The New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC is definitely a big arrival for the eShop, but players actually have quite a bit to download through Nintendo’s service this week.
So, Coin Rush isn’t the most exciting of things. We know that. But what is exciting is that there’s DLC for a Mario game at all- it certainly opens the door pretty wide for future offerings and that in and of itself is a pretty big deal.
Other than that though- Professor Layton makes his eShop debut as The Miracle Mask is added and some Halloween-themed titles appear in the Virtual Console in the forms of Ghosts’n Goblins and Castlevania: The Adventure. There are also several games on the eShop this week that might not be the biggest names, but certainly do look pretty nifty. Both Liberation Maiden and NightSky look like they might be worth your time.
Have at ye!
- Liberation Maiden – $7.99 — The spirits that once protected the beautiful island nation of New Japan have been taken. Step into the role of Shoko Ozora and face down powerful enemies in this full-scale 3D shooter.
- NightSky – $9.99 — NightSky is an action-puzzle game that delivers an ambient game-play experience unlike any other, offering cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed, picturesque worlds.
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is the fifth installment in the series, and the first one for the Nintendo 3DS system. Dive into a vibrant world filled with delightful puzzles and mind-bending intrigue.Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will be available at retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Oct. 28.
- New Super Mario Bros 2 Download Content – $2.50 — Extend the Mario fun with two new Coin Rush course packs, the “Gold Mushroom Pack” and “Coin Challenge Pack B”. These downloadable course packs are now available for purchase from within theNew Super Mario Bros. 2 in-game shop.
- Mutant Mudds – free — Mutant Mudds is a “12-bit” action platformer filled with pixels and platforming fun. This update features 20 free bonus levels, bringing the total level count to 60.
- Marvel Pinball 3D – Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate superhero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel Universe. Enjoy advanced ball physics and in-game friend challenges.
- Castlevania: The Adventure – $3.99 — Rid the universe of Dracula’s legion of darkness and doom.
- Ghosts’n Goblins – $4.99 — Defeat the forces of evil and save your girlfriend in this haunting adventure.
- 18th Gate – $4.99/500 points — In the realm of oblivion, an abandoned palace hides many valuable treasures, but those who enter this place have no real hope of ever escaping.
- Shock Troopers – 900 points — SHOCK TROOPERS is a military-themed action game that was first released in 1997. The characters are internationally renowned mercenaries assigned to rescue Dr. George and his granddaughter, who have been kidnapped by a terrorist group calling themselves the Bloody Scorpions. In the game you have the option of forming a team using three out of the eight total mercenaries, or going solo in Lone Wolf Mode. The route you choose at the beginning will affect the progress of the game, allowing you to enjoy original game play time after time. You can also play with 2 players.