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New 3DS and eShop Games Detailed During Nintendo Direct

Donkey Kong Mario HarmoKnight Nintendo Nintendo Direct

Wii U recently had its own Nintendo Direct and this week it was time for the 3DS to take the spotlight. It managed to do so well by showing off a handful of entirely new games for the system as well as downloadable titles that may also be worth a look. Let's jump into the list of goodies announced during today's Nintendo Direct.

New 3DS Titles:
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger - March 11
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - Summer 2013
  • HarmoKnight - March 28
  • Kerploosh - March 7
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
  • Mario Golf: World Tour - Summer 2013
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Summer 2013
It's exciting to see Nintendo is not content to rest, and instead keeps working to bolster the 3DS catalog. HarmoKnight is an especially nice addition, being a rhythm game developed by Game Freak. Other games are a bit unexpected, such as Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, which is a remake of the Wii version from 2010.

Are you more interested in one of the multiple Mario games or something different?


Can't say I'm interested in the Mario stuff. I really think Nintendo is spreading him way too thin lately. I'm glad that Donkey Kong Country Returns is getting a portable game, though. Hopefully it will use actual button controls.
HarmoKnight looks cool, but I'm just a tiny bit disappointed it's so similar in concept to Bit.Trip Runner only because we've seen that style of game before. Even still, dat Pokemon music! :D

Kersploosh looks somewhat interesting too, haha. Can't say I'm too excited for Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis On The Move, though. Nintendo Software Technology has been working on that series for years; those poor developers need a break from that series.
I'm kinda disappointed that DKC Returns 3D is just a remake instead of a new game, but it is cool that there will be a portable version of the game. I'm looking forward to Mario Golf and Mario & Luigi for sure.

I kinda wish they'd stop making Minis games and make another Mario Vs. Donkey Kong that plays like the original game, but I suppose I've always got the original and Gameboy Donkey Kong to fill that void.
I'm actually really excited about some of this. I loved Donkey Kong Country Returns, so playing it again on my 3DS is fine by me. But more than anything, I'm really excited about that new Mario & Luigi game. I love that series and I couldn't help but smile when I not only heard there was a new one, but that it was being released in just a few months. Great RPG series, in my opinion.




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