Weekly Digital: Moonwalking up stairs never gets old


With Halloween occurring this week, it was no surprise to see lots of appropriately themed digital releases and sales on PSN, eShop, XBLA and Steam.

Konami has finally decided to show its face on the Wii U Virtual Console, releasing the classic Super Castlevania IV for $8, or $1.50 if you already have it transferred from your Wii. You ought to give the official eShop trailer a gander. Whoever made that knows what makes the game especially great: the fact that you can moonwalk up staircases. The game also happens to have one of the best SNES soundtracks in existence, you should read my loving Liner Notes piece on it.

PSN and Xbox Live users aren’t left out of the Castlevania loop: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is now available for download, taking the former 3DS exclusive and giving it an HD paint job.

PlayStation Plus members get another free game this week, with the surprisingly deep shoot-em-up Sine Mora. I highly recommend it for its fascinatingly dark premise, which features anthropomorphic characters that speak in Hungarian.

Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill this week on Steam, seemingly out of nowhere. I’m only a tad bummed that they didn’t replace the main characters’ guns with keyboards strapped to their torsos, a la the original TotD.

There are plenty of more notable releases and Halloween sales on several games this week, so give the list a look after the break, if you dare.


Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™

Virtual Console™ on Wii U

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS™

Nintendo eShop Sales

Also new this week:
• LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes: Universe in Peril – Full Game and Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Angry Bunnies (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Arcade Classics 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Ben 10 Omniverse™ 2 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Nov. 5
• Ben 10 Omniverse™ 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 5
• Beyblade Evolution (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 5
• Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Nov. 5
• AiRace Speed – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

PlayStation Store

PS3 Full Games

PSN Pre-Order

PSN Games

PS Vita Games

Non-Game Apps

PlayStation Plus

Instant Game Collection

  • Sine Mora

Sale of the Dead Horror Week: 10/29 through 11/4

Game Title PS Plus Price Sale Price Regular Price
BioShock $5.00 $9.99 $19.99
BioShock 2 $5.00 $9.99 $19.99
Bloodrayne Betrayal $2.50 $4.99 $9.99
Castlevania Harmony of Despair $8.39 $10.49 $14.99
Costume Quest $3.75 $7.49 $14.99
Darkstalkers Resurrection $5.24 $7.49 $14.99
Dead Space $5.99 $7.49 $14.99
Dead Space 2 $7.99 $9.99 $19.99
Dead Space 3 $19.59 $27.99 $29.99
DmC: Devil May Cry $13.99 $19.99 $39.99
Doom 3 BFG Edition $7.99 $9.99 $19.99
Fatal Frame $2.00 $3.99 $9.99
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly $2.00 $3.99 $9.99
I Am Alive $3.00 $5.99 $14.99
Infamous Festival of Blood $3.99 $4.99 $9.99
Lone Survivor $8.99 $9.99 $12.99
Lone Survivor Vita $8.99 $9.99 $12.99
Metro: Last Light $29.99 $39.99 $59.99
Puppeteer $19.59 $27.99 $39.99
Siren: Blood Curse Episodes 1-12 $9.99 $19.99 $39.99
The Darkness II $15.99 $19.99 $39.99

PS3 Demos

Other Deals

Game Title Sale Price Regular Price
Game Of Thrones $14.99 $19.99
Persona 4: Golden $19.99 $29.99
Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends $9.99 $24.99
The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes $22.49 $29.99
Time And Eternity $39.99 $49.99


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Author: Patrick Kulikowski View all posts by
Patrick Kulikowski is a Rutgers University graduate with aspirations of joining the game industry. I have a strong love of games and their music. When not serving as Associate Editor for Pixelitis,net and a writer for Game Music Online, you'll see him working on a game music drum cover project entitled "VGdrum" and managing his Breath of Fire Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

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