Nintendo Download for 10/23/2014: Bayonetta and Pokemon get some awesome deals

by: Russell -
More On: Nintendo Download Castlevania Aria of Sorrow Pokemon Art Academy Pokemon Omega Ruby Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Bayonetta Bayonetta 2 Fantasy Life

For once the Virtual Consoles get very little mention in this week's Nintendo Download.  It's not that nothing came out for them, as this week sees the release of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow on the Wii U which I highly recommend for fans of the franchise.  However, the spotlight this week is shining rather brightly on two other franchises: Pokemon and Bayonetta.

Starting with Bayonetta, anyone who purchases either Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U's eShop (both available on October 24th) will automatically get a discount for the other game that will make the final price for both games only $59.98.  Basically you're getting both games for $60 which is a pretty good deal.  I never got into the first game for some reason or another, but this might be a good chance for me to give it another shot...of course I'd have to get a new hard drive because mine's getting kind of full.

As for Pokemon, Pokemon Art Academy releases tomorrow on the 3DS and anyone who picks this one up on the 3DS eShop will also get a download code for a demo version of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.  I'm currently working my way through Pokemon Art Academy for an upcoming review and if you've ever wanted to learn how to draw something other than a Voltorb or Magnemite, this might just be your cup of tea.  You'll basically go through a series of lessons and learn how to draw a variety of Pokemon from all regions, though I'm still waiting to see if they put Scyther in there somewhere.  Somehow I doubt it...Scyther gets no love it seems.

Other games coming out this week include The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins and Power Rangers Super Megaforce on the 3DS (October 28th for both games) as well as Fantasy Life and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, also for the 3DS.

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:

Bayonetta 2 will be available on Oct. 24. A free demo for Bayonetta 2 is now available in the Ninten ...

Bayonetta 2 will be available on Oct. 24. A free demo for Bayonetta 2 is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • A bewitching Bayonetta deal!?? Anyone who purchases the digital version of Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U will receive an automatic discount that will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.
      • Bayonetta 2 ?? Bayonetta??s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves ?? like the powerful Umbran Climax ?? to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights. Bayonetta 2 will be available on Oct. 24. A free demo for Bayonetta 2 is now available in the Nintendo eShop. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
      • Bayonetta ?? Bayonetta is a butt-kicking, havoc-wreaking witch, and she??ll shoot, whip and slice as she uncovers the truth about her own past. Her weapons and moves are all stylishly over the top, but she can also dodge attacks to slow down time and inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies. Bayonetta will be available on Oct. 24.
    • Just Dance 2015 ?? The world??s No. 1 dance game is back with new moves, game modes and more than 40 top tracks, featuring hit songs by Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. In the new Community Remix, players become a Just Dance coach, while in the new Dance Challenger Mode, everyone can dance along or compete against players around the world. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Fantasy Life ?? It??s time to get a Life! Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, battle and role-play like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don??t just upgrade characters ?? they help shape your journey! Fantasy Life will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Pokémon Art Academy ?? Players take on the role of a young aspiring artist who enrolls in the prestigious (and colorful!) Pokémon Art Academy to learn how to draw Pokémon under the tutelage of Professor Andy. Through novice lessons they are taught the basics of art and introduced to various tools and techniques they will use to create a variety of different Pokémon from every known region. Pokémon Art Academy will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game. Get a download code for the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version when purchasing the Pokémon Art Academy game exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS (download codes are available while supplies last). Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, the next games in the beloved Pokémon series, both launch on Nov. 21.
    • Shantae and the Pirate??s Curse ?? Set sail for adventure with Shantae, the belly-dancing, hair-whipping half-genie. When Shantae loses her genie magic, she must team up with her arch nemesis Risky Boots and become a pirate in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse. In this new adventure, Shantae travels to mysterious islands, explores daunting labyrinths, masters pirate weapons and slays huge boss monsters with her signature hair-whip attack. Shantae and The Pirate??s Curse is now available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for this game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Sweet Memories: Black Jack is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.
    • Wakedas is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 6.

Also new this week:

Coming soon:

  • 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)

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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