It's getting cold out. There's a major storm coming this weekend (on the East coast, anyway). You really don't want to go out to a store to get your games fix.

Lucky for you, here's this week's Nintendo Download! The brand new Professor Layton game will be downloadable starting this weekend. It's also a good week for Halloween-themed gaming, with a Castlevania game and the spookily-named Ghosts 'n Goblins on deck. And if you need more coin goodness for New Super Mario Brothers 2—because let's face it, everyone always needs more coins—Nintendo's got you covered.

All this, and more, in this week's Nintendo Download:



Liberation Maiden
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $7.99

The spirits that once protected the beautiful island nation of New Japan have been taken.

Players step into the role of Shoko Ozora, who rides out on her Liberator, Kamui, to protect the country of New Japan against invading forces. Shoko will face powerful opposition from an arsenal of ground forces, culminating in thrilling showdowns with the enemy's massive mechanical Conduit Spikes.

The game brings AAA production values to the downloadable space with breathtaking animation by bones, fully voiced dialog and contributions from an all-star cast of artists, designers and musicians.


Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $9.99

NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient gameplay experience unlike any other on 3DS with cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed picturesque worlds.

Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance. There are no enemies, no bosses, and no violence in NightSky.

An intuitive experience is friendly for casual and mainstream gamers. NightSky also offers a formidable challenge for hardcore players, with an unlockable Alternative mode. The original soundtrack by experimental jazz musician Chris Schlarb will further heighten the surreal 3D experience.


Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $39.99

Professor Layton's first adventure on the Nintendo 3DS™ system takes him to the colorful city of Monte d'Or, where he must stop a mysterious man from wreaking havoc with the powerful Mask of Chaos.

Unravel new details about Professor Layton's past alongside Luke, assistant Emmy Altava, and a whole new cast of characters in this riveting story. Wrack your brain with hundreds of puzzles weaving their way throughout the story. In addition, download free daily puzzles for a year!

With a robust hint system to help players of all experience levels, and an epic tale packed to the brim with all-new puzzles, Professor Layton makes his triumphant return-only for Nintendo 3DS.


Ghosts'n Goblins
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $4.99

Defeat the forces of evil and save your girlfriend in this haunting adventure.

Take on the role of the knight Sir Arthur, and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue your girlfriend. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their strengths to deal with the situation at hand. Defeat the main boss at the end of each level and pass through the gates that stand between you and Astaroth. Teach him a lesson in chivalry he'll never forget. The stage for adventure is set. Are you brave enough for the challenge?


Castlevania: The Adventure
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $3.99

Rid the universe of Dracula's legion of darkness and doom.

After getting his wings clipped, the death-defying Count Dracula has risen again. Desiring revenge even more than blood, he'll descend upon you with fangs that glisten by the light of the full moon. Play the role of another hero from a long lineage of vampire hunters, the Belmont clan. Battle your way through the Count's maze of torture chambers and vampire crypts. Unlock the castle's secrets by locating hearts, crystals and crosses. You must also possess the strength to master the Mystic Whip, which wards off unearthly evils like the She Worm. Risk your neck and accept the challenge. If you fail to destroy Dracula now, he will rule the night forever.


18th Gate
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL/DSi
Price: $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.

You play as three different heroes. Journey through 18 different dungeon areas, facing various challenges, including random monsters, traps, limited turns, hidden paths, etc.

Game Features:

  • Adventure through a dungeon with 18 different areas
  • Random enemies, traps, and bonus items
  • Play with 3 playable heroes at the same time, each with different abilities and skills


Shock Troopers
Platform: Wii
Price: 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.




Marvel Pinball 3D
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $7.99 (demo free)

Marvel Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics, online leader boards ranking you against other players, in-game friend challenges, interactive 3D models, and more!

  • Marvel Pinball is now in stunning 3D!
  • Exciting Super Hero pinball action!
  • The premiere pinball experience!

Updates & DLC


New Super Mario Brothers 2: Gold Mushroom Pack
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $2.50

Gold Fungi Fun! This Gold Mushroom-filled pack allows players of all skill levels to enjoy Coin Rush mode while hunting down a myriad of Gold Mushrooms.

Download this pack for a quick and easy way to up your coin count or if you love the strategy in finding the absolute best route through courses.


New Super Mario Brothers 2: Coin Challenge Pack B
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $2.50

Test your skills in three brand new courses and share your scores and compete with others through the StreetPass™ and SpotPass™ features.

Get ready for an all-new Ghost House, a tricky rope course, and a fierce lava challenges.


Mutant Mudds
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $8.99

NEW! Now featuring 20 FREE BONUS LEVELS. This brings the total level count to 60!!

Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!?

Well, you've come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a "12-bit" action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!

Our hero, Max, may be just a 2D sprite, but he can leap into the third dimension by jetting between the background and the foreground playfields with his trusty jetpack in this unique dimensionally-woven experience.