Pushmo sequel, new games, classics and more are coming this year to the 3DS eShop
Before the year is gone and the calendars all say ‘2013’, gamers will have a bevy of new games, old classics, and tastes of upcoming games on the Nintendo 3DS, courtesy of the House of Mario.
Nintendo announced a sizeable lineup of games that will be released on the 3DS’ eShop this year, with a mix of original titles and vintage rereleases. Probably the jewel of the lineup is the sequel to 2011’s delightful puzzler Pushmo, titled Crashmo, which will build up on the first game’s block-pushing gameplay by incorporating gravity mechanics and various gadgets, along with enhanced puzzle-creation and puzzle-sharing features.
Aside from Crashmo, new titles include NightSky and Fluidity: Spin Cycle, both physics-driven puzzlers with their own unique features, as well as three original games from Level-5 and notable Japanese collaborators. These three games are Liberation Maiden, a mech-based action title; Aero Porter, an airport management sim; and Crimson Shroud, a tabletop-style RPG.
New games are not the only thing coming this year. Nintendo also announced a number of classic titles that will be heading to the 3DS’s Virtual Console. These include Mario Golf, Castlevania: The Adventure, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Wario Land II, and the original Ninja Gaiden.
In addition, the Big N will be making some of the biggest 3DS games of last year available from the eShop. That means Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, and Mario Kart 7 will soon be available for download for $39.99 each. Other currently retail-only games will also be available in the eShop in the future.
Last, but not least, Nintendo revealed that they would be releasing two demos for Style Savvy: Trendsetters (the first one is now available), as well as demos for the following games: Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
"The Nintendo eShop demonstrates Nintendo's commitment to providing consumers with unique digital content through a combination of creativity and convenience," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The variety and quality of games coming this year is unmatched, from new entries in established franchises to original properties."
For more information on all of the games listed above (such as release dates) take a look at Nintendo’s press release through the source link below.
Source: Nintendo press release
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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