Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The United States

Wondering which games you will be able to download this week as part of Nintendo’s eShop offerings? Well, Nintendo has revealed that you will be able to purchase the classic Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii U Virtual Console. Oh, and if you are a fan of the Samurai Warriors then you won’t want to miss Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 on the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the games that are available to download this week on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop.

  • NintendoeShop on Nintendo3DS
    • Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 – Developed to celebrate the franchise’s 10-year anniversary, Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 incorporates the best features from previous Samurai Warriors games, including the detailed customization mode and battle system of Samurai Warriors 4, as well as the Challenge Mode, which tests players’ speed and efficiency as they fight against the clock and thousands of enemies simultaneously. Play as either a uniquely customized character or one of the much-loved, historically inspired Samurai. Stories and lives unfold in multiple ways, offering numerous resolutions to large-scale battles and multiple endings affected by the players’ choices, actions and affiliations.
  • NintendoeShop on Wii U
    • Roving Rogue – What comes after The End? That’s the question that has dogged humankind’s greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there? The answers are: “a crumbling castle,” “you run and teleport” and “steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards and other dangerous foes.” In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure on the Wii U system, the end is the beginning.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – One of the most critically acclaimed games ever made arrives in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link, and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo’s most epic challenges and tells one of its most touching stories – it’s an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.

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  • Splatoon: New Game Mode and Splatfest – Tower Control, a new game mode that finds Inklings riding a tower into the enemy’s base, has been added to Ranked Battle. In addition, the theme for the first Splatoon Splatfest is “Cats or Dogs” and starts July 4. Learn more here:
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Independence” Tournament – See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Independence” tournament runs from July 2 to July 6. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information about multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Mood Matrix
    • Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies Court Record
    • Ace Attorney Trilogy Pixel Art
    • Ace Attorney Trilogy Main Characters
    • Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza
    • Pokémon: Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon

Also new this week:

Watch The SteamWorld Heist Off-Screen Gameplay With Commentary

SteamWorld Heist is many people’s most anticipated indies — coming from the prestigious indie creators, Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a more strategic affair build in the same universe of SteamWorld Dig. Check out the off-screen gameplay video (below) with commentary from Nintendo World Report. SteamWorld Heist is set to release on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (along with other platforms) in 2015:

Neon Battle Launches Next Week On The Wii U eShop

Neon Battle is set to launch next week on Wii U. The game, which will be available on July 9 via the Nintendo eShop, tasks players with maneuvering around a circular battlefield to victory by smashing opponents out of their way. It features four different modes and a selection of power-ups. The game also allows you to play solo or with a friend in a race to collect points by bouncing a ball and trying to keep it from going out of bounds.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Demo Heading To Nintendo 3DS July 14th

July will be featuring some Etrian Odyssey love, as Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will be getting an eShop Demo on July 14th. Similar to prior Etrian demos, players will be able to sample the first section of the story mode and save data (which can then be transferred if you purchase the full game). Alongside this announcement was the video (seen below) reveal of the new class, “the Protector.” Unlike other classes, the Protector’s role is to boost the defenses of the party and act as a damage sponge.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is the reamke of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard. The game is set to release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on August 4th in North America and February 12, 2016 in Europe.

Renegade Kid’s Xeodrifter Confirmed For Crossbuy

Renegade Kid is notorious for drumming up good will with their fan base, and the drumline is never ending: Xeodrifter was confirmed as “crossbuy” by the studio head. What is crossbuy? While Nintendo may be new on the scene, the principle is that if you own the game already for Nintendo 3DS, you will be able to download it for free when it comes to Wii U.

This is not necessarily a brand new concept for Nintendo — we have seen it before with OlliOll. Either way, this is a boon for the consumer. Xeodrifter released on Nintendo 3DS last December, as was confirmed for eventual release on Wii U. The 8-bit inspired games seems remarkably like the 2D Metroid/Mega Man many people have been hoping for. Check out the trailer below:

Rumor: Terraria Has Been Cancelled Or Delayed For Nintendo 3DS In The US

It has been no surprise that the Minecraft-esque, indie title Terraria would be heading to Nintendo platforms — in fact, it was confirmed by the developers themselves. However, for those who follow the recent listings of the ESRB (i.e., only gaming journalism blogs), you may have noticed that the new rating Terraria is lacking one thing: the Nintendo 3DS version. In the ESRB rating (seen below), there is only mention of a Wii U and Vita (retail) version:


This is by no means the end of days — there was never an official release date, so this may have been the plan all along (if it is simply a tiered launch timeline). Either way, which system do you hope to pick Terraria up on?

Red Goddess: Inner World’s Cinematic Trailer Is Badass

In anticipation of the Kickstarted game’s launch on PlayStation 4 later this week, Yanim Studios has released a cinematic trailer for their multi-platform indie, Red Goddess: Inner World.

Red Goddess: Inner World is targeting a Wii U release window of Q1 2016 and revolves around a young goddess named Divine who is haunted by her own subconscious. Something unknown is tearing her apart from the inside out, destroying her mind and her soul. Deciding to right this wrong, she enters into her own subconscious and discovers a planet within her own mind. Filled with trees, mountains and caves, she will journey this world and discover what her true connection to it is. And more importantly, who she is. Check out the trailer below: