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The Nintendo Download brings demons, costumes and more this Halloween

A pair of Capcom’s hard to find Demon’s Crest games are up on the eShop, as is Costume Quest 2 (just in time for Halloween) and plenty more.

It’s Halloween, so naturally we’re leading with Double Fine’s Costume Quest sequel and Demon’s Crest/Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness in this week’s look into the Nintendo Download. Even if you’re not particularly into the holiday though (you fun-hating monster), chances are you might be into these three titles.

Costume Quest 2 should need no intro and is the follow up to Double Fine’s fun RPG of the same name (just without the ‘2’). In it, you’ll lead your party of adventurous kids as they try and stop an evil dentist from ruining Halloween for everyone. Yes, that’s really the story and, if you’re looking for a game to get into today, it doesn’t get too much more ‘Halloween’ than this. Then there’s the duo of Capcom’s latest additions to the eShop.

Demon’s Crest and Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness are both incredibly hard to find games on their native consoles (especially Demon’s Crest), so it’s particularly cool to see them finally appear on the Virtual Console. Both games fit the spooky nature of the day too, as they feature a main character that’s a gargoyle named Firebrand and is out to battle all sorts of otherworldly, mysterious, and magical menaces.

Not into the creepy stuff? That’s fine, as Stealth Inc 2, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, and a ton of other stuff has just posted too. Have a look and get to downloading… mind if we have a few pieces of that candy while we wait?

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is a puzzle platformer that puts you in the role of a clone escaping a sinister and high-tech testing facility. The game includes more than 60 challenging levels connected by a detailed and sprawling overworld. The game even features a full level editor, downloadable community levels and two-player co-op with the Wii U GamePad controller. Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is now available exclusively for Wii U. Click here to watch the launch trailer for the game.
    • Costume Quest 2 – Trick, treat and pick a fight with demented dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sequel to the hit Halloween-themed RPG, Costume Quest. This inspired adventure includes a range of new features and game-play improvements, including new costumes with special abilities and a revamped battle system. Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors and collect Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene-obsessed baddies. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • DEMON’S CREST – Firebrand the Gargoyle must set off to recover the six magical stones of the Demon Crest before the realms of humans and demons fall into the hands of his evil nemesis, Phalanx. Breathe fire, claw walls and hover across seven intense levels as you fight to save the realms from eternal unrest. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
    • Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – King Dedede has stolen and broken the source of dreams from Dream Land. As Kirby, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into a number of powerful and hilarious shapes as you track down the Star Rod fragments. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness – Available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, join Firebrand on his perilous journey to search for the origin of the mysterious dark beam of light that has destroyed his home in Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness. Explore a magical world, fighting monstrous opponents and acquiring items to increase your magical powers. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Woah Dave! – In Woah Dave!, players gun for digital glory by slaughtering aliens, stealing their loose change and racking up the highest score possible. Easier said than done, however, as everything on the map – including your own ammo – is trying to kill you. No one ever said being a Dave was easy. Good luck, and may the best Dave win. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

Nintendo eShop Sales

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Resident Evil Revelations is more than 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Blok Drop U is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov. 27.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

About Jason Micciche

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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