Nintendo Download for 10/16/2014: More Castlevania fun hits the Wii U

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Got a tad behind on this week's Nintendo Download, but nonetheless here's what's hitting the eShops this week.

Over on the Wii U's Virtual Console we continue the adventures of the Belmont clan with Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.  I've said before that I'm a fan of all of the GBA Castlevania games, somewhat because they each bring something different to the table than the game before it.  With Harmony of Dissonance you use a mechanic known as Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to thirty new attacks.  It's been a while since I've gone through this one so I'll likely give it a download sometime soon.

Elsewhere on the Wii U eShop we have Ballpoint Universe: Infinite, an indie shooter that's made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches.  You basically explore "doodle worlds" and blast enemies in sixteen missions.  I've always said that graphics don't necessarily make the game, so if the gameplay is good, I'm down for it.

There's also a decent amount of eShop sales going on including SteamWorld Dig and Squids Odyssey on the 3DS and Wii U being more than thirty and sixty percent off respectively until October 30th, as well as Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan and Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl on the 3DS will be on sale from October 20th to November 3rd.

Finally, the next two weeks will see some more awesome classics hit the Virtual Consoles as Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow will arrive on the Wii U next week, followed by Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Demon's Crest, and Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness arriving on October 30th.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, play as Juste Belmont, and explore the old castle grounds as  ...

In Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, play as Juste Belmont, and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Ballpoint Universe: Infinite ?? In this indie shooter made entirely with ballpoint-pen sketches, explore detailed doodle worlds, customize your ink ship and blast through enemies in 16 missions. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Lone Survivor: The Director??s Cut ?? In this psychological survival adventure, the masked protagonist must escape from a city ravaged by disease. Lone Survivor: The Director??s Cut is a new kind of adventure in which the choice of how to survive is up to you. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Paper Monsters Recut ?? Welcome to Paperland! Dive into the world of Paper Monster Recut and watch a living world made out of paper, cardboard and even a few cotton balls unfold right before your eyes. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance ?? Play as Juste Belmont and explore the old castle grounds as you fight off grisly monsters using the trusty Vampire Killer and an assortment of holy weaponry. Use Spell Fusion to combine sub-weapons and spells to create up to 30 new attacks. The castle??s enchanting mysteries and danger await all those who dare enter. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Coming soon:

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow ?? Oct. 23 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land ?? Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Demon??s Crest ?? Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Gargoyle??s Quest II: The Demon Darkness ?? Oct. 30 (Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points??, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points??, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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