Nintendo Download: October 17, 2013

Hey, hey, hey. Guess what today is… Come on… Nope, it’s not “hump day.” It’s Thursday, which means that it’s also Nintendo Download Day! Get ready for a new batch of downloadable games and apps for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops.

After a few weeks of a paltry list for the newest Nintendo home console, this week’s list is much larger for Wii U. First up is Mighty Switch Force 2, the sequel to the highly acclaimed indie platformer. You can also get the two Virtual Console titles, Urban Champion and Clu Clu Land. Then, on October 22, you can download the retail versions of Just Dance Kids 2014 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut. Those last two games probably appeal to completely different audiences, so be sure not to confuse them.

Over on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, the selections keep coming. To start things off, the Hulu Plus app has finally made its way to the 3DS after two years of waiting. The puzzler, Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2, is now available for download, and on October 22, you can download the sim, Hometown Story. In terms of download-only games, you can get 101 Penguin Pets 3D, Brunch Panic, My Vet Practice 3D – In the Country, and Snow Moto Racing 3D. The handheld Virtual Console list also grows with Pinball: Revenge of the Gator. Finally, if you’ve not downloaded the highly praised SteamWorld Dig, be sure to do so during its 20% off sale from October 17-20. (For some convincing, check out our review.)

That is it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of all the releases and prices below, along with the official press release information, straight from Nintendo of America. And be sure to let us know what game(s) or apps get you excited to play. Let us know in the comments below or in our forums!

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Mighty Switch Force 2 ($TBD)
  • Just Dance Kids 2014 ($29.99) *Starting 10.22.2013*
  • Urban Champion ($4.99)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut ($49.99) *Starting 10.22.2013*
  • Clu Clu Land ($4.99)

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Hulu Plus (FREE; Subscription Required)
  • 101 Penguin Pets 3D ($TBD)
  • Brunch Panic ($TBD)
  • Hometown Story ($39.99) *Starting 10.22.2013*
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 ($TBD)
  • My Vet Practice 3D – In the Country ($TBD)
  • Pinball: Revenge of the Gator ($2.99)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D ($TBD)

Nintendo eShop Discounts and Sales

  • Nintendo 3DS eShop: SteamWorld Dig (20% off October 17-20, 2013)




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