Nintendo Announces 3DS eShop Content for March


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Nintendo announced some great content for European Wii and 3DS owners this March. It seems a lot of that content will be hitting the U.S. 3DS eShop as well.

Nintendo of America announced today their lineup for the Nintendo 3DS eShop for the month of March. There’s some big games coming this month, with one of the biggest additions being the classic Game Gear games that will be heading toward the European eShop as well.

The major game release this month will be Ketzal’s Corridors, an Aztec-themed action-puzzle game. All we know is that its a shape-matching puzzle game. Sounds pretty generic, but Nintendo is really pushing it so it must have something special.

The Game Gear games being offered are the same as those being offered in Europe with the initial offering including Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal.

The major NES release this month will be Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Mike Tyson). I never was much a fan, but I really hope they get Mike Tyson’s likeness back one day for the Punch-Out!! franchise. It will launch on March 8.

eShop games built specifically for the 3DS are getting a boost this month with Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! which sounds like a bad Japanese game show, but it claims to be a regular golf game. I still think it’s a Japanese game show, but we’ll find out on March 8.

Zombie Slayer Diox is apparently the 3DS sequel to Rock of the Dead as both games come from the same publisher. Zombie Slayer Diox, however, features a samurai guitarist that kills zombies with his impressive rock skills. You can rock zombies to death starting March 22.

Arc Style Soccer!! 3D comes from the fine folks at ArcSystem Works who have traded in the crazy fighting antics of BlazBlue to create a soccer game. It’s no FIFA, but it should appease the three soccer fans remaining in the U.S. It will be available sometime in March or April.

Two demos of retail 3DS games will also release on the store this month with Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure and Crush 3D vying for your attention and your money.

It looks like Nintendo is getting serious about supporting the eShop, but they were this aggressive with the launch of the Virtual Console as well. The true test will be how long Nintendo supports the service a few years down the road.