302 posts tagged eshop
Pushmo and many other eShop games on sale
You can find plenty of worthwhile 3DS discounts this week, like these first-party deals:
- Dillon’s Rolling Western- $6.99, save $3
- Fluidity: Spin Cycle - $7.99, save $3
- Pushmo - $4.99, save $2
- Tokyo Crash Mobs - $4.99, save $1
- 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure - $4.99, save $2
Shin’en has also cut prices for its eShop games:
- Art of Balance: Touch - $4.99, save $2
- Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! - $3.49, save $1.50
- Nano Assault EX - $9.99, save $5
All of those discounts end on May 9 — don’t forget that the Guild01 sales are still running, and that ATV Wild Ride 3D will sell for $5.99 until tomorrow. It’s been hard to complain about the eShop lately, as we’ve seen the number of quality releases — as well as the frequency of deals — pick up.
S/o to Mariel Anne for the Mallo fanart above.
Amzy, developer of Battle of Elemental and other DSiWare stuff I never really paid much attention to, has a cool-looking mech dogfighting game coming to 3DS eShop.
The genre for this Liberation Maiden-esque title is “dogfight action” — it’s coming out in Japan in the summer, and it looks like this ^. That’s pretty much all I know. Looks pretty cool!
Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in late June
Wayforward has announced plans to re-release the original GBC Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in “the tail end of June.” You might need a break from Animal Crossing by then…!
I never got to play this. Like everyone else, I was all about Castlevania and Super Dodge Ball on GBA when Capcom put this out on Game Boy Color. Totally looking forward to this opportunity!
Crazy Construction for 3DS eShop
In this new game by G-Style, you drop junk into a hole and then… eventually… buildings happen. Kinda reminds me of Trash Panic, but not exactly. Some features that make me really want to play this:
- NUISANCE GAUGE
- An evil construction company that wants to see you fail!
- Building around black holes!
It comes out this Thursday for 5 bucks.
Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale
As part of the ridiculously overloaded Nintendo Direct this morning, Nintendo revealed that the Guild02 games are coming to the eShop in North America and Europe!
And that means we get to play this game by Boku no Natsuyasumi creator Kazu Ayabe, about being a 10-year-old boy living an everyday life in a small Japanese town… that is overrun by kaiju every Friday afternoon.
Other games in the collection include Bugs vs. Tanks, a shooter about a tiny, tiny tank by former Mega Man series producer Keiji Inafune, and The Starship Damrey, a suspense adventure game by the Kamaitachi no Yoru creators, in which you’re an amnesiac who wakes up in the dark on a spaceship. Man, the Guild series is so eclectic! That’s awesome!
Guild01 games on sale at the eShop
From April 18 to May 30, Level-5 will sell everything from its Guild01 compilation at a discount on the U.S. eShop:
- Aero Porter - $4.99 to $2.99
- Crimson Shroud - $7.99 to $4.99
- Liberation Maiden - $7.99 to $4.99 — same price as the iOS edition (the awesome artwork above, by the way, was painted in Colors 3D by Arlmuffin)
Korg M01D for 3DS
Detune, Ltd. is still doing Korg emulators for Nintendo handhelds! Because Detune is very, very cool.
Korg M01D is an updated 3DS version of the Korg M01 software for DS, which emulates the Korg M1, a thing that someone who knows something about music might recognize.
“The song data and MIDI data can be saved to an SD card so the KORG M01D can be used as a sketchpad. You can preserve all of your musical ideas which can be later converted to your DAW system for more serious music production. In addition, anyone can exchange song data using Nintendo 3DS Wi-Fi via the Internet.”
I bought Korg DS-10 back in the day, and I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. But it was really neat! This one is due on the eShop “worldwide” this summer.
Big Swapnote update released for the U.S.
It seems silly to invest so much into Swapnote when there’s an imminent Miiverse 3DS release, but this update is free so I can’t complain. New features introduced:
- Take photos and record sounds you want to attach to your letters from within the software. You can still add them from the SD Card.
- Attach photos and sounds when you reply to letters.
- Choose a different ink colour for each page.
- Filter letters by sender in the letter list.
There are a few more additions too, like being able to mark up to 30 notes at a time for deletion. Now if only there was a way to download more than 20 notes at a time — that’s what kept me from even opening the app in months. Well, that and the probability of those waiting notes reading like the one above posted by Fidel.
Watch a trailer for the new features:
Assault the Cheating Boyfriend: Notification of Christmas Cancellation
At least, I think that’s the title of this third(!) game in D3’s cheapo eShop adventure game series about finding evidence of philandering, and then confronting the jerk.
Once again: there are three of these. And this one is Christmas-themed. I kind of hope this series is someone’s longform revenge against a cheating boyfriend, and if you finish all of them you get his phone number so you can harass him personally.
3D Super Hang-On in motion
Recorded by Nintendaan. MAN, that tilt effect is weird. You see the sides of a (virtual) game machine, inside the screen of your game machine. It’s pretty cool that M2 made a thing that rotates a whole game as it’s being played though. And I’ll never get tired of squatty Hang-On dudes dragging their knees on the ground.
It would sure be cool if I could play this crazy stuff on my 3DS, Sega…
Mario AR card eShop point cards
Well, this is the best idea. Nintendo’s new eShop point cards are also AR cards, with new Mario, Goomba, and Peach 3D models for you to pose in your 3DS photos. There’s a new photo app, Photo Together Super Mario, that lets you pose these in different ways, with effects. There is also a ¥1000 Koopa, ¥2000 Luigi, and ¥3000 Bowser card to collect.
What a clever way to get people interested in checking out the eShop. Japan seems very strongly retail-oriented, so point cards are probably the best way to get people to buy stuff online.
This came out of a mini Nintendo Direct overnight (surprise!) all about eShop stuff. Other than this, though, it covered Dillon’s Rolling Western 2 and Freakyforms Deluxe, nbd.
HarmoKnight out today
Here’s a nice wallpaper for the 3DS eShop game HarmoKnight, one of a few (plus icons) available from the game’s official website.
For a downloadable handheld rhythm game, HarmoKnight has some absolutely bonkers production values, likely thanks to developer Game Freak’s Scrooge McDuck-style vaults of Pokemon money.
This is out on the eShop in North America today, as you very likely know.