Nintendo 3DS owners looking to embark on a legendary adventure will get their chance when The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on October 23rd. One of Nintendo’s biggest critical hits at this summer’s E3 video game trade show, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes lets up to three players team up locally, via Download Play with one game card or online using a wireless Internet connection to cooperatively explore inventive dungeons and battle bosses.
The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most storied and beloved franchises, selling more than 30 million games in the U.S. alone. In The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, up to three players play as Link, with each hero selecting a different outfit equipped with a special boost or ability. One outfit might grant the wearer the ability to shoot arrows, for example, while another could provide more life-saving hearts. A new Totem mechanic allows three Link characters to stack on top of each other to reach higher ground and solve puzzles. The game can also be played solo, allowing one player to rent two paper dolls to take along to complete the legendary team of three.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is one of many fun Nintendo 3DS games launching between now and the end of the year, including Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Holiday), Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Sept. 25), Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Oct. 9) and Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH (Holiday).
It seems as though someone has uploaded a number of European release dates on the Nintendo Europe servers. There’s release dates for Splatoon and also Yoshi’s Woolly World among others. Splatoon is listed as arriving in Europe on May 29th, which could be the same for North America. The wonderful Yoshi’s Woolly World is listed on the site and is coming to Europe on June 26th.
Nintendo UK has revealed the Wii U release schedule for the start of 2013. The first game to launch for Wii U is Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge, which is due to be released in the UK tomorrow. However, you will notice that the long-awaited Pikmin 3 still has a tentative release date of Q2 2013. Let’s hope that we don’t have to wait too long to a get a firm release date. Here’s the upcoming Wii U software in the UK.
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Nintendo) – January 11th
- Sing Party (Nintendo) – January 18th
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft) – January 24th
- Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nintendo) – February 8th
- NBA 2K13 (2K Games) – February 11th
- Rayman Legends (Ubisoft) – February 28th
- F1 Star Stars (Codemasters) – March 1st
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcon) – March
- The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Namco Bandai) – March
- Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) – Q1 2013
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA) – Q1 2013
- LEGO City Undercover (Nintendo) – Early 2013
- Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) – Q2 2013
- BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 (Gaijin Games) – Q1 2013
- Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Renegade Kid) – Q1 2013
- The Cave (Sega) – Q1 2013
Nintendo has just published its release schedule for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS and Wii. There’s quite a few to be determined scattered throughout the release schedule. The big titles such as Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros 3DS still haven’t been dated, but both Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon are still on track for a holiday release in North America.
Nintendo 3DS XL — 8/19/2012
Animal Crossing (temp title) — TBD
Art Academy (temp title) — TBD
Fire Emblem (temp title) — 2012 2013
Lego City: Undercover (temp title) — TBD
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon — Holiday
New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 8/19/2012
Paper Mario: Sticker Star — Holiday
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask — Nov. 2012
Super Smash Bros. (temp title) — TBD
Pokémon Black 2 — 10/7/2012
Pokémon White 2 — 10/7/2012
Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Ed — 9/16/2012
Nintendo has reconfirmed that Paper Mario 3D, Animal Crossing: Jump Out and Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS are still scheduled for a 2012 release in Japan. Both Animal Crossing: Jump Out and Paper Mario 3D are listed as ‘to be announced’ in North America, but Luigi’s Mansion is listed as being released this year.
Brand new footage of the European version of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was shown off at todays European Nintendo Direct conference. Square Enix has confirmed that the game will be due for release in Europe on the 20th July. Kingdom Hearts 3D will also be coming to North America on the 31st July.
Square Enix has announced via a press release that Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance will be coming to North America on July 31st. The company also announced that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will be arriving in North America on July 3rd.