Nightly News Roundup: 2011.02.21

Happy birthday, Link; the official 3DS release list and an epic NES game on VC make up tonight’s Nightly News Roundup.

By Matthew Tidman. Posted 02/21/2011 23:59 7 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Happy 25th Birthday Zelda!

Believe it or not, one of the most prolific series turned 25 today. That’s right, today marked 25 years that The Legend of Zelda series has been on the market. This inspired some interesting tributes, from Hulu putting the first episode of The Legend of Zelda cartoon on the front page to this awesome piece of artwork detailing the entire series. If you saw any other awesome birthday-celebration features on the web, be sure to share them in the comments below. Happy birthday, Link, and here’s to another 25 years of excellent games.

Source: Nintendojo

Nintendo Reveals Official 3DS Launch Lineup

Nintendo has finally abandoned its “Launch Window” jargon and has delivered a list of the 18 games that will be available at the launch of 3DS. Actually, 18 is a bit or PR-speak as three of those games are going to be different versions of Nintendogs + Cats. Here are the games you can choose to purchase come March 27:

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • The Sims 3
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • Bust-A-Move Universe
  • LEGO Star Wars III: Clone Wars
  • Madden NFL Football
  • Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog, Toy Poodle, and GoldenĀ RetrieverĀ versions)
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Asphalt 3D
  • Combat of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Rayman 3D
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Source: Nintendo

Nintendo Download: The Elf King Needs Your Help!

Believe it or not, NES classic Faxanadu has finally been released for the virtual console. This classic action RPG challenges players to travel throughout the different environments of the world tree in order to save the world from a great evil. It was an impressive release on the original console, though the incredibly long “Mantras” (see passwords) that had to be written down could get very annoying by the end of the game.

Also released this week, for Wiiware gamers can pick up Jewel Keepers: Easter Island or Cozy Fire. Looking for demos instead? Demos of Rage of the Gladiator and Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1 have also been released. DSi owners can choose between G. G Series DRIFT CIRCUIT, Arctic Escape and Remote Racers this week. Full descriptions of each game can be found at the link below or by checking out the respective games on the Wii Shop Channel.

Source: Nintendo

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