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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, New Nintendo 2DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Wii, WiiU, iOS
Genre: Hardware
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: March 2017

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, October 12, 2017

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Nintendo Switch

Yono and the Celestial Elephants (Plug In Digital/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Elephants are a mighty protectors of the world, born from the stars once per millennium. This is the age of Elephant Yono. But Yono is still so very young and in a kingdom inhabited by feudal Humans, undead Bonewights and robotic Mekani, it's not easy to keep one's trunk out of trouble.

Yono and the Celestial Elephants is a grand adventure, featuring carefully designed puzzles, treasure hunts, a sprinkling combat and a world full of people. Play as a young elephant tasked to save a world he's never seen before, and explore the rich history of a kingdom where humans, zombies and robots live side by side.

Features

  • Use your elephant trunk to solve puzzles and find secrets. Load it up with air, water and other things for different effects.
  • Visit 4 towns full of people, shops and side-quests.
  • Solve 3 deep dungeons of puzzles, monsters and finally a scary boss.
  • Explore forests and caves to find treasures and upgrades.
  • Discuss ascetic virtue ethics with the undead, existentialism and freedom of will with the robots, and political philosophy and the roots of power and authority with the humans.
  • Piece together ancient texts to uncover the history of the world, the development of human kind and the influence of past Elephants.

No. of Players 1 player

Wulverblade (Darkwind Media/Switch/$19.99/eShop)

Help Britannia defeat the Romans in Wulverblade – a hardcore side-scrolling beat 'em up inspired by the old arcade classics! Experience a historically inspired storyline across eight campaign levels – or test your skills in the game’s deadly arenas. Go it alone or team up with a friend in local two-player co-op. It’s time to show the Ninth Legion what you’re made of!

  • Experience a historically accurate storyline spanning eight varied levels.
  • Master retro-inspired combat, including modern enhancements.
  • Team up with a friend – arcade-style– in two-player local co-op.
  • Take in the rich, fully illustrated 2D scenery.
  • Test your skills in a variety of challenging combat arenas.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Neon Chrome (10tons/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

Experience a ruthless top-down cyberpunk shooter and blast your way through enemies and walls. Upgrade, enhance and build up your strength. The path to stopping the Overseer is ever changing.

Blast your way through enemies and walls with guns and cybernetic abilities. Experiment with different roles like the Hacker or the Cyber Psycho. Upgrade your character stats, discover new cybernetic enhancements and build up strength. Every death is a new beginning — the path to stopping the Overseer is never the same.

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons
  • Local co-op devastation for 2-4 players

No. of Players up to 4 players

88 Heroes - 98 Heroes Edition (Rising Star Games/Switch/$29.95/eShop)

It's 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8's 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! But who will save us in our time of need? The bravest? The boldest? No... the 88 Heroes (plus ten of their friends)!

Prepare to infiltrate Dr. H8's lair with the help of the strangest, dumbest and most pointless superheroes ever! With 88 levels between you and Dr. H8, only 88 seconds to complete each level and the 88-minute Doomsday clock already ticking, lead 98 unique characters – each with their own special abilities – on a platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, danger-dodging mission to save Earth from complete destruction!

No. of Players 1 player

The King Of Fighters '95 (HAMSTER, Co./Switch/$7.99/eShop)

The King Of Fighters '95 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995.

In addition to the character of popular work such as "FATAL FURY" and "ART OF FIGHTING" in the sequel title of the previous work "KOF '94", Yagamian will participate as the rival of the main character Kyo Kusanagi.

With the team edit function installed, it became possible to form a team with the player's favorite character.

The "ACA NEOGEO" series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

No. of Players 2 players

Oceanhorn - Monster of Uncharted Seas (FDG Entertainment/Switch/$14.99/eShop/FREE Demo)

You wake up and find a letter from your father. He is gone...

The only lead is his old notebook and a mysterious necklace. What happened?

Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas, a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest. Use all your wits and skill to unravel the mysteries of the ancient kingdom Arcadia and sea monster Oceanhorn.

Oceanhorn combines captivating storytelling, breathtaking 3D visuals and exciting gameplay into one massive action adventure experience you will never forget.

Enjoy an incredible soundtrack from the best video game composers in the world: Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) and Kenji Ito (Seiken Densetsu).

Features:

  • Full HD, 1080p, 60 FPS
  • Music from legendary Nobuo Uematsu and Kenji Ito
  • 10+ hours of story driven gameplay.
  • Master magic and swordfight
  • Find ancient items to help you on your quest

No. of Players 1 player

Don't Knock Twice (Wales Interactive/Switch/$14.99/eShop/Available on Oct.17)

Don't Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch.

Explore a grand manor house and interact with almost every object you see. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of the manor, searching for hidden clues and using items to fight or escape the terror that surrounds you. The game is based on the film, Don't Knock Twice, starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and directed by Caradog James (The Machine).

No. of Players 1 player

The Flame In The Flood: Complete Edition (Curve Digital/Switch/$14.99/eShop)

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is a wilderness survival game in which a girl and her dog travel on foot and by raft down a procedurally-generated river.

Scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife and, most importantly, stay healthy in a dangerous wilderness. This Complete Edition includes various gameplay enhancements and a Director’s Commentary mode.

The Flame in the Flood also features an original soundtrack by acclaimed Alt-Country rocker Chuck Ragan featuring The Camaraderie, The Fearless Kin and other special guests.

No. of Players 1 player

Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition (Ratalaika Games/Switch/$4.99/eShop)

Squareboy vs Bullies is an old school beat 'em up by Rohan Narang that follows the titular Squareboy and his quest for Justice!

For far too long the bullies have gone unpunished and with no one else to put them in their place, Squareboy finds himself standing up against them to do what is right, not just for himself, but for everyone the bullies victimized. Will you help Squareboy fight off the Bullies?

Features

  • Retro pixel art graphics and OST with 14 different chiptune tracks.
  • Fight in many different locations across Squareburg.
  • New Arena mode.
  • Never before seen Bullies.
  • New UI screen that takes advantage of the entire screen.

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Rogue Trooper Redux (Rebellion/Switch/$24.99/eShop/Available on Oct.17)

A pioneering tactical shooter and landmark comic book adaptation, Rogue Trooper is back, remastered and revitalized in true high definition.

No. of Players up to 4 players

Putty Pals (Harmonious Games/Switch/$9.99/eShop/Available on Oct.18)

Two adorable bouncing blobs are lost far from home, and only teamwork, communication and a whole lot of hilarious mistakes will guide them back. Sitting side-by-side on the couch, you and a friend will glide, bounce, squish and swing your way through a vibrant cartoon landscape, solving puzzles, avoiding danger and uncovering hidden secrets.

PURE CO-OP GOODNESS
Putty Pals isn’t just a single-player game that two people can play together. It’s been designed from the ground up to be a cooperative two-player experience.

  • Color-based puzzles mean both players have important jobs to do
  • Flatten yourself into a trampoline to bounce your friend to new heights
  • Communication is key: you won’t get anywhere if you don’t talk to each other

A WHIMSICAL WORLD!
You know what Putty Pals isn’t? BROWN! Play as colorful characters in a colorful world and enjoy a fun, feel-good experience that will leave you smiling.

  • Featuring cute characters with adorable animations
  • Hilarious character voices that will make you giggle
  • Explore locations from explosive Mt Puttuvius to frozen Puttarctica

SO MUCH TO EXPLORE
Share hours of fun with your co-op buddy as you bounce your way through a bonanza of challenges and collectibles.

  • 28 full-sized levels, plus 16 bonus unlockable mini-levels for extra challenge
  • Cunningly hidden secrets and taxing time trials will keep you coming back for more

No. of Players 2 players simultaneous

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/3DSXL/eShop

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (SEGA/3DS/$39.99/eShop/Available on Oct.17)

Etrian Odyssey V chronicles the quest of a new adventurer as he or she attempts to reach the crown of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil Labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled. Each culture has their own myth, some say great power will be granted, others believe the great mysteries will be solved. Some believe the ultimate techniques can be mastered there, and a number believe the lost treasures can be found at the top of the Yggdrasil Tree's boughs.

There's a reason why no one has ever reached the top. Dangerous creatures and terrifying FOEs roam the labyrinth on every floor, so prepare to test your mettle with challenging turn-based battles. Form your own party and partner up to unleash devastating attacks

Personalize your party to work to your advantage! With endless character customization, adventurers will cast and create their own party from four unique races and ten different classes to explore the uncharted labyrinth.

By utilizing the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS, you will become your own cartographer. Fill your map and mark the locations of treasures, doors, enemies, environmental obstructions, and other important landmarks you find while traversing the many strata of the perilous dungeon.

No. of Players 1 player

Little Adventure on the Prairie (Infinite Madaa/3DS/$2.99/eShop)

Venture through 12 levels of pure slaughter and mindlessly try to kill all the monsters that are facing you.

Want to finish the last level from the first time without dying? Try using the different items throughout the levels to overcome all the monsters and obstacles easier.

No. of Players 1 player

Virtual Console

Volgarr the Viking (Crazy Viking/Wii U/$9.99/eShop)

Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood.

Flex your gaming muscles and step into the arena with Volgarr the Viking... or retire your gamer card. We dare you.

No. of Players 1 player

Legend of Hero Tonma (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

Legend of Hero Tonma is an action game that puts players in control of the magic user Tonma.

Fight your way through seven stages using Tonma's jump ability and shot power. Collect power-ups and barriers to grow in strength and pummel your enemies. Bring that strength to the end of each stage to face off against and defeat the menacing bosses that aim to keep you from the princess. This well-detailed game's comic visuals and feel will have players wanting to come back for more frantic and exciting action.

No. of Players 2 players

Digital Champ Battle Boxing (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

Set in the near future, Digital Champ is a first-person-perspective boxing title that plunges players into the raw intensity of the ring! Determined to thwart Mother Computer's plot to conquer mankind, you infiltrate the enemy's domain, using your boxing skills to vanquish your foes. Each round is three minutes, with a total of twelve rounds to a match. Advance to the next contest through either a KO or by flattening an opponent three times in a round for a TKO. Utilize an arsenal of left and right jabs, hooks, power-charged crosses, and three different kinds of "Devastator" punches. Deftly block and slip your opponent’s attacks, and look for your chance to lay them out.

No. of Players 1 player

Motoroader (Konami/Wii U/$5.99/eShop)

Motoroader is a futuristic racing game that allows up to five players to compete against each other! Use the cash earned when you win a race to power up your machine! Not only can you change the "TIRE" and "BODY" of your vehicle, but you can also add "SPECIAL" parts! Jump over tall obstacles with a "HOPPER" and blast past your rivals at incredible speeds with "NITRO"! What multiplayer game would be complete without attack items? Use a forward-launching "GRENADE" or a backward-dropping "BOMBER" to blow up and knock away your rivals!

No. of Players up to 5 players

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities:

  • New My Nintendo Activities – A new fall color has arrived for the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, and we’ve got the perfect Home menu themes to go along with it! Whether you have a New Nintendo 2DS XL (White + Orange) or another member of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, you can redeem your My Nintendo points for these seasonal and spooky Halloween themes to decorate your Home menu:
  • Fire Emblem Heroes – A New Update and More Events!
    • To celebrate the free 1.8.0 update for the Fire Emblem Heroes mobile game, you can collect free Orbs up to 10 times from a Log-In Bonus until Oct. 22 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
    • A new option, Sacred Seal Forge, has been added to the game. Using it, you will be able to both create new Sacred Seals and enhance existing Sacred Seals. See more details about the update here.
    • Participate in the Voting Gauntlet: The Blood of Dragons until Oct. 14 at 8:59 p.m. PT.
    • Experience Bound Hero Battle: Minerva & Maria until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
    • Special event Summoning Focus: Minerva & Maria’s Battle can be enjoyed until Oct. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Super Mario Run– The new Super Mario Run free update is here, and there are LOTS of new things to discover. Remix 10, made of some of the shortest Super Mario Run courses you'll ever play, is here! There are also some new courses, a new playable character and a new feature that lets you listen to your favorite music while you play. New to Super Mario Run? Download it from the App Store or Google Play at no cost, and try elements of the game’s three modes for free. Save up to 50 percent off the full game price to celebrate the new version until 11:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 12.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Theme

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