By Jeff Neuenschwander / November 10th, 2014
We’re in the calm before the storm that is the month before Christmas. What that means is that we don’t have a big hitting week in this Nintendo Download. But we do have a number of things. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is releasing on Friday. The Wii U Virtual Console gets Castlevania Dracula X and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. And Bionic Commando: Elite Forces gets the Virtual Console treatment on 3DS.
You can check out the full list of releases and sales below. All events happen on November 13th unless noted otherwise. Descriptions come directly from the press release.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
“Tengami is an atmospheric adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book. Fold and slide the beautifully crafted paper world to solve puzzles and discover secrets. Discover the wonders of a folding world. Go on a serene journey through Japan of ancient fairy tales brought to life through striking visuals, unique gameplay and haunting music. Experience dark forests, abandoned shrines and tranquil mountain waterfalls as you seek to uncover the secret behind the lone dying cherry tree. First of its kind pop-up book gameplay. Not a book, but a game inside a pop-up book. Tengami plays like nothing else before it. Reach directly into the world to flip, fold and slide parts of the world to delve deeper into your mysterious journey. A beautiful and original soundtrack by renowned composer David Wise accompanies your adventure. Use of headphones is recommended for the most immersive experience. Authentic and intricate Tengami’s world is built as an authentically folding three dimensional pop-up book with an all new technology created just for this game. Everything seen in the game could be recreated in real-life with just paper, scissors and glue.”
Tengami will be available for €7.99/£6.99/CHF10.00.
- LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
“The best-selling LEGO Batman videogame franchise returns in an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure! In LEGO Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.”
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available on November 14th for €49.99/£44.99/CHF60.00. It will also be available on 3DS for €39.99/£39.99/CHF45.00.
- Paper Monsters Recut
“Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monsters Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard, and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Paper Monsters Recut mixes classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3D graphics and brings it to life in a brand new title for Wii U™.”
Paper Monsters Recut will be available for €6.49/£5.49/CHF7.99.
- Meine Ersten Mitsing-Lieder
‘Meine Ersten Mitsing-Lieder ist ein Karaoke-Spiel für die Wii U, das einige der beliebtesten Kinderlieder aller Zeiten bietet.”
Translated: My First Sing-Along Songs is a karaoke game for the Wii U, which offers some the most popular children’s songs of all time.
Meine Ersten Mitsing-Lieder will be available for €9.99, presumably in German speaking countries.
Virtual Console on Wii U
- Castlevania Dracula X
“Dracula has risen once again, summoning his dark minions, and capturing the girlfriend of Richter Belmont as bait to lure the hero to his doom. As Richter, descendent of the original slayer, Simon Belmont, wield the legendary whip and do battle against the denizens of Dracula’s castle. Wield powerful weapons and mystical power-ups, and discover secret bonus levels, as you venture through seven levels of hellish action. Make your mark in the Belmont lineage and turn Dracula to dust!”
Castlevania Dracula X will be available for €7.99/£5.49/CHF11.20. This is the US version of the game.
- Golden Sun: The Lost Age
“Return to the world of Weyard, and see the other side of the story, in the sequel to the hit Game Boy Advance RPG. Golden Sun: The Lost Age follows Felix and his crew’s mission to restore Alchemy to the world; a potential catastrophe that the original game’s characters were trying to prevent. As a new band of adventurers, unleash new Summon spells and employ powerful Djinn elemental spirits. Plus – if you completed Golden Sun you can transfer data to the sequel via password to unlock items, stats and more!”
Golden Sun: The Lost Age will be available for €6.99/£6.29/CHF9.80.
Demos on Wii U
- Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure
“During a routine space trip, Follie’s ship mysteriously malfunctions and crash lands on Elilia, losing all her precious Flowerwork seeds. Before long, her very sanity is threatened by drab surroundings and uncooperative gnomes. Help Follie find her seeds, use Flowerworks to transform her surroundings and show those gnomes who is boss on the way to unlocking the secret of Elilia. Flowerworks HD has 5 difficulty levels to cater to all skill levels, but beware – becoming a Flowerworks master in this 20hr puzzle/adventure game is not for the faint of heart!”
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
- Top Model 3D
“Do you have what it takes to be the next Top Model? Stroll down the catwalk and pose elegantly during photo shoots. Prove that you’ve got the best style and make-up at all times. Will you receive a photo or will you have to leave the show – the jury decides.”
Top Model 3D will be available for €29.99/£24.99/CHF51.90.
- PICROSS e5
“The 5th game in the Picross e series, with a Navigation Feature! Featuring Micross, Mega Picross and 20×15 Picross, all three modes from the previous game.”
PICROSS e5 will be available for €5.00/£4.00/CHF7.00.
- Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger 2
“Join the Rangers for another truly sensational Vacation Adventure in the great outdoors! Explore Pinecreek’s many new features and facilities including the park museum, mountain cable cars and Treetops Restaurant. Walk through giant sequoias along Cherokee River beside beautiful waterfalls and pan for gold in Golden Pond. There’s even time for some fishing, but beware the hot August nights and the notorious fire season in this astounding Hidden Object game!”
Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger 2 will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00.
Virtual Console on 3DS
- Bionic Commando: Elite Forces
“You are the perfect soldier; a synthesis of human and machine. You are the Bionic Commando! This fast-paced Game Boy Color exclusive blends elements from previous versions of the classic platform shoot ‘em up and adds new features of its own. Choose from a stealthy female or powerful male commando, and battle through more than 20 diverse levels. Enjoy favourites like communication screens to contact your HQ or to tap into enemy transmissions, plus all-new elements like a first-person sniper mode to take out enemies at a distance.”
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00.
Demos on 3DS
- AiRace Xeno
“After the success of its predecessors, AiRace Xeno brings back the speed and adrenaline to your Nintendo 3DS™! Take the challenge in a surprising environment and brand new levels.”
DSiWare on 3DS
“Fishdom – the amazingly addictive and popular match 3 game! Thrilling maritime-themed puzzles await you in a beautiful underwater world. Playing in your own customisable aquarium, complete countless tricky match 3 levels to earn new fish, awesome underwater decorations, food dispensers and much more.”
Fishdom will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF7.00/500 Nintendo Points.
Themes for 3DS
- Polka Dots (Yellow & Blue)
“This bright, happy theme features a motif of large yellow and blue polka dots and peaceful, soothing music.”
- Dots & Stripes (Pink and Green)
“This bright, happy theme features large pink and green polka dots, pink and white stripes, and peaceful, soothing music.”
- Stars (Purple & Yellow)
“This fancy theme features yellow and purple star wallpaper and upbeat music on piano and guitar.”
- Gingham (Aqua Blue)
“This theme is brimming with cuteness, from the blue gingham wallpaper and folders to the bright and lively music.”
- Stripes (Pink & White)
“This theme is full of cuteness, from the striped wallpaper and delicately pink folders and icons to the lively music.”
All new themes this week are available for €0.99/£0.89/CHF1.40.
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|AiRace Xeno||€2.49/£2.29/CHF3.50||€1.69/£1.59/CHF2.39||Sale ends December 11th.|
|VAN HELSING SNIPER ZX100||€6.66/£6.66/CHF9.20||€2.99/£2.99/CHF4.20||Sale ends November 26th.|
|Johnny Hotshot||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€4.19/£3.77/CHF5.88||Sale ends January 8th.|
|Balloon Pop Remix||€7.99/£7.19/CHF11.20||€5.59/£4.99/CHF7.84||Sale ends January 8th.|
|Johnny Kung Fu||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€4.19/£3.77/CHF5.88||Sale ends January 8th.|
|Samurai Sword Destiny||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€4.19/£3.77/CHF5.88||Sale ends January 8th.|
|Zombie Slayer Diox||€5.99/£5.39/CHF8.40||€4.19/£3.77/CHF5.88||Sale ends January 8th.|
Price Drop on 3DS
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SOURCE: Press Release
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