mege Man Legends 3 completion and release. Looking forward to playing Might No.9 on my 3DS!

    • Tara

      Gotta disagree with you there.

      While I’d love to have Mega Man Legends 3, you must realize that Pokemon is actually a big part of why a lot of things exist today. Uh… including your own namesake. I don’t know where you got into the Mega Man games, but if it was with Battle Network, I bet you wouldn’t give a shit about MML3.

      In fact, without Pokemon’s very existence, I kinda don’t think gaming would still exist, exactly. At least not as it’s known. So you might want to not suggest such things, because I’d be willing to bet the impact would be significantly greater than you realize.

    • WCM

      Gotta disagree with you there. How many other monster capturing games exist that are any good? Poke a Mans didn’t really add much to the genre that wasn’t already introduced by Dragon Quest. Its just OCD crack with a thin RPG veil over it.

    • Tara

      LOL. If you say so.

      But keep in mind that Pokemon helped in the proliferation of the Game Boy, and as such effectively kept Nintendo in the game. Like it or not, Pokemon kept Nintendo going in a time where it was definitely up in the air.

      So there’s every chance that had Pokemon not existed, Nintendo would have folded, and the game industry would be worse for it.

      I know Pokemon isn’t everyone’s thing, and that’s fine, but keep in mind, without it, the industry would be something entirely different.

      And as for Dragon Quest already introducing such ideas, yes, I’m aware. It’s just the case that Game Freak made it something everyone liked. Dragon Quest itself is niche outside of Japan.

      I haven’t done an excessive amount of evaluation on it, but it’s clear we’d have a very different game industry without Pokemon. If you don’t agree, that’s fine, your choice.

    • WCM

      I’m not a fan of Poke a Mans and don’t really understand why grown men play it. So I’d definitely trade its existence for MML3.