In case you haven’t heard about it, one of the hottest upcoming titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop is Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inti Creates’ flashy, action-packed side-scroller. It certainly helps that one of the game’s lead designers is none other than Kenji Inafune (Mega Man), and the gameplay is clearly reminiscent of the classic series.
Anyway, those who download Azure Striker Gunvolt will also get a free 8-bit crossover game called Mighty Gunvolt, which features characters from both Azure Striker and Inti’s next game, Mighty No. 9.
Keep reading after the break for details, video footage, and an interview between Inafune and Inti Creates.
The JRPG never made its way to America until earlier this year, but has nonetheless been a hit with 3DS owners and RPG fans. In fact, the game sold over 200,000 units in the first few weeks after it launched.
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.
Even if you have already played Four Swords at some point in the past, there is no reason not to download it and check it out again – the local multiplayer is absolutely brilliant; although the gameplay does not directly follow the Zelda formula, the mechanics work very well.
The numerous times that I have played through Four Swords in the past always resulted in some very hilariously unique cooperative gaming experiences; for example, leading your partner in the wrong direction, throwing them into lava or a group of enemies, stealing rupees…
Don’t miss this chance to gather a few friends and play a fantastic co-op Zelda game for free.