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Nintendo Downloads - October 27, 2016

by Donald Theriault - October 27, 2016, 6:26 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

Which would you rather have - a dance party, or a Corpse Party?

It's hard to believe we're less than six months away from the Wii U's successor launching, and yet we're getting a prominent Wii game this week in the form of Just Dance 2017. But that's off-topic, since you'll probably want to pick up the Wii U version for its access to, among other things, the music subscription service. And if my dancing wasn't scary enough, this pre-Halloween update also includes the original Corpse Party game (ported from the PC by way of the PSP). Now, the question is this: Is saving $20/$25 worth giving up the dolls and other feelies from the game's retail edition?

The eShop exclusives are in a lighter week, with a couple of 3DS drawing apps and Ectoplaza, a multiplayer party game with a spooooooky theme leading the charge. Also, a game from which I have been spared from due to a lack of a Canadian release in Demonic Karma Summoner whose Nintendo web store description is three sentences of pain. The sole Virtual Console release of the week is Lost in Shadow, which was one of the last titles released under the Hudson Soft label in North America before Konami acquired them.

Europe has a roughly similar week, though Just Dance and Corpse Party are joined by Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure. Vote Falcom for drill puns after you check out my review. The DLC is pretty heavy this week, as Minecraft sees new maps and skins, while Runbow got Zach Miller's attention again with OH HAY LOOK SHANTAE.

North America

Wii U Retail

Just Dance 2017 ($49.99, Tuesday, access to Just Dance Unlimited for three months included, additional purchase options available)

3DS Retail

Corpse Party (US$29.99/C$34.99, Tuesday)

Wii U eShop

Ectoplaza ($7.99/$9.99)

Solitaire ($4.99/$5.99)

Demonic Karma Summoner ($3.00/not available)

3DS eShop

Butterfly: Inchworm Animation II ($5.00/$7.00)

Pixel Maker ($2.99/$3.99)

BOX UP ($1.49/$1.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Lost in Shadow (Wii) ($19.99/$28.19)

DLC

Runbow: Shantae (Free)

Minecraft: Battle Map 4, Campfire Skin Pack, Halloween Battle Map, Spooky Bundle, Builder's Pack

3DS Themes

Mario's Halloween ($1.99/$2.89)

Sales and Price Drops

Due to new Nintendo of America submission guidelines, we have prepared a sales spreadsheet that will be updated weekly.

Highlights: Dementium Remastered is 50% off until November 10.

Europe

Wii U Retail

Just Dance 2017 (€49.99/£39.99: includes 3 months Just Dance Unlimited access, further access for between €3.99/£3.29 and €29.99/£25.00)

Wii U eShop

Mr Pumpkin Adventure (€3.99/£3.99)

Solitaire (€4.99/£4.49)

3DS eShop

Corpse Party (€29.99/£24.99)

Frozen/Big Hero 6 Pack (€29.99/£19.99)

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (€14.99/£14.99)

Fairune 2 (€6.99/£6.89)

Box Up (€1.49/£1.39)

DLC

Runbow: Shantae (Free)

Minecraft: Battle Map 4, Campfire Skin Pack, Halloween Battle Map, Spooky Bundle, Builder's Pack

3DS Themes

Pokémon: A Sinister Organization - Team Galactic / Rocket (€1.99/£1.79 ea)

Mario's Halloween (€1.99/£1.79)

Sonic: 25th Anniversary (free), Classic Style, Boom Style, Sonic Style (€1.99/£1.79 ea, bundle available)

Aardman Animation: Shaun the Sheep, Timmy (€1.99/£1.79 ea)

Raimbow: Magic Hallowinx (€1.99/£1.79)

Sanrio: Hello Kitty Halloween (€1.99/£1.79)

Gurumin: Heroes, Monster Pals, Paradise, Orange Twist (€1.39/£1.19 ea, bundle available)

Sales and Price Drops

The Halloween Sale is on until November 3, the following games have been added: 3Souls (Wii U), Zombie Defense (Wii U), The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (3DS), Witch & Hero (3DS), Zombie Incident (3DS)

Word Puzzles by POWGI (Wii U / 3DS) is €6.99/£6.29 (regular €8.99/£7.99) until 3 November.

Double Breakout is €5.00/£4.50 (regular €7.00/£6.00) until 24 November.

Discovery is €4.89/£4.19 (regular €6.99/£5.99) until 24 November.

Family Tennis SP is €3.74/£2.99 (regular €4.99/£3.99) until 17 November.

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D is €4.99/£4.99 (regular €9.99/£8.99) until 10 November.

Defend your Crypt and Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (Wii U / 3DS) are on sale until 3 November.

EnjoyUp Games titles are on sale until 24 November.

CIRCLE Ent. titles are on sale until 10 November.

RCMADIAX titles are on sale until 10 November.

Talkback

TurdFurgyOctober 27, 2016

What's the dealio with the sales and price drops thingy?

Nintendo has introduced a new system for developers that lets them submit sales online. In Europe, there's a bit of lag, but North America's works nearly instantly.

As a result, we don't get a list of sales every week from Nintendo anymore, and I basically have to go in and check the eShops / Nintendo web store manually.

Is the sheet not loading, or is there something that can help make things clearer in it?

Nz17October 27, 2016

I'm digging the new sales spreadsheet.

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