It wasn’t long after the list was originally posted that some of the highest-profile Nintendo 3DS games of 2013 finally launched. The task of picking and choosing the best titles became far more challenging toward the end of the year, when I started thinking about revising my original Top 10 list.
Admittedly, 2014 has been slightly less consistent for 3DS games, but there have still been a few excellent new releases. Indeed, the library of “must-own” 3DS titles continues to expand.
With all of that in mind, check out the ‘revised’ Top 10 list after the break – there are several newer titles that earned a rightful place among the elites of the Nintendo 3DS.
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.
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 →
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 →
Atlus finally confirmed today that Shin Megami Tensei IVwill make its way to North America this summer.
The game apparently features StreetPass functionality and fully-voiced dialogue, in addition to demon-collecting, with over 400 different ones to find this time around.
Atlus is going with a team of developers whose resumes include SMT III: Nocture, the Persona series, and Soul Hackers. Not too shabby. It definitely looks fantastic, as you can see from the screens. Stay tuned for more as the summer rolls around.
I’ve been AWOL for the last three or four days, but apparently Nintendo and its various supporters have been busy launching off a gaggle of brand-new 3DS videos, featuring footage from games such as Professor Layton & The Miracle Mask, Pokemon Dream Radar, Shin Megami Tensei IV, and more.
Perhaps the most exciting is the new footage from the recently-announced Crashmo, sequel to the hit eShop title Pushmo. There’s also a tips & tricks video for any New Super Mario Bros. 2 players looking for a little advice with the Coin Rush mode.
Here are the videos, organized alphabetically by title:
Crashmo (eShop) – First footage
Donkey Kong: Original Edition (eShop) – Gameplay
Nano Assault EX (eShop) – Debut Trailer
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Coin Rush Tips & Tricks Video
Pokemon Dream Radar (eShop) – New Trailer
Professor Layton & The Miracle Mask – New Features Trailer