Nintendo Everything: 3DS eShop
By Patrick (@Patricklous)
Of all the games I’ve reviewed for Nintendo Everything over the years, Monster Hunter Tri might be one of the most memorable. Stepping out of Moga Village for the first time was a wonderful moment reminiscent of Richard Attenborough welcoming everyone to Jurassic Park… mostly because there were dinosaurs there. Though the controls and sluggish swordplay took a bit of getting used to, I eventually warmed up to the actual gameplay, giving the game an respectable, yet arbitrary score of 9/10. Now I find myself returning to the hunt with the recently released Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and it turns out that the series has actually evolved quite a bit since 2010’s Tri. While the games look similar on the surface —if anything Monster Hunter 4 looks like a downgrade, with the visuals scaled back to fit on the tiny 3DS screen— there are a of lot of things that have been changed for the better. I think it’s worth comparing these two entries to see how far the series has progressed in the last few years and some of the ways that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate improves on the formula.
This week’s 3DS eShop charts are as follows:
1. Mario Kart 7
2. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
3. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
4. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
6. Super Mario Bros. 3
7. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
9. Fossil Fighters: Frontier
10. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
11. The Legend of Zelda
12. Shovel Knight
13. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
14. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
15. Super Mario Bros.
16. Story of Seasons
17. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
18. Super Mario 3D Land
19. Pokemon Omega Ruby
20. Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
1. Pokemon Shuffle Trailer
2. Fossil Fighters: Frontier E3 2014 Trailer
3. Pokemon Shuffle Tips & Tricks Trailer
4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – Your Will Shall Be Done Trailer
5. Fossil Fighters: Frontier Launch Trailer
6. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Zelda Trailer
7. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – Heir to the Monado Trailer
8. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Gameplay Trailer
9. New 3DS XL Majora’s Mask 3D
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Launch Trailer
11. Story of Seasons Trailer
12. Fossil Fighters: Frontier TV Commercial
13. Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Launch Trailer
14. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS One Dog, One Bird, One Zapper
15. Mario Kart 7 Video
16. Photos with Mario Trailer
17. New 3DS XL Trailer
18. Faster. Processing. Power – New 3DS XL
19. Upcoming Fire Emblem Teaser Trailer
20. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire E3 2014 Trailer
Source: 3DS eShop
Several new titles are coming to the Japanese eShop next week. Here’s a look at the upcoming digital downloads:
Wii U Download
Super Toy Cars (900 yen)
Wii U Virtual Console
Getsu Fūma Den (Famicom, 514 yen)
Simple DL Series Vol. 37 (600 yen)
Radio Hammer (500 yen)
The games above launch in Japan on April 8.
Best Buy is running a small sale on eShop cards. Through the end of the week, you can save 10 percent on all cards. Visit this this to take advantage of the deal.
Thanks to Leon F rot the tip.
Wobby Tooth is still supporting Battleminer with free updates. The latest patch, which was revealed on the developer’s Twitter account today, will add a major feature.
When Battleminer’s next update goes live, players will be able to partake in multiplayer co-op. This will work both locally and online.
Battleminer’s newest update is coming to Europe on April 16. There’s no date yet for North America, but it shouldn’t be too far behind.
Multiplayer Co-Op (Internet & Local) is coming to Battleminer in a free update on April 16th for EU. (USA date tbc) pic.twitter.com/5Pcy5ncAeI
— Wobbly Tooth (@WobblyToothLtd) March 31, 2015
Word Search by POWGI is coming to the North American and European eShops on April 16, Lightwood Games confirmed today. It will be available for both Wii U and 3DS. Pricing is set at $7.99 / £5.99 / €7.99.
Word Search by POWGI is packed with over 300 puzzles, with unique aspects planned for Nintendo’s platforms. The 3DS version features a simple touch-screen interface and the ability to take the game anywhere, while the Wii U release makes use of off-TV play and 5-player multiplayer.
You’ll be able to try out Word Search by POWGI with a free demo releasing soon.
Source: Lightwood Games PR