Like the Wii U now, it wasn’t too long ago that Nintendo’s current portable system, the Nintendo 3DS, suffered to gain any mainstream traction. The 3DS, Nintendo’s fifth portable platform, released in North America on March 27, 2011 in store shelves.
It’s hard to believe that a device, which many predicted to bomb in its early days of conception, has managed to become such a powerful money-making machine for Nintendo.
Nintendo seems to cover every genre of gaming possible with its multitude of IPs (intellectual properties). Out of all them, however, the Animal Crossing series is the most unique.
A life simulation game, in the vein of similar franchises such as The Sims or Harvest Moon, the player can’t necessarily beat the game. Nor can they do everything all at once, due to the game’s real-time clock system in order to progress from day to night.
The day has finally come for North American 3DS owners to pick up either a digital or physical release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the fourth installment in the popular RPG series developed by AlphaDream.
Not only can the full game be purchased on the eShop, but Nintendo has surprised us all by releasing a demo of the game as well. If you like the demo, you can pick the title up in the eShop for $39.99.
There are very few titles in the history of video games that are beloved as Nintendo’s 1995 smash-hit “Earthbound” for the SNES. Its combination of witty dialogue, a memorable cast of characters and solid RPG elements have made it a fan-favorite for any gamer.
Earthbound is now a few weeks removed from its digital debut in the Nintendo Wii U eShop. As an avid RPG gamer myself, I was one of many jubilant fans who were thrilled about the announcement back in April during a Nintendo Direct that it was going to be released in the Wii U eShop within the year.