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Europe Will Get Mario's Picross, 3D Xevious and More

Posted by James Newton

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Nintendo of Europe just sent out an updated release schedule for the next three months, and there are a few pleasant surprises on there.

3DS eShop frequenters will be able to download Mario's Picross next month, alongside the next in the 3D Classics range Xevious. The eShop will also get its first genuinely new content in the form of Let's Golf! 2 from Gameloft, though no other 3DS downloads have been announced.

Retail-wise it looks like a fairly lean summer for 3DS, with just three titles out in July and August, starting with Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D tomorrow. Things pick up in September with Star Fox 64 3D and Shinobi, though.

Here's Nintendo Europe's list of upcoming 3DS, eShop and DSiWare content coming in the next few months.

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NINTENDO ANNOUNCES SUMMER/AUTUMN 2011 LINE UP OF UPCOMING GAMES

30th June 2011: This summer promises to be a scorcher for Nintendo 3DS™,Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ owners alike, as Nintendo announces the latest line up of game releases for Summer and Autumn 2011.

This year sees the hotly anticipated return of the infamous Fox McCloud, when Starfox 64™ 3D comes to Nintendo 3DS on 9th September 2011. Graphically re-mastered from the original Nintendo® 64 title, there is a greater depth of detail and in addition to the classic controls and enhanced Nintendo 3DS controls, Nintendo has integrated the Nintendo 3DS gyro sensor and motion controls. You’ll also be able to battle your friends face-to-face using the inner camera to broadcast a live feed of each player’s facial expressions during multiplayer dogfights.

Packed with pulsating action - Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D delivers an intense race against the clock featuring well-known Resident Evil characters from both past and present. Play as some of the most famous Resident Evil characters such as Albert Wesker, Chris Redfield and, making her debut in a Mercenaries game, Claire Redfield. Take part in face-offs against some of the most notorious enemies, such as the Executioner and PopoKarimu. With re-mastered stages from Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil™ 5, the game - launching on Nintendo 3DS on 1st July 2011 - is a race against time as you attempt to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero.

Since its launch, the Nintendo eShop available on Nintendo 3DS has treated you to delights ranging from the classic NES™ game Excitebike™, re-mastered in 3D for the new 3D Classics range and available as a free limited period download, to Pokédex™ 3D, the free application where you can see Pokémon in full 3D glory.
Virtual Console™ Game Boy™ and Game Boy™ COLOR games - The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening DX, Super Mario Land™, Alleyway™, Tennis & Donkey Kong™ have also made their debut on the Nintendo eShop, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

With breath-taking graphics and an emotive soundtrack, Xenoblade Chronicles brings to life the clashing worlds of Bionis and Mechonis, where the Homs and Mechon are engaged in war. This epic game - launching on 2nd September 2011 on Wii - is a fresh take on the RPG genre with real-time battles and a genuine spirit of gameplay freedom.

Explore the immersive landscapes of Bionis and Mechonis for as far as the eye can see and experience seamlessly integrated gameplay features. Virtually endless customisation options give you access to an assortment of equipment, from armour and weapons to gems and crystals. Use these items as tools to enhance and boost your weaponry, helping you to battle even the most hardened foe.

Below is just a taster of some of the games which will launch on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS family of consoles and Wii during Summer/Autumn 2011:

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User Comments (36)

Zach

#1

Zach said:

I must be in the minority here, but 3D Xevious is an instant buy for me.

Legodavid18

#2

Legodavid18 said:

Lessee, what games on this list am I interested in?
Snake Eater of course, and Prof. Lautrec also seems interesting. It's sad that there aren't many other good games on the list (except maybe Star Fox, but I'm just not interested in that game :P ), but that leaves more money to buy games already released!

Blaze

#3

Blaze said:

I want games for the holiday not for as soon as we go back to School here in the UK and November when we are also at School/Work etc. So I have the end of July, the whole of August and 5 days of September off to play what....??? Pacman & Galaga, or maybe Dual Pen Sports! I'm reallllllyyyyy looking forward to those.... (for people who don't know the last bit was said in an extremely sarcastic voice, if only the comments section used a microphone)

FonistofCruxis

#6

FonistofCruxis said:

The games in that list that interest me are Resident evil: the mercenaries, Metal gear: snake eater 3D and maybe Pac-man & galaga: dimensions.

Rawk_Hawk

#7

Rawk_Hawk said:

"I must be in the minority here, but 3D Xevious is an instant buy for me."

No your not. I own several versions of the game, and I want to play it in 3D as well. Xevious fans unite

MF_MaxiMillion

#8

MF_MaxiMillion said:

@James Yes, but it seems to be on the Wii and Xbox over here. It would certainly dissapoint me if we weren't to get a movie streaming service this summer on the 3DS and the US region would.

James

#9

James said:

@MaxiMillionG Interesting, I didn't know they were available there! However I would say, as usual in these cases, hope for the best and prepare for the worst :)

skywake

#10

skywake said:

From what I've seen Pac-man + Galaga looks cool and Starfox 64 is very tempting after how awesome the OoT remake has been. Nothing that's a "must have" for me though.

bezerker99

#11

bezerker99 said:

After seeing how awesome Excitebike 3D was, I'll be buying Xevious 3D prolly instantly!

Cipher

#12

Cipher said:

@B4SDR4G Yeah, we know Mario Kart's a holiday title, and there's no chance of Paper Mario launching this year. We know next to nothing about it.

Colors

#13

Colors said:

Xevious 3D will also be an instant buy for me. I have a thing for any top-down spaceship shooters.

Tethers

#14

Tethers said:

I'm interested in Shinobi, Crush, Metal Gear & Driver Renegade, which should be released in September, too.

bonesy91

#15

bonesy91 said:

still nothing really interesting for the 3DS.... (I mean in the Retail category)

ZueriHB

#16

ZueriHB said:

Still no Cave Story, in any form, portable. But Xevious and Mario's Picross are insta-buy.

pixelman

#17

pixelman said:

Damn it Nintendo, you're going to force me to buy Star Fox just because there'll be nothing else to buy. Oh well. :P

RaylaxStaff

#18

Raylax said:

Oh goody. After finishing OoT3D, will be using my 3DS purely for Virtual Console for a long while yet, then.

Stuffgamer1

#19

Stuffgamer1 said:

MARIO'S PICROSS! Don't shaft us on this one like you did with Mario's SUPER Picross, GOT IT, NOA?

Sneaker13

#20

Sneaker13 said:

Already have the original cardridge of Mario Picross, but I really recommened it to others. Really interested in 3D Classics Xevious and a some of the retail games.

Shugo

#21

Shugo said:

Hell yes, another GB game I never got around to getting yet loved as I played it in less...legal forms... I still wish Nintendo would let us play them in Super Game Boy mode, though; games like Donkey Kong looked great that way. We have homebrew emulators that can do Super Game Boy mode on original DS hardware, so there's really no reason why we shouldn't get it on 3DS.

grumblebuzzz

#23

grumblebuzzz said:

^^ WOAH! Is that the real boxart for Paper Mario? Real or not, holy paper Rosalinas, Batman, it looks good!

JoeDiddley

#24

JoeDiddley said:

Mario's Picross so soon? This and Donkey Kong '94 were my most wanted vc games. I assumed I would have to wait a while for them, I'm glad that Nintendo have put 'em out first.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#26

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Pac Man and Galaga Dimensions and possibly Star Fox 64 for me there along with a couple of 3DS eShop titles. Maybe Dr Lautreau pending reviews

Guess Super Mario AND Mario Kart 3DS are coming out November-ish

bahooney

#28

bahooney said:

I actually just picked up the cartridge for Mario's Picross two days ago, and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to play!

Henmii

#31

Henmii said:

Mario picross will be downloaded by me when I have a 3DS! Picross games are awesome!

Jamouse

#32

Jamouse said:

any one know when that rolling western game will come? I really like the look of that game. Oh, and is Xevious any good?

cheetahman91

#33

cheetahman91 said:

@Jamouse: Xevious is a fun little game. It's one of the oldest vertical shooters though so don't go in expecting something like Super Star Soldier or Musha.

a_binfahad

#34

a_binfahad said:

yahoo's!!! i'm lucky i got the european version of the 3ds(they sell BOTH north american and european here in UAE) most of the good games come first in european version

SuperSpank

#35

SuperSpank said:

@Mully No, I was saying that Bart Smit & E-Plaza(Dutch Retailers) are nearly always lying about release dates and boxarts.

eviLaTtenDant

#36

eviLaTtenDant said:

For all the criticism and scepticism that Nintendo deserves at the moment at least they release amazing games on the 3DS' VC. :)

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