As most of you are probably already aware, Nintendo’s offerings at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles were pretty much the talk of the show.
This year’s presentation largely expanded the upcoming Wii U library, but plenty more was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, including information about key titles such as Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as well as upcoming eShop titles.
Unfortunately, I was unable to keep up with any sort of posting during the E3 week, and missed out on most of the big headlines. As a result, I am going to do my best to post a few of the highlights and resume consistent posting from this point forward.
Stay tuned for some of the big release date announcements, trailers and new information about E3’s biggest Nintendo 3DS games.
The long-awaited indie game Shovel Knight, developed by Yacht Club Games, is headed to Nintendo eShop this month – June 26th, specifically.
For those who haven’t been following the development of Shovel Knight, the game draws a lot of inspiration from NES-era games such as Mega Man and Zelda II: Adventures of Link. Beyond the 8-bit sprites and MIDI-style soundtrack, the game features side-scrolling platforming action and eight unique bosses that can be dispatched in the order of your choosing.
You may really want to check this one out when it drops – few 3DS eShop games have received the pre-release buzz that Shovel Knight has, which should hopefully be a good sign.
Renegade Kid’s Moon Chronicles – the Nintendo 3DS’s first-ever first-person shooter – is finally headed to the Nintendo eShop next week. More specifically, the first part of the episodic release will come out on May 15, and will cost $8.99.
Bravely Default, the impressive-looking Square-Enix RPG that I’ve been raving about for months now, has finally been given its North American release date – more details (and a new trailer) after the break. Continue reading →
Another Nintendo Direct update; Square-Enix’s Bravely Default has been confirmed for a December 6 release in Europe, with a Q1 2014 release in North America. Check out the latest trailer of the game below:
Many are calling Bravely Default a reboot of the Final Fantasy series; I have personally been looking forward to this one for quite some time, so be sure to come back for any updates I can find between now and the western release of the game.