Nintendo of America has now confirmed the Pushmo series will be arriving on the Wii U next month. Earlier today, Europe announced Pullblox World would be making its way onto the home console on June 19, now North America can get in on the push and pull block action as well when Pushmo World launches on the same day in the eShop for $9.99.
North America will also receive the special promotional discount on the previous 3DS titles Pushmo and Crashmo. Starting from May 28 9 a.m. PT until June 13 8.59 a.m., Pushmo will be available for $4.69, while Crashmo will be discounted to $5.99. However, there’s no mention from NoA on a Pushmo World discount for early purchases, so it appears it’s only available for Europe at the moment. Nintendo of America’s marketing VP Scott Moffitt said the following:
“Pushmo and Crashmo are two of the most well-received games ever released exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Pushmo World makes it easy for players to create and share their own puzzles, and it’s a joy to experience Mallo’s colorful world in HD for the first time.”
Atlus has issued another eShop sale in North America on select 3DS titles. If you’ve yet to bite the bullet and purchase Devil Survivor Overclocked, Soul Hackers or Code of Princess, you’ll be pleased to hear they are all on sale. From now until June 2, all three titles – which are usually $29.99 – will be discounted to $14.99. The new eShop sale takes over Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey sale which ended yesterday.
Shortly after Europe’s confirmation for Pokemon Art Academy, Nintendo of America has also confirmed the art title’s release. However, the drawing app will release this Fall in the US, without a specified date for the Nintendo 3DS game, so North American fans will have to wait just a few months longer. With over 40 Pokemon to draw, you can take a look at what’s in store for Pokemon Art Academy with more information, here. Nintendo of America’s VP in sales and marketing, Scott Moffitt, said the following in support of the title:
“The Pokémon characters themselves are among the most endearing and enduring aspects of thePokémon video games, with everyone having their own favorite. Pokémon Art Academy lets fans deepen their connection with these iconic characters by providing detailed lessons teaching how to draw them on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS in a straightforward and enjoyable way.”
Mario Kart 8’s release date is just around the corner and comes with a lovely red case for those in North America, but apparently so does Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. Spotted by an eagle-eyed member on NeoGaf, new copies of Mario Kart 7 will be sold to the gaming public with a matching red case. Though there’s been no official confirmation from Nintendo of America for a cross-promotion, Mario Kart 7’s red casing suits it to a tee. We’ll keep our eyes out for more information from Nintendo in the mean time.
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- NES Remix 2 – Take on rapid-fire challenges from classic NES games remixed with mind-bending twists like playing as Link while running from Boos and nabbing coins as Kirby in Super Mario Bros. Experience epic game-play set pieces from the likes of Kid Icarus, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link in ways you never have before. NES Remix 2 will be available on April 25. Click here to check out the trailer for NES Remix 2.
- Child of Light – Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales. The story takes you on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, the daughter of a duke, who is transported to the fantastic world of Lemuria. Players can play alone or in seamless Cooperative mode, controlling Aurora’s friend Igniculus the firefly through the Wii U GamePad controller. Child of Light will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the trailer for Child of Light.
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 – April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week. Yoshi is back, baby! In this Game Boy Advance classic, he’s ready to romp through a crayon-colored world where enemies are everywhere. Prepare to flutter jump and toss eggs to protect Baby Mario from the evil Magikoopa, Kamek. To save the day, Yoshi will have to morph into vehicles and even eat his enemies to turn them into eggs. Click here to check out the trailer for Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Mario Golf: World Tour – Demo Version – Go clubbing around the world with Mario! Tee off as your favorite Mushroom Kingdom or Mii character while challenging players online. Shoot into Warp Pipes and dodge Piranha Plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas, or take a shot at nature-themed courses. Power-up your shots with special items to burn past pesky plants, blast over gaping chasms or freeze water hazards. The full version of Mario Golf: World Tour launches in stores and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on May 2. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Mario Golf: World Tour.
- Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends – Mama is back in her gardening gloves and planting the seeds of friendship. Get growing with 50 fresh plants, new activities and creative gardening fun. Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be available on April 29. Click here to check out the teaser trailer for Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends.
- Joindots – For a limited time, select games by Joindots are now on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including FunFair Party Games, Gardenscapes, Secret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg. This offer is valid until 9 a.m. PT on May 8.
Also new this week:
- Ava and Avior Save the Earth (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available April 29
- Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Me & My Furry Patients 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Sea Battle (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS / DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)
Intended for an April release, Picross e4 will miss its initial date by a very small margin as developer Jupiter Corporation will launch the game on May 1. According to Nintendo’s official website, the puzzle and strategy title will be hitting the North American 3DS eShop next Thursday, and will feature more than 150 puzzles, as well as Micross and Mega Picross modes.
For those who own previous instalments of the puzzle game, players with save data can access special puzzles, allowing your brain to stretch just that little bit further. Jupiter Corporation has stated in the past that it would see a European eShop release within the same month as North America, so those overseas shouldn’t have too long to wait.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be heading to North America. The publisher’s latest rhythm-fever 3DS game is due to launch in Japan later this week and will feature 221 songs with over 60 characters from the Final Fantasy franchise.
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From the announcement trailer – posted above – Square Enix is looking to release the title at some point this year, though there’s no launch window or specific dates detailed. With a North American release on the cards, and according to an earlier spotted trademark, here’s hoping the publisher brings the popular rhythm game over to Europe.