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What to Expect on Nintendo Platforms in 2015

Nintendo 3DS eShop (Part 2)

by Justin Berube and Zack Kaplan - January 28, 2015, 10:43 am EST

The eShop has a hefty release line-up on the 3DS.


Box Boy

Review: Box Boy Japanese Review

Box Boy, known in Japan as Hako Boy, is an upcoming Nintendo published title by HAL Labs. The game is a puzzle platformer that requires the block shaped main character to create more blocks in order to overcome the varying obstacles and environments that lay before him. We don’t know if this title will make it overseas, but the possibility is strong.


SteamWorld Heist

Preview: SteamWorld Heist Hands-on Impressions

SteamWorld Heist is the next entry in the SteamWorld series. This title is a side-scrolling turn-based strategy game that has players navigate a team through various bases. Along the way, players will need to defeat enemies, grab loot, and get the team out of there in one piece.


IronFall: Invasion

Preview: IronFall: Invasion Hands-on Impressions

A Gears of War-esque cover based shooter, Ironfall Invasion will be offering up third person action on the 3DS this February. The title features a campaign along with both a local and online multiplayer modes. The fact is that Ironfall Invasion brings something new to the 3DS table since there is no other game like it on the platform. Ironfall Invasion runs at 60 FPS, a touted feature in its trailer, and will support the New 3DS C-Stick.



Preview: Treasurenauts Hands-on Impressions

Video: Treasurenauts Gameplay Footage

Treasurenauts is an upcoming game from Renegade Kid that has a visual style close to that of one of the developer’s previous titles, Mutant Mudds. This title will have players using different characters, which use various weapons, while making it through platforming levels in an attempt to collect tons of treasure. Make it out with lots, and you will be greatly rewarded.


Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, another game from developer Renegade Kid, is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. Super Challenge is a brand-new game that will be packed with a whopping 40 levels. Those who can’t get enough Mutant Mudds don’t need to worry though because a full Mutant Mudds sequel is still in the works too.



JdloJanuary 28, 2015

Why are your news stories so short?  I know you can only report on info you have, but man, there is no substance to any of these articles.

Quote from: Jdlo

Why are your news stories so short?  I know you can only report on info you have, but man, there is no substance to any of these articles.

This is a massive 10 page Feature. The first page is a short intro created to describe the Feature in its entirety before going more in depth. Please use the table of contents on the right hand side of the page to navigate the different pages and to see the real meat of this particular article.

I hope that helps. :)

This is a ten page feature, so I think there's at least a certain degree of substance to it.

CericJanuary 28, 2015

Forgot Steamworld Heist was coming.  That looks interesting.  I really need to get there first Steamworld game which is tower defense and looks interesting.

CericJanuary 28, 2015

Technically Star Fox has a Release Date of Before Zelda.  I'm looking forward to being able to actually play Xenoblade.

fred13January 28, 2015

First of all you missed Metroid Prime Trilogy out tomorrow on Wii U.

Second, this never dawned on me. When I saw the Fire Emblem Amiibo integration with Codename: S.T.E.A.M. during the Nintendo Direct I just assumed that meant that Ike, Robin, and Lucina Amiibo would release by March 13th at the latest, but this makes it sound like Robin and Lucina aren't very likely to come by then. I was going to skip Ike and grab Robin and Lucina (I loved Awakening, but I've never played any of the other FE games so I have no emotional attachment to Ike or Marth) Now I'm wondering if I need to try and find Marth and Ike so I can enjoy the Amiibo side of Codename: STEAM

Just to clarify things, we did not include Virtual Console titles on this list. While the Wii Download games on Wii U are technically not called Virtual Console, they are in a sense. It's for that reason they did not make the list.

As far as release dates go, they are only shown on this Feature if the exact month of the release is known (at a minimum). Anything else I felt had a higher chance of slipping out of its "Release Window" so it doesn't have a release date listed.

Please Understand!

TrueNerdJanuary 28, 2015

This is gonna be a good year, even if Zelda falls into 2016. There are six full priced retail games that I plan on buying on that list. Nine if Star Fox and Project Giant Robot/Guard are good and separate games. Ten if I cave and don't wait for a sale or price drop for Kirby Rainbow Curse.

I'd also like to purchase Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Captain Toad at some point.

Maybe I'll hold off til 2016 on that PS4 purchase.

Mop it upJanuary 28, 2015

I don't expect all of this stuff to release in 2015, but it's a nice summation anyway.

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