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Nintendo eShop Digital Download Thursdays

This week’s eShop releases are special. Why? Yo-Kai is why! Part 2 of the popular series is hitting the eShop tonight at midnight. I’m on the go, so I have to keep this update short, but read on for the full list:

 

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls– Watch out! The strangely charming troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back for a new adventure! Find, befriend and battle more than 350 new and returning Yo-kai. Hop on a train to seek out new towns and new Yo-kai. Teaming up with the heroic cat Hovernyan, travel back in time to save Springdale and witness the origin of the Yo-kai Watch! Both versions of the game, each containing unique Yo-kai, will be available on Sept. 30. Try out the new YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games with a special (and free!) demo, available now.
    • Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 – From INTI CREATES, Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is a 2D action/platforming game in the style of the Japanese classics of yesteryear, available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. The great controls, crisp graphics, unique play mechanics and epic boss battles from the first installment are all here, along with a host of new features. Click here to view the trailer. Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is part of the #Nindies Summer Jam promotion, with a special introductory price through 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6.
    • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – Get fired up for this cool new game. Race through this epic new adventure as Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles or Sticks to stop Dr. Eggman and new adversary D-Fekt. Harness the power of fire and ice to blaze through obstacles and puzzles, and freeze enemies in their tracks. Use Sonic’s speed, Tails’ flight, Knuckles’ strength, Sticks’ Boomerang and Amy’s hammer to explore, fight and race through an undiscovered land.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Soul Axiom – Collect unique hand powers to solve puzzles, manipulate the environment and unlock paths in this compelling cyber thriller. Immerse yourself in a dramatic story with more than 20 hours of gameplay and 40 distinct locations to explore. Choose your destiny and discover multiple endings as you unravel the mysteries of your digital afterlife.
  • Wii Retail on Wii U
    • Pikmin – Captain Olimar has crash-landed on a strange world, and his only hope for survival lies with odd creatures called Pikmin. Set out and explore the strange, lush planet before Olimar’s life support runs out. In this Wii version of the original Nintendo GameCube classic, command up to 100 Pikmin, swarm predators and haul critical parts back to your ship all by using the Wii Remote controller.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • Pokémon: A Sinister Organization—Team Galactic
    • Pokémon: A Sinister Organization—Team Rocket
    • Shantae Beach
    • Pirate Pop Plus
    • YO-KAI WATCH Komasan – Available Sept. 30
    • YO-KAI WATCH Komajiro – Available Sept. 30
    • YO-KAI WATCH Robonyan – Available Sept. 30
Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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