Quite a few things released today, most of which is heavily centred on the 3DS, including three new eShop titles in Kersploosh!, ATV Wild Ride 3D and Nano Assault EX. Plus several full game downloads were released including Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D while Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity gets a demo.
The lot is rounded out with both a 3DS an a Wii Virtual Console release as well as Nintendo’s Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword at a special sale price.
Nintendo 3DS eShop
Action | Nintendo | Rated:E | $2.99
Master a stone’s flight to the bottom of the well! Be one with the stone from the toss to the splash. With a sharp mind and a deft touch on the Circle Pad, master the journey to the bottom of wells filled with obstacles. As you learn to maneuver each stone in free fall and complete each level, you’ll unlock more stones and wells. Embrace the challenges that lie ahead…for the flight is at hand. Each well is designed differently, with various hazards to impede your journey. Some wells have pizzas that break apart; others contain floating cookies that will sacrifice their delicious lives to stop you from getting to the bottom. Armed with a selection of stones, such as the beefy iron ball and the fragile gem, race as fast as possible to the bottom of each well. Then turn on the StreetPass feature and share your speedy conquests with others!
ATV Wild Ride 3D
Sports, Racing | Renegade Kid | Rated:E | $7.99
Prepare yourself for extreme air and jaw-dropping showmanship in this nitro-charged, ATV racing experience! Travel the world visiting tracks in the USA, Thailand, England, Russia, Canada, and Mexico. Speed around 24 challenging courses hitting epic jumps and earning “Nitro” by unleashing dozens of wild tricks! Head-to-head competitions are won as much in the air as they are on the ground. Grip the handlebars and make sure to preload your jumps to get massive air. Once airborne, show the world your creative side. Trick quantity and quality matter here. The more original and fresh the tricks, the more “Nitro” you’ll earn. Throttle up your ATV, and get ready for a wild ride!
Nano Assault EX
Arcade, Shooter | Shin’en Multimedia | Rated:E-10 | $14.99
top the deadly Nanostray virus. Stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating civilization in Nano Assault EX, a fast-paced action shooter set within a visually stunning cellular system that leaps off the screen in full 3D. Control your microscopic Nanite ship inside the dangerous virus to fight off infections, navigate through alien cell clusters, battle bosses, and ultimately analyze and destroy the virus’ core to save humanity. Nano Assault EX is based on the original Nano Assault retail game plus the all-new survivor mode, new online rankings, support for Circle Pad Pro, improved gameplay, updated graphics, etc.
Nintendo 3DS Demo
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
RPG | Nintendo | Rated:E | FREE (Demo)
Infinite Mystery Dungeons await you and your Pokémon friends on your quest to stop the forces that threaten Pokémon Paradise! Explore the infinite possibilities of Mystery Dungeons as they come to life with vibrant 3D graphics and detailed environments! Become a Pokémon and travel through a fantastic land inhabited only by other Pokémon! Enlist their help as you build Pokémon Paradise! Play as Pikachu™, Snivy™, Oshawott™, Tepig™, or Axew™, and talk with other Pokémon! There’s a new adventure around every corner as you battle and befriend Pokémon, collect treasure, and explore Mystery Dungeons that change each time you enter! Use the Nintendo 3DS Camera to discover Magnagates in the real world that lead to new Mystery Dungeons! Play with up to 3 other people and explore Mystery Dungeons together in Companion Mode! Official release date: Mar 24, 2013.
Nintendo 3DS eShop Sale
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
Action, Fighting | Nintendo | Rated:T | $4.99
Skill meets style in this precision sword-fighting game. Leave button mashing behind. Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword is about precision swordplay, battlefield finesse, and martial-arts style. As the heroic title character, you’ll travel a world rife with cherry-blossom beauty—and deadly danger—to rescue the legendary Princess Cherry Blossom. Her kidnapper has set dozens of blade-wielding henchmen in your path, and you’ll have to exercise your best battle senses to defeat them and save her. Learn to predict your foes’ moves, deftly dodge their attacks, and create opportunities for devastating counterattacks. Start with the Sakura Sword, a little health, and some basic training from your water-spirit guide. Make your way from battleground to battleground fighting wave after wave of increasingly cunning enemies. Fight through huge castles to duel epic bosses. And don’t forget to stop at small villages along the way to get help, gear, encouragement (and distraction) from the quirky townsfolk. Prove that you truly are the Sakura Samurai! Orriginal release date: Feb 2, 2012.
Nintendo 3DS Full Game Download
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Action, Adventure | Capcom | Rated:M
Fight back the terrifying armies of undead in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, the first Resident Evil title on the Nintendo 3DS. Fight back the terrifying armies of undead in Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D, the first Resident Evil title on the Nintendo 3DS. Play as your favorite characters from Resident Evil history in re-mastered challenges from Resident Evil 4 and 5. Players can combat evil in 30+ missions, and take the battle online with Wi-Fi or local co-op. Utilizing the brand new ‘Skill Slot’ system you can also customize your characters, making them more effective in dispatching the zombie hordes. Plus, the game includes an exclusive demo of the brand new blockbuster from Capcom: Resident Evil: Revelations.
Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze
Racing, Action | Little Orbit | Rated:E
It’s time to lace up your skates and get ready for Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze! Pick your favorite Monster High character and assemble a team of friends and fiends as you skate your way through the crypts of Monster High. Collect power-ups, avoid monstrous obstacles, scream past the competition and use each character’s special ability and ghoul power to win the race and bring home the victory! The importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship are the final nail in the coffin as you “Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be a Monster!”
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Action, Adventure, Puzzles | Nintendo | Rated:E | $4.99
Here’s an off-the-wall demolition game that you design yourself! Original Release Date: October 1985 In the days before Mario™ and Luigi™ became sports stars in their downtime from saving the Princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, players take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls, and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle—if you’re not careful, you can easily trap yourself in a dead end! Adding to the excitement and challenge are fireballs, enemies, and an angry foreman roaming the buildings, all trying to stop you from moving on to the next stage. With 100 buildings to demolish and the ability to construct your own, it’s a wonder Mario and Luigi ever got back to saving the Mushroom Kingdom!
Nintendo Wii Virtual Console
The King of Fighters ’98
Action, Fighting, Multiplayer | D4 Enterprise | Rated:T | 900 Points
King of Fighters ’98 is the 5th installment in the fighting game series released as a compilation after the dust settled from the epic Orochi Sage. King of Fighters ’98 features a total of 38 characters, which can be broken down into 12 teams plus 2 individual characters. This time around, we see the long-awaited return of the Sports Team. The gameplay follows the same idea as its predecessor, ’97, where players can select either advanced or extra modes to match their individual styles. Some minor changes include higher customizability, much to the fans’ rejoice, and better fighting mechanics.
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™/Nintendo 3DS XL system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
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