Nintendo ends off the month with some spooky releases for October! Yokai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls is going to bring some needed scare to your October gaming. If frights aren’t your thing and amazing adventures are. Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, Soul Axiom and Pikmin have your back! Lastly Azure Striker GUNVOLT 2 is blazing its way to your 3DS soon!
- 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 2is 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:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Queen’s Garden (Wii U), 3D Game Collection (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Epic Dumpster Bear is 40 percent off (reduced from $7.49 to $4.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 27.
- Blackjack 21, Super Hero Math and more games from Skunk Software are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 30.
- ZaciSa’s Last Stand is 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 1.
- Keytari: 8-Bit Music Maker is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 5.
- BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 3.
- Art of Balance is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $8.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Art of Balance TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20.
- Parking Star 3D, Swords & Soldiers 3D and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20.
- Epic Word Search Collection and Epic Word Search Collection 2 are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6.
- 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
- Quest of Dungeons (Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)
- Ninja Usagimaru – The Mysterious Karakuri Castle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Archery by Thornbury Software (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Dreamals: Dream Quest (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
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.
Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account. That being said, in such cases, modern POS systems (look up https://revelsystems.com/pos-systems/type/quick-service/ if you need a point of sale for your retail business) can provide these shops with different options to offer customers a variety of payment options. This can result in improved customer satisfaction and a diversification of revenue streams for such shops.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
Mike has been with NintendoFuse since January 2015 as a Social Media Manager. He has always had a passion for Nintendo games, and his favorite game series is Donkey Kong Country.