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The Nintendo Download brings a hotly anticipated demo in Bayonetta 2

Get some time with Bayonetta 2 this week on your Wii U, along with Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2.

Pac-Man may be the week’s full retail release hitting the eShop, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s Bayonetta 2 that’ll be grabbing Wii U gamer’s attention. Even though it’s only a demo, you’ll get to try out new moves like the Umbran Climax and battle a host of angels and demons alike.

Also, while we’re talking about demons, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is also up on the Shop for the Wii U. This was a handheld game originally too, so it’s kind of odd that it isn’t available for the 3DS, cool though. Circle of the Moon heralds the arrival of yet more Castlevania action on the Virtual Console and it’s just the tip of the iceberg this October as Aria of Sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance will also be posting in the near future. What a wonderful month to fight some vampires.

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2– New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Oct. 14 for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon – As Nathan Graves, you must storm Dracula’s castle to save your mentor, who will otherwise be used to restore Dracula to his full power. Battle the evil lord’s minions with your trusty whip, and gain experience points as well as other useful items and weapons. Defeat bosses and gain special abilities that aid in exploring new areas of the castle. Hours of monster-slaying action await you in five different game modes. Can you rid the world of Dracula’s evil once and for all? Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Bayonetta 2 – Demo Version – Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights. The full version of Bayonetta 2 launches on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo at IndieCade 2014

  • When Nintendo heads to IndieCade in Culver City, California, on Oct. 10-12, the company is not only highlighting 15 playable independent games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, but also many of the creative visionaries behind the games themselves. Click here to see the full lineup of inspiring and artistic video games that will be available at the Nintendo booth, many of them playable for the first time.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Coming soon:

  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)
  • Harvest Moon 2 – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – Oct. 16 (Virtual Console on Wii U)

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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