The new downloads available this week on the Nintendo eShop should be exciting to fans of classic SEGA games – several of the newest titles include Master System/Genesis hits.
For $5.99, you can download the 3D-enhanced versions of Hang On! and Space Harrier. Along with the stereoscopic effects, Hang On! features tilt-based controls, and Space Harrier adds touch-based controls with an auto-fire option for newcomers.
Additionally, this week’s Virtual Console download - Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom can be purchased for $4.99.
There are some interesting sales on the eShop as well; Shin Megami Tensei IV (Nov. 28-Dec. 2) is just $30 – a steal, considering it is one of my personal-favorite 3DS games of 2013. Several Mario-related games are also marked down (Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, and Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis On The Move) until December 5.
Yesterday, Atlus released a playable demo of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The demo allows players to experience the first few stages of Etrian Odyssey Untold’s Story Mode, a feature new to the dungeon-crawling RPG series.
Rather than forcing players to create their own protagonists or recruit new ones throughout the game, The Millennium Girl’s Story Mode features a team of five characters with their own unique strengths and weaknesses, personalities, and skill sets. As a bonus for those who play the demo and go on to purchase the full game, all of your saved progress in the demo version can be transferred to your copy of Etrian Odyssey Untold once it launches on October 1.
After the break, you can find the official Atlus press release and more details about the latest 3DS installment of Etrian Odyssey - pre-order bonuses, Classic Mode, and more.
Those of you that have been looking forward to Atlus’s forthcoming Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl should check out the following video, which features an extensive and exclusive first look at the 3DS’s second Etrian Odyssey title:
Kudos to NintendoLife for giving us all an extended peek at the dungeon-crawler; Etrian Odyssey Untold will be available in North America on October 1.
3DStination.com discusses how the role-playing genre has flourished and become one of the stronger points for the Nintendo 3DS; particularly in 2013, where the latest RPGs have arguably established themselves as some of the best 3DS games to date. Continue reading →
Atlus is putting together another slick box set for pre-order customers who reserve their copy of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, set to arrive in North America on October 1.
Just like Code of Princessand Shin Megami Tensei IV, customers who pre-order their copy of Etrian Odyssey Untold from GameStop, EB Games or Amazon will be treated to a special soundtrack CD and art/design book.
The soundtrack CD featured with The Millennium Girl will include a live rendition of the game’s main theme, a rough version of the theme, and five more tracks selected by series composer Yuzo Koshiro. The art book will also include “comics and notations” from the game.
3DStination.com reviews Shin Megami Tensei IV, the latest installment in Atlus’s demonic role-playing series, and one of the most ambitious Nintendo 3DS games of 2013:
“…[The Shin Megami series] always marched to the beat of its own drum, so to speak. Fortunately, [Shin Megami Tensei IV] doesn’t miss a single note – from the hundreds of demons to collect and fuse, to the streamlined ‘Press Turn’ battle system…even the quick-paced nature of the handheld-friendly ‘challenge quests’ and the early stream of DLC support seems to prove that SMT IV was built by Atlus to be one of the top role-playing games on any handheld, period.”Continue reading →
Shin Megami Tensei IV, the latest installment in Atlus’s demonic JRPG franchise, launched yesterday in North America. I picked up my pre-ordered copy, and immediately jumped into the demon-collecting and dungeon-crawling. Although I’m not ready to put up my final review, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and early impressions about SMT IV. Continue reading →