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Nintendo eShop Update: 10/1/15 – 10/8/15

Nintendo has updated their digital store with new additions for the Wii U and 3DS for the week of Oct. 1, 2015. Below is a list of new releases and sales.

Wii U

  • Freedom Planet
    “Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice, where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the butt kicking!Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force. If you downloaded the demo during the limited-time Nindies@Home promotion, you can save 15 percent off your purchase of Freedom Planet until Nov 1. Click here to view a trailer for the game.”
    – Nintendo press release

  • Toto Temple Deluxe
    Toto Temple Deluxe is a fast-paced, local-multiplayer king-of-the-hill style game, in which players must steal an egg-laying goat from their friends and try to keep it on their own head for as long as possible. You know, normal stuff. Be the first to grab the explosive goat and keep it long enough for it to detonate near your soon-to-be-dead rivals. Lose the goat and the timer resets. Play as teams or in free-for-all. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.”
    – Nintendo press release
  • The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version
    “Whenever Alice falls asleep, she enters a world of fantasy where the player must help Alice face her fears like Sloth, Envy, or Lie. Enjoy the leisurely game-play, beautiful graphics made using watercolors, ink and graphite, and the original game soundtrack composed by the indie-rock group, vetusta morla. If you like adventure games, good music, art and, above all, if you are not in a hurry… This is your game.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Gemology
    “Stake your claim and take to the caves in Gemology exclusively for Wii U. Amass your wealth by collecting gems through various methods of play in your effort to accumulate the world’s largest gem cache. Will you have what it takes to be the world’s richest jewel tycoon?”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • VoxelMaker
    “Create 3D models of your own design and render them with realistic lighting and shadows. Voxel models are made from cubes giving a stylized, “blocky” look – like 3D pixel art. You can use the built-in ray tracer to render high-quality images of your scenes. With VoxelMaker you have both 3D canvas and camera in your hands: be inspired and create!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Pumped BMX ±
    “Pumped BMX + uses the hit game ‘Pumped BMX 2’ as inspiration – taking everything which made the mobile version so successful and enhancing every aspect of it for console. Originally developed by one man studio Yeah Us!, Pumped BMX + sees players ride their way through increasingly challenging levels while pulling off crazy and impressive trick combinations. The game lets players choose their rider style and throw down their best stunts whilst racing through more than 500 challenges to reach the top of the leader boards.”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com
  • Super Smash Bros. (DLC)
    “Fans of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U can now add even more fun with a free update and new DLC for purchase on both versions. The free update includes a Duck Hunt stage for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and the ability to upload match replay highlights to YouTube in the Wii U version of the game. In addition, players can now purchase new Mii Fighter costumes – like Fox (from the and Star Fox series) and Toad outfits – as well as a Pirate Ship stage for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U inspired byThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and a Super Mario Maker stage for both versions of the game. For full details, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.”
    – Nintendo press release
  • River City Ransom (Virtual Console)
    “In this much-loved NES classic, free River City from the clutches of Slick and his underlings. Battle it out on the streets solo or with a friend.”
    – Nintendo press release

3DS

  • Chronus Arc
    “The Chronus Fragments are needed to prepare for the Time Rewinding, which only takes place once every 10 years. On their way to the Chronus Shrine to get the Fragments, Loka and his teacher Teth are surrounded by a mysterious man named Geppel and his gang. They demand the Fragments. While Teth plays for time, Loka, the main character, rushes out of the cave on his own to fetch reinforcements. He is successful, but Teth and Geppel are nowhere to be found. Aiming to gather information about his missing teacher, Teth, and Geppel, who is trying to get his hands on the Fragments, Loka decides to set out on a journey with his friend Sarna. The game features familiar quests, but also dungeons filled with puzzles to solve, and characters who grow and can be developed as the story progresses with the class change system. Also, additional dungeons and special items are available for extra fun by collecting Mana! Don’t miss out on Loka and his friends’ grand adventure!”
    – Description on game’s page at nintendo.com

  • Super Smash Bros. (DLC)
    “Fans of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U can now add even more fun with a free update and new DLC for purchase on both versions. The free update includes a Duck Hunt stage for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and the ability to upload match replay highlights to YouTube in the Wii U version of the game. In addition, players can now purchase new Mii Fighter costumes – like Fox (from the and Star Fox series) and Toad outfits – as well as a Pirate Ship stage for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U inspired byThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and a Super Mario Maker stage for both versions of the game. For full details, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.”
    – Nintendo press release

Sales, Specials & More

  • Shin Megami Tensei IV is $14.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 5, until 8:59 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 19.
  • Midnight is $1.49 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
  • Puzzle Monkeys is $0.99 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
  • Circle Entertainment has their games Tappingo and European Conqueror 3D on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
  • EnjoyUp has their games Spy Chameleon and Rock ‘N Racing Off Road on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
  • Vector Assault is $3.99 starting at 9 a.m. PT on Saturday, Oct. 5, until 8:59 a.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 30.
  • The Legend of Legacy: The Chibi Adventurers theme is now available to download on the 3DS.
  • Miiverse is holding the Nook’s Homes Drawing Sweepstakes until Oct. 30 to celebrate the launch of the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. Fans can enter each week by submitting Animal Crossing-themed fan art on Miiverse. See the rules of the sweepstakes here.

Robbie Key is the Nintendo editor for Analog Addiction, Assistant News Editor for The Daily Sentinel and former editor-in-chief of The Pine Log at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is now an alumnus. Follow his completely relevant Twitter updates, watch his awesometacular YouTube videos and view his LinkedIn profile.

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