It’s Thursday, and Nintendo is back with another update to the Nintendo eShop. Here’s what you’ll see on the storefront’s digital shelves…
After 25 years, Nintendo is finally Fire Emblem Gaiden to a North American audience as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS. Fire Emblem Echoes is a tactical RPG with a pair of intertwining stories that began life as an NES exclusive previously only available in Japan. Set to launch tomorrow, Fire Emblem Echoes is expected to be the last game in the series to appear on the 3DS.
Jumping over to the Switch shelves, Drool has brought their “rhythm violence” game Thumper to Nintendo’s newest console. Guide your “Space Beetle” down a track by hitting the right notes, and do then battle with a “Giant Head From the Future” to win.
Finally, the Wii U lives for another week with the release of apocalyptic action game Darksiders: Warmastered Edition on Tuesday, May 23.
You can find more information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break.
Thumper – Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future. Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive epic boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must survive rhythm hell.
Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors – Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors is a fighting game released by Sunsoft in 1995. Eight warriors fight to defeat Velden, which dominates the dark!
Dark Witch Music: Rudymical – Jump and Slash to the rhythm!
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – On a continent that was torn asunder by warring gods, guide two armies through brutal tactical battles, as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West for the first time. Uncover the intertwining stories of Alm and Celica, engage foes, fend off dragons and explore 3D dungeons. Your prowess will grow as you master this melding of modern and legacy Fire Emblem gameplay. (Available May 19)
Drancia Saga – Chain attacks to get the coins! Upgrade the powers through the skill tree! Defeat the massive monsters with good pace to solve the mystery of Drancia!
Mysterious Stars 3D: A Fairy Tale – The middle ages in Europe. God of the Stars want to save poor and lonely little girl. You will help the God of the Stars.
Mysterious Stars 3D: Road To Idol – God of the Stars want to save a girl who has a dream. You will help the God of the Stars.
DodgeBox – A fun game where you use the touchscreen to avoid falling boxes! It gets harder as it continues!
Wii U Games
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition – Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell. In the slaughter that ensued, the demonic forces defeated the heavenly hosts and laid claim to the Earth. (Available May 23)
Blazing Lazers – Players control the extraordinary firepower of their Gunhed Star Fighter in this classic TurboGrafx-16 shooter. Collect power-ups to increase your ship’s battle strength so it can cut through enemies and defeat the bosses in all nine action-filled areas. Of course, as part of the “Soldier” series, the game contains a good combination of fast-paced speed with catchy, drum-propelled background music.
Pinball – Guide the ball around the board collecting points, but be careful not to run out of time or land in the hazard zone.