Published on March 7th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Quick, to the eShop! Samurai’s and Pokémon Know the Art of Resident Evil When it Goes Kerploosh!
It isn’t often that the games front for Nintendo consoles is quiet. It’s almost a little too quiet. This is probably due to the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate demo that hit last week. The game is now a little over a week from releasing and is sure to please the little hunter in you.
Nintendo is once again showing the goods for the ‘3DS. A classic vampire hunting game makes its return. The Konami published game has a longer title than most obscure Japanese RPG’s out there. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow-Mirror of Fate kicked off the week with a bang.
The game has thus far seen mixed reviews. However, here at GAMINGtruth the game was graced with a “10/10” rating from Features Editor, Shawn Long. This game must have leapt right out of the screen, gave him a massage, made him a sammich while playing the “Star Spangled Banner” and firing rainbows out of its eyeballs. In laments terms–this doesn’t happen often.
Now, on to the games!
Continuing on with the past prior weeks, more demos are on their way to the eShop. This week is no different with the playable tid-bit of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.
The game has already released in Japan, but now sets the pace for the US launch on March 24. The game continues on in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series and its rogue-like structure. Journey back to the Unova region and prepare for the challenge that lies ahead. The game is developed by Spike Chunsoft (Mystery Dungeon, Dragon Quest-first five in the series) and is widely known for its challenging style of gameplay.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is set to release on March 24 on the Nintendo 3DS.
[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Release Date: February 2, 2012
No. of Players:1 player
Developer: Grounding Inc.
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If it’s a deal you are looking for, then fear not, Daniel-son. Here is a noteworthy ninja title that will test your stylus wielding skills.
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword features a nameless hero as he attempts to rescue Princess Cherry Blossom. Learn skills from the Sakura Samurai himself as you take on waves of enemies. Surprisingly enough the game features power-ups and equipment to be earned through each ‘village’ visited throughout the course of the game. Although the eShop title released early last year, it has recently been met with a nice price cut. Grab the game ASAP as it doesn’t list the time length for the discounted price.
[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]Release Date: Mar 7, 2013
No. of Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Light Puzzler
This action puzzler was first announced in the Nintendo Direct Feed a few weeks back. Nintendo is reassuring fans that there are indeed games on the way.
The title has you flying down wells in their claustrophobic structures to earn high points. Avoid objects and make it to the bottom unscathed for the big points. Utilizing different types of stones, players will maneuver each well and its challenges. Throughout the game other stones can be unlocked. So, the more you play, the more stoned you get. Er, stones. Stones you get.
The game features leaderboards and StreetPass features to challenge others to your high scores. Watch out, the next person might just be a stone’s throw away from beating you.
If it’s a blood bath you are looking for, you don’t have to go far. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D launches this week as a digital download in the eShop. Other honorable mentions include Wrecking Crew (Virtual Console/Nintendo 3DS eShop), ATV Wild Ride 3D (Nintendo 3DS eSHop), THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 (Wii Virtual Console), Nano Assault EX (Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS), Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze (Nintendo 3DS eShop [Available Mar. 13])
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