This Spring’s Miitomo was a fun experiment, but Nintendo is truly kicking off their mobile push today with the launch of Super Mario Run. The “one-handed” platformer will include dozens of levels, a multiplayer versus mode, and a Kingdom Builder mode for players interested in creating their own Mushroom Kingdom.
Also available to download this week on the Wii U is Excitebots: Trick Racing, which was originally released for the Wii in 2009. Swapping out motorcycles for customizable robots, Excitebots features 25 different courses and a huge selection of stunts.
Finally this week, the seventh Picross E game is now available to download through the 3DS eShop. Picross E7 is the latest game in the “Picture Crossword Puzzle” series and the first with 20×15 “Mega Picross” puzzles.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
Excitebots: Trick Racing – Trick Racing gets redefined! Pilot your Robotic insect or animal racer around the tracks at high speeds while performing stunts in this Wii game. Fly off of massive jumps, crash through bowling pins, spin around high wires, or assemble a poker hand in the craziest races ever.
Breakout Defense – Breakout Defense is a breakout game for one or two players. Play single-player against the AI and aim for a high score or two-player mode competing against a friend.
Scribble – With five game modes to choose from, each offering a unique experience. Play in Versus, Teams, Elimination, Barricade, or even Tug’O’Draw Mode, and find out who is the best artist!
SDK Spriter – SDK Spriter is an all-in-one studio for creating retro video game assets, including character sprite sheets, tile sets, maps, and full levels. The final assets can be exported to Miiverse or SDKSpriter.com.
Picross E7 – Picross is a “Picture Crossword Puzzle Game” where numbers act as hints to complete images. The seventh game in the Picross E series, with a Navigation Feature! The first game with 20×15-size Mega Picross puzzles. The new Mark function lets you leave indicators on squares you aren’t sure about, without risking a penalty.
Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War – Mercenaries Saga 3 is a tactical RPG set in a fantasy world. Battles take place on an isometric grid, requiring you to move characters and take advantage of terrain in order to be successful.
Nintendo on iOS
Super Mario Run – The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time will be available later today to download on Apple’s App Store and is available for iPhone and iPad. Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices and is playable with just one hand.