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Electronic Super Joy: Groove City Coming Soon To Wii U

Michael Todd has announced that he is creating a port of Electronic Super Joy: Groove City for Wii U. If all goes according to plan, the indie developer says the platformer will soon be offered through the console’s Nintendo eShop. The game contains 15 levels, several collectibles, eight achievements and 19 secrets and hidden areas. Electronic Super Joy: Groove City is already available on PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad and Android.

“A Giant Robot Stripper called JoJo has smashed Groove City! She’s angry because Dr Swinger stole her Laser-Nipples,” reads the game’s official plot description. “Help JoJo reclaim her Laser-Nipples & defeat the Evil Plans of Dr.Swinger, with the help of Pope Boris the Super Sexy!”

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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has outlined exactly which games you can download this week on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. Leading the charge this week is puzzle platformer Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones and Costume Quest 2 for Wii U. If you’re up for some retro gaming then you may want to think about purchasing Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Here’s the games you can get this week.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is a puzzle platformer that puts you in the role of a clone escaping a sinister and high-tech testing facility. The game includes more than 60 challenging levels connected by a detailed and sprawling overworld. The game even features a full level editor, downloadable community levels and two-player co-op with the Wii U GamePad controller. Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is now available exclusively for Wii U. Click here to watch the launch trailer for the game.
    • Costume Quest 2 – Trick, treat and pick a fight with demented dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sequel to the hit Halloween-themed RPG, Costume Quest. This inspired adventure includes a range of new features and game-play improvements, including new costumes with special abilities and a revamped battle system. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors and collect Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene-obsessed baddies. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DEMON’S CREST – Firebrand the Gargoyle must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. Breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – King Dedede has stolen and broken the source of dreams from Dream Land. As Kirby, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into a number of powerful and hilarious shapes as you track down the Star Rod fragments. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, join Firebrand on his perilous journey to search for the origin of the mysterious dark beam of light that has destroyed his home in Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness. Explore a magical world, fighting monstrous opponents and acquiring items to increase your magical powers. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Woah Dave! – In Woah Dave!, players gun for digital glory by slaughtering aliens, stealing their loose change and racking up the highest score possible. Easier said than done, however, as everything on the map – including your own ammo – is trying to kill you. No one ever said being a Dave was easy. Good luck, and may the best Dave win. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U and Nintendo3DS
    • Resident Evil Revelations is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Blok Drop U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS

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Also new this week:

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Costume Quest 2 To Release On European eShop This Week

Just in the nick of time for Halloween, Costume Quest 2 has been confirmed for release this week on the European eShop. Earlier this year, developer Double Fine announced the devilish RPG would be landing on the Wii U eShop this October, but with only three days left of the month, it was getting scarily close to missing out on the spooky season. Have no fear though as Nintendo UK have confirmed it will arrive in Europe this Thursday, October 30, along with the new Animal Crossing themes for the 3DS and other downloadable games.

Check out the official PC launch trailer above for a better look at Costume Quest 2, where Wren and Reynold return with a bunch of friends in tow to help save Halloween from an evil dentist, hell-bent on taking out the all fun of the trick-or-treating event. Nintendo of America haven’t sent word on a release, but we should receive confirmation of its arrival in the eShop download newsletter later this week.

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Looks Like Activision Will Be Re-releasing Games Digitally On The Nintendo eShop

Giant video game publisher Activision has begun re-releasing games digitally and is distributing them on the Nintendo eShop. Digital listings for a number of their current games have appeared on the eShop including Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo 3DS and Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for the Wii U. The company previously refrained from distributing their games digitally on the eShop. You may have heard that the company has just released The Voice on the Wii and Wii U this week.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

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Pikmin Short Films Coming Soon To Nintendo 3DS

Those Pikmin short films that legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto is working on will soon be heading to the Nintendo 3DS. The short films were showcased today at the International Tokyo Film Festival and Miyamoto and Kawakami had a press conference talking about how the concept came about.

The three Pikmin shorts are titled “The Night Juicer,” “Treasures in a Bottle,” “Occupational Hazards.” Thankfully, Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to watch them via their console at a later date through the eShop. Interestingly Miyamoto revealed that he drafted the concepts on Flipnote Studio 3D, and send them to the production company who made the shorts. Here’s some details.

  • They’d considered doing something like this, but avoided it because of the difference between games and films.
  • Another reason is that a film requires much more ‘setting in stone’ about the characters and world that could be limiting for the company when it comes to future games.
  • However, with Pikmin they’re very small in game and you can’t see them well without zooming in. So he thought it’d be a good idea with this series, as it’d give more focus to the actual Pikmin.
  • Storyboards for the shorts were made by Miyamoto using Flipnote 3DS.
  • Made by an external CGI company. They also produced the opening of the 2012 E3 Presentation, where Miyamoto was followed by CGI Pikmin.
  • They originally intended to make 10 3-minute short films, but after making the first one they decided on making longer ones. The 2nd is 8 minutes and the 3rd is 13 minutes long.
  • The 3rd film features 500 Pikmin on screen at once and Pikmin covered in mud. Things they can’t do in-game.
  • The models are based on the game’s models, but the CGI required about 10 times the fidelity of that in the latest game, so the 3D models themselves are mostly new.
  • Miyamoto says the live-action Super Mario Brothers film was an interesting interpretation of the universe. When he first read the script, it was a heart-warming tale, like a Disney movie from his childhood, but it gradually evolved into the movie we know today. He thinks it’s interesting what a different interpretation can bring.
  • Release timing for the Pikmin shorts unannounced; may be compiled together with the logo-movie for Toho Cinemas (which features Pikmin, too) when released on 3DS.
  • Plans on releasing world-wide; no language to localize.
  • Pikmin 3 demo is in the works.
  • Miyamoto wants the short films to be a gateway for some to play the Pikmin games.

Thanks, Kyle

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Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US

Nintendo of America has detailed precisely which games you can get your hands on this week via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big new release this week is Bayonetta 2 which has received a number of stellar reviews. Level 5’s Fantasy Life is also going to made available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Here’s this week’s downloads.

  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • A bewitching Bayonetta deal! – Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendoe Shop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.
      • Bayonetta 2 – Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights. Bayonetta 2 will be available on Oct. 24. A free demo for Bayonetta 2 is now available in the Nintendo eShop. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
      • Bayonetta – Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she’ll shoot, whip and slice as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over the top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. Bayonetta will be available on Oct. 24.
    • Just Dance 2015 – The world’s No. 1 dance game is back with new moves, game modes and more than 40 top tracks, featuring hit songs by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. In the new Community Remix, players become a Just Dance coach, while in the new Dance Challenger Mode, everyone can dance along or compete against players around the world. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Fantasy Life – It’s time to get a Life! Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, battle and role-play like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don’t just upgrade characters – they help shape your journey! Fantasy Life will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Pokémon Art Academy – Players take on the role of a young aspiring artist who enrolls in the prestigious (and colorful!) Pokémon Art Academy to learn how to draw Pokémon under the tutelage of Professor Andy. Through novice lessons they are taught the basics of art and introduced to various tools and techniques they will use to create a variety of different Pokémon from every known region. Pokémon Art Academy will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Get a download code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version when purchasing the Pokémon Art Academy game exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS (download codes are available while supplies last). Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next games in the beloved Pokémon series, both launch on Nov. 21.
    • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse – Set sail for adventure with Shantae, the belly-dancing, hair-whipping half-genie. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must team up with her arch nemesis Risky Boots and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. In this new adventure, Shantae travels to mysterious islands, explores daunting labyrinths, masters pirate weapons and slays huge boss monsters with her signature hair-whip attack. Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for this game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Sweet Memories: Black Jack is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
    • Wakedas is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.

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Coming soon:

  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Demon’s Crest – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
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A World of Keflings Release Date Announced For Wii U

NinjaBee has announced the release date of A World of Keflings for Wii U. The city-building title will release via the Nintendo eShop in the U.S. on November 13th, and it will be priced at $9.99. The sequel to the A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings revolves around tiny characters called Keflings, who need help building their kingdoms. As a giant, players teach Keflings to harvest resources and develop a booming economy. Interestingly, the game doesn’t include an antogonist or conflict.