While many have been somewhat caught off-guard by the most recent Nintendo announcement of launch titles for the Wii U, it doesn’t come as much surprise to others. This is primarily due to the fact that this was said quite some time ago about reaching such a quota.
Nintendo released the information about the launch title window spanning until March of 2013 (Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013 to be exact). Although not much is new, a few titles that we weren’t expecting, such as a few Indies, will be making their way on to the console. I suppose we will be gearing up for a much larger weekly update of downloadable titles in the near future.
As for right now……
The “Denpa” Men: They Came by Wave
This obscure role playing game (RPG) is looking to bring the physical and digital worlds closer together. It offers up the use of the Nintendo 3DS camera for augmented reality purposes. Using this feature allows you to capture these “men” and bring them into your gaming experience. They aren’t just collectibles as they will fight in the name of your honor in a Pikmin style mechanic.
As stated in our preview during last week’s “Quick, to the eShop!” I can’t say enough how pleased I am that the developers decided to take this unique route that not many others do. It may seem petty to use every function of the handheld console, but it does make me glad when they do.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2012
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher:Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Original release by Ultra in the US 1990)
If you’ve ever wanted the literal meaning of “blockbuster title”–then Quarth is just that. The game is a top down puzzler offering up block breaking for points. Survive and you just might make it to the next level. The more you shoot, the more the lines grow. The goal is to grow them to even lengths, and much like Tetris, they will wipe themselves out of the picture.
Release Date: March 27, 2008
Price: 900 Wii Points
Platform: Wii (Virtual Console)
I can never pass up a good fighter. The Fatal Fury series has also stood the test of time. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers previously released in 1998, bringing the franchise back on its feet.
The game brings back fond memories of throwing quarters into a Neo Geo arcade machine, switching off from Fatal Fury and then back to Metal Slug. This time at least I know I can continue on without my mom yellin’ at me to get out of the arcade or in shame because the machine ate my dough.
The game now features many things that you see in modern fighters. Such techniques as the advanced guard options to break blocks, and other recovery options have are now included in RBFF2:TN. This is alongside the boasted 22 fighter roster which should keep you busy for a while. It is a bit disappointing though as it doesn’t say anything about online matches.
If you were looking for a wrap up of fight and flight, then check out this Kid Icarus: Uprising montage. The video showcases some of the best battles of the game. Here is a listing of what you can expect to see from the trailer:
- Hades, Lord of the Underworld
- Viridi, Goddess of Nature
- Mysterious Invaders
- Palutena’s Temple
On September 30th, the trailers will become available to stream individually through the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo YouTube Channel.
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