Nintendo Download: October 24th (North America)

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It’s an exciting day for the Nintendo Download. The 3DS finally gets Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies on the eShop for $29.99. This is one of the few games that decided to skip the retail release in favor of a digital download, similar to Unchained Blades, at a reduced price.  Those of you who have money left over after Pokémon X and/or Pokémon Y would do well to pick this up, if you haven’t already. Look forward to our review of this game soon.

Meanwhile, the Wii U also gets some new retail downloads. Sonic Lost Worlds ($49.99), Batman: Arkham Origins ($49.99) and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ($59.99) will be available for you to download on the eShop. In addition, two new NES games are available for the Wii U’s Virtual Console for $4.99 a piece: Baseball and Pinball.


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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Assassin’s Creed®IV Black Flag – It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless pirate republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available on Oct. 29.

Batman: Arkham Origins – Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities are formed and key relationships are forged.Batman: Arkham Origins will be available on Oct. 25.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™
Phoenix Wright®: Ace Attorney® – Dual Destinies – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destiniessees the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright. The much-loved game play and features from previous games in the Ace Attorney series are back, but for the first time in stunning 3D graphics, bringing the courtroom and characters to life and putting players directly in the heart of the action.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate brings the core pillars of the Arkham series to a hand-held format for the first time. In this companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past. With gripping 2.5-D graphics, fully voiced narrative and a captivating storyline, players will explore deep inside the bowels of the remote island penitentiary that plays an important role in the Arkham universe. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will be available on Oct. 25.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Sonic Lost World for Wii U and Sonic Lost World for Nintendo 3DS – In Sonic Lost World, Sonic faces his most powerful enemy to date: the Deadly Six! Available exclusively on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, Sonic must unite with his arch-nemesis Dr. Eggman and explore a mystical world in order to take the Deadly Six on head-to-head. Use Sonic’s amazing new moves and Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrain, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. Sonic Lost World will be available for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 29.

Virtual Console™ on Wii U
Pinball – Hit various targets and rack up points in this classic pinball game, originally released for the NES. The game is fun and easy to learn, and includes bonus balls for high scorers, as well as a bonus mode starring Nintendo’s legendary character Mario™. On top of all this, it features a two-player alternating mode, so you can play with a friend.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
Star Soldier – The standard for vertically scrolling shooters, Star Soldier is the original game that spawned all of the games in the long-running Soldier series. Your mission: to stop Starbrain’s galactic invasion by piloting Caesar, a new, compact space fighter through 16 deadly stages. Collect power capsules to increase three different attributes of your ship: firepower, movement speed and defensive shields. Blast wave after wave of approaching enemies or use the innovative Trap Zone feature to fly beneath a land mass and avoid incoming fire.

Nintendo eShop Sale
Urban Trial Freestyle – Race through a wide range of urban environments in this fresh take on the action bike racer genre. Starting on Oct. 24, download Urban Trial Freestyle in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Nov. 7.

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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balance by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii U eShop or the Nintendo 3DS eShop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

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