E3 2012: Nintendo Reveals Line-up of 3DS Games
Nintendo had so much information for fans this week that they had to have a very special conference just for the 3DS. The conference was held last night to detail information on 3DS games coming out in 2012. Nintendo also announced a variety of downloadable content that is coming to the Nintendo eShop as well.
Here is a little bit about the games revealed at the press conference:
New Super Mario Bros. 2: This new side-scrolling installment in the fan-favorite Super Mario Bros. franchise launches Aug. 19 as the Mushroom Kingdom bursts with more coins and gold than ever before. Players can transform into Gold Mario and Raccoon Mario, and challenge friends to beat their high scores in the new Coin Rush mode. Also, for the first time in a hand-held Mario title, players can enjoy a cooperative two-player mode for the entire game via a local wireless connection.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (KONAMI): The classic action adventure franchise arrives on Nintendo 3DS this fall. Combining 3D graphics with timeless 2D game play, the game marks the return of fan-favorite character Alucard, the son of Dracula himself.
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: This action-filled game starring Luigi launches for Nintendo 3DS this holiday season. Players can expect more haunted mansions to explore and new ways for Luigi to take on a wild assortment of ghosts in this new adventure. In addition to using the strobe function of his flashlight to stun ghosts, Luigi must solve puzzles and reveal hidden details in the environment to unlock new areas in the mansions.
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Disney Interactive): This new game combines classic Disney characters with rich, imaginative environments that players can experience in 3D for the first time. The game itself is inspired by the classic Castle of Illusion game and features new ways for Mickey Mouse to interact with the game world using paint and paint thinner.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star: Launching this holiday season, this classic action role-playing franchise gets a fresh 3D look in its hand-held debut as Mario uses stickers found in the game to win battles and solve puzzles.
Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment): In this new game, players help Maxwell, the game’s hero, explore an unbound world and solve robust puzzles and challenges. The game continues the series’ tradition of allowing players to create nearly any object they can think of.
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (Square Enix, Inc.):Celebrating the franchise’s 10th anniversary, the latest title from Disney Interactive and Square Enix launches July 31 with StreetPass features, AR Card compatibility and support for the Circle Pad Pro accessory. A demo version is coming soon to the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo also stated that Transformers Prime from Activision, Rabbids Rumble from Ubisoft, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Heroes of Ruin from Square Enix, Inc. would also be coming in 2012 to the 3DS.
Nintendo made announcements for the eShop as well. Trailers for Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Paper Mario: Sticker Star, plus a playable demo version of LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are all available now in the eShop.
Nintendo always makes sure to give its portable plenty of love at E3, and that has not changed for the 2012 version, as it seems they have the 3DS lineup stocked for this year.