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3DS eShop games of the week - Ghosts N Goblins, New Art Academy DLC

This week's selection of digital downloads

Ghosts 'N' Goblins is the biggest name in this week's line-up of Nintendo downloads. The NES platformer is coming to the 3DS eShop where it will be joined by New Art Academy DLC, Touch Battle 3D and Crystal Adventure. WiiWare game Vampire Crystals will also be released via the Wii shop.

Following the release of Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels last week, Ghosts 'N' Goblins (3DS eShop: Capcom, £4.49) is another tough 1980s NES platformer. You play as brave knight Arthur who is on a mission to rescue his beloved princess. He has to use weapons, including a Javelin, Dagger or Axe, to battle your way through six monster-infested stages before facing the Devil.

You can also get hold of some New Art Academy DLC (3DS: Nintendo, £1.79 per pack) if you want to learn a new skill for the new year. Life Drawing and Paint like Turner lesson packs will be available this week.

Touch Battle Tank 3D (3DS: Agetec, £4.49) sends you on a solo mission against a nearly unstoppable army of killer tanks. Commanding either a powerfully armoured engine of destruction or a light, agile machine, you have to fire shells and keep on the move on the grid. Here's a trailer:

Crystal Adventure (Circle: 3DS eShop or DsiWare, £1.79 or 200 DSi Points) is a RPG set in tower which has been overrun by monsters who are performing a dark ritual to summon a highly dangerous demon. Playing as the most famous bounty hunter in the kingdom, you have to battle through the tower and kill the demon before it gains full power, or everything will be destroyed. Here's a video:

Vampire Crystals (WiiWare: Shanblue Interactive, 1,000 Wii Points) is an action game set in Creepyland, where zombies and vampires coexist peacefully. Vampires keep the zombies well drained by sucking their blood and zombies ate vampires that died from old age or illness. But when this all changes, you are called in to lead the fight against the zombies as a brave vampire. Here's the trailer.

That's all for this week. Are you going to download any of these games when they are released on Thursday 3 January.


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  1. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 12:24

    I'm surprised to see a new WiiWare game released this week. And going bu the trailer, it doesn't look half bad.

  2. alexkinch Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 13:10

    Ghosts and goblins is rock hard. Was hoping sonic 2 gg would be out soon as japan had it a while ago.

  3. L_A Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 16:04

    Boring week is just boooooring. Not the greatest way to kick off 2013, is it? :?

  4. starmie68 Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 18:41

    Wiiware looks interesting i just hope they start to release more games for Wiiu,

  5. fisher2007 Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 23:26

    not interested in the eShop games of the week just boring and it could have been better. :(

  6. ledreppe Wednesday 2nd Jan 2013 at 23:53

    The Wii U eShop's gone kinda quiet, hope it picks up sooner rather than later.

  7. ThePokekid78 Thursday 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:12

    Not sure you really did Ghosts N Goblins justice when you said 'another tough NES platformer'...have you played that game?!

    Well-done steak is tough.


  8. Quarg Ranger Wednesday 27th Feb 2013 at 23:51

    Holy Cow how did I miss this?

    I have been craving Ghosts N Goblins for months now.

    It is on a portable console. Buying now.

    And it's not impossible, and whenever you die, it is your fault and yours alone. The most perfectly balanced game ever created.

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