This week’s Nintendo Download features a batch of scary adventures, a pair of licensed games, and a new entry in one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises.
Available tomorrow for the 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is another multiplayer Zelda game. Taking place in the aftermath of A Link Between Worlds, players will have to guide three heroes through “inventive dungeons” as the build a “Link Totem” to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.
A pair of licensed games are also new available for the 3DS this week. Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations turns the adventurous duo into detectives, searching the Land of Ooo for strange cases to solve (sounds a bit like The X-Files with a talking dog…). 3DS players will also have the chance to download Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden this week. The anime adaptation features “bone-crushing blows” and more than 100 characters.
Over on the Wii U, players will get the chance to download three games that bring the scares just in time for Halloween. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water brings the Camera Obscura to the console for the first time, and asks players to hunts ghosts in the haunted woods atop the mysterious Mount Hikami. Slender: The Arrival also sets much of its action in a forest as players avoid the dreaded Slenderman. Finally, Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts is a Virtual Console re-released of the Game Boy Advance remake of the classic Super NES side-scroller. That’s a mouthful, so remember to keep your pants on Arthur!
Finally this week, if you’d rather dance, Ubisoft will release two new games in their long-running Just Dance series for the Wii U. Just Dance 2016 features songs from Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, and many others while Just Dance: Disney Party 2 lets the whole family dance along to the most popular shows and movies on the Disney Channel.
You can find more information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break.
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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – Investigate a series of suspicious disappearances while surviving the haunted woods atop the mysterious Mt. Hikami. The Wii U GamePad controller is now your Camera Obscura, which is used to defend against lethal ghosts.
Just Dance 2016 – The newest game in the popular franchise features two ways to play. Use your Wii Remote controller or download the Just Dance Controller app on your smartphone to bust a move to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, feel the beat in “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and many more top hits. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
Just Dance: Disney Party 2 – Just Dance and Disney are back together, bringing the greatest dance game for the whole family with music from the hottest Disney Channel shows, in Just Dance: Disney Party 2. Dance like the stars from the most popular Disney Channel shows and movies. With a great selection of family favorite songs, fun dances, and kid-friendly gameplay, children of all ages can dance along with family and friends.
Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts – A remake of the third game in the legendary Ghosts ’n Goblins series, the Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts game for the Game Boy Advance features an additional game mode with new stages. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more.
Slender: The Arrival – Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric “Victor Surge” Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception, with Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios.
Color Bombs – Color Bombs is the messiest chain-reaction game ever! Aim using the control stick, strategically picking your mark, then press the A button to catch the Color Bombs in the required succession. 60 levels of varying difficulty. The perfect title for casual players and core gamers alike!
Ascent of Kings – The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you.
Cutie Pets Pick Berries – Activate your fun feelings by connecting matching berries in this fast-paced puzzle game. Want more than fun feelings? Want to feel superior? Want to put your bear arms to use? Get score multipliers by completing the board quickly or matching all the berries in one stroke. Now you have a score so astronomical it hurts to conceptualize its magnitude. What now? Post your astronomical high score to Miiverse and get praise from Mandeer and tears of amazement from your fellow berry pickers.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – Grab two friends and prepare for a bold new adventure in The Legend of Zelda series. Each of you will play as Link, working together to conquer inventive dungeons and bosses. For the first time, stack three Links into a totem to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Don’t forget to pick an outfit to wear – each one offers a different boost or ability! (Available October 23)
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden – Z-Warriors, prepare for an extreme battle! Featuring more than 100 characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe, feel the destructive power of bone-crushing blows as you execute and chain together multi-hit combos. Command character-specific move sets and unleash epic Super Moves to deal devastating damage!
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations – Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations ia an all-new, story-driven 3D adventure game. Strange stuff is happening in the Land of Ooo (stranger than usual anyway). Luckily Finn and Jake are on the case! This mysterious adventure will put their detective skills to the test as they search for clues, interrogate witnesses and piece together the evidence to save the day. They might even have to bust up a few goons along the way, but it’s nothing that Finn and Jake Investigations can’t handle!
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets – Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets, powered by the acclaimed UbiArt Framework game engine, brings the look and feel of the show to Nintendo 3DS systems. Meet characters like Soos, Grunkle Stan, Old Man McGucket, and more! Creator and executive producer of Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch, brings the show’s signature humor and fan-favorite elements to the game.
Gunslugs 2 – If you like over-the-top action, chaos, explosions and weirdness, then you’ll love the Gunslugs 2 game. The game is a combination of fast run-and-gun game play mixed with elements of all our favorite movies and pop art from the ’80s and ’90s.
Wizdom – The inhabitants of the land of Wizdom love transformation potions to change their look. The famous master potion makers have also been perfecting the art of concocting potions since the dawn of time, and have completed their mastery of combining blobs. All you apprentice potion makers, today you must prove yourselves and satisfy your sometimes demanding clients who inhabit the lands of the Realm!