Euro News Round-Up: Week Ending 17/09
It’s been a big week for Nintendo. With a pre-TGS Conference revealing the next steps for the 3DS, the attention has been firmly focussed on Japan. But that’s not to say we haven’t had things happening here! We’ve got some big release dates and the biggest WiiWare release of the year.
3DS Release Date Update
Good news Mario fans! We’ve received a new batch of release dates for some of the biggest releases this Winter, and naturally, the two headline games are Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. In an incredibly odd move, Super Mario 3D Land will be available on the SAME day as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword AND Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. No word from Nintendo yet as to why they have crowded November 18th.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (DSiWare) – September 28th
Flame Red 3DS – September 30th
Super Mario 3D Land – November 18th
Mario Kart 7 – December 2nd
Super Pokemon Rumble – December 2nd
Layton gets a Release Date
The latest Professor Layton game, The Last Spectre, will hit European shelves on November 25th. Regarding the London Life RPG, Nintendo UK have confirmed that it will not be included in the PAL version, citing the localisation time as the reason it was not included.
This Week’s Downloads
Mega Man: Dr Wily’s Revenge – 3DS VC (GB) – £3.60
MotoHeroz – WiiWare – 1500 Points
It’s taken a while, but RedLynx’s crazy racing platformer is finally available on WiiWare. Initial reviews are positive despite the reasonably high price tag, so well worth checking out!
Kyotokei – WiiWare – 500 Points
Cosmos X2 – DSiWare – 200 Points
Wii, 3DS and DS Sales Charts
1) Zumba Fitness
2) Just Dance 2
3) LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean
4) Mario Kart Wii
5) Xenoblade Chronicles
6) Cars 2
7) Wii Party
8 ) Super Mario Bros. Wii
9) UDraw Studio
10) Donkey Kong Country Returns
1) Star Fox 64 3D
2) The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D
3) Rayman 3D
4) Rabbids 3D
5) Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever
6) Asphalt 3D
7) LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean
8 ) Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
9) Pilotwings Resort
10) Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog
1) LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean
2) Art Academy
3) Inazuma Eleven
4) Cars 2
5) New Super Mario Bros.
6) Pokémon White Version
7) Pokémon Black Version
8 ) Mario Kart DS
9) 1001 Touch Games
10) Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
Expo season has kicked off in the UK, with the first ever GAMEFest currently taking place in Birmingham. I was meant to be going to GAMEFest but due to travel problems we won’t be able to bring you coverage of that particular event. But don’t worry! I’ll be in London in just 5 days time, attending Eurogamer Expo. Expect plenty of coverage over the next week!