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Nintendo Details Upcoming North American eShop Lineup with Game Gear and Original Titles

by Neal Ronaghan - March 6, 2012, 7:56 am EST
Total comments: 4 Source: (Press Release)

Punch-Out!! and Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! are bringing exclamation points to the eShop this week in North America as well.

Punch-Out!! and Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! are slated to launch on eShop in North America on March 8. Additionally, Nintendo detailed their upcoming eShop line-up, which includes three Game Gear titles and new games such as Ketzal's Corridors, Zombie Slayer Diox, Arc Style Soccer!! 3D, and Colors! 3D. Also, a demo of Rhythm Thief is coming out on April 19. Unfortunately, we still don't know when Rhythm Thief is coming out in North America.

The three Game Gear titles (Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal) are coming out on March 15, which is the same day that they are coming out in Europe.

Ketzal's Corridors is the sequel to ThruSpace. It is already out in Japan, and is also coming to Europe soon. It has no set release date, but is coming "soon."

Zombie Slayer Diox, from UFO Interactive, does have a release date, though. It's coming out on March 22. The title is a rhythm game that stars a samurai guitarist who has to time his button presses to slay zombies.

Arc Style Soccer!! 3D is coming out sometime in March or April. It's a soccer game, which came out at eShop launch in Japan, that features camera functionality and wireless multiplayer. Colors! 3D, which is a 3D drawing application, is coming out in April.

Nintendo News: Upcoming Nintendo eShop Content Includes Ketzal's Corridors, Colors! 3D and Classic SEGA Game Gear Titles

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The diverse lineup of downloadable games for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system keeps on growing. With more than 500 pieces of content currently available on the Nintendo eShop and new additions made every week, players have some exciting titles to look forward to this season. Soon, players can experience Ketzal’s Corridors™, a fast-paced, Aztec-themed action-puzzle game with brilliant 3D graphics and head-to-head multiplayer options. The game lets players race against the clock in 96 shape-matching missions and three multiplayer modes. On March 15, Nintendo 3DS owners can download a variety of classic games as the SEGA Game Gear™ system makes its debut on the Nintendo eShop with Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble™, Shinobi™ and Dragon Crystal™. Coming in April, Colors! 3D from Collecting Smiles lets Nintendo 3DS users of any artistic skill level create and share 3D drawings and digital sketches.

Other new and upcoming Nintendo eShop game releases include the following (dates subject to change):

• Punch-Out!!™ Featuring Mr. Dream (March 8) – The classic boxing game from the NES™ returns, featuring fan-favorite characters like Little Mac and Bald Bull.

• Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! from Shin’en (March 8) – Use your personalized Mii™ character to play 81 challenging holes in exotic locations around the globe.

• Zombie Slayer Diox™ from UFO Interactive (March 22) – A samurai guitarist must use his superior musical chops to defeat zombies in this unique rhythm-action game.

• Arc Style Soccer!! 3D from ArcSystem Works (March/April) – This easy-to-learn, customizable soccer game lets players use photos of their own faces and play wirelessly with friends.

• Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure™ from SEGA (free demo version, April 19) – Download a demo version to feel the rhythm and beat of the mystery in this spellbinding adventure game.

• Crush™3D from SEGA (free demo version, available now) – This unique platform game gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles.

The Nintendo eShop is a service featuring games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. New content is added to the Nintendo eShop every Thursday.

For more information about the Nintendo eShop, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/downloads.


RasMarch 06, 2012

Mr. Dream?  Isn't he the guy who has that tattoo from the Hangover 2 and likes biting ears?  I may be thinking of someone else.

Quote from: Ras

Mr. Dream?  Isn't he the guy who has that tattoo from the Hangover 2 and likes biting ears?  I may be thinking of someone else.

If you notice, I didn't make any mention in the news story about that Mr. Dream character. There is only one version of Punch-Out on the NES as far as I'm concerned, and the star of that bit a dude's ear off.

RasMarch 06, 2012

I don't think I even have that cartridge any more.  I sold a bunch of NES games for peanuts right before college.  By this point, I would have enjoyed having those games still around rather than having had that money, the use of which is long since forgotten.

I don't know how to feel about Wario Land not being on that list. I'm ready to start an ExciteStrike/Operation Rainfall campaign about the lack of that game. Europe's getting the Game Boy Kid Icarus this week, so it's looking like we'll be two prominent Game Boy games behind Europe. I hope Reggie gets fired over this.

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