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Nintendo Downloads - December 3, 2015

by Donald Theriault - December 3, 2015, 6:31 am PST
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Insert “Skell of a time” pun here.

There’s no question what the biggest game – in terms of file size, quality or length – is for all of the Western eShops this week: Xenoblade Chronicles X. My opinions on the game are well documented (in both a text review and a video), so you might want to start the download now if you haven’t already so you can grab all 22GB of goodness.

If you need a break from the heavy combat and exploration, you can pick up the relaxing Pokémon Picross or (in North America) the scary as all get out Dementium Remastered. Renegade Kid’s horror remake rounds out a busy year with a little bit of holiday horror. On the Virtual Console, it’s Trauma Team, the multi-talented medical adventure from Atlus. Also, there's a DSiWare game as someone tries to prevent the last release on the platform from being a GG Series title.

Europe has an extremely insane week; pretty much every game is recommendable in some way. In addition to the aforementioned Xenoblade X and PokéPicross, there’s Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Bros, the European debut of Human Resource Machine, a couple of classic DS Kirbys on the Virtual Console AND Capcom’s lost Wii adventure game Zack and Wiki. Hopefully your nearest high street retailer was blowing out eShop cards.

North America

40 weeks without a 3DS Virtual Console release: next release slated for February 27

Wii U Retail

Xenoblade Chronicles X (US$59.99/C$74.99: unlocks at midnight, preload and data packs available)

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends ($39.99/$44.99, since Tuesday)

3DS Retail

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends ($29.99/$34.99, since Tuesday)

3DS eShop

Dementium Remastered ($14.99)

Pokémon Picross (free to start: download packs from $1.49 - $29.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Trauma Team (Wii) ($19.99/$24.99)

DSiWare

The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ($4.99/500 DSi Points)

3DS Themes

Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX: Carton Box

Animal Crossing amiibo Festival: Plaza

Demos and Trials

Fantasy Pirates

Sales and Price Drops

Citizens of Earth (Wii U/3DS) and Shin Megami Tensei IV are on sale from December 7 - 21.

Crash City Mayhem is $4.99 (from $19.99) from December 7 - 14.

Tom Create titles are on sale from December 4 - 18.

EnjoyUp games are on sale until January 7.

Joindots titles are on sale until December 17.

Europe

Wii U Retail

Xenoblade Chronicles X (€59.99/£49.99: Friday, €10/£9 off if Xenoblade (Wii) owned on the same Wii U through 18 December, data packs available)

3DS Retail

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros (€39.99/£34.99: Friday)

Wii U eShop

Human Resource Machine (€9.99/£8.99)

3DS eShop

Pokémon Picross (free to start: microtransactions from €1.49 / £1.39 to €24.99 / £22.49)

Wii U Virtual Console

Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) (€19.99/£17.99: €14.99/£13.49 through 18 December)

Kirby: Power Paintbrush (DS) (€9.99/£8.99)

Kirby Mass Attack (DS) (€9.99/£8.99) Buy one of the listed Kirby games and get the other 50% off through 10 December

3DS Themes

The Winx at Alfea: a fairylicious school (€1.99/£1.79)

Mia and Me – A centopic friendship (€1.99/£1.79)

Sales and Price Drops

Two Tribes games are on sale through 17 December:

  • EDGE, RUSH, Swords and Soldiers, and Toki Tori are 60% off (€0.79/£0.71 from €1.99/£1.79 for EDGE/Rush/Toki Tori, €1.19/£0.99 from €2.99/£2.69 for Swords and Soldiers)
  • Toki Tori 2+ is 80% off (€2.99/£2.49 from €14.99/£12.99)

Corecell titles (Wicked Monsters Blast HD Plus and AeternoBlade) are on sale through 31 December.

Joindots titles are on sale through 17 December

EnjoyUp titles are on sale through 31 December.

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