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Hudson Announces 3DS Line-up

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Ball-playing, bomb blasting and brain training on the menu

Hudson has just announced the first three titles that they plan to bring to the 3DS this year. We already knew about the next entry in their Deca Sports series, now titled Deca Sports Extreme, and they've also added Bomberman and Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle, both working titles, to the mix.

The former will obviously continue the popular Bomberman series, while the latter claims the honour of being the first brain training title on the system, including puzzle games like Sudoku, Hashiwokakero, Shikaku, and Akari.

Deca Sports Freedom is due out this summer in North America, while we'll see Bomberman and Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle in the fall. You can read the full press release below.

Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of HUDSON SOFT, is joining the 3D gaming revolution with three all-new 3D titles for the Nintendo 3DS™ this year: DECA SPORTS EXTREME, Bomberman and the brain-training puzzle game Nikoli’s Pencil Puzzle.
“Hudson is thrilled to be at the leading edge of 3D gaming with three new games for the revolutionary Nintendo 3DS,” said Greg Suarez, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Hudson Entertainment. “The gaming industry is abuzz with high hopes and expectations for the Nintendo 3DS, and these games have been specially developed to utilize the system to the fullest.
DECA SPORTS EXTREME will feature 10 3D sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Snowball Fight, Sumo Wrestling, Bowling, Snowmobile Racing, Sport Blowgun and Trampoline. Players can collect power-ups throughout each event to unleash powerful special moves such as a giant racket in tennis, a cannon dunk in basketball, or a rainbow shot in soccer. Compatible with up to four players through download or wireless play, DECA SPORTS EXTREME allows players to customize teams and choose from various venues. DECA SPORTS EXTREME will be available on the Nintendo 3DS Summer 2011 and is not yet rated.

Bomberman (working title) brings the “Blue Bomber” into eye-popping 3D with its world-famous multiplayer and an immersive single-player adventure. Players can navigate beautifully designed arenas and take in the sights of Central City. Bomberman takes full advantage of the revolutionary Nintendo 3DS to provide long-standing or existing and new Bomberman fans with a 3D gaming blast. Bomberman will be available Fall 2011. Rating pending.

Nikoli’s Pencil Puzzle (working title) is the first brain-training game for the Nintendo 3DS. Gamers can engage their minds with four challenging puzzle games including Sudoku, Hashiwokakero, Shikaku, and Akari to invigorate the mind! From world-famous puzzle maker Nikoli, Pencil Puzzle brings fan favourite puzzles to players’ finger tips. Nikoli’s Pencil Puzzle will be available Fall 2011. Rating pending.

[via hudsonent.com]

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User Comments (26)

Hokori

#2

Hokori said:

sweet I may have to try BomberMan since Ive just started the series with Blitz

SilverBaretta

#6

SilverBaretta said:

I guess Bomberman is a Blue Bomber...... I mean, he has that blue torso-belt combo thing, but he isn't the Blue Bomber.

Cool, though.

cheapogamer4life

#7

cheapogamer4life said:

What 1, 2, 3, and 4 said
Go Bomberman go!

On a side note I can already imagine what the tag line for that Deca game will read.
Freedom denied :)

Token_Girl

#9

Token_Girl said:

Deca Sports?! I was on the fence before, but now the 3DS is most def. a day 1 buy.

GammaGames

#15

GammaGames said:

"Bomberman will be available Fall 2011. Rating pending."
Im pretty sure I could guess rating.

Stuffgamer1

#16

Stuffgamer1 said:

A new Bomberman that they're actually releasing in America? What a freaking concept! Hardly makes up for the ones we've already missed, though. :|

RantingThespian

#17

RantingThespian said:

Yep, they screwed up on the Blue Bomber there (it is Mega Man).

However, I have been waiting for another great Bomberman type adventure since the N64 days. Please let it be like them, and not just another multiplayer version (most are just all the same!)

kurtasbestos

#18

kurtasbestos said:

This is sure to be the first of at least a million billion (not literally) Bomberman games. Every time a new game in the series is announced I get my hopes up, but I've still never played a Bomberman game that looked, sounded, and played as good as my all-time favorite game, Saturn Bomberman. But hey, I'll still give Hudson the benefit of the doubt and get my hopes up for their first 3DS Bomberman outing.

WolfRamHeart

#19

WolfRamHeart said:

I'm with Tails on this one, I really would love to see Star Soldier or some other SHMUPy goodness from Hudson on the 3DS.:)

JimLad

#20

JimLad said:

Only if they make a new Bomberman 64 will I be interested in this title.
I've already got 5 Bomberman games in my house and 4 of them are pretty much the same. 64 seems to be the only one that tried to be different.

WolfRamHeart

#23

WolfRamHeart said:

I just read that Konami has bought out Hudson. I wonder how this will impact Hudson and their upcoming releases.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#26

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Deca Sports has already polluted the Wii and Kinect and now.......oh dear....

Where's Kororinpa? That's on my radar! I've got bomberman overload in my collection, so maybe - maybe not

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