This week's Nintendo Download is a little sparse. If you're looking for new content on the Wii U or DSiWare, you're out of luck. The Wii gets one new app via the Wii Shop Channel. The 3DS gets four new titles and a demo added. Be sure to check all of the new games out today, January 17, at noon EST/9:00 a.m. PST.
3DS eShop Retail Titles
Deer Drive Legends - Maximum Family Games
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue - Disney Interactive
eShop is updated now. They have a new 'Nintendo Show 3D' today, but it's not really worth checking out. Jessie talks about Fire Emblem, Crashmo and Fluidity, and then reminds people that they can download demos. And that's about it. Nothing new, and nothing really exclusive.
I thought this show would live up to its promising beginning when it launched last year. They had exclusive news, sneak peaks at upcoming games, and even codes and passwords you could use in games to unlock stuff. But now? It's just all advertising. And while I don't mind advertising (that's all this show is for anyway, I know that) I'd like to have some stuff that's only available from the show itself. That's not asking too much, right?
I never thought I'd say this, but they should bring back Nintendo Week. Even with the corny jokes Nintendo Week had a lot more personality than Nintendo Show 3D. It felt more like a show and less like than ad.
Fire Emblem is awesome! Really engaging right from the get go. I like how their approach is similar to the first FE on GBA with your character being a tactician. I'm really excited to alter his appearance and stuff in the final version. The animations looks really lively and it's really cool that you can zip right through them. I don't think I'll even need to turn off the battle animations because they move so quickly. The only thing I might miss is polygonal characters on the map, but even then, the resolution of the 3DS probably isn't high enough to make it look better than a jaggy mess. Love it so far. Enjoyed it a lot more than the past console outings so far, for some reason. I think it's the speed of the game and being able to view the game through your own character's eyes.