The Nintendo 3DS is slowly gaining traction, mainly because Nintendo has made a tremendous effort to give us the best games this fall.
But with so many heavy hitters, which are the ones that you should really buy?
5. Need for Speed: The Run 3D
Need for Speed has always been a respected franchise, and for good reasons: featuring an incredible sense of velocity and thrilling car chases, NFS always delivered. At least until the last iteration which definitely didn’t meet expectations.
This week sees the release of two of the most awaited Nintendo e-Shop games: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition and the venerable Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
The first one will be a completely free release commemorating the 25th anniversary of Zelda, while the second one will cost around 5$ and it’s obviously being released now to get people hyped for the Super Mario 3D Land launch in November.
Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary will feature a single player mode as well as the multiplayer mode which we all loved some years ago.
Square Enix has released a new high quality with footage of the awaited Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The video showcases the amazing new battle system (with lots and lots of rolls and spins), some nice Wii-like graphics, and a story which is shaping up to be really interesting.
Neku (from The World Ends With You) also makes a cameo in the trailer, so could this be a hint that TWEWY 2 is coming? We sure hope so.
Kingdom Hearts 3D is scheduled for a 2012 release.
I’m writing this article in response to the ridiculous one that Slash Gear made yesterday.
First off, I consider myself first and foremost an Apple fanboy (since I admire everything Steve has contributed to the industry and buy almost every iDevice that comes out), and of course also a Nintendo fan. But, no, the iPhone 5 is not killing the Nintendo 3DS any soon, and to think otherwise is to be short-sighted or a little “noob” in the videogame industry.
The main thing I’m going to talk about is the incredible difference between REAL gaming and CASUAL gaming.
Few names evoke as much badassery as “Star Fox” in the Nintendo world. We’ve been waiting for a good Star Fox game for almost a decade now so it was no surprise that Nintendo decided to make yet another remake for the (still game-starving) Nintendo 3DS.
But is it as good as we remember it?
Graphics have definitely been vastly improved from the original Nintendo 64 game. Gone are the jagged edges, the blurriness and the general polygonal “squareness”, now everything is much more sharp and the frame rate is extremely solid. In other words, the game looks gorgeous.