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Nintendo Downloads - October 1, 2015

by Donald Theriault - October 1, 2015, 6:09 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

It doesn’t get any earlier than this.

The tick-tock pattern of retail games on Nintendo consoles is in a “tock” this week, so the only game for North America in that lot is Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash’s preload. That’s not to say there’s no games releasing this week, though; the Sonic-inspired platformer Freedom Planet and the manic multiplayer party game Toto Temple Deluxe headline a busy week for the Wii U eShop. We hope to have reviews of those later this week or early next week, assuming the Toto Temple review’s playdate goes according to plan.

On the Virtual Console, as the 3DS drought enters its eighth month and we begin to examine if that’s enough to declare it legally dead, while the Wii U picks up River City Ransom. May you have many moments of beating the BARF out of people. The 3DS eShop returns from its own brief hiatus with Kemco's latest RPG localization, Chronos Arc.

Europe does get a retail game releasing this week in the form of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and their first 3DS preload – as well as what may be the first 3rd party preload anywhere besides Japan – with Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden. But a word of warning: There’s an eShop game coming out nearly a year and a half later than in North America, with no discount, and was broken on half of its platforms at last report. Caveat emptor on 1001 Spikes.

North America

31 weeks without a 3DS Virtual Console release

3DS Retail

Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash (US$29.99/C$39.99: preload, unlocks October 9)

Wii U eShop

Freedom Planet ($14.99/$16.99: Nindies @ Home discount eligible)

Toto Temple Deluxe ($9.99/$10.99)

The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version ($7.99/$10.59)

Pumped BMX+ ($7.99)

Gemology ($6.99/$8.00)

VoxelMaker ($4.99/$5.99)

3DS eShop

Chronus Arc ($9.99/$13.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

River City Ransom (NES) ($4.99: upgrade eligible)

3DS Themes

The Legend of Legacy "The Chibi Adventurers"

Sales and Price Drops

Citizens of Earth (Wii U / 3DS) and Shin Megami Tensei IV are on sale from October 5 - 19

Stealth Inc 2's price is permanently reduced to $9.99 (from $14.99).

EnjoyUp titles Rock 'N Racing Off Road and Spy Chameleon are on sale through October 29.

Puzzle Monkeys is $0.99 (from $2.99) through October 22.

Zumba Fitness World Party is $9.99 (from $39.99) through October 15.

European Conqueror 3D and Tappingo are on sale through October 22.

Midnight is $1.49 (from $1.99) until October 22.

Don't Crash is $1 (from $1.49) until October 14.

Pixel Slime U is $2 (from $2.99) until October 14.

Vector Assault is $3.99 (from $4.99) from October 5 - 30.

Battleminer has been permanently reduced to $5.99 (from $7.99).

Europe

3DS Retail

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (€39.99/£34.99: theme with purchase until 29 October)

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (€39.99/£29.99: preload, unlocks 16 October. Preload comes with 3DS theme code and Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden code redeemable 16 October)

Wii U eShop

1001 Spikes (€14.99/£13.49)

Toto Temple Deluxe (€8.99/£6.99)

Race The Sun (€8.99/£6.99)

Pumped BMX+ (€9.99/£7.99: €8.49/£6.49 until 15 October)

3DS eShop

1001 Spikes (€14.99/£13.49)

Wii U Virtual Console

Medabots: Metabee and Rokusho (GBA) (€6.99/£6.29 ea)

3DS Themes

Animal Crossing: My Town (€1.99/£1.79)

Sales and Price Drops

Shin Megami Tensei IV is €9.99/£8.99 (from €19.99/£17.99) until 8 October.

Gravity Badgers is €2.49/£2.49 (from €4.99/£4.99) until 29 October.

Battleminer is now permanently €4.99/£4.49 (previously €7.99/£5.99)

Puzzle Monkeys is €0.99/£0.99 (from €2.99/£2.99) until 22 October.

EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale until 29 October.

CIRCLE Ent titles (Tappingo, The Legend of Dark Witch, European Conqueror 3D) are on sale until 22 October.

Crazy Construction and Safari Quest from Joindots are on sale until 15 October.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D and Snow Moto Racing 3D are on sale until 8 October.

Talkback

ClexYoshiOctober 01, 2015

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

azekeOctober 01, 2015

1001 Spikes comes more than a full year after it came out in NA and it also costs more than four times more expensive than on Steam.

I really want to play it on 3DS though, so i guess i will wait for it to drop in price...

At least that version appears to work in NA right now.

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