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Pushmo sequel announced: Crashmo (and other eShop goodies)
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October 04, 2012, 21:54:05
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo 3DS owners are getting an amazing lineup of downloadable games for the holidays and beyond. Original games, classic games and demos will all be making an appearance in the Nintendo eShop. Fans also will soon find downloadable versions of select Nintendo 3DS hits that have already launched as packaged goods.

Nintendo 3DS owners will see a sequel to fan-favorite Pushmo, classics like Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania: The Adventure, plus a series of three original games developed by LEVEL-5 and several well-known Japanese collaborators.

“The Nintendo eShop demonstrates Nintendo’s commitment to providing consumers with unique digital content through a combination of creativity and convenience,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The variety and quality of games coming this year is unmatched, from new entries in established franchises to original properties.”

The following content is scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop in 2012:

Crashmo launches Nov. 22. Players can embrace the laws of gravity and challenge themselves with a whole new kind of action-puzzle play in this exciting sequel to the critically acclaimed Pushmo. New gravity mechanics and gadgets like floating blocks, doors and move switches await, testing players’ skills as they push, pull and slide each puzzle’s colorful blocks in order to climb to the top. Just be careful where those blocks are moved—unsupported blocks will come crashing down. Crashmo contains lots of puzzles to test your brains, and enhanced puzzle-creation and -sharing features mean that even when all the puzzles are cleared, the fun never has to stop.

NightSky launches Oct. 25. NightSky is an action-puzzle game that offers an ambient game-play experience with cerebral challenges that fill uniquely designed, picturesque worlds. Each of these worlds is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a sphere by using realistic physics to advance.

Fluidity: Spin Cycle arrives on Dec. 27, letting players tilt, turn and even rotate their Nintendo 3DS system 360 degrees to maneuver a puddle of water named Eddy through a maze-like, magical world. Change from liquid to a block of ice or a steam cloud to solve fun, gravity-defying puzzles and defeat Goop monsters. Fluidity: Spin Cycle features a new storybook setting to explore that spans the ages, from a lost world full of dinosaurs to the modern world and beyond.

Three original games from LEVEL-5 and several well-known Japanese collaborators will launch in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS before this holiday season. The first of these games, SUDA 51’s LIBERATION MAIDEN, is set 100 years in the future, when the president of Japan boards her Liberator, Kamui, and fights to free her country one region at a time. AERO PORTER by Yoot Saito and Yasumi Matsuno’s CRIMSON SHROUD are also slated for release by the end of the year.

Get ready to unleash pedestrian-tossing pandemonium with Grace and Savannah in Tokyo Crash Mobs, a fast-paced action-puzzle game coming to the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in early 2013. Players will need lightning-fast reflexes and an eye for strategy to survive the three chaotic weeks that lie ahead for our heroines, as they take on anyone and anything that gets in their way.


Mario Golf (launches Oct. 11) Editor's note: FUCK YEAH!
Castlevania: The Adventure (launches Oct. 25)
Ninja Gaiden (launches Nov. 8)
Zelda II – The Adventure of Link (launches Nov. 22)
Wario Land II (launches Dec. 20)
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (launches Dec. 27)


Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D and Mario Kart 7 will become available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop on Oct. 18 at a price of $39.99 each. Additional Nintendo 3DS software currently only available at retail stores will become available in the Nintendo eShop in the future.

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Posted: 10/04/12, 21:54:05  - Edited by 
 on: 10/04/12, 23:01:36    
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I have no words to describe how excited I am for Crashmo. Also, eShop is gonna get some love, in this holidays.

If I had to ask for a game to be in the NES 3DS Virtual Console, I'd choose Contra, although I'm very, very pleased to see Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden in there.

I'm so happy I decided to save my credits!

Edit: Where is Kirby's Dreamland 2!? D:

Posted by 
 on: 10/04/12, 23:59:09  - Edited by 
 on: 10/05/12, 00:01:12
Wow, some great looking eShop games coming.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 00:00:10
Wait a second... we're getting Guild01? Only broken up into pieces? That is what I am assuming this Level 5 thing is. I would have never thought that would come to NA.

/EDIT Ok it definitely is. I wonder why we are not getting Rental Bukiya de Omasse IE the "fantasy rhythm game"? Did it suck more than the others?

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 00:00:26  - Edited by 
 on: 10/05/12, 00:15:48

Oh right, I'm mad that it hasn't been on Club Nintendo, not that it hasn't been released at all.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 00:07:05
Crashmo looks crazy. I think I'm all Pushmoed out though. Maybe I'll get it. I lol'd at "Malo now collects birds instead of children."

Don't know much about Suda51's new game. Might have to keep an eye on it, I enjoy his sense of humor.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 01:10:44
Am I the only one excited for Castlevania: The Adventure?


Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 16:37:34
This is a very good fall/winter lineup for the eShop, but it could still use a few more VC games. Also, where is HarmoKnight?

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 18:13:38
I wish this said something about more sales. I really hope Nintendo didn't find the weekly sales they were doing before to not be worth it.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 19:45:21

You and me both, brother! I love the GB library.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 20:26:29

It has an amazing soundtrack! When I listen to my Castlevania: 20th Anniversary Music (pre-order bonus CD from Portrait of Ruin), I always make sure the GB track is on my playlist.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 20:39:36  - Edited by 
 on: 10/05/12, 20:40:19

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 21:45:27

I'm mildly curious about it...never played it. I'll more than likely give it a spin.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 21:55:42
The sad thing about Mario Golf is that you'll be missing a few things since you can't link up with the Nintendo 64 version. Too bad Nintendo won't "unlock" the content in the VC release.

Posted by 
 on: 10/05/12, 23:53:24
Crashmo looks like it could get seriously mind-bending. I still haven't picked up Pushmo...maybe I'll just get Crashmo instead. Good to get a launch date on Fluidity Spin Cycle, too. And the Guild 05 games sounded interesting, glad to see they're getting individual releases here.

The VC games are okay I guess, but...is that ALL we're getting for the rest of the year? Guess I can count on getting Mega Man II next summer maybe...and then none of III-V ever, most likely.

Posted by 
 on: 10/06/12, 00:03:44
GameDadGrant said:
Am I the only one excited for Castlevania: The Adventure?


it was one of my gb titles I owned. I was so frustrated by the gameplay and difficulty after a day or two with it I never played it again.

Posted by 
 on: 10/06/12, 00:14:09
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