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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Just Dance 2016, more
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. (more…)
The Xbox Games Store grew by a few titles today as new Xbox One and Xbox 360 games are now available to download.
On the Xbox One, Gearbox’s Borderlands: The Handsome Collection compiles Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel into a single current-generation package. In addition to enhanced graphics and every piece of downloadable content for both games, the Handsome Collection also includes a brand new four-player couch co-op mode.
The Internet’s favorite boogeyman, Slenderman, will also make his Xbox One debut today as the survival horror title Slender: The Arrival is now available to download.
Finally, two episodic games will receive new entries this week as Telltale’s Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness (Episode 3 of 6) and Dontnod’s Life Is Strange: Out of Time (Episode 2 of 5) are now available on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Have you been waiting for another big PS4 exclusive? Wait no longer, From Software’s Bloodborne is now available to download through the PlayStation Store. A spiritual successor to the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne adds a creepy Victorian setting and lots of gunplay to the mix.
Also available this week is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which collects Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and all the previously-released DLC for both into one package on the PS4 (including the new Claptastic Voyage expansion for The Pre-Sequel). And speaking of games making the leap to the PS4, Slender: The Arrival is also available today for Sony’s newest machine.
If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is available on the Vita. It’s joined by this week’s Spring Fever selection, Metal Slug 3, which is actually a Cross-Buy title on the PS3, PS4, and Vita.
Finally, in episodic gaming news… Dontnod’s Life Is Strange: Out of Time (Episode 2) and Telltale’s Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness (Episode 3) are both available for the PS3 and PS4.
Three new games are now available to download from the Xbox Games Store including one Xbox 360 title and a pair of Xbox One games. First up, Midnight City has brought Slender: The Arrival, the first game starring the sinister Slenderman, to the Xbox 360 today and he’s joined by FIFA 15 from EA Sports:
Slender: The Arrival ($9.99)
You’re on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley’s original nerve-shattering sensation. Developed in collaboration with Blue Isle Studios, The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.
FIFA 15 ($59.99)
FIFA 15 brings football to life so fans can experience the sport like never before. Authentic Player Visuals make players look lean, athletic, and true to their real-life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of player movement, giving athletes more control and personality on the ball, and makes Man-to-Man Battles more rewarding than ever before. Football is the greatest drama on earth and FIFA 15 puts fans center stage allowing them to experience the intensity of the world’s greatest sport.
And the Xbox One is now home to Hidden Path’s tower defense title, Defense Grid 2; Zen’s tower-smashing title, CastleStorm; and EA Sports’ FIFA 15:
FIFA 15 ($59.99)
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are connected with Emotional Intelligence – now players will react to opponents and teammates within the context, and relative to the narrative of the match.
Defense Grid 2 ($24.99)
Defense Grid 2 is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment’s 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges.
CaslteStorm: Definitive Edition ($14.99)
Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles. The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!
Sony pushed out another huge PlayStation Store update yesterday, adding 13 new games to their three platforms.
PS4 players can now look forward to owning EA Sports’ latest soccer sim, FIFA 15, as well as Defense Grid 2 (a tower defense game from Hidden Path), Flockers (a Lemmings-like puzzler from Team17), and CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (a catapult game from Zen Studios).
EA Sports has also graced the PS3 with FIFA 15, and its joined by Slender: The Arrival (the first video game to star the titular Slenderman), Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! (an all-girl fighter from Arc System Works), Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (an RPG from Gust), Resonance of Fate (an RPG from Sega and Tri-Ace), and the PS2 Classic adaptation of WALL-E.
Finally, Vita owners can also download FIFA 15 and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! as well as the futuristic tactical action of Frozen Synapse Prime.