Welcome to Now Playing, our Tuesday roundup of all the releases you can expect in the week ahead. It’s another slow week for Nintendo consoles, with virtually nothing hitting 3DS. Wii and DS both have a few games headed their way, but that’s about it for this edition of Now Playing. Check back every week so you don’t miss out on any game releases.
June 30, 2011
Motoheroz (Red Lynx)
Zombii Attack (Gamers Digital)
3DS Virtual Console
June 21, 2011
Kirby’s Dream Land (Nintendo)
June 29, 2011
Chess Attack (Ingram Entertainment)
July 1, 2011
ATV Xtreme World (Maximum Family Games)
July 5, 2011
Fishdom (Playrix Entertainment)
Jewel Match (PlayV)
June 30, 2011
Majesty 2: Pocket Kingdom (Aksys)
Kirby’s Dream Land has been confirmed as this week’s Virtual Console game in Europe, so chances are that it will hit America also. If it does, it would be the largest release of any kind for the next week, and with the lack of any new retail 3DS games, Nintendo needs to keep putting classics up to keep the wait bearable. The game was first released back in 1992 on the original Game Boy, and there are two other titles in the Dream Land series, with Kirby’s Dream Land 3 available right now on Wii’s Virtual Console. The Game Boy Advance received the game Nightmare in Dream Land, which was a remake of Kirby’s Adventure.
Motoheroz is the Wiiware game from the creators of Trials HD The game has been described as a mix of Mario Kart and Excitebike, while the amount of detail and polish is said to reflect something that is expected of Nintendo. It’s an artistic game that will have you racing not only from left to right, but also from up to down as well. If you have some Nintendo Points left on your Wii, or are a fan of racing games, this might be a game you should check out.
If none of these games seem like the game for you, now may be a good time to start saving, as Xenoblade, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower may end up coming to America after all. Nintendo is expected to make some kind of announcement in the next few days. The fan movement to get these games has grown too large for Nintendo to ignore, and Nintendo even acknowledged the movement on their official Facebook page. Obviously, this doesn’t mean anything as of right now, but it could lead to the games that everyone’s been asking for.
What are your thoughts on Operation Rainfall and the attempts of fans to get these RPGs to make the move to the States? You’ve read our thoughts on the topic (with a dash of Mother 3 speculation thrown in for good measure but we’d love to hear what you think. Let us know in the comments!