The What’s Been And the What’s To Be For the Nintendo 3DS
So let’s talk about the Nintendo 3DS. I got mine about a year or so back. I got the limited edition Legend of Zelda 3DS that came with the 3D remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Still to this day, that game is my personal favorite on the hand-held system. Since then, many other great games have come out for Nintendo’s 3DS. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Nintendogs + Cats, Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle, The Sims 3, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow-Mirror of Fate, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros 2, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Final Fantasy’s Theatrhythm, and that’s just to name a few. But what I’m really here to talk about is what we can expect in the future from the Nintendo 3DS. There are still those of us out there who are still holding off on purchasing this hand-held gem, but perhaps this will change your mind. We expect nothing but great things for the future of the 3DS. Actually, as it stand at the moment, sales in the 3DS are beating out that of the Wii U’s sales, Nintendo’s latest home console.
One of my favorite things about the Nintendo 3DS is it’s Nintendo eShop. Where you can purchase apps that you’d find on the DSi, and also get you hands on some Virtual Console titles. Virtual Console is the service that Nintendo originally released on the Wii, allowing us to buy titles that take us back to our childhoods, well, that’s how it is for me anyways. From NeoGeo to Sega Master System all the way to NES, Super Nintendo, and Nintendo 64. But on the 3DS, we gain access to many GameBoy games, and some NES titles. For example, coming the end of this month on May 30th, players can download two Zelda titles originally for the GameBoy Color, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. There’s nothing better than playing a game from your childhood. In the eShop, you can find a lot of not-so-known game titles, and some of them are pretty fun. I personally own Zenonia, Dark Spirits, Magical Whip, Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, 3D Mahjong, and Bejeweled Twist. All of which were very inexpensive, but very entertaining! Nintendo’s eShop even offers apps for your 3DS, such as Pokedex 3D, SwapNote, Netflix, various notepads and calendars, and a ton of little art programs. I own Inchworm Animation, where you can draw and bring those drawings to life.
But what I look forward to the most are the titles coming out this year for the 3DS. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D comes out on May 24th and Animal Crossing: New Leaf on June 9th. The latest installment to the Legend of Zelda series is due out this Fall on the 3DS. A Link to the Past 2: Triforce of the Gods will be available on the Nintendo 3DS only, and is a continuation of A Link to the Past that came out back on the Super Nintendo in 1991. There are also rumors of a brand new Yoshi’s Island for the the 3DS, but no official date has been released for that just yet.
If you haven’t gotten you hands on a Nintendo 3DS just yet, maybe now is the time. Whether it’s for the kid in your life, or the kid in you, the Nintendo 3DS is a great addition to any gamer’s repertoire.