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Nintendo eShop Gearing up For Holidays

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm by Justin Cavender

Nintendo 3DS fans are getting plenty of love this holiday season. The Nintendo eShop will be offering original games, classic games, and demos to keep your little button mashing fingers busy. If that’s not enough, the eShop will also offer downloadable versions of select 3DS hits.

“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.”

ORIGINAL GAMES

  • NightSky launches Oct. 25. NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient game-play experience with cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed, picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.
  • Crashmo launches Nov. 22. Players can embrace the laws of gravity and challenge themselves with a whole new kind of action-puzzle play in this exciting sequel to the critically acclaimed Pushmo. New gravity mechanics and gadgets like floating blocks, doors and move switches await, testing players’ skills as they push, pull and slide each puzzle’s colorful blocks in order to climb to the top. Just be careful where those blocks are moved—unsupported blocks will come crashing down. Crashmo contains lots of puzzles to test your brains, and enhanced puzzle-creation and -sharing features mean that even when all the puzzles are cleared, the fun never has to stop.
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle arrives on Dec. 27, letting players tilt, turn and even rotate their Nintendo 3DS system 360 degrees to maneuver a puddle of water named Eddy through a maze-like, magical world. Change from liquid to a block of ice or a steam cloud to solve fun, gravity-defying puzzles and defeat Goop monsters. Fluidity: Spin Cycle features a new storybook setting to explore that spans the ages, from a lost world full of dinosaurs to the modern world and beyond.
  • Three original games from LEVEL-5 and several well-known Japanese collaborators will launch in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS before this holiday season. The first of these games, SUDA 51’s LIBERATION MAIDEN, is set 100 years in the future, when the president of Japan boards her Liberator, Kamui, and fights to free her country one region at a time. AERO PORTER by Yoot Saito and Yasumi Matsuno’s CRIMSON SHROUD are also slated for release by the end of the year.
  • Get ready to unleash pedestrian-tossing pandemonium with Grace and Savannah in Tokyo Crash Mobs, a fast-paced action-puzzle game coming to the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in early 2013. Players will need lightning-fast reflexes and an eye for strategy to survive the three chaotic weeks that lie ahead for our heroines, as they take on anyone and anything that gets in their way.

Recent Nintendo 3DS Hits Available For Download on October 18

  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Star Fox 64 3D
  • Mario Kart 7

VIRTUAL CONSOLE

  • Mario Golf  – Oct. 11
  • Castlevania: The Adventure  – Oct. 25
  • Ninja Gaiden  – Nov. 8
  • Zelda II – The Adventure of Link – Nov. 22
  • Wario Land II – Dec. 20
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Dec. 27

So what do you think? Do any of these titles strike you as a must have? I definitely like the virtual console titles for the quick fix and portability. You can never get enough Zelda action when you’re stuck in a waiting room.

 

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