3DS eShop gets 7 original games over coming months

Nintendo 3DS owners have new digital games to look forward to over the holiday season and beyond without ever breaking their precious eyeball-screen alignment. Nintendo today announced seven original games (including a sequel to Pushmo) set to launch on the eShop from late October to early 2013, as well as previous retail-only releases and virtual console additions.

The seven new games in order of release:

  • October 25 - NightSky An ambient action-puzzler in which players maneuver through picturesque worlds with a physics-enabled sphere.
  • November 32 - Crashmo New block-pushing challenges await players in this sequel to Pushmo, as well as new gravity mechanics and enhanced puzzle creation.
  • Before Holidays - Liberation Maiden Suda 51 casts players as the President of New Japan in this Star Fox and Panzer Dragoon-inspired shooter.
  • Before Holidays - Aero Porter Align baggage across both screens as the clock ticks down to take-off. Expect turbulence.
  • Before Holidays - Crimson Shroud The creator of Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story spins a table-top-inspired RPG tale.
  • December 27 - Fluidity: Spin Cycle Gyroscopic water body maneuvers prevail in this motion-enabled puzzle game.
  • Early 2013 - Tokyo Crash Mobs Fling folks furiously in this color-matching Zuma style game with little regard for the sanctity of human life.

The 3DS eShop will also see the digital releases of Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, and Mario Kart 7 on October 18 for $40 apiece. Six new classic games will also hit the virtual console in the same period, headlined by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on November 22.


  • jackthemenace - October 5, 2012 7:26 a.m.

    $40!? Thats, what, £20? AWESOME. Stuff like Mario Kart and Super Mario Land 3D just got a whole lot easier to play for me- I was planning on buying OoT at some point, but I'm not a big enough fan of Mario games to justify paying full retail price for them. Plus, Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud do both sound awfully interesting. Any word on how much they'll cost yet?
  • shawksta - October 5, 2012 12:42 a.m.

  • supermage65 - October 4, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    Glad to see Nintendo pumping more love into the eShop. Maybe I'll finally cave and buy Star Fox 64 3D.
  • BladedFalcon - October 4, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    "Crimson Shroud The creator of Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story spins a table-top-inspired RPG tale." Yasumi Matsuno is making a new game??? HELL YES! I've never really heard much from these titles, but with the talent behind Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud, I'm definitely excited about those! Also, I suppose CrashMo is great too... I've just yet to play PushMo, so it's kinda hard for me to get excited just yet ^^;
  • Z-man427 - October 4, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    A game about being a baggage handler? Well, okay. And NightSky has been on PC for a while. Should be nice on the 3DS though
  • CountRichtertoffen - October 4, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    This is really exciting! I love how downloads are becoming a new way for new (and pretty original) games to come out to the mass public. Though I'll probably receive some flak for this, but I actually bought VVVVV off of the 3DS eShop, and I enjoyed it. I probably wouldn't have played it otherwise.

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