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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.

Also new this week:

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)

69 thoughts on “Here’s This Week’s Nintendo Downloads For The US”

    1. probably located next to the Mushroom Kingdom, next to Yoshi Ocean, which contains Yoshi Island… But honestly, idk

  1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

    Really great selection this week. I cant wait to play the heaven and hell out of Bayonetta 1 and 2.

    1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

      Really? I didn’t think casual gamers would ever get tired of COD. There might be hope in this world yet.

            1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

              From what I’ve seen, they might have become distracted by Macintosh spawn. At the college I’m attending, I found out that all of the high school students are issued Macintosh-tabs from a young age. To “help” them with their studies.

                1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                  YES. They’re a cancer to the gaming community. Spoiled and ungrateful. Promiting in-game purchases, while expecting everything to be cheap or free. I’d soon die before witnessing my own children act this way.

                  1. I have an iPhone, but I hate 99% of the junk on the App Store, and Apple doesn’t help that either… only games that suit the smartphone platform for me are rhythm games.

                    1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                      I’ve tried gaming on my Android. But I’d rather my phone be a tool than a toy. I don’t want my cousins to think that I have games on here, and then somehow wander into my gallery of pictures and videos. That would be the worst. Uuughhh I’m getting sick just thinking about it.

                    1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                      It’s a secret to everbody. Except my girlfriend.
                      Interesting fact, telling your girlfriend that you watch …things… is way better than her finding out herself. I tell my girlfriend all the time. We’re going three years strong! WOOP WOOP!

                      1. So lucky. I’ve had GF’s in the past but I’m single now. Although it is hard for me to get one because of my shyness. Maybe I’ll try again when I have more confidence I guess.

                        1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

                          You miss all the shots you done take.

                          Even if she says no, nothing has changed. You didn’t have her before, and you don’t have her afterwards. So you really haven’t lost anything. Your best bet is the school events! Think like Japan and check your school calendar. It’s waay less date-like and you’re both in an environment where you feel comfortable. I asked my girlfriend if she wanted to watch a funny play with me. The play sucked, but It gave me a lot of time to talk and get to know her better.
                          1) Don’t get friend zoned. You can avoid this by steering away from any topics relating to past relationship problems she’s had with her friends, family or boyfriend.
                          2) Everything she says is important. For some reason, girls are always spouting details that you’ll need to remember later.
                          3) Stand like someone is pulling your head up into the air. It straitens out your back and makes you look taller.
                          4) Even though your heart is probably going to be pounding like a mad-man, you need to treat it like something benign. Because it is. Think of it like logging in to check the mynintendonews. “Whatever, I’m just gonna ask this girl out. I probably wont talk to her 3 years from now, but lets see if she wants to go to this event” On most occasions, this is actually true. There are so many different kinds of super sexy ladies. Once you get used to the idea that she’s just an option and not your whole world, things are a little less stressful. Good luck! and God Speed.

                      2. When it comes to the Xbox brand, Microsoft has a problem, and strangely, that problem revolves more around outside forces than its own console. Analyzing the limited data available makes it clear that Xbox One is selling healthily for Microsoft. Xbox One sales are steadily outpacing the Xbox 360’s nearly a year into their respective races. It also has a fairly strong library of games that doesn’t seem all that different from other consoles’ oft-underwhelming year one slates. Hardware sales and games aren’t holding Xbox One back.

                        No, Microsoft’s big problem is Sony’s PlayStation 4. For as well as Xbox One is selling, PlayStation 4 consistently does better. In fact, its sales have been historically high since its release in late 2013. For nine consecutive months, PS4 has outsold Xbox One in the United States, sometimes by a small percentage, and other times by a big margin. Even Titanfall, Xbox One’s anticipated tour de force, couldn’t stop the PS4 from outselling it the month the game launched. Optically, everything is pointing in PS4’s direction. Xbox One’s seeming difficulty in keeping up with PS4 on a technical level isn’t helping to change the optical problems in a more literal sense, either.

                        The thing is — as I’ve oft-remarked to my friends — if Microsoft could look at its numbers in a vacuum, if the company could analyze its hardware and software sales based solely on its own traction, and not through the lens of how it’s doing against its competition, the company would likely be pleased. Things could be better, of course — I’m sure Microsoft execs wish they were doing PS4 numbers — but from Xbox to Xbox 360 to Xbox One, Microsoft’s gaming brand has grown stronger in year one sales. There should be every reason for Microsoft to be optimistic and bullish about the future of Xbox One, even if the company isn’t likely to surpass Sony’s meteoric success with PlayStation 4 any time soon. Indeed, Sony itself taught Microsoft that launching a console isn’t a sprint, and that no one should ever count out a seemingly wounded, and even down-and-out competitor.

                        The free market is a funny thing. It’s a landscape pocked with strange politics. Yet, for the two console leaders — Microsoft and Sony — the going is good right now, even if it seems one is enjoying the lion’s share of the success. As of late this past summer, PS4 and Xbox One were combining to outsell PS3 and Xbox 360 during all four console’s respective first years on the market by a stunning 80 percent in the US, the world’s biggest console market. The tealeaves many prognosticators were reading when the Wii U launched to strong sales and then quickly cratered were wrong. Console gaming isn’t dead, or limited to a small, niche market. Nearly one year into the new cycle, console gaming is alive and well, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alike have contributed to sustaining — and even expanding — the market. Even Wii U, with relatively soft sales that have seen it sink into GameCube (and even Dreamcast) territory over its first two years, has helped push the console market along on the back of its intriguing catalog of first party exclusives. All three consoles — especially PS4 and Xbox One, with their strong first year showings — have a place on the market.

                        Yes, Sony’s wins are easier to recount. Most recently, its unusual marriage with Activision’s and Bungie’s Destiny has paid off in a major way, in a much, much more significant fashion than EA’s association with Microsoft over Titanfall. Destiny’s success on PlayStation platforms, and the fact that it helped triple PS4 sales during the game’s month of release, has been in the news just as people stopped wondering aloud whether EA regretted getting into bed with Microsoft with Titanfall, when it almost certainly would have sold better as a PS4 game.

                        But Microsoft has new tricks up its sleeve. Sunset Overdrive, a game that, if history was any indication, should have and would have been a PlayStation 4-exclusive (what with Insomniac’s nearly two decade history of making PlayStation exclusives), is coming exclusively to Xbox One in a couple of short weeks. And then there’s Halo: Master Chief Collection, a guaranteed multi-million seller that will finally connect Xbox’s core audience with its favorite franchise. It’s a game that will undoubtedly push hardware off the shelf. (Also, stand-alone retail versions of Destiny actually sold best on Xbox One, though these numbers don’t include the cascade of PS4 Destiny bundles that were sold.)

                        It’s true that one of the most remarkable things about PlayStation 4’s stellar performance is the fact that it all happened with a dearth of incredible triple-A exclusives (though, in my humble opinion, the smaller games and indies have been more than worth the price of admission). Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second Son, Driveclub, and a few others have launched, but nothing (save Resogun, of course!) has truly set the world on fire. It’s also true that PlayStation 4 is about to receive a deluge of exclusives in 2015 that people have been clamoring for, like The Order: 1886, Bloodborne, and the biggest one of them all, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. If PS4s are selling now, “when there are no games,” then it’s safe to project strong sales through 2015.

                        But Xbox One isn’t without its own slate of tantalizing exclusives — long-term or timed — that could slowly build into a roster worthy of consideration from those still sitting on the fence. Ori and the Blind Forest, Crackdown, Inside, Halo 5, Below, and others will be buttressed by strong third-party support in 2015, creating a landscape more welcoming to prospective players. There’s no reason why, on paper, that lineup can’t stand toe-to-toe with what PlayStation 4 will have to offer, even if PS4 is likely to continue enjoying a sales advantage moving forward.

                        There’s no doubt that Xbox One’s introduction and rollout were terrible. Disastrous, even. The fact that Microsoft revealed Xbox One to the world in such a blundering fashion at the same time Sony was hitting all of the right notes with PlayStation 4 made Microsoft’s series of bad decisions even worse. It was especially confusing considering this was Microsoft’s race to lose. For as well as Sony handled the PS4 pre-launch, Microsoft has no one to blame about negative consumer perception but itself. Its errors were completely unforced.

                        But let us not forget history. PlayStation 3’s rollout was also terrible, arguably just as bad as Xbox One’s, with a horrendous price point backed-up by few notable games and a ton of classic Sony golden era bravado. But Sony turned the ship around. It took time, it took effort, it took patience, and it took money, but PS3 and Xbox 360 are at general sales parity today, a stunning feat considering Xbox 360 came out a full calendar year earlier and had already begun establishing itself on the market by the time PS3 launched in 2006. Don’t let the revisionist historians fool you: there were plenty of people writing PS3’s eulogy in 2007, and even 2008, just as there have been some people confusingly writing Xbox One’s eulogy this year.

                        Why couldn’t Microsoft — a company flush with money — increase the rate of Xbox One’s success, and then sustain it, even if it may never catch up with or surpass PlayStation 4 in global sales? Just think about what Microsoft managed to do with Xbox 360 against equally staunch (albeit bumbling) opposition? One console doing well doesn’t necessarily preclude other consoles from also performing strongly, and with the competition between Sony and Microsoft at an all-time high, every gamer benefits from these two companies battling one another. After all, through competition comes better products, a story as old as capitalism itself.

                        Either way, it’s time for the bickering to end. Xbox One may not be anywhere near PS4’s level of success today, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t doing well in its own right, and that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a clear path towards even greater success in the future.

                        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                          The only thing I want is for the Xbots and the entire Xbox brand to be erased from existence as soon as possible along with the Electron Army…

                          Anything or anyone defending them to the core are rendered invalid…

                        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                          Xbots = The infectious disease that wants to corrupt and gain control over the gaming universe while attempting to control your very life…

                          Applings = The cancer that destroys everything that’s called real gaming, milking everything worse than CoD and their bases smells like crap…

          1. Most likely, Pre-orders would be low right now for COD, since most people who would be pre-ordering it, already have; But still great news for Bayon 2

        1. I’ll have to wait a month before I can buy anything, but the holidays are REALLY picking up. Its’ a great time to be a Nintendo fan right now!

          Did anyone receive a ORAS special demo? I did but I haven’t actually played it yet.

          1. Nintendo Second-Lieutenant Haruhi

            I haven’t I have really bad luck with these kinds of things. I had platinum status, but didn’t get selected for the Smash Demo either.

          2. I did and already received all the gifts that will be sent to the full game. I’ve got to say, the demo is really good for people who want the Mega pokemons and well…… its pokemon and I can’t wait to buy it first day

        2. Anyone who wants to play the special demo version of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire I got an extra code.

          Here it is:

          Have Fun.

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