Nightly News Roundup: 08.13.2012

Nintendo dates its fall 3DS line-up, and announces a few new games in the process.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 08/13/2012 23:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo Outlines Fall 3DS Line-up, Announces Luigi’s Mansion Delay

Earlier today, Nintendo of America issued a press release outlining the release dates for its fall 3DS line-up, including those for major third-party titles.

The list, in chronological order, is as follows:

  • Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! – 10/1
  • Crosswords Plus – 10/1
  • Code of Princess – 10/9
  • Sparkle Snapshots 3D – 10/18
  • Skylanders: Giants – 10/21
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – 10/28
  • Freakyforms Deluxe – 11/5
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star – 11/11
  • Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – 11/18
  • SEGA Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed – 11/20

In the same press release, Nintendo also announced that Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the sequel to the popular GameCube launch title, will now be hitting stores in the early part of next year. While it’s a shame to see Luigi slipping into the nebulous bracket of “Q1 2013,” perhaps this delay will give Next Level Games enough time to iron out the game’s kinks before it ships to retailers around the world.

Also of note in the press release was a section devoted entirely to eShop releases. Among known titles like Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokédex 3D Pro, which will be available to download on October 7 and November 8, respectively, the section also listed Wario Land II, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and the newly-announced Fluidity: Spin Cycle, all of which will be hitting the service in Q4 of this year.

The full press release can be seen at the link below.

Source: Press Release (via GoNintendo)


3D Classics: Excitebike, Fluidity Added to Club Nintendo

Fans who may have missed out on 3D Classics: Excitebike the first time around (back when it was being offered as a free download) now have a second chance to snag the game, as Nintendo has just added the title to its Club Nintendo rewards catalog.

For 150 coins, 3DS owners can receive a download code for the game to redeem on the eShop. But unlike older Club Nintendo titles, which were available as rewards for an entire calendar month, 3D Classics: Excitebike will only be available until August 26, after which it will be replaced by a new eShop title.

Fluidity Screenshot

Wii owners also have until August 19 to download WiiWare gem Fluidity, which also retails for 150 coins. With the news of a sequel coming to 3DS later this year, now would be the perfect time to try out the unique water-based puzzler, which normally costs 1200 Wii Points to purchase.

Source: Club Nintendo

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