The Wii U gets a new game this week with the release of Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 while the Nintendo 3DS sees Mega Man II arrive on the Virtual Console. The latter also sees a slew of full game downloads with four full games, including the new Brain Training game from Nintendo. Also for those RPG fans out there (ahem Les) you can download a demo of Atlus’ new release Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan! Finally Circle’s latest game Ah! Heaven also arrives on DSiWare this week.
Nintendo Wii U eShop
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
Action, Adventure | TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. | Rated:M | TBD
“Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2” is a collaboration between the popular manga “Fist of the North Star” and the “Warriors” video game series, which is known for its action-packed gameplay. Various episodes have been included from the original manga in addition to the Raoh storyline, such as that of the Celestial Emperor, the Land of Shura, and the final story revolving around Bat and Rin, allowing the game to faithfully recreate the battles between these captivating characters and their legendary martial arts. The game’s Legend Mode follows the overall story of the original manga, while Dream Mode focuses on events that take place between episodes in the original story, enabling “Fist of the North Star” fans as well as newcomers to the series to completely enjoy the rich story the series is known for. Online cooperative and versus play are also available, and there is downloadable content planned to expand the game even further.
Nintendo 3DS Full Game Download
Brain Age: Concentration Training
Mental Training | Nintendo | Rated:E | TBD
Brain Age is back with all-new devilishly tricky brain-training exercises designed to help retrain the modern mind. With all of the technological distractions of modern life, information overload and information addiction can make it difficult to stay focused. Brain Age: Concentration Training uses newly designed exercises that will test your short term memory access and help to improve your concentration skills to combat these daily distractions. New Devilish Training exercises dynamically adjust their difficulty based on your real-time results, always pushing to improve your ability, alongside additional new and classic puzzles. Discover the next level of brain-training – only for Nintendo 3DS. Brain Age: Concentration Training will be available in the Nintendo eShop and in retail stores on Feb. 10.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D
Sports, Racing | Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. | Rated:E | TBD
This fall Pro Evolution Soccer strikes back onto the pitch to showcase dazzling new skills. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 returns to the roots of soccer with unique levels of control plus major emphasis on the individual style of the world’s best players. Thanks to feedback from dedicated fans, PES2013 offers total freedom to play any kind of ball, which for the first time includes full control over shooting and first touch. Endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, PES will continue to push boundaries, perfectly reflecting the genius of top level players and capturing the essence of modern teamwork. Original retail release date Nov 6th, 2012.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
Action, Adventure | Ubisoft | Rated:T | TBD
Coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D is the highly anticipated hand held game in the multimillion-selling Splinter Cell series and one of the most critically acclaimed franchises of all time. Sam Fisher is sent behind enemy lines in the Korean Peninsula to prevent WWIII, by investigating the responsible party that sunk the USS Clarence E Walsh, U.S.’s most advanced cruiser. Through his investigation, Sam learns that the key parties who are planning to use the Masse Kernels to launch WWIII are war comrade Douglas Shetland, Displace International, and Admiral Otomo, the Third Echelon Information Self Defense Force (I-SDF) contact. The cutting edge hardware of the new Nintendo 3DS allows Splinter Cell fans to play in immersive 3D and ability to interact with the game like nothing before. Original retail release date April 10th, 2011.
Action, Adventure | Ubisoft | Rated:E | TBD
Game OverviewA thrilling new 3D world of adventure and fun! A great diversity of environments; Rediscover familiar friends and foes of Rayman; Improved learning curve, immersive cameras and graphics. Rayman, one of Ubisoft’s most iconic and beloved characters, is back to engage audiences in a thrilling new 3D world of adventure and fun. Original retail release date March 27th, 2011.
Nintendo 3DS Demo
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
Role-Playing | Atlus | Rated:T | FREE (Demo)
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis’ oldest mystery. You are only as good as your map and your heroes. Celebrate the tradition of classic pen and paper roleplaying games by using the bottom touch screen to chart out your path and the dangers you have encountered. A good map might save your life. A deep character creation and party customization system encourages experimentation and rewards creativity and imagination. Every choice matters. All-new casual play option allows beginners and newcomers to more easily learn the ropes without fear of setback or death with this new, less daunting mode. Gaming’s best tribute to retro RPGs enters a new dimension packed with improvements and content: an enhanced graphics engine boasting polygonal enemies and new 3D special effects; upgradable, customizable skyships that let players travel and battle amid the clouds. Take advantage of the new StreetPass feature to trade guild cards and characters. An exceedingly atmospheric and fully orchestrated musical score from Yuzo Koshiro, in addition to expanded, more immersive 3D dungeons with analog camera control rounds up the features of the newest addition to the Etrian Odyssey franchise. Game release date: Feb 26, 2013.
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Mega Man 2
Action | Capcom | Rated:E | $4.99
Dr. Wily and his new army of robots are back. Can Mega Man save the world again? Original Release Date: June 1989 Mega Man 2 is widely regarded by fans as one of the greatest action games of all time. With even more stages and Robot Master bosses than the previous installment, its sheer size and scope is enough to get any action gamer’s heart palpitating. The year is 200X. Dr. Light’s super robot, Mega Man, had succeeded in smashing the evil ambition of the nefarious Dr. Wily, and peace reigns over the planet. However, Dr. Wily proves to be a hard man to keep down, and has returned with a new army of Robot Masters in tow to challenge our hero. Can Mega Man save the world again?
Action, Adventure | CIRCLE Entertainment LTD | Rated:E | 200 Points
Ah! Heaven, is a platform game developed with an Eastern ink painting style. You play as a soul willing to ascend to heaven. Though heaven’s gate is open, God will not take you there, you have to go by yourself. You will meet all kinds of danger in your journey; Can you get through it to make your ascension? Also available on Nintendo 3DS eShop for $1.99.
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.