Lots of goodness this week with all four Nintendo pillars getting something. The Cave, which was released last week, will be let loose as a demo this week. Three 3DS games are released as full game downloads an there are virtual console releases for both the Wii and 3DS. And 99Moves, which we previewed earlier in the week, is also now available on DSiWare.
Nintendo Wii U eShop
Action, Puzzles | Neko Entertainment | Rated:T | TBD
Dive into Puddle™, a physics game unlike any other! Winner at the Independent Games Festival 2010, Puddle is now available on Nintendo Wii U. Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other where you have to guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right! Play carefully taking friction, gravity and temperature into account, and by using the unique properties of each type of fluid (water, oil, nitroglycerin, molten lava…) in a range of original environments. Conserve as much fluid as possible when crossing a variety of obstacles such as burning passageways, carnivorous plants and electric currents!
Nintendo Wii U Demo
Action, Adventure | Sega | Rated:T | FREE (Demo)
The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.
Nintendo 3DS Full Game Download
Fire Emblem Awakening
Turn-based strategy | Nintendo | Rated:T
Lead an army of knights, mages, archers and other classes into battle to defend a fantasy world teetering on the brink of war. Your army, which grows as the game’s epic story progresses, is composed of a brave group of memorable characters with unique abilities. Just plan your attacks carefully – the lives of your soldiers and the future of the world depend on it. The full version of Fire Emblem Awakening launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Feb. 4.
Action, Adventure | Agetec | Rated:E
A spin-off from the Rabi Laby series, this game is also a puzzle-type adventure, but this time the player is taken deep inside the Queen’s Domain in the World of Wonderland. In the previous adventure, the Queen sent a large group of her precious minions, the Cheshire Cats, to find and capture Alice and Rabi. Shortly, after they were captured, one of the Queen’s minions, a Cheshire Cat named Alicia, became curious of Alice and instinctually knew that Alice was a good person. Alicia, unknown to Alice and Rabi, helped them both escape from their imprisonment…
Action, Adventure | Agetec | Rated:E-10
Join Latis and Cereza on their adventure and discover the secrets buried deep in the ancient castle of Verulia. This is the story of Latis, a girl who is half-human, half-vampire, and her quest to discover why a vampire is invading the human world. This is a platformer type game with elements of an RPG. The player advances and collects money by defeating enemies and must explore to discover items used to increase abilities, such as magic and transformation…
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Adventure, Arcade, RPG | Nicalis, Inc. | Rated:T | $4.99
You wake up in an underwater cave. Near the bottom of an enormous abyss, there’s only one way out. Swim in a dark world under attack by frequent earthquakes and famine. This vast undersea kingdom is filled with both dangerous and hamless denizens. Its fearful inhabitants are led by a reluctant fish who has no answer to the impending disasters. Take to the sea and help your new friends flee their home and find a new one. Their fate rests with you, Ikachan. You must help them find a way out before it’s too late. Use whatever tools you can and try to escape. Swim, Ikachan, swim!
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Action, Arcade | Nintendo | Rated:E | $4.99
As Popo, players use a trusty mallet to work their way up the mountain. They chip away at the blocks overhead, then jump up through the resulting hole to the mountain’s next level. Once Popo reaches the top level, he enters a fast-moving bonus stage in which he can pick up veggies and, hopefully, reach the summit for a big point payoff. Of course, not everyone’s supportive of Popo’s pastime. Toppies fill Popo’s holes, so players must jump through the gaps quickly. It’s easy to slip off some of the icy levels, as Polar Bears, Toppies, and other ferocious fauna don’t want players up there. There are 32 challenging peaks to scale. How will you fare?
Nintendo Wii Virtual Console
Metal Slug 4
Action, Multiplayer, Shooter | D4 Enterprise | Rated:T | TBA
Metal Slug 4 is the fifth installment in the Metal Slug series. Choose from four different mercenaries and battle against the terrorist group “Amadeus”. Skillfully jump and shoot your way through enemies while picking up items to replenish your weapons. Like in the previous games, you can ride vehicles and fight rigorously against enemies. Furthermore, Metal Slug 4 introduces the all-new Metallish System, an interesting bonus scoring system that puts a new spin on things. Additionally, there are new items and characters, creating a fresh new take on the Metal Slug universe.
Action, Adventure | EnjoyUp Games | Rated:E | 200 Points
99Moves, a retro arcade game where you will have to survive with just 99 Movements. Without a heading in the galaxy, all was lost because your energy was about to run out… gravity would chart the course of your destiny… Suddenly, V-99 entered a zone called Shaders, which provided energy… It was a new opportunity to survive. However, it was not all good news, as you only have 99 energy pulses to move through the Shaders zone. Also available in the 3DS eShop for $1.99.
Nintendo 3DS DLC
Sparkle Snapshots 3D DLC
Personalize your photographs with two new decoration sets: the “Mario Core Set” and “Mario Kart 7 Set.” These new themed sets are now available for purchase in the Sparkle SnapShop, the in-game boutique. Sparkle Snapshots 3D is available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo 3DS XL system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
* Originally posted on Darkain Arts Gamers