Nintendo Download: Animal Crossing: Home Designer, Extreme Exorcism, Beatbuddy, more

The Animal Crossing crew is back as the highlight of this week’s Nintendo Download is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which will be available to download through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow.

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you’re the village’s best interior decorator and all your favorite Animal Crossing villagers have asked you to create new looks for the homes. If that’s not enough of a hook for you, Nintendo has also released a set of Amiibo Cards for Happy Home Designer that can be used to add new characters to the game. “Gotta catch ’em all” certainly takes on a new meaning with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

Over on the Wii U, a number of “Nindies” can now be purchased through the Wii U eShop. Players can dig in to Extreme Exorcism, a supernatural single-screen arena fighter; Beatbuddy, an underwater musical platformer; Starwhal, a multiplayer game starring marine mammals in outer space; and Nova-111, a turn-based strategy game that uses “SCIENCE” as its hook.

More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.

3DS eShop

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – All of your favorite Animal Crossing villagers are seeking new looks for their homes, and you’re the designer! Use your creativity to design the perfect houses – inside and out – for old friends (and new ones, too). (Available September 25)

Wii U eShop

Extreme Exorcism – In Extreme Exorcism, take on the role of exorcist Mae Barrons, whose unconventional supernatural skills are called upon when everything and everyone else has failed to rid a haunted house of its ghostly presence.

Beatbuddy – Awakened from his slumber, Beatbuddy journeys through lush hand-painted environments on a quest to save his companions and his own immortality. Beatbuddy interacts with the living breathing environment that pulses to the beat of an original soundtrack, aiding him as he unlocks new paths and solves puzzles.

Starwhal – Starwhal is the number one local multiplayer couch gaming experience featuring marine mammals in outer space. Play with one to four of your friends in a retro, epic narwhal battle in space! The heart-piercing action is furious and unrelenting.

Nova-111 – Nova-111 is a sci-fi themed turn-based adventure game with a real-time action twist. Explore alien worlds and combat fiendish alien creatures in your quest to restore the flow of time, all in the name of SCIENCE!

Pilot your trusty vessel through mysterious and foreign planets in this original sci-fi adventure. Your mission: fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe’s greatest experiment. Aided only by your trusty (if somewhat sandwich-obsessed) guide, you must repair the temporal vortex!

The Ignition Factor – In this Super NES game, take control of a brave firefighter as he battles to save people from towering infernos and flame-filled factories. Choose your firefighting equipment, traverse through the dangerous levels of a building engulfed in flames and rescue the people trapped inside.

Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility – Within each of us are a number of expectations about the responsible way to save the galaxy. Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility seeks to exploit your assumptions about what it takes to be a video game hero and show how they are lacking. Will you play this game like you play other arcade shooters? Then that will likely lead to your demise. That stray bullet you shoot out of your cannon? It could lead to the loss of an innocent life and thus your own life! Play carefully and think carefully as you partake on this intergalactic adventure.

Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility features a single player arcade-style shooter where you try to topple the high score and a death counter so that you can keep track of the ways you die if you enjoy pain and defeat! Perhaps by playing this game you will become a responsible digital space hero!

Job the Leprechaun – Help Job the Leprechaun to rescue his friend Eri in this retro style platformer game. Collect all clovers on stage and find the door to go to the next level. A horde of goblins, zombies, caterpillars and more monsters will try to stop you, use your Magic Hat to fight them. You are not alone in this adventure, a cow and an elf will help you with their abilities.

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