By Jeff Neuenschwander / September 3rd, 2014
It’s a pretty cool week for the Nintendo Download Europe this week. For new games, Cubeman 2 comes to the Wii U while European Conqueror 3D goes to the 3DS. 3DS owners can also demo the upcoming rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.
Meanwhile, Mega Man titles are continuing to release on the Virtual Console with Mega Man Xtreme on 3DS. As for Wii U owners, they get Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness. The latter is re-releasing for the first time in the west since its NES release in 1993.
Also, Nintendo of Europe is holding a three week long celebration of the Legend of Zelda franchise in anticipation of Hyrule Warriors releasing on September 19th. Starting tomorrow, select titles will be discounted for one week on Wii U and 3DS. In addition, if you own one title in the series, you can get 10% off the price of Hyrule Warriors on the eShop.
Check out the full list of releases and sales below. All releases and sales happen on September 4th. Game descriptions come directly from the press release.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Cubemen 2
“Cubemen 2 is a fast paced, action packed original 3D realtime strategy game where you use your Cubemen army to defend and attack enemies on or offline in a range of awesome game modes including CTF, Skirmish, Territory, King of the Hill and more. For the multi-player enthusiasts, you can compete in up to 6-player online Solo or Team battles against other humans or AI for the top spot on the global rankings. Host your own online games or join other games in the easy to use game lobby. For those that prefer the single-player experience, Cubemen 2 offers 2 unique single-player game modes plus a Campaign mode, all with online rankings so you can compete against the world’s best.”
Cubemen 2 will be available for €7.99/£6.99/CHF 10.99.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
“Fight back against Dracula in the third exciting instalment of the highly popular Castlevania franchise! As with the original ‘Castlevania’, the player’s goal is to work their way through deviously challenging levels, but this time there’s a difference – when the level ends, you can choose one of two paths to take for a completely different experience! The most innovative feature of this game lies with the spirit companions that the player will meet through the journey. Besides the main character Trevor, who uses the traditional Belmont weapon, the Mystic Whip, as well as a number of items, the player can also strike up a spiritual partnership with any one of three distinctive characters. These include Sypha the imprisoned sorceress, Grant the pirate, who is able to jump high and climb up walls, and Alucard, who is Dracula’s son but has a bone to pick with his father. With a range of diverse characters and paths available to choose from, this game boasts incredible replay value, ensuring that each playthrough is a new experience!”
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse will be available for €4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00. If you owned this game on the Wii and transferred it over to the Wii U, you’ll be offered a special upgrade price. Also, this is the US version of the game.
- Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness
“Firebrand the gargoyle returns in this NES™ prequel to the gothic Game Boy™ hit. As a young demon-in-training, Firebrand is entrusted to defeat an evil, dark light that threatens his home. Part platformer, part role-playing game, Gargoyle’s Quest II features overhead map-style adventure elements and side-scrolling action elements. Increase Firebrand’s abilities as you progress; improving your flying, jumping and magic power. Explore the realm, collect items and battle bosses, and vanquish the ultimate evil!”
Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness will be available for €4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00. Also, this is the US version of the game.
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
- European Conqueror 3D
“European Conqueror 3D is a new strategy game set during World War II. In the game, you can order troops to conquer territories such as lands, cities, and oceans. Gather resources, grow in economic power, train troops, destroy your opponents, and capture their capital. Include two modes: Conquest mode and Campaign mode. Conquest mode: choose one of 12 countries that belong to either the Axis Powers or the Allies to dominate Europe. The other countries will be for, against or neutral towards your country.”
European Conqueror 3D will be available €3.99/£2.99/CHF 4.80.
DSiWare on 3DS
- Rytmik World Music
“Rytmik World Music is an application for creating rhythmical and melodic themes and for composing entire songs. Its user interface blends the fast and well-arranged interface of classic drum machines with a flexible pattern interface of popular trackers and a modern sound library. It contains 117 carefully-picked authentic sounds of ethnic drums and percussion, as well as plucked, mallet, bowed and wind instruments, which are complemented by a selection of synth drums, basses and pads, together creating a strong and creative mix of sounds and rhythms for your compositions – not just from the sphere of world music. With Rytmik World Music you can quickly and easily create the basic building stone: an audio clip, which consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose. Select their location in the stereo field, and modify their volume, reverse, shuffle (rhythm twist) and polyphony (with extended polyphony handling), plus chorus/widening stereo effect, echo and arpeggiator. You may, arbitrarily, combine up to 128 such clips in four tracks and create complex pieces of music. Rytmik World Music is not only for playing with sounds; in the hands of a skilful musician it can become a serious musical instrument – a surprisingly powerful pocket music station. For the best musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality speaker system. You’ll become the king of the party in no time…”
Rytmik World Music will be available for €1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80.
Virtual Console on 3DS
- Mega Man Xtreme
“In Mega Man X’s handheld debut, join forces with genius hacker Middy, and X’s partner Zero, in cyberspace to destroy a virus that threatens a peacekeeping computer. MEGA MAN Xtreme is an original adventure set in the same worlds as Mega Man X and Mega Man X2. Defeat robotic enemies, obtain new abilities and battle huge bosses. If the going gets tough, summon Zero to help. This original story features two new characters and two new bosses. Plus, by beating the game you’ll unlock new stages and surprises!”
Mega Man Xtreme will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00.
Demos on 3DS
- THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL
“Feel the beat in THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL™, a rhythm-action game combining FINAL FANTASY music with RPG elements on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS! This sequel to THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY expands on the original in every way, with over three times as many songs and twice as many playable characters as its predecessor.”
Sales on Wii U
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD||€59.99/£49.99/CHF 77.90||€39.99/£32.99/CHF 51.90||Sale ends September 11th.|
|The Legend of Zelda||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends September 11th.|
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||€44.99/£39.99/CHF 57.90||€29.99/£25.99/CHF 38.70||Sale ends September 11th.|
|The Legend of Zelda||€4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Zelda II: The Adventure of Link||€4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Football Up 3D||€6.99/£5.99/CHF 7.99||€1.74/£1.49/CHF 1.99||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Code of Princess||€29.99/£24.99/CHF 38.90||€20.99/£17.00/CHF 27.00||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Sayonara UmiharaKawase||€24.99/£19.99/CHF 31.90||€12.00/£9.99/CHF 15.00||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo||€4.99/£4.99/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£2.49/CHF 3.50||Sale ends September 11th.|
|WAKEDAS||€2.99/£2.50/CHF 3.70||€1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80||Sale ends September 11th.|
|Witch & Hero||€4.00/£3.60/CHF 5.60||€1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80||Sale ends September 11th.|
|World Conqueror 3D||€4.99/£4.29/CHF 7.00||€3.99/£3.59/CHF 5.60||Sale ends September 11th.|
SOURCE: Press Release
Castlevania III: Dracula's CurseCubemen 2Gargoyle's Quest IIMega Man XtremeNintendo eShopOcarina of Time 3DThe Legend of ZeldaThe Wind Waker HDVirtual ConsoleZelda II: The Adventure of Link