It’s time to catch ’em all… again…
The Pokemon franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and Nintendo will add the original trio of Game Boy games (Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Red, and Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition) to the 3DS eShop on Saturday, February 27. Players will even be able to battle their friends using the handheld’s wireless connection. And fans looking for another dose of Poke-mania should tune in to tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct presentation at 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) to learn more about the future of the franchise.
Another blast from the past is new to the 3DS eShop today as Capcom has added the Mega Man Legacy Collection to the download service. Players will be able to explore the first six Mega Man games, which were originally released on the NES from 1987 through 1994, as well as a brand new Challenge Mode. But if you’re looking for something new on your 3DS, Marvelous and XSEED have teamed up to bring together the RPG stylings of the PoPoLoCrois franchise with the farming simulation of the Story of Seasons franchise in Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, which will be available on March 1.
Finally, over on the Wii U eShop, 6180: The Moon is now available to download for Nintendo’s home console. The platformer previously appeared on the PC and Xbox One, but its minimalist aesthetic will surely find a lot of fans on the Wii U.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
6180: The Moon – Let’s super high jump through the screen! 6180: The Moon is a platformer game with a unique mechanic. It offers a fresh, unseen game play style by connecting both of TV and Wii U GamePad. This allows in a mechanic with delightfully long jumps and no fear of slipping to death.
Replay: VHS Is Not Dead – Replay: VHS Is Not Dead is a platform game in which you control time in a brand new way. Control up to five different characters and synchronize their actions to complete each level. Take on the role of film director and travel through several humorous movies in Replay: VHS Is Not Dead! Each level is full of surprises and will have you racking your brains. Are you ready? Then… Silence on the set… Camera… Action!
Inside My Radio – Can you beat the beat? Journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox and play the ultimate musical experience. In this rhythmic platform adventure where your every action needs to be right on the beat, bring electro, dub and disco music back to life!
Medabots AX: Metabee / Medabots AX: Rokusho – The World Robattle Tournament is hosted every four years, and both Ikki and Metabee are itching for top place. Help them to victory as they take on the toughest Medafighters and their Medabots. Create and customize unique Medabots with Medaparts that are earned from successful battles in these Game Boy Advance fighting games.
Volcanic Field 2 – The Earth’s crust has been weakened, and magma is continuously flowing through its cracks. Causing a serious amount pressure deep within the Earth. The Earth held on as long as it could; however, the pressure was just to great and magma has started bursting out of the Earth like never seen before. Causing the worst eruption in recorded history turning the earth into a absolute Volcanic Field. The highest level of Rescue services has hired you to gather the civilians and keep casualties to a minimum. Can you survive the Volcanic Field and protect the people?
Smart Adventures: Mission Math – The space station has been sabotaged, and the astronauts are desperately trying to keep things working. They need you to use your math skills to repair the science labs and discover who sabotaged the space station. Everyone’s a suspect. Can you save the space station and solve the mystery? We’ve got problems to solve. Let’s go!
Pokemon Blue / Pokemon Red / Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition – With classic graphics and music, the Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition games stay true to the originals released nearly 20 years ago. You’ll feel like you’re playing them just as they were, but now you can trade and battle Pokemon in 2D using local wireless on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Revisit these timeless games, or play them for the first time! (Available February 27)
Mega Man Legacy Collection – Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of 8-bit history. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. Mega Man Legacy Collection features all six original NES games and more fun features.
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale – This Nintendo 3DS-exclusive RPG features traditional turn-based combat, nearly a hundred quests, a fully featured farming mini-game, dual-language voice acting, community treasure-hunting via the StreetPass feature, multiple difficulty levels and an adjustable random encounter rate! (Available March 1)
Sadame – Choose the role of a Samurai, Ninja, Monk or Rogue and confront an invasion of Japanese traditional Yokai taking over the nation. Hack and slash your way through an army of monsters using Swordsmanship, Ninjitsu, pole sword, bow, and supernatural powers. Enhance your skills by defeating waves of enemies and slaying evil bosses lying in wait.
Toy Defense – Test your courage and skills as a military leader at the height of World War I in Toy Defense, an exciting Tower Defense game! Don’t let enemies get to your base! Help toy soldiers survive through attacks, protect your base from enemy airplanes, tanks, airships and overcome unexpected traps. Earn stars, strengthen your towers, improve soldiers and buy upgrades. Victory is in your hands! Use your full arsenal of weapons and tactical tricks to stay in the fight. Eliminate your foes, defend your base and live the life of a true soldier. Lead your army to victory by any means possible!