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

Nintendo of America has detailed exactly which games you can get your hands on this week via the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big game this week is the arrival of Pandora’s Tower on the Wii U Virtual Console which is about a young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. There’s also a number of activities this week including the opportunity to get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

  • Wind-up Knight 2 – In this relentless action platformer, play as Sprint, the clockwork knight who just … can’t … stop. Your skills will be pushed to the absolute limits as you jump, swing, roll, attack and endure countless dangers, including traps, cliffs and assorted enemies. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
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    • Pandora’s Tower – Pandora’s Tower tells a haunting tale about a cursed young woman’s slow transformation into a hideous beast, and the lengths to which the man she loves will go in order to save her. The stylish action RPG originally launched for the Wii console and is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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Activities:

  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Get Shiny Rayquaza with Dragon Ascent – Soar into battle with Shiny Rayquaza, available now via the Nintendo Network. This Shiny Rayquaza is not only rare, it is also amazingly powerful. Shiny Rayquaza knows the Dragon Ascent move, which allows it to Mega Evolve and dominate its opponents. This Shiny Rayquaza will be available via Nintendo Network until Sept. 14, so don’t miss this limited opportunity! For more details, go to Pokemon.com/Rayquaza.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Second Star” Tournament – See how your squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with your friends and around the world. The new “Second Star” tournament runs Aug. 14 through Aug. 17. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications about future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
  • Pokémon Shuffle Summer Special – Buy Jewels and Get Six More Free! – Now until Aug. 16, when you purchase six or more Jewels in the Pokémon Shuffle game with your Nintendo eShop funds, you’ll be eligible for a one-time gift of six additional Jewels for free. For more details, head to http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-deal-on-pokemon-shuffle-jewels.
  • Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – It’s not too late to enter the Art Academy: Home Studio art contest for your chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card! Upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube using the “Recordings” feature in the game and tweet us @NintendoAmerica with a link to your video and the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest until Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. PT. Check here to view a video about the contest.
    • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of US (incl. DC) or Canada (excl. Quebec) 18+. Deadline: 8/20/15. 25 winners receive a Nintendo eShop Card code (ARV $20 ea). Additional terms and conditions apply. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc.

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Pandora’s Tower Coming To North American Wii U eShop Tomorrow

Good news for Japanese action role-playing fans as Pandora’s Tower is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America tomorrow. The game will be part of tomorrow’s update and includes Wii U GamePad only support. Pandora’s Tower will set you back $20. If you are in Europe you can already download it.

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Pandora’s Tower Download Size Revealed For Wii U

Pandora’s Tower is now available for purchase via the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in Japan. Those looking to download the title will need at least 2,700MB of free space on their console. The action role-playing game was originally released in 2011 for Wii. It tells the story of a warrior setting out on a quest to save a girl named Elena from a dreadful curse, by fetching the flesh of beasts for her to swallow.

Pandora’s Tower Developer Is Helping Out On Wii Fit U

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Kotaku writer Stephen Totilo has revealed via Twitter that the developers behind the well received Pandora’s Tower are co-developing the next entry to the Wii Fit franchise on Wii U. Totilo found out the news when he noticed Ganbarion on the Wii Fit U title screen. Wii Fit U is due for release in December, but there’s a free one month trial in November.

Little nugget for Nintendo-watchers… Wii Fit U is made, in part, by Pandora’s Tower studio Ganbarion. I spotted that on its title screen.

Thanks,  iceazeama

There’s A Game-Freezing Bug In Pandora’s Tower; Here’s A Solution For It

pandora's_towerWii role-playing game Pandora’s Tower was released a couple days ago, on April 16th, in North America. The North American copy of the game apparently has a game-freezing bug, which, if encountered, forces players to shut down their Wii consoles. Courtesy of Destructoid, below you’ll find an explanation of the bug and what you can do to avoid it.

The Bug:

After Tower 13 opens, you’ll be unable to return to Towers 11 or 12. When you choose either level from the stage select menu, the game will lock up at the loading screen and you will have to hold the power button on the console to force shutdown. The game will also freeze if you try to enter 11 or 12 from the side doors at the base of Tower 13 rather than from the stage select menu.

The Solution:

The game will refuse to load Towers 11 or 12 until you visit Tower 13 at least once, but as I said above, simply entering 11 or 12 via the Tower 13 base is not enough. You have to step through one of the doors leading to the Tower 13 outer wall staircase first; once outside, you can use the Shard of Divinity item to teleport back to the Observatory. Now you should be able to enter 11 or 12 from the stage select menu without locking the game.

To confirm if your visit to Tower 13 was registered, highlight its entry on the stage select menu. If a preview image of the Tower 13 environment appears, it means you’ve been there at least once. Conversely, if no preview image appears, it means you have not.

Again, here are the steps:

  1. Choose Tower 13 from the stage select menu.
  2. Enter one of the doors leading to the Tower 13 outer wall staircase.
  3. Use a Shard of Divinity to teleport back to the Observatory.
  4. Towers 11 and 12 should be accessible from the stage select menu now.

There may be other methods, though I haven’t tested anything else yet. One other possible method is stepping out to the outer wall, going back inside via the same door, then trying to open either side door leading to 12 or 13. This alternative would be useful if you don’t have a Shard of Divinity in your inventory, but again, I’ve yet to confirm its effectiveness.

Once you’ve visited Tower 13, you can enter 12 or 13 at your leisure. However, should you have completed the game once already and chosen to reload a past chapter instead of reloading from a save point, you’ll have to repeat these steps.

Pandora’s Tower Developer Thinking Of New Ideas For Wii U Games

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Pandora’s Tower developer Ganbarion has told online gaming publication Siliconera that they are looking at new and unique ideas for Wii U games. The development team hasn’t formally announced that they’re working on Wii U, but I suspect if they come up with a good enough idea then there’s certainly a chance that they would consider it. Here’s what Pandora’s Tower director Toru Haga thinks of Nintendo’s latest home console.

“The Wii U is a unique console with exciting features such as the GamePad. We’re currently thinking of fun ideas using these features. For example, we’re thinking of a gameplay idea that uses two screens from different perspectives, like a tabletop RPG, where players could potentially give each other objectives and progress through the game. Or like with Miiverse, where players can share their gameplay experiences easily, we were thinking of a game that focuses on communication.”

“But regardless of any ideas that we could potentially realize, as a developer we need to focus on how welcoming it is to the players. We took this approach when we were originally only going to use one Wii Remote for Pandora’s Tower. As a developer, we are very interested in challenging ourselves with new hardware, and we hope that everyone will look forward to our next project.”

Thanks, Sir Nintendo

Pandora’s Tower Release Date Announced For North America

PandorasTowerCoverVotingAlthough we knew it was arriving sometime in April, Xseed Games today shared an exact release date of when the Wii-exclusive Pandora’s Tower will hit store shelves in North America. The publisher has confirmed that the action role-playing game will be released on April 16th. In Pandora’s Tower, players assume the role of a warrior trying to save a woman named Elena from a dreadful curse, by fetching the flesh of beasts for Elena to swallow. If you want to know more about Pandora’s Tower, check out our review of the game.