Downloadable Roundup for October 7, 2012

-Greg Livingston

Alright, US gamers—another week has passed, and we’ve gotten more downloadable games for our consoles. Let’s list ‘em off just in case you missed one.

(Thanks to Derek Liesse for the logos!)

Pictured above: NiGHTS into Dreams…

Xbox Live Arcade

  • NiGHTS into Dreams… - October 5, 2012 - $9.99

An HD remake of the Sega Saturn classic. This game features fluid gameplay and arcade-style replayability. You can read the GGN review of the Saturn version here.

Sonic Adventure 2 - October 5, 2012 - $9.99

An HD remake of the Dreamcast’s swan song. This platformer features three types of gameplay: run through levels as Sonic and Shadow, search for gems as Knuckles and Rouge, or charge through levels in a mech as Tails and Eggman.

Xbox Live Games on Demand

  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – October 2, 2012 - $49.99

Utilize futuristic equipment in this shooter as you take on high-risk stealth missions.

  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2 – October 2, 2012 - $19.99

Play through moments of the Indiana Jones films or build your own levels. There are new vehicles, as well as new modes, such as two player split screen.

  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 – October 2, 2012 - $29.99

This Kinect title contains 90 hours of customizable activities and an online community for players.

All of the games listed below were released on October 4, 2012.

Pictured above: Drop Zone: Under Fire.

Wiiware

  • Drop Zone: Under Fire – 500 points

Blast away robots as you skydive. Maneuver yourself around buildings and collect powerups, all while shooting down enemies and heading towards your target.

DSiWare

  • Academy: Chess Puzzles – 200 points

Take on 750 chess puzzles in two game modes and three difficulty settings.

3DS eShop

  • Cave Story - $9.99

This classic indie continuous-world platform shooter is now available on the 3DS eShop.

  • Samurai G - $1.99

In this auto-scrolling 2D action game, slice up armies with your sword and collect gold to power up.

3DS Virtual Console

  • Dr. Mario - $3.99

This puzzle game has you matching colored pills in an effort to kill viruses.

All of the games listed below were released on October 2, 2012.

Pictured above: New Little King’s Story.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation Network

  • NiGHTS into Dreams… – $9.99

An HD remake of the Sega Saturn classic. This game features fluid gameplay and arcade-style replayability. You can read the GGN review of the Saturn version here.

  • Sonic Adventure 2 - $9.99

An HD remake of the Dreamcast’s swan song. This platformer features three types of gameplay: run through levels as Sonic and Shadow, search for gems as Knuckles and Rouge, or charge through levels in a mech as Tails and Eggman.

PlayStation Vita

  • New Little King’s Story - $39.99

In this real time strategy game, you play as a king. You’ll need to serve your people well if you hope to raise an army, keep them fed, and win battles.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 2 Classics

  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition - $9.99

This Harvest Moon ditches the marriage system, but takes on an island filled with locales to explore and quests to complete. Don’t worry, though, you’ll still raise livestock and tend a farm. Innocent Life’s concepts were further developed in the Rune Factory series.

  • Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy - $9.99

We’ve got another Natsume week here in the Playstation 2 Classics section—Innocent Life and Ruff Trigger both come from Harvest Moon’s developer. Your job is to rescue piglots and blow up bad guys with a variety of weapons. Interestingly enough, this only hit North America and PAL regions.

PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 3 Retail Games

  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 - $19.99

New challenges and magic await LEGO Harry on the way to his final confrontation with Lord Voldemort.

  • NBA 2K13 - $59.99

This time around, the MyCAREER mode offers a deeper simulation of the sport, allowing you to handle off-court deals and a player’s pre-game rituals.

  • Resident Evil 6 - $59.99

You’ll find three different campaigns in this horror title, offering different types of action as you face a new bioterrorism threat.