Nintendo Announces Various Digital 3DS Releases
Nintendo has announced a stable of new games coming to their 3DS eShop service. First are several new titles for the Virtual Console. Nintendo has announced that Mario Golf originally for the Game Boy Color will be released on the Virtual Console on October 11th. Castlevania: The Adventure, originally for the Game Boy, comes October 25th. The NES classic Ninja Gaiden will be available November 8th. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, another NES game, will be on the eShop November 22nd. Wario Land II for the Game Boy Color will be released December 20th. Finally, the Famicom version of Super Mario Bros 2, known in America as Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, will be released on December 27th.
Second is the announcement that four of the best selling titles for the 3DS will be made available for digital download. Starting October 18th, Star Fox 64 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land can be downloaded for $39.99. Nintendo previously released New Super Mario Bros 2 to retail and the eShop simultaneously and will continue to use this strategy for all first party titles moving forward. Nintendo also stated that more titles previously only available at retail are forthcoming.
The biggest news however are the sea of new games coming as downloadable titles. First and foremost is a sequel to the eShop’s biggest hit, Pushmo. Entitled Crashmo, players use “a whole new kind of action-puzzle play,” with new gravity mechanics like floating blocks, doors and switches. Players will “push, pull and slide each puzzle’s colorful blocks in order to climb to the top,” but unsupported blocks will fall to the ground. Crashmo contains “enhanced puzzle-creation and sharing features” and will launch on November 22nd. Other games coming to the eShop are as follows:
- NightSky — an action-puzzle game with “cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed, picturesque worlds” where players “maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.” (October 25th)
- Fluidity: Spin Cycle — use tilt controls to maneuver Eddy, a puddle of water, “through a maze-like, magical world” and switch from water to ice or a steam cloud to solve puzzles. (December 27th)
- Three games from Level-5 including Suda 51’s Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter by Yoot Saito and Crimson Shroud by Yasumi Matsuno (Holiday 2012)
- Tokyo Crash Mobs — an action-puzzle game where players must survive “three chaotic weeks” as they “they take on anyone and anything that gets in their way.” (Early 2013)
Finally, Nintendo also announced two demo releases for Style Savvy: Trendsetters. The first is available today and the second will be available November 1st. Demos for upcoming 3DS titles like LEGO Lord of the Rings, Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! are “coming soon” as well.
“The Nintendo eShop demonstrates Nintendo’s commitment to providing consumers with unique digital content through a combination of creativity and convenience,” said Nintendo of America executive vice president of sales & marketing Scott Moffitt. “The variety and quality of games coming this year is unmatched, from new entries in established franchises to original properties.”
That’s a lot of new releases for the 3DS and from Nintendo. Are you excited for the new games on the way? Which will you be picking up? Comment below and let us know.