Nintendo Announces 3DS Digital Releases for 2012 | Broken Joysticks


Nintendo Announces 3DS Digital Releases for 2012

Nintendo fans in America might not have gotten the fancy broadcast and official Nintendo Direct that their European breathren received  but  NoA outlined their 3DS digital release for the rest of the year this afternoon.

The biggest surprise came in a sequel to the eShop’s best game Pushmo in the form of Crashmo, coming November 22. The sequel keeps the same pushing and pulling puzzle mechanics, but blocks will fall out from under others offering a twist on the first game’s mechanics. Previously announced Fluidity: Spin Cycle and NightSky will also hit the eShop this year.

Three of the four games in Level 5’s Guild o1 collection will be released as separate digital releases in America. Suda 51’s shooter Liberation Maiden, Yoot Saito’s simulation Aero Porto and RPG Crimson Shroud will band together in journeying to western shores.

Additionally, older 3DS titles and Nintendo classics are also on the way to the eShop.

October 18 will see the digital releases of Star Fox 64, Legend of Zelda: Occarina of Time, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 on the eShop, all priced at $39.99.

The system’s Virtual Console line up will start catching up with Japan and Europe, with heavy hitters like the Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf, Wario Land II and Ninja Gaiden releasing over the next few months. NES sequels Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels will also release this year.

Finally, demos for holiday releases like Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!! and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion among others will offer a test run of the 3DS’ holiday line up.

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Jeff Wade writes and reads about video games. Sometimes he plays them too. He'll one day settle down with one fighter and it'll hold him over until the next Platinum Games release. You can find more info on Twitter @TheJeffWade or at your local library.

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