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Published on January 3rd, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Clive is the Only Unchained Blade for Princess, Zelda?

If you don’t recall, this is an image from the tech demo showcasing the Nintendo Wii U’s capabilities and what could potentially be Zelda on the HD console.

The busyness of the Holiday Season is finally coming to a digestible speed. New Year’s is done and gone (even if the hangover still lingers) and it is finally time to wind down with some games.

The Nintendo launch window for the Wii U is still in full effect, giving players more promised games in the months to come. Before you know it, E3 will be upon us and you’ll likely be suffocating your line of sight with the inescapable news on the inbound.Heck, if you haven’t scoured the interwebs lately you’ve probably missed the Zelda Wii U rumors that have been circulating within the past week.

Some sources list it as the biggest and “most expensive game they’ve made to date” when it comes to Nintendo and its development of the potential title. As of right now, I can foresee even greater things coming to the latest home console as it has already found a spot in my heart. Move over stent.

The Nintendo Wii U has kicked off with strong support of third party companies, not to mention its own first-party titles. Along with the newly announced console seeing new games, the Nintendo 3DS has a slew of fresh content coming to the platform. If you were looking to add more fun to your handheld fancy, then check out the games below dropping into the eShop.

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: January 3, 2013
No. of Players: 1 player
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: FuRyu
Publisher: XSEED Games
Price: $29.99

If there’s one thing that the eShop isn’t short of, it’s role playing games. Over the past few months the shop has grown with some quality titles, from Crimson Shroud, to the newest addition, Unchained Blades.

The game covers the story of feared Dragon Emperor, Fang. It is often said that you should never “bite the hand that feeds you.” Well, Fang obviously didn’t take that into account when he went after the goddess Clunea. Chomp, chomp.The encounter leaves him wounded and attempting to rebuild his strength. The only way to do so is through a slew of dungeons to test his will, and your skill.

The game features customizable characters, turned based gameplay and voice acting to solidify this title.

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Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: October 9, 2012 (original)
No. of Players: 1 to 4
Genre: Action, Adventure
Publisher: ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)
Price: $39.99

Once again tapping into the root of RPG titles on the Nintendo eShop, Code of Princess makes its way to digital release for the first time.

The game features up to four players locally or online via the Nintendo Network. This is a huge plus for players who bought the console which boasts such features as these. There are more than 50 characters and ranked matches to contest your patience, creativity, and skills. It’s time to attack, evade, wait…..then attack again! Take that unruly vermin!

Check out our official review for Code of Princess here.

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Release Date: January 3, 2013
No. of Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Adventure
Publisher: Hörberg Productions
Price:$1.99

Steering away from the role playing genre, we jump right into a side-scrolling action shooter. The west wasn’t won with hugs and kisses. No. It was done with lead, and Clive.

One of my favorite Super Nintendo games had to be Sunset Riders. For those not familiar with the title, it featured a few characters that each had different bullet spreads. This came in handy when jumping atop stagecoaches and blasting away enemy swarms.

When the Mayor’s daughter is captured by thieves, it is up to Gunman Clive to rid the land of gun toting baddies and save the girl. The game promises the use of 3D in its efforts to deliver a stylized sketched look. Nothing says “Western” like the gigantic bosses wielding mini-guns ready to duel at any time of day.
If the game looks familiar it’s probably due to its prior release on iOS, Android and PC.

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For your other entertainment pleasure, there is a best of Nintendo Video for 2012. Nothing says “So long 2012!” like basking in its visual glory and silly videos.

Other honorable mentions include Air Battle Hockey 3D (Nintendo 3DS eShop), Galaxy Saver (Nintendo 3DS eShop/DSiWare) and Snowboard Xtreme (Nintendo 3DS eShop/DSiWare).

Quick, to the eShop! is your one stop shop for the weekly rundown of Nintendo downloadable titles

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I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.



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