You’ll find a double shot of Final Fantasy in this week’s Nintendo Download as Final Fantasy Explorers is now available to download for the 3DS and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance has made the jump to the Wii U.
Ditching the turn-based format of most Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy Explorers is an action RPG for the 3DS that asks players to slay massive monsters while taking control of the franchise’s most famous faces. Players will also be able to choose from more than 20 jobs and summon eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut. Over on the Wii U, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance joins the Virtual Console and reintroduces players to the land of Ivalice in a strategic RPG originally released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003.
Another dynamic duo of games flew onto the Nintendo eShop this week with the release of Lego Avengers for the 3DS and Wii U this week. WB Games and TT Games turned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for their latest Lego game, adapting six of the films from the sprawling saga: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance – When Marche and his friends open an ancient magical tome, their small town is transformed into a fantasy-filled kingdom known as Ivalice. In this Game Boy Advance RPG classic, guide Marche and his clan against countless foes, and discover the wonders of Ivalice. Build up your party, master abilities and summons, and learn tactical combat to win in battle.
Lego Avengers – The best-selling Lego Marvel video game franchise returns with a new action-packed superhero adventure on the Wii. Lego Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed Marvel films, additional classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics, open-world game play and the introduction of dynamic new Team-Up Moves.
Shadow Puppeteer – Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful, world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning local co-op adventure. Work together as a boy and his shadow, manipulating light to solve puzzles that bring you closer to finding the evil shadow puppeteer.
Joe’s Diner – Somewhere along the venerable Route 7, in the middle of nowhere, you will find Joe’s Diner. As an employee working the graveyard shift for the next month, your primary task is to keep the tables clean – no tough challenge at all. Unfortunately, there is a rub to it. The old Diner was built on the site of a former Indian cemetery. Amongst the buried, two rival chieftains lay to rest; while alive, each could not stand the other. One chieftain endeavors only to rest in peace. The other, a prankster both in life and the afterlife, is prone to ruffle the feathers of his fellow chief. Besides your tasks as a waiter, it is up to you to keep things calm and not incur the angry chieftains’ wrath. To lay them both to everlasting rest just do your duty. Sounds easy but it is not… promised.
Level 22 – Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen. Hide in closets, crawl through air vents, slink along the walls… nobody must spot you!
Minigames Madness Volume #1: Hello World – In this pack you will get four great games for one crazy low price! Games like…
Mini-Farmer, which is a fun time management game where you get to run your own organic farm.
Eels and Ladders, which is a 1 to 2 player board game.
Copter, which is a highly addictive arcade game.
Cave Run – The Lost Gems Edition, which is one of the best casual games you will play this year.
Final Fantasy Explorers – Master more than 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into legendary characters from the Final Fantasy series via the Trance ability.
Lego Avengers – The best-selling Lego Marvel video game franchise returns with a new action-packed superhero adventure on the Nintendo 3DS. Lego Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed Marvel films, additional classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics, open-world game play and the introduction of dynamic new Team-Up Moves.
Hello Kitty’s Magic Apron – Get ready to cook up a storm, because Hello Kitty is back with an all-new rhythm action experience – one that’s really packed with flavour! Join Hello Kitty and her friends in the kitchen in this fun-packed cookery caper, jammed with mini games designed expressly with young players in mind. Learn the joys of cooking and the power of rhythm simultaneously, making new friends and coming up with tasty treats to the beat.
RV-7 My Drone – At some point, on the news or in documentaries, we’ve all seen the different applications that these devices have, from humanitarian to military. Would you like to be part of that trend? Do you want to conduct rescue missions, run supplies, put out fires, build bridges, defend power plants, protect food convoys? Or would you like to take action, challenging an entire army of air/ground drones?
Crazy Train – Crazy Train is an easy to learn and hard to master puzzle game that’s a highly addictive. Put on your thinking cap because hopeless train director Lionel Steeltrack needs your help sending passenger and cargo trains to their correct stations! Don’t get “sidetracked”… as you need to make sure your trains don’t crash.