Nintendo Download for 1/19/2017: Cursed kings and animal fighter pilots

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The Nintendo Download a couple of weeks ago consisted of Pokemon Snap...and that was it.  Okay, there were some sales and such but the only new release listed was a game that let you take pictures of Pokemon.  While Pokemon Snap is a good game, the week just felt a little lacking.  This week's is definitely better.

First up is Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King on the 3DS.  The Dragon Quest series continues as you have to uncover the story of the Cursed King and save the world from a twisted magician.  This update to the 2004 PS2 game includes new dungeons, bosses, items, quests, scenes, and a new possible ending.

Next up on the 3DS is Punch Club, a boxing tycoon management game that has multiple branching storylines.  Your goal is pretty clear, but how you get there is up to you.  Do you want to climb the rankings legitimately, or do you want to take a more shady path to the top?  You're in charge, so it's all up to you.

Finally we have a demo for Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.  Players can check out the demo on the eShop before the game comes out on the 3DS February 3rd, so if you're on the fence about picking it up, here's a good way to help make up your mind.

Finally over on the Wii U we have the Nintendo 64 classic Star Fox 64.  In what could be considered the best game in the Star Fox series (depending on how much you like the original and Assault), Star Fox 64 has several branching paths across fifteen missions as you make your way towards Venom to take on the evil Andross.  Star Fox 64 introduces All-Range Mode for several boss fights as well as the introduction of the Star Wolf team.  If you've never played this N64 classic, it's definitely worth the purchase.

Nintendo Download: A Journey Fit for a Cursed King

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


Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-def ...

Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. (Graphic: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King – Uncover the story of the Cursed King as you save the world from a twisted magician in this genre-defining role-playing game. Across the vast world you’ll wage turn-based battles against more than 250 monsters designed by artist Akira Toriyama. This updated classic also includes new dungeons, bosses, items, quests, scenes and a new possible ending!
    • Punch ClubPunch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching storylines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.
    • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Demo Version – Before the Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World game launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Feb. 3, try it out with this free demo. Download it now to experience the beautifully handcrafted world and clever side-scrolling action.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Star Fox 64 – The Lylat system has been invaded! In this Nintendo 64 classic, take control of the Arwing and skim over the surface of an alien sea, weave through the concrete canyons of a futuristic metropolis or dodge planetoids the size of mountains. Complete 15 missions on your way to the final showdown on planet Venom. It’s up to Fox McCloud and his team of space mercenaries to save the galaxy from the clutches of the evil Andross.

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