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Nintendo Download - September 20, 2012

by Patrick Barnett and Tyler Ohlew - September 20, 2012, 12:54 pm EDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

The long awaited La-Mulana has finally arrived.

This week's Nintendo Downloads brings us the release of the long time coming La-Mulana, as well as a title each for the 3DS eShop and DSiWare service.

WiiWare Games:

La-Mulana - 1000 Wii Points
This game may have had a rocky past, but it has finally made its way to North America, courtesy of EnjoyUp Games. In this "archaeology action and exploration game" you will take control of Professor Lemeza as you explore temples, avoid traps, and solve puzzles.

3DS eShop Games:

Rising Board 3D - $2.99
In this endless runner (think NSMB2's cannon stages), you guide a surf boarding penguin with a penchant for collecting sun points and landing sweet tricks. Sound interesting? Our own Neal Ronaghan certainly thought so, read his review here.

THE "DENPA" MEN: They Came By Wave (demo version) - Free
Use your 3DS camera and search the real world around you for strange creatures known as Denpa Men. Once captured, build a party and take down your enemies in this dungeon RPG from Genius Sonority Inc.. The Japanese release of the demo allowed the player to carry over their save data to the full game, a feature we'll hopefully enjoy here. THE "DENPA" MEN: They Came By Wave will be released next week in the eShop for $9.99.

DSiWare Games:

Retro Pocket - $4.99
Retro Pocket tries to be one thing, very retro. Boasting retro visuals and sound design, Retro Pocket includes eight original LED-style games. Each of the games includes high scores as well as two different gameplay modes. If you pick up the game you can look forward to these games and more: Kung Fu Hero, Whale Escape, Mind Your Head, and Candy Factory.

Nintendo Downloads - September 20, 2012



Nintendo eShop
THE "DENPA" MEN: They Came By Wave(demo version) 
Mysterious little creatures called "Denpa" Men float around near radio waves. You can't see them normally, but you can find them and catch them in this dungeon RPG for Nintendo 3DS. (For Nintendo 3DS™ / Nintendo 3DS™ XL)

LA-MULANA is the most complete "archaeology action and exploration" game ever created. Take control of Professor Lemeza and his whip to discover the mysteries of Humanity. (For Wii™) 

Nintendo Video
Meat or Die: Naomi 
Your favorite dim-witted dinosaurs are back on the search for meat! This time, when Yans is tempted to go vegetarian, Gans snaps him out of it and refocuses their attention on their next big prize: Naomi. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL)

Last Chance to Get Pokédex™ 3D

  Nintendo eShop
Pokédex 3D 
If you haven't downloaded Pokédex 3D to your Nintendo 3DS system yet, time is running out. The free application, which lets you see each Pokémon™ in 3D with animated motion and sound, will be available in the Nintendo eShop only until Oct. 1, 2012. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS XL)

Also New This Week

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo 3DS™ XL system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays. 

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. 

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. 

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.


geoSeptember 20, 2012

Woo, finally a new wiiware game to buy.  This'll be my first since cave story.

Fatty The HuttSeptember 20, 2012

Nice selection this week. Very nice.

azekeSeptember 20, 2012

La Mulana and Retro City Rampage will be two last wiiware games i will buy.

Heck, they might be two last wii games period i will buy.

AVSeptember 23, 2012

Quote from: azeke

La Mulana and Retro City Rampage will be two last wiiware games i will buy.

Heck, they might be two last wii games period i will buy.

I really hope Retro City jumps to Wii U shop instead, since they have the HD content ready for PS3 and 360 versions they might as well just use that. I totally want to play that on the gamepad in bed.

btw The Denpa men, is a pretty fun and crazy game. I wonder how the full game is.

Granted, things could have changed since March, but when I talked to the dev, he had no plans to do Wii U because he simply couldn't afford it (and was bummed out by how poorly the Wii Shop was doing). He decided to port it to Vita because Sony sent him a system for free and helped him get going on it.

ejamerSeptember 23, 2012

Videos haven't sold me on Retro City Rampage being a really good game. Maybe it is, but I just can't tell.  I'm keeping some points set aside anyway though. At this point, I'm willing to support it just because it's there. (Not like my entertainment budget is being hurt by the landslide of 3DS releases, eh?)

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