It’s Thursday again, so Nintendo’s eShop has new games to download straight on to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This week is rather bountiful, too!

Soul Axiom, for the Wii U, is a first-person game that blends science fiction with psychological thriller. During the story, you’ll learn the truth about your life and afterlife, as you wander across 40 atmospheric areas. There are multiple endings you can receive depending on how you play during the 20+ hours you’ll need.

New Play Control! Pikmin is the Wii’s re-release of a GameCube classic. Captain Olimar is trapped on a hostile planet where most of the wildlife is out to kill him, with the sole exception being those color-coded Pikmin creatures. Olimar requires their assistance, as he’s defenseless on his own. Can you manage up to 100 Pikmin and use their talents to collect your ship’s missing parts within 30 days? If you’d like a more detailed look of how Pikmin works in relation to the RTS genre, my friends over at Source Gaming have a nice analysis.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, for the Nintendo 3DS, are collectively the second installment of Level-5’s multimedia frenzy. There are over 350 Yo-kai for you to bond and battle with, although some Yo-kai will remain version exclusive. Travel back in time, and observe the genesis of the Yo-kai Watch’s legacy! Both iterations of Yo-kai Watch 2 will be available on September 30.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is the fourth Sonic Boom-branded game, and it might be the first one that’s worth playing. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks all bear their own unique skill, so choose the hero who works best with you! The elements are on your side this time, and you’ll need your control over ice and fire to stop Dr. Eggman and D-Fekt.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, much like its predecessor, was developed by Inti Creates. In other words, you’re in for an adrenaline rush reminiscent of the Mega Man Zero series. You’ll also save some money if you purchase Gunvolt 2 before October 6, because it’s part of the #Nindies Summer Jam promotion.

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Here’s everything Nintendo released on the eShop this week:

Wii U

Games:

  • Archery by Thornbury Software (Thornbury Software, $19.95)
  • Dreamals: Dream Quest (XINESS, $9.99)
  • Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, $8.99)
  • Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive, $14.99)
  • New Play Control! Pikmin (Nintendo, $19.99 – originally for the Wii)

Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (SEGA, $39.99 – also available at retail)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (Nintendo, $39.99 – launches September 30, will also be available at retail)
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls (Nintendo, $39.99 – launches September 30, will also be available at retail)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Inti Creates, $13.49 – launch discount ends on October 6)
  • Ninja Usagimaru – The Mysterious Karakuri Castle (Aksys Games, $5.99)
  • Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, $8.99)

Themes: 

  • Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, $1.99)
  • Pokémon: A Sinister Organization—Team Galactic (Nintendo, $1.99)
  • Pokémon: A Sinister Organization—Team Rocket (Nintendo, $1.99)
  • Shantae Beach (BOZON, $1.99)
  • Yo-kai Watch Komajiro (Nintendo – launches September 30)
  • Yo-kai Watch Komasan (Nintendo – launches September 30)
  • Yo-kai Watch Robonyan (Nintendo – launches September 30)

If nothing listed above catches your attention, then check out what’s on sale. The most interesting this on sale this week would be Gaijin Games’ BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. It’s a very solid rhythm-based platformer.

Are you downloading anything this week?