Nintendo Download: October 2nd, 2014 (North America)

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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It’s almost time.

We are less than 12 hours away as of this writing to the launch of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, both at stores and on the eShop. We at oprainfall are excited to finally get our hands on the series’ first portable entry as we continue to wait for the Wii U version to launch this holiday season… I think. One thing to note before you purchase the game, a free update to access the online portion of the game is available right now. So if you’re planning on purchasing it tonight, you can get a jump start on your night right now.

Meanwhile, it appears that Konami is having a Castlevania celebration this October. It starts today with the re-release of the SNES game Dracula X. Over the next two weeks, GBA games Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance will release as well. Who knows what else could be in store over in the final two weeks leading up to Halloween.

Meanwhile, releases are pretty light this week with 99Seconds and Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle making up the remaining highlighted releases. Over in sales, Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai and Tappingo have been reduced by 30% for at least two weeks.

You can check out the full list of happenings in the press release. Also, be sure to check out the gallery of releases below.

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  • Siveon

    The hype is real.

    I am seriously thinking about buying it on the shitty store too, Super Smash Bros on the go with no cartridge juggling sounds too good to pass up.

    • madmofo145

      Much like animal crossing and mario kart this is a game I’ll always want handy so I will be doing just this. While I still prefer physical, on handheld consoles I’m actually finding digital to be occasionally very useful.

    • Siveon

      Good point. I’m more of a Rune Factory guy myself, so I’m kind of waiting for that to go on sale.

      Also, the game is freaking fantastic. This is going to be on my SD card forever, I think.

    • madmofo145

      So your waiting for Rune Factory 4 to go on sale before you play it, or you want a digital copy to supplement your physical? Rune Factory 4 is one of my favorite games of all time (and if you don’t have it, get it), yet one I’m not sure qualifies as needing to be on the SD. It was played super heavily in big chunks, vs something like Smash which I’ll play a lot initially, but will continue to go back to on occasion when I bump into another player, or just need to kill a couple minutes.

    • Siveon

      Digital, on sale. I don’t expect physical to lower their values and it’s cumbersome to carry my DS game-case if I’m playing 2+ games at once (and I usually am).

      I don’t play games like Rune Factory in big chunks, or at least not like the first one. Not sure how Rune Factory 4 compares with the first (the only one I’ve played), but RF1 was a bit more open-ended/time-consuming if I recall – I actively enjoyed playing it in short bursts.

      That was a while ago though, not sure if I’m still interested in a genre I now loathe (Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing) mixed with a genre I’m now indifferent to (Pretty much any ARPG besides Secret of Mana). That’s why I’m waiting for it to go on sale. 15 or less, for me.

    • madmofo145

      Good luck on that, hopefully you eventually get a chance to play it. I won’t say it’s definitely for you as I have a little more favorible opinion on Action RPG’s then it sounds like you do, but I will say that I hadn’t played a Harvest Moon game I really enjoyed since Friends of Mineral Town, and Rune Factory blew me away. As opposed to many of the newer Harvest Moon Games, and certainly Animal Crossing, Rune Factory 4 did a great job in making sure everything you did actually mattered. In the late post game I did get to a point where I put it down as I just seemed to be repeating a routine in order to unlock the last couple weapon recipes, but that was after a huge number of hours of great gaming.