Now Playing: 06.28.2011

Which games are releasing in the next week? Read on to find out.

By James Stank. Posted 06/28/2011 18:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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.

MotoHeroz Desert

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!

2 Responses to “Now Playing: 06.28.2011”

  • 1332 points
    Andrew Hsieh says...

    Kirby’s Dream Land was my favorite Game Boy game ever back when it was the only game other than Donkey Kong Land 3 in my possession.

    … that doesn’t make it any less awesome now, just sayin’.

  • 1 points
    Kevin Knezevic says...

    It’s frustrating that we’re only getting one VC release a week, but at the same time I feel like I’d be a hypocrite if I complained because I still haven’t beaten Donkey Kong (not to mention I haven’t even started Link’s Awakening yet). I can now add Kirby’s Dream Land to that list, but I still hope Nintendo starts adding games to the eShop much more quickly from now on.

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