Nintendo Download – January 2nd, 2014 (North America)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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Nintendo Download | Bravely Default

This week’s Nintendo Download is a bit of an odd duck. I’ll get the heavy hitters out of the way first. The demo for Bravely Default is now available in North America. Just a heads up—it has 30 uses. Also, the Virtual Console on Wii U has Mega Man X2 for your enjoyment. Other than those two games, we have…Mario Tennis and Dr. Luigi. Wait…weren’t those advertised in last week’s Nintendo Download? I suppose Nintendo of America wanted to let us know what we missed last week during all the eShop chaos. Still no word on Pokemon Bank…or games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and A Link to the Past hitting the Virtual Console in North America. It’s gotta be soon, right?

You can view the full Press Release below…if you haven’t already jumped on to check out Bravely Default, anyway.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Bravely Default – Demo Version – Square Enix’s highly acclaimed fantasy RPG is an ambitious game that bolsters its turn-based combat with a compelling new risk/reward system that RPG fans will obsess over. Explore Luxendarc as Tiz and other memorable characters on a visually stunning quest to restore balance to the world. Download the free demo and experience an exclusive side quest that is not available in the main game. The full version of Bravely Default launches for Nintendo 3DS in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Feb. 7.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Dr. Luigi™ – There’s a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar – or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on the classic virus-popping puzzle game. Use L-shaped pills in a new game mode and compete with players locally or online. Dr. Luigi is now available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Mega Man X2 – Guide Mega Man X through eight stages in his search to destroy the remaining Mavericks, gain their powers and uncover the secret entity guiding them all. Also, pilot powerful new vehicles like the mobile attack cycle, and, with help from the good Dr. Light, discover incredible new abilities hidden in capsules buried throughout the world. Only then will X will be ready to face his destiny as a Maverick Hunter!

Super Punch-Out!!™ – Featuring the tight game play and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES™ classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™
Mario Tennis™ – Mario Tennis offers three fun-packed modes of tennis play! Practice your swings and shots in Exhibition Mode; go on the Mario Tour, which offers three different save slots to start your very own tennis adventures; or take a break from the workout, and try your luck on some Mario mini-games.

Nintendo eShop Sales
Atlus Sale – The holidays may be over, but Atlus wants to continue giving away gifts into the new year. Now through 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 6, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor: Soul Hackers, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, and Code of Princess are all on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

Also new this week:
• CastleStorm (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
• Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• EDGE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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  • Wildcardcorsair

    Normally I’d be scared the Bravely Default demo only has 30 uses but I’ve never run out of uses on a demo before. Can’t wait to play it though, and I hope the next month passes by quickly so we can have the game proper!

    Also… c’mon Nintendo… What’s up with that SMB3? <.<;;

    • Kyle Emch

      I suspect NoA is saving it and LttP for some stupid promotion later this year, like with several other Virtual Console titles for its 8-bit Summer a couple years ago.

    • John Ellis

      It annoys me that they are just releaseing games that they have already on the Wii. You would expect that those games would be on the store at launch, not years later, since all they are doing is emulating them which is not that hard.

    • multibottler0cket

      They seriously need to merge the virtual consoles into one.

  • TheWP

    This press release is weird. Super Punch-out, Mario Tennis, and Dr. Luigi were all announced is last week’s press release and were actually released on that date (except Dr. Luigi, which stated 12/31 as the release date). I can understand mentioning Dr. Luigi, since it only released 3 days ago, but why the other 2?

  • James Best

    Hooray for demos.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    Bravely Default – Demo Version – Downloading now *rubs hands*

  • Keichi Morisato

    i am already several hours into the Bravely Default demo, it’s really good, i can’t wait to have the full game in my hands.

  • multibottler0cket

    I’m scared that playing the Bravely Default demo will make the wait even worse.

  • Matt

    Does anyone know if we’ll be able to use either the circle pad or directional pad exclusively for movement AND menu navigation in the full version of Bravely Default?

    I’m finding it very bothersome that I have to constantly switch between the two in the demo.