It’s time to catch ’em all once again… and that’s because Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be available to download through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow. The latest pair of games in the long-running series will let players travel to the never-before-seen Alola Region. There, they’ll discover new Pokemon and unleash intense Z-Moves in battle.
Over on the Wii U eShop, two new Virtual Console titles have made Nintendo’s home console a bit more retro-tastic today. First up is Excitebike 64, which was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000. The well-received motocross racer brought the franchise back from a lengthy pit stop, and Nintendo even managed to resurrect the famed Track Editor.
Also available to download for the Wii U today is Wario Land: Shake It, which first launched for the Wii in 2008. Wario’s last side-scroller platformer used hand-drawn artwork to tell its story, but players were still encouraged to be as bad as they could be by shaking to Wii Remote to “shake down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags, and even cause in-game earthquakes.”
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon – Embark on a new adventure and catch, battle, and trade new Pokemon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. Discover Z-Moves and unleash these intense attacks in battle. Call upon Pokemon with Poke Ride to discover new areas across the region and take on the Island Challenge Trials to become the Pokemon Champion! Who are you going to choose as your partner Pokemon: Rowlet, Litten, or Popplio? (Available November 18)
Swapdoodle – The Swapdoodle game is an easy way to write messages, draw 3D pictures and share them with your Nintendo 3DS friends. Swapping doodles is a snap thanks to stamps based on the icons of played games and your Mii character. You can also purchase in-game add-on packs that have doodle lessons of Nintendo characters!
Touch Battle Tank: Tag Combat – Steer your tank with the slide pad whilst intuitively aiming and firing with the touch screen, battles have never been more action packed!
Wii U eShop
Wario Land: Shake It – Wario returns to form, with all the jumping, power-dashing and butt-stomping we’ve come to expect. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages. By shaking the Wii Remote, you can shake down your enemies, free coins from treasure bags and even cause in-game earthquakes.
Excitebike 64 – Grind your way through the extreme sport of motocross and attempt more than a dozen outrageous tricks, such as heel clickers, cliffhangers, and bar hops. Select from six different riders – each with her or his own unique style – and race across 20 stadium tracks and outdoor courses. You can also create your very own courses or race against up to four friends.
Swap Fire – Swap Fire’s a shooter with a literal twist. Shooting other players rips a hole in spacetime thus swapping your locations. You’ll have to commit to losing in order to win in Drop Zone, manage spacetime to dominate the map in Control Point, master the art of teleportation to go for the gold in Swoccer, and much more!
Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese – Have you always been interested in learning Japanese? Asuka and Kenji are here to help guide you along the path to learning how to read Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Use digital flash cards to learn how to both write and how to pronounce each character.
Exile’s End – Exile’s End is a platformer with exploration elements set on a dangerous alien world. The game was developed by one-man indie studio Magnetic Realms with art, cutscenes, and music provided by legends of the 8 and 16-bit eras from Japan. It draws its thematic influence from the science-fiction films and anime of the ‘80s and its gameplay from classic action-adventure titles. (Available November 22)