Nintendo’s kicking things up in the eShop as 2012 ends

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Man, Nintendo is doing absolutely right with the eShop lately. It’s been getting a lot of original games up there, classics and indie darlings too, and it’s just made an announcement that proves it’s commited to bringing 3DS owners content they’ll actually want. There are going to be 17 games up for download over the next few months and most of them seem like ones people will actually want to buy and play.

I’m going to go ahead and list the games and their release dates, so you can see right away what’s coming to the 3DS eShop and when.

  • Aero Porter – Q4 2012
  • Castlevania: The Adventure – October 25, 2012
  • Crashmo – November 22, 2012
  • Crimson Shroud – Q4 2012
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle – December 27, 2012
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – October 18, 2012
  • Liberation Maiden – Q4 2012
  • Mario Golf – October 11, 2012
  • Mario Kart 7 – October 18, 2012
  • NightSky – October 25, 2012
  • Ninja Gaiden – November 8, 2012
  • Star Fox 64 3D – October 18, 2012
  • Super Mario 3D Land – October 18, 2012
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels – December 27, 2012
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs – Q1 2013
  • Wario Land II – December 20, 2012
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – November 22, 2012

I’m sure we can all see the best game in this lineup. It’s Crashmo! Because if there’s anything better Pushmo, it’s a sequel to Pushmo! The three Guild01 games seem promising too – those are Aero Porter, Crimson Shroud and Liberation Maiden. Though really, there aren’t many losers when you look at the original games headed our way.

The download pricing on the retail games is disappointing, however. They’ll cost the same amount online as they do at retail. You don’t save any money, which is disappointing. You’d be better off going for the $39.99 physical copy, since you could always sell it later to buy new games.

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