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Nintendo Downloads - January 2010

Nessus

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TheUnknownForce said:
Just a little curious question. Why does the Nintendo Downloads thread happen monthly, yet every week there is a new thread dedicated to each PSN and XBLA update, pretty much? Not that I mind, but I'm curious.
Because individual threads for each release make them easy to miss. My personal experience has been I check the PlayStation Store regularly and I read GAF daily but I somehow manage to miss that Soul Reaver had been released until several weeks later. Same with Resident Evil 2.

Personally I really like these combined threads.
 
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The Main Event said:
WOW, it's coming out here? And only $5?! :O
$5 is the right price for it, it is great for that immediate shot but the arcade ramp up means that level 3 or 4 is where you'll stop. However, for $5 it's worth it if only to break it out at parties.
 

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Wizpig said:
So Phoenix Wright is coming out in Europe.
And still no news on ExciteBike or Castlevania. =)
I think I read somewhere that EB is scheduled for a February release. Yeah, I know but at least we are getting it :lol .
 

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Atama wo yokusuru Anzan DS: Zou no Hana Fuusen (Shingakusha, 200pts)
Nandoku 500 Kanji Word Puzzle (IE Institute, 200pts)
Renjuku Kanji Shougaku Ni-nensei (IE Institute, 500pts)

Sorry, I just can't resist nitpicking... On the other hand, I have seen worse... alot worse.
 

Somnid

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Mreow said:
Atama wo yokusuru Anzan DS: Zou no Hana Fuusen (Shingakusha, 200pts)
Nandoku 500 Kanji Word Puzzle (IE Institute, 200pts)
Renjuku Kanji Shougaku Ni-nensei (IE Institute, 500pts)

Sorry, I just can't resist nitpicking... On the other hand, I have seen worse... alot worse.
I usually do these when I wake up Friday morning before I head out. It's also completely unnatural for me to see these in roman characters, so I don't tend to catch it. Seeing as you're the only one to comment I'm guessing the majority of people in this thread don't look at anything other than the VC releases anyway. I used to do full translations too but nobody cared.
 
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Rlan said:
Hey guys, we've got the exclusive first artwork of Legends of Exidia, Gameloft's DSiWare A-RPG!



More here:

http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/01/exclusive_first_look_at_gamelo.php

Expect to hear more about it next week, where it will be unveiled. Coming soon too! :)
Im digging the art, its pretty nice.

adg1034 said:
Dark Void Zero is releasing tomorrow on DSiWare. 500 points.

News courtesy of the composer, Bear McCreary.
Yes! This is going to be so awesome! I would have never guess we would get such awesome retro gaming from this generation. Capcom will have my thanks in the form of cash. Also, why havent they made Mega Man 9 available for download on DS yet? It would most certainly be the most instant double dip Ive ever made, and it would cost them next to nothing.
 

adg1034

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metsallica said:
HOLD UP. Bear did the 8-bit score?! INSTANT BUY.
Apparently, Bear's retro-themed version of the Dark Void Main Theme helped convince Capcom to make Dark Void Zero. So, yeah.

This is where I wish I had a DSi. Any word on the multiplatform release dates yet?
 

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adg1034 said:
Apparently, Bear's retro-themed version of the Dark Void Main Theme helped convince Capcom to make Dark Void Zero. So, yeah.

This is where I wish I had a DSi. Any word on the multiplatform release dates yet?
yeah PC and something else... iPhone i think.
 

zigg

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Shiggy said:
Why did nobody tell me that the Art Academy titles were done by Headstrong? :D
Did it matter? :lol

I thought it was kind of interesting, but yeah, I like them for what they are, regardless of who made them.
 

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Do the Art Academy games have fucked-up naked grandmas in them, then?

If so, sold!
 

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zigg said:
Did it matter? :lol

I thought it was kind of interesting, but yeah, I like them for what they are, regardless of who made them.
Yeah, but it is a big letdown that you can't save more than one painting if you want to continue to work on it. And once it's finished, you can't refine a picture you have saved to the DSi Album. I realize that resaving the JPEG would fuck up the compression but come on...
 

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NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: NINTENDO ASKS EVERYONE TO MUSCLE MARCH IN FORMATION

Jan. 18, 2010
There's a lot to say about this week's downloadable games. You can check out the brain-training power of The Amazing Brain Train! or the cute puppies of Me And My Dogs: Friends Forever. Fans of more traditional games can protect their space fleet from waves of enemies in STARSHIP DEFENSE™ or explore the dual temporal world of Chronos Twins. Retro gamers will certainly like the ninja stylings of Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi™ on the Virtual Console™ service or the chance to try out the Nintendo DSiWare™ title Dark Void™ Zero, a mythical long-lost game from Capcom's vaults.

And then there's Muscle March.

A bunch of bodybuilders (and a polar bear) clad in bikini briefs chase after protein-powder thieves who can bash through walls at will. Strike your best bodybuilder poses to catch the thief and make the protein powder yours again. This surreal experience is best shared among friends, so start flexing!

WiiWare™

Muscle March
Publisher: NBGI
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Muscle March is a quirky Japanese action game stuffed full of macho bodybuilders. The all mighty protein powder has been stolen, so it's up to Tony and his muscle-bound crew to catch the thieves. Choose from a variety of perfectly molded superstars and bring these terrible villains to justice. As the thieves attempt escape, they will smash through walls while making a variety of poses. You must match these poses to fit through the holes and catch up to the thieves. The protein powder will be yours again! Flex your muscles by yourself or with up to three friends in turn-based macho excitement. Posing for a few minutes not enough? Enjoy Endless Rush mode until your muscles bulge and explode! Muscle March will also be the first WiiWare title to offer a polar bear in tight swimwear!

The Amazing Brain Train!
Publisher: Wahoo Studios
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: All aboard! Power up your intellect and embark on an epic quest aboard The Amazing Brain Train! Fueled by your mental energy, Professor Fizzwizzle's Brain Train will take you on a brain-boosting adventure. Put your mighty mind to the test and see how far you can go.

Nintendo DSiWare™

STARSHIP DEFENSE
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: STARSHIP DEFENSE takes the tower defense genre into outer space. Defend your space fleet from wave after wave of enemy attacks by equipping a variety of weapons and using a combination of strategic skills and resource management. Attach weapons to your ships using the touch screen, making sure to place them for maximum effect when planning your defense. If you don't, the relentless nature of your enemies could overwhelm you. Increase your chances of success by using energy collected from defeated enemies to install new and more powerful weapons, destroying particular enemies to obtain weapon upgrades, and watching for rare power crystals that unlock advanced attacks, including a devastating black hole. And if you still find yourself in trouble, select an SOS card to call on a special kind of assistance. You'll have to defend your fleet across 30 intense sectors, some with specific challenges, while advancing your rank from lowly recruit all the way to fleet admiral. Are you up to the challenge?

Dark Void Zero
Publisher: Capcom Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: As the '80s were drawing to a close, the developers at Capcom began work on a top-secret project that aimed to set new standards for the platformer genre. That game was called Dark Void. Alas, Capcom suspended development on Dark Void as it began to evaluate the SNES™. Before long, the game was shelved and drifted, unnoticed, into the annals of gaming history. Dark Void became a legendary "lost project" at Capcom. Now, nearly 20 years later, Dark Void is back! To commemorate the game's humble origins, Capcom has commissioned this recreation of the original 8-bit classic, now re-titled Dark Void Zero, on the Nintendo DSi™ system. You play as Rusty, the first human born in the Void, who must take on the Watchers in a quest to stop their domination of Earth. With the aid of Nikola Tesla and his state-of-the-art rocket pack, Rusty must take down the Watchers and their minions across three intense levels of action and intrigue.

Chronos Twins
Publisher: EnjoyUp Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Enter into the original world of Chronos Twins, where you'll live a fantastic adventure full of innovative ideas never seen before in any game. Thanks to its Dual Gameplay game system you'll be able to control Nec in two temporal scenarios at the same time. Chronos Twins mixes action, platforms, adventure and puzzles to challenge your intelligence and ability. If you like games with a real challenge, there's no doubt that Chronos Twins is the game you're looking for.

Me And My Dogs: Friends Forever
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Have you always dreamed of having a cute dog to cuddle? Thanks to Me And My Dogs: Friends Forever, you can have up to three of the cutest pups imaginable at the same time and take them with you everywhere you go. Choose from friendly Labradors, playful Chow Chows and smart Beagles. Like real dogs, you'll have to take care of them, feed them, wash them and give them lots of love. Play with them at the park and teach them lots of tricks or train them for competitions at the stadium. You can even call them like in real life thanks to the microphone.

Virtual Console™

Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Original platform: Genesis
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Easy to play, hard to master, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, first released in 1987, is the sequel to the original Shinobi arcade game, and is one of the only games in the Shinobi series to feature true arcade-style game play. Play as Joe Musashi, the master ninja known to his enemies only as "The Shinobi." This battle is not one you must fight alone, as this is the first game in the Shinobi series to feature your ninja attack dog, Yamoto, who will charge foes on command, leaving them open to a powerful drop kick. Use your mastery of ancient ninja technique to topple the crime syndicate - the Neo Zeed Corporation - and free the foreign dignitaries they have taken hostage in New York City. Good luck, and may the ninja spirits help guide you in your journey.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii™ Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.
 

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Volcynika said:
So if I got one of the Chronos Twins titles soon, which one should I get?
My guess would be the DS one, since that was the platform it was originally designed for, the two screen thing makes sense, and it was originally a retail release there.
 

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Mockingbird said:
Wait, so this is the mythical title mentioned on Nintendo Week? How is it mythical?
The mythical title is Dark Void Zero, per its initial description at the top of the PR, which doesn't really make any sense.
 

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sfog said:
The mythical title is Dark Void Zero, per its initial description at the top of the PR, which doesn't really make any sense.
Huh? Nintendo week specifically said the following though: "We're also going to check out a mythic virtual console title."

Dark Void Zero isn't even a virtual console title, much less mythic since it's all PR bs about having been originally developed in the 80s.
 

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Mockingbird said:
Huh? Nintendo week specifically said the following though: "We're also going to check out a mythic virtual console title."

Dark Void Zero isn't even a virtual console title, much less mythic since it's all PR bs about having been originally developed in the 80s.
It's advertising. They're pretending it's an NES game that was never released.
 

Kishgal

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Yeah, I think the Dark Void Zero thing is really cute. I'm surprised that some people actually took it at face value, though.
 
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Stumpokapow said:
My guess would be the DS one, since that was the platform it was originally designed for, the two screen thing makes sense, and it was originally a retail release there.
Chronos Twins was originally made for GBA then to DS. The problem with the DS iteration, compared to the WiiWare one, is that it is harder to view both times at the same time. The game was somewhat meant to be played with both worlds easily seen on one screen. So, I'd imagine the WiiWare version to be easier in that regard.

Unfortunately, it is double the price of the DSiWare version. Still, Chronos Twins has quality gameplay fit for either purchase.

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Oh, and I definitely want Dark Void Zero, but don't have the systems for it. D: And I'm not in a PC gaming mood recently.
 

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I'll probably get Dark Void Zero, though it looks a bit challenging for my tastes.

Mockingbird said:
Huh? Nintendo week specifically said the following though: "We're also going to check out a mythic virtual console title."

Dark Void Zero isn't even a virtual console title, much less mythic since it's all PR bs about having been originally developed in the 80s.
They said they're going to check out a mythic Virtual Console title. They didn't say the mythic VC title was releasing this week, they're just going to check it out this week.
 

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Shiggie said:
All DSi Ware sounds good. Im getting them all *maniacal laugh*.
I know I can't resist the power of Me and My Dogs.

(is that a misprint, btw? It says "Wii Points"...)

Sign me up for Chronos Twins, though. At least, when my DSi comes back from repair tomorrow. :D
 

radcliff

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MoxManiac said:
Wish they'd release more than one VC game a week...
I think they were only doing that late last year so they could release Super Smash Bros. 64 as VC release # 500 around Xmas time. Since they hit that goal, its probably back to 1 a week.