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Nintendo Downloads - October 8, 2015

by Donald Theriault - October 8, 2015, 6:39 am EDT
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North America can chase a lot, while Europe kicks it old school.

Today’s downloads have a distinct old-school bent following last week’s indie release festival. The 3DS gets the end of the 2nd wave of Sega 3D Classics with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, while the Wii U picks up the previously announced Pocky & Rocky With Becky, a curiosity of the Game Boy Advance.

In eShop news, the big guns this week are the Wii U port of Race the Sun (you might recall it from its European release last week) and Whispering Willows for both North America and Europe.

Meanwhile, Europe gets ALL of the Virtual Console games. Seriously, the only system on Wii U they didn’t get a release for is the DS, and all of them are 60hz as well. If you’re looking for something new, there’s the outer space adventures of Starwhal to tide you over this week.

North America

32 weeks without a 3DS Virtual Console release

3DS Retail

Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash (US $29.99/C$39.99: preload available)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes ($39.99/$49.99: preload, unlocks October 23)

Wii U eShop

Race the Sun ($10.00/$13.49)

Whispering Willows ($9.99)

Perpetual Blast ($3.99: not available in Canada)

3DS eShop

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($5.99/$7.59)

Wii U Virtual Console

Pocky & Rocky with Becky (GBA) ($6.99)

3DS Themes

Chibi-Robo & Friends

SEGA Game Gear Theme ($1.99/$2.59)

SEGA Genesis Theme ($1.99/$2.59)

Sales and Price Drops

Runbow owners can save 30% on "select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games" from update time to October 22. Games on sale: Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Chariot, Mutant Mudds (3DS), Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition, SteamWorld Dig (3DS/Wii U), Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Wii U), Xeodrifter (crossbuy), Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Sportsball, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Teslagrad, The Fall

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked will be $9.99 (from $29.99) from October 12 - 26.

Little Inferno is $4.99 (from $9.99) until October 15.

KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is $4.99 (from $7.99) until October 30.

Explody Bomb is $1 (from $1.99) until October 29.

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit and Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be on sale from October 12 - 19.

Retro City Rampage DX is $5.99 (from $9.99) until October 22.

escapeVektor is $3.49 (from $6.99) until October 29.

Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is $4.99 (from $8) until November 8.

JoinDots titles are on sale until October 22.

EnjoyUp titles are on sale until November 5.

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is $4.99 (from $9.99) until October 29.


Wii U eShop

Starwhal (€9.99/£8.99)

Whispering Willows (€9.99/£7.99)

3DS eShop

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (€4.99/£4.49)

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario Sports Mix (Wii) (€19.99/£17.99: €14.99/£13.49 through 15 October)

Mario Golf (N64) (€9.99/£8.99: Upgrade eligible, 60hz)

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (SNES) (€7.99/£5.49: 60hz)

Pocky & Rocky with Becky (GBA: €6.99/£6.29)

Dig Dug II (NES) (€4.99/£3.49: 60hz)

Sales and Price Drops

Citizens of Earth on both Wii U and 3DS is €4.99/£4.00 (regular €11.99/£9.99) through 22 October.

Little Inferno is €4.99/£4.49 (regular €8.99/£7.99) through 22 October.

Joindots titles (Secret Agent Files: Miami, Jewel Match 3 and Funfair Party Games) are on sale until 22 October.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version is €4.99/£4.49 (regular €9.99/£8.99) through 29 October.

Toy Stunt Bike has been permanently reduced to €2.99/£2.99 from €4.99/£4.49).

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