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The Games of September 2015
Daily Scoop: September 2, 2015 – Halfway through the week
Nintendo Download: Zen Pinball 2, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, more
I don’t want to tell Nintendo how to run their business, but maybe “Nintendo Download Day” shouldn’t be on Thursday if the majority of games published by Nintendo are released on Sunday. Just look at the two biggest games in this week’s update: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. They’re both coming to the 3DS eShop this week (and are technically part of today’s Nintendo Download), but you won’t be able to download either one until Sunday, March 24.
If bustin’ ghosts as Mario’s kid brother or exploring dungeons as your favorite Pokemon doesn’t thrill you, there is a new game you can download today: Zen Studios’ Zen Pinball 2. It’s now available on the Wii U eShop along with most of the previously released DLC tables including Marvel Pinball and Plants vs Zombies table.
More information on these new releases, as well as a trio of additional games that will be available today, is available after the break.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the sequel to the original fan-favorite Luigi’s Mansion on Nintendo GameCube. In this game, there are multiple mansions, each with unique puzzles and ghosts. Using the Poltergust 5000, a ghost-capturing vacuum cleaner, Luigi must explore and hunt ghosts in these mansions to complete specific missions and help recover the lost pieces of the Dark Moon.
Note: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon will be available in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on March 24.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity – Infinite Mystery Dungeons await you and your Pokemon friends on your quest to stop the forces that threaten Pokemon Paradise. You play as Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew, and talk with other Pokemon as you explore the infinite possibilities of Mystery Dungeons that change each time you enter. You can use the Nintendo 3DS camera to discover Magnagates in the real world that lead to new Mystery Dungeons, or play with up to three other people and explore Mystery Dungeons together in Companion Mode.
Note: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be available in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on March 24.
Lola’s Math Train – Join Lola on her journey as she makes her way through a fun filled environment of bright colors, interactive characters and creative problem solving to get all of her friends to a party! Specifically designed for children 3-7 years old, Lola’s Math Train encourages children to learn key skills like adding, subtracting and puzzle solving all while having fun!
50 Classic Games 3D – Now your favorite classic pastimes are bundled together – from action and sports challenges to casino games and puzzles!
Wii U eShop
Zen Pinball 2 – Zen Pinball 2 is your home for nonstop pinball action. Featuring an exciting lineup of pinball tables, including Marvel Pinball and Plants vs. Zombies pinball, as well as a collection of original designs, there is a table for everyone. You can even demo all tables before you decide to buy.
Wii Virtual Console
The Path of the Warrior: Art of Fighting 3 – Released in 1996, Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior is a fighting game set in Grasshill Valley, where drama and battles unfold among various fighters. Aside from the protagonists Ryo and Robert, this installment has all-new characters.