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.
A recently discovered PEGI rating states that Slender: The Arrival will be arriving on the Wii U eShop. The survival horror title originally launched on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 back in September. The PEGI rating also states that Slender: The Arrival will come to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and it’s presumed that all three versions will come with additional DLC included for free. You can check out a trailer for the game in the video embedded above.
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Curve Studios have announced via Twitter that the 2D puzzle platformer Thomas Was Alone is coming to Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation 4 on November 25th. The game is priced up at $9.99 / £6.99. You can watch a video of the game in action, below.
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.
Also new this week:
- 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)
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got a firm release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe. The eShop only title will be released in Europe on October 30th. Shin Megami Tensei IV received good reviews when it released in the US last year.
NeoGAF member L-A has done a bit of digging and it looks as though a web version of the Nintendo eShop is currently in development at Nintendo. It isn’t too surprising considering Microsoft and Sony have similar offerings where you can pre-purchase content online and download it to your console. There aren’t any hints as to when this is coming, but it could be announced in a Nintendo Direct.
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Nintendo UK has put together a new video highlighting a number of indie and virtual console games on the Nintendo eShop. The two-minute trailer showcases an array of games newly added to the eShop last month such as Cubemen 2, Teslagrad, and Art of Balance by the developer team at Shin’en Multimedia – all of which can be found on the Wii U eShop. While Capcom’s Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2 and Comic Workshop developed by Collavier can be found on the 3DS eShop. Did you pick up any of the aforementioned titles? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below.