News – New 3DS games announced

April 18, 2013 by  
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At Nintendo’s most recent Nintendo Direct conference, the company revealed some 3DS games and release dates.

The much celebrated The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past is getting a sequel that takes place in the same world, though with fresh dungeons to explore. It features the same top-down perspective and a new ability sees Link transform into a flat drawing to get to areas that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

Another well regarded game Yoshi’s Story is also getting a sequel and it looks to offer much the same ingredients as the original game, so you can expect plenty of well executed leaping about and gobbling up of enemies.

A Mario Party game is also on its way in Winter. It’s once again a virtual board game combined with mini games, though the seven different boards are said to have a greater bearing on how each round plays out, for instance one board will have you collecting boosts, which are essentially dice multipliers that you’re able to use whenever you feel the need, whilst another board sees you collecting items to slow down the progression of your opponents. Mini games meanwhile are once again based on speed, luck and such, though will also use the capabilities of the 3DS, for example you’re able to write solutions on the touchscreen.

Square Enix RPG Bravely Default Flying Fairy is coming to Europe courtesy of Nintendo, whilst Shin Megami Tensai IV is also being brought over. The Gameboy Colour duo of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages will both see releases on the 3DS eShop on the 30th of May, whilst Mario & Luigi: Dream Team has been given a release of the 12th of July and Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is coming to the eShop on the 9th of May.