This is Nintendo Download, which is your weekly breakdown of what’s new on the Wii U and 3DS. Let’s get started with this week’s roundup (Note: Trailers for all games are embedded below):
- Tomodachi Life Demo (1 player, Nintendo, Free): Try it before you buy it. Download the free demo version of Tomodachi Life and see what happens when you set your Mii population loose on “hilarious adventures.” Then transfer your progress to the full game if you later purchase it.
- Squids Odyssey (1 player, The Game Bakers, $14.99): Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of an action and turn-based RPG. With their colorful realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of Squid heroes has no other choice but to fight back. Build your team of heroes and throw them into “epic turn-based battles” against corrupted crabs and shrimps, Squids Odyssey includes the two original campaigns from SQUIDS and SQUIDS Wild West, along with original content.
Wii U eShop
- Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2 players, DrinkBox Studios/Broken Rules, $14.99): Guacamelee! is an action-platformer set in a magical, Mexican-inspired world. Explore lively towns and dangerous temples, unlock new luchador powers and suplex some skeletons in this expanded version of the original game. Enjoy off-TV play or track your progress through the world using the map on the Wii U’s GamePad controller.
- Armillo (1 player, Fuzzy Wuzzy Games, $5.99): Armillo is a 3D action platformer with a massive amount of gameplay elements that mix the classic with the new. Roll, jump and boost through multiple spherical worlds as Armillo, a space armadillo. The game features off-TV play, Wii U Pro Controller support and an optional tilt control mechanism.
Wii U Virtual Console
- Mario Tennis: Power Tour (1 player, Nintendo, $6.99): Think you’ve got the strokes to go toe-to-toe with the best tennis players in the Mario universe? Go head-to-head in a single match, or team up with another character and play doubles. Set out on a journey to greatness and test your topspin in this role-playing sports adventure. Customize your stats and equip Power Shots to send your opponents reeling. Can you defeat the current champions and become the top-ranked tennis player?
- Kung Fu Rabbit- Starting today until 9AM PT on July 10, the Kung Fu Rabbit games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
- ATLUS Games- Atlus wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS starting at 9AM PT on July 7 through 9AM PT on July 21.
- Just Dance 2014- Just Dance 2014 has been permanently reduced from $49.99 to $39.99 starting July 7 in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Also new this week
- Bombing Bastards (up to 5 players, Wii U, Sanuk Games, $6.99)
- Internal Invasion (1 player, Wii U, Bear Box Media, $4.49)
- Poker Dice Solitaire Future (1 player, Wii U, RCMADIAX, $1.99)
- ZaciSa’s Last Stand (up to 5 players, Wii U, ZeNfa Productions, $2.99)
- Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (1 player, 3DS, Spicysoft Corporation, $2.99)
- City Mysteries (1 player, 3DS, Selectsoft, $4.99)
- Glory of Generals (1 player, 3DS. CiIRCLE Ent., $9.99)
- Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (1 player, Collavier Corporation, $4.99)
- Karaoke Joysound- Full, Demo versions (up to 8 players, Wii, Brother International Corp., $4.99)