3DStination.com reviews Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the fourth installment in Nintendo’s humor-driven platforming/role-playing handheld series:“[Mario & Luigi: Dream Team] seems determined to keep things as interesting and fresh as possible every step of the way…With such amusing and genuinely funny dialogue, the series has the range to appeal to younger gamers and adults players alike – almost like the best cartoons or animated films…Dream Team emerges as perhaps the most inventive and purely insane game in the franchise.”
Here are the weekly downloads scheduled today/this weekend on the eShop:
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (8/11/13, $39.99)
- Smash Bowling 3D ($4.99)
- SteamWorld Dig ($8.99)
- Tangran Style ($6.99)
- escapeVektor ($4.99 until 9AM PST 8/22)
The black-colored Nintendo 3DS XL has been available in Europe for a while, but not in North America.
It appears that Nintendo could be changing this soon; though there has been no official announcement at this time, a new commercial for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team shows off the black-colored 3DS XL. You can see a screenshot from the commercial to the right.
The last time there was a special 3DS XL shown off during an advertisement, it was the special Pikachu model that was released for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - and it was confirmed shortly after.
It’s nice to see the plain-colored 3DS models coming to North America, but how about a higher quantity of the special-edition ones? I would have loved to score a Pikachu 3DS XL, before they started selling for almost $400 on eBay.
Now that E3 and the big Nintendo Direct presentations are behind us, so many details about what’s ahead of us have been revealed: information about the upcoming Link to the Past sequel (A Link Between Worlds), big games for 2014 such as Yoshi’s New Island and Super Smash Bros., and more about the next generation of Pokemon - Pokemon X & Y. It was an exciting time for us all, as 3DS owners – no doubt.
With the exception of the 2014 releases, I would like to go over some of the Nintendo 3DS games that I am looking forward to the most this year. Continue reading
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see what Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is all about, you’re missing out – Nintendo unveiled quite a bit about how the game works during its E3 Nintendo Direct presentation; from what has been shown so far, it seems the series’ trademark sense of humor and brand of weirdness are comfortably in the spotlight.
That being said, there’s a brand-new trailer for Dream Team after the break, showing off an extensive look at the gameplay and even some of the dream interaction mechanics.
Wrapping up my coverage of today’s Nintendo Direct, I would like to touch on three quick points of news related to different Mario games: Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and an all-new Mario Party title. Continue reading
Just a quick blurb, the next Nintendo Direct presentation is coming tomorrow, April 17th.
The news is 3DS-exclusive, so we should get a slew of release dates/trailers/new information for future titles; my guess is on Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and some of the other big 2013 releases.
Stay tuned for updates tomorrow morning, possibly later in the afternoon.