Published on September 20th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Meat or Death for The “Denpa” Men as they Explore in LA-MULANA

The only title I want to see explode on to the Nintendo Wii U

Last week at this time, most of us were sitting back at our computers with brows narrowed as we anxiously watched the Nintendo Wii U press conference.

A week has passed and there is some news for Nintendo consoles slowly coming out of the Tokyo Game Show 2012. Even with the news slow to come, the Nintendo eShop doesn’t stop updating with new games dropping in.

If you are looking forward to Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, then make sure you head on over to pick up the Pokédex 3D. This tracker of Pokémon is only available in the eShop until October 1, 2012. It is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS platform.

Release Date: September 27, 2012
Pricing: $9.99
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Genius Sonority Inc.

This role playing game mixes augmented reality (AR) with dungeon delving. Take your newly discovered group of Denpa men into battle as you roll through each area in these strategic battles.

The AR mode of the game is unique and something that I wished more games on the handheld console utilized. These “men” ride the radio waves around us all in the physical world, but the ‘3DS camera is the only way to find and capture them in the digital realm. Capturing these characters allows you to not only collect them, but they actually serve a purpose in the game. Much like a trail of Pikmin, the “Denpa” men follow along awaiting the next foe to take down.

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It has been a while since we’ve mentioned a Nintendo Wii Ware title during our weekly update. Just last night I was getting ready to throw in the Kirby 20th Anniversary disc when I got a bit misty eyed thinking about the end of its era.

Release Date: September 20, 2012
Price: 1000 Wii Points
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Publisher: EnjoyUp Games

LA-MULANA looks like a throwback puzzle/action platformer from days of old. The game promises over 40 hours of gameplay, but from the looks of things, it might be largely due to the abundance of deaths you will incur from taking the tours in those there tombs.

Play as Lemeza Kosugi, a 31-year-old a third generation Japanese-American archeologist. The game also boasts “the most complete “archaeology action and exploration” game ever created.” But hey, we simply thought it was a killer lookin’ throwback 2D sidescroller. The game released previously on PC and now makes its way to the handheld platform.

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Extending the amount of entertainment that you can find on the ‘3DS, we’ve got Meat or Die: Naomi. Now, I know what you are thinking, “I’m a meat-a-tarian!” That’s okay; I understand your enjoyment of a good piece of pig innards, or rich blood of a medium rare steak. Yans can’t go vegetarian, and neither can you.

Other honorable mentions include Rising Board and Retro Pocket from UFOInteractive. If it pays tribute to the game and watch gallery like that of Johnny Kung Fu, then y’all are in for a real treat.

Quick, to the eShop! is your one stop shop for the weekly rundown of Nintendo downloadable titles.

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I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.

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