Published on December 6th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor0
Quick, to the eShop! Scribblenauts Defend FIFA for Its Fractured LEGO Ring
“How will you play next?”
The driving force behind the Nintendo Wii U is no doubt its dual-screen technology. The possibilities are seemingly endless, particularly for the innovative developer. Much of the most recent Nintendo Direct Feed was focused around this premise.
The streaming video segment received yet another installment yesterday and delivered with some ‘apps’ and ‘claps’. The applause could have primarily been due to the showcase of Fire Emblem: Awakening, or the other games demoed. If you missed the entire feed then you can check it out by clicking here.
Now, on to the games!
It wasn’t long before more demos started to hit the eShop. That is one benefit to having a console that features more than just a Shop Channel. This time around, Nintendo is doing things right in terms of an online marketplace, and now they’ve got the content to prove it.
Games like FIFA 13 (demo launching today) players can be given a look before droppin’ the dough. Outside of the demos, the Nintendo eShop is quickly building its marketplace of high end retail games. The current list current games available is pretty impressive by any standards and is only growing. Today, Nintendo announced more titles to make their digital debut in the eShop.
Here are the full retail releases for the Nintendo Wii U:
- Ben 10 Omniverse
- Family Party: 30 Great Games-Obstacel Arcade
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
The Wii U console isn’t the only one getting the big name love. The Nintendo 3DS is also seeing a growing number of AAA titles break into the handheld eShop. The shop offers some easy access for those who don’t want to fight the crowds on any given day and just want to play. The shop isn’t short of handheld demos, either. The shop will deliver Fractured Soul as a playable demo starting today. If you were curious about the world-bender, then check out our official review of the game here.
“You shall not Street-Paaaaasssssssssss!” Okay, okay. That may not be the exact line that Gandalf says in the Lord of the Rings movie, but close, right? Well who knows, it could be in the LEGO version of the game.
The full retail release of the game breaks into the Nintendo eShop today. The LEGO series has easily picked up steam due to its quirky attention to detail and inclusions of major moments from films into the games, LEGO Lord of the Rings is no different.
The game encompasses the trilogy of the series which includes: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Players can take the role of many characters much like that of other LEGO oriented titles. Join the crew of characters like Legolas (I keep thinking in my head LEGO-las) to that of Gandalf the Wizard.
Middle-earth has never been pieced together so nicely for you to explore.
If you ask anyone with a 3DS and an imagination what their favorite game is on the console, there is no doubt Scribblenauts will be in that mix. The game allows you to practically draw your way through its adventure, providing a unique experience for the doodler in you. Help Maxwell draw his way out of darn near anything from pirates to scary looking sea critters, there isn’t anything this dude can’t draw.
The game features a slew of puzzles and offers up plenty of exploration to keep any ‘naut busy.
Some other important news (besides the reassurance of first party titles) came out of the Nintendo Direct Feed. The promise of new Coin Rush mode packs was introduced at the end of the segment. The news brings the Platform Panic Pack and the Coin Challenge Pack C. Both of which provide a challenging experience for your sore thumbs.
The content also came with a “thanks” for gathering over 300 billion coins worldwide in New Super Mario Bros. 2. The Gold Classics Pack brings back levels from original Mario titles that will have any fan rollin’ in nostalgia. The pack is free until January 31, 2013, so light a Fire Flower under your hind end and make your way over to the download.
Challenge Pack C
Platform Panic Pack
Other honorable mentions this week, wowzers there’s quite a few, include: Harvest Mood 3D: A New Beginning (Nintendo 3DS eShop), Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition (Nintendo 3DS eShop), Murder on the Titanic (Nintendo 3DS eShop), Mighty Bomb Jack (Nintendo 3DS eShop), Christmas Wonderland 2 (Nintendo 3DS eShop/DSiWare), and Crystal Adventure (Nintendo 3DS eShop/DSiWare).
The Nintendo Wii is still gettin’ love with BurgerTime on the Virtual Console.
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