This Week’s Nintendo eShop Downloads (11/27)


With this week’s newest Nintendo 3DS eShop releases, we have Mighty Gunvolt, HeptrixChat-a-LotMy First Songs, and My Life on a Farm 3D, as well as the digital download version of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and Mighty Final Fight on Virtual Console.

Wii U

And this week’s Wii U releases include Thomas Was AloneGetClose: A game for RIVALS, and Shiny the Firefly, as well as Mario Pinball Land and Mighty Final Fight on Virtual Console.

Watch Dogs for Wii U Comparison Test

Last week, Ubisoft finally released the delayed Wii U version of Watch Dogs, which released on all other console platforms in May, with not much reason or information on why it was delayed. However, the game is now released, and Digital Foundry has done a frame rate and graphics test comparing the Wii U version to other platform versions of the game. You can also check out the graphics comparison here.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed Nintendo 3DS XL releasing on Black Friday

Walmart has revealed that they’ll be selling a new store exclusive Nintendo 3DS XL bundle on Black Friday, including New Super Mario Bros. 2 and a limited edition gold and red Mario 3DS XL design, for just $149.99. Black Friday happens the Friday following the day after Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28th this year. You can check out the bundle and more pictures on Walmart’s website, here.

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Exploit Released

A while back we got news that a homebrew channel would be making its way to the 3DS, and would be ROM-free, preventing the use of piracy within the exploit. Now the exploit, NINJHAX, has been released, but requires just one thing–a copy of Cubic Ninja. The exploit uses a bug within the QR code level scanner to allow the homebrew channel’s code to run. This works on all recent 3DS firmware updates, but it could possibly be patched in the future.

Watch Dogs for Wii U Gameplay

NintendoLife has gotten their hands on the new Wii U release of Watch Dogs, which launched today, over six months after the release on all other consoles. Above you can check out how the game looks and runs on the Wii U. The game also includes GamePad support, featuring off-TV play and a map on the second screen not shown. Although the Wii U version was originally not planned to have DLC, the eShop has the Conspiracy DLC which is already available to download. Will you still be picking up the game?

Review: Bayonetta 2

Platinum Games had its work cut out for them when they set out to create a sequel to Bayonetta. As I said in my review, Bayonetta is pure enjoyment. It’s quite a task to match, let alone come close to, the invigorating gameplay the original offers. It’s not like Bayonetta 2 can just copy itself either. In order to reach that level of excitement, you need to find a new, original path.

Well, perhaps Bayonetta 2 didn’t do the best job at doing that. But if you must have an iterative sequel, this game is the model to follow. Nobody who has played Bayonetta will feel lost here, but everything looks and feels so much better.

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How the Loot Crate amiibo Subscription Will Work

A few days ago we mentioned that Loot Crate and Nintendo have teamed up to create a three week amiibo subscription plan. Now we know which amiibos will be shipped to your home, how, and when. You can pay $50 plus $5 shipping weekly for three shipments, or you can pay $165 all at once for all three shipments and save $10. Whichever plan you choose to go with, you’ll still receive everything listed below. You can check out more information on Loot Crate’s website here.

  • Week 1 - Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, and Kirby amiibo, a sticker, mini-mag, and wristband
  • Week 2 - Fox, Yoshi, Samus, and Peach amiibo, a cinch bag and mini-mag
  • Week 3 - Zelda and Luigi amiibo, a mini-mag and t-shirt

Deoxys returns with Delta Episode in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The Pokemon Company has announced that a new story will be appearing in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Delta Episode. You’ll be able to find Deoxys in this story expansion of the Hoenn region, which will also be holding Mirage spots, where you can find Legendary Pokemon such as , Virizion, Suicune, Raikou, and many others. You’ll also be able to find Regirock, Regice, and Registeel, who can form into Regigigas. You can check out the video above for more information. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire launch on Nintendo 3DS on November 21st.

You can Pre-Load Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Right Now

If you’re planning on playing the digital version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U right at midnight or whenever you can, you might be interested in pre-loading. By pre-loading, which Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the first Wii U game to introduce this new feature, you download the game’s entire 15.6GB before launch, and once the game releases on November 21st, you’ll be able to play right away as the game will no longer be locked. Here’s all the details from Nintendo:

It’s no secret that video game fans are beyond eager to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To help shoppers avoid the day-one rush, Nintendo is offering a few ways for people to get their hands on the game as soon as possible after it launches in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

Starting now, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros. for Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or by purchasing a download code for the game from participating retailers. At the time of pre-purchase, much of the game’s data will be pre-loaded to the purchaser’s Wii U system if it is in Standby mode. As soon as the game releases in the Nintendo eShop at midnight Eastern time on Nov. 21, the final data needed to unlock the full game will automatically download.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U has also been available for pre-order on Today Nintendo announces that these pre-orders will also support the same pre-load capability. Within 72 hours of the game’s release date, people who have pre-ordered the digital version of the game on using their Nintendo Network ID will be emailed a redemption code. Once they redeem the code, they will also be able to pre-load the game.

These pre-purchase and pre-load options offer a tremendous benefit to players, who will be among the first people able to play the game once it arrives on their Wii U systems.

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Crystal Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS Systems coming to North America

Nintendo of America has revealed that the Crystal Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS systems previously announced in Europe will be releasing in North America later this month. The 2DS systems, themed for the upcoming November 21st release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, will also be released that same day for $99.99, with the games sold separately. Here’s what Nintendo had to say via a PR email:

With a durable design and lower price point, Nintendo 2DS is a great first-time system for kids or anyone new to portable gaming. Its unique combination of video game fun and value will become even clearer on Nov. 21 when Nintendo launches new Crystal Red and Crystal Blue Nintendo 2DS systems at a suggested retail price of $99.99 each. Kids will love the slick semi-transparent design, and gamers of all ages will enjoy having access to a library of more than 3,000 games, including the recently launched Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and other great games like Mario Kart 7 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

The Crystal Red and Crystal Blue systems are launching alongside Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next great Pokémon adventures coming to retail stores, and the Nintendo eShop at a suggested retail price of $39.99 each.

The Nintendo 2DS system plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, is backward compatible with a huge library of Nintendo DS games and also offers the ability to download games from the Nintendo eShop. The system maintains many of the same hardware and connected features as Nintendo 3DS such as touch-screen controls, StreetPass, Miiverse and online multiplayer functionality. Without any hinges, Nintendo 2DS is an affordable, durable gaming system and offers a great entry point into the Nintendo hand-held experience.

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